Lawmaker Proposes Bill Regulating Uber in Georgia

February 6, 2015

The chairman of the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee has sponsored a bill to regulate the popular ridesharing service Uber.

Republican Rep. Alan Powell of Hartwell said Wednesday that House Bill 190 would require strict criminal background checks for drivers. Powell says Uber would be put on a “level playing field” with other taxis and limousines and ensure that citizens that drive are not criminals.

Powell says Uber riders also have a right to expect that they will be adequately insured in case of an accident.

Powell says a bill that would have regulated Uber, which he also sponsored, failed last year.

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