Palm Beach County Commissioners approve stricter criminal background checks for driver-for-hire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach County Commissioners approved a measure requiring taxi and limousine drivers to pass a national criminal background check and get fingerprinted.

Current law only requires most drivers-for-hire pass a Florida Department of Law Enforcement check. The new more stringent law, which takes effect May 1st, requires they have an FBI review.

Any driver with a felony in any state over the last five years, would be barred  from working in the county.

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