The Georgia Senate has expanded the requirements ridesharing companies must meet to operate in the state.
The Senate voted last Thursday to add a requirement for drivers of companies such as Uber to display certificates of identification on their vehicles. Drivers must also obtain “master” licenses.
Earlier Thursday, the House passed by a vote of 153-14 a second “Uber bill” requiring ridesharing firms to provide at least $1 million of insurance for its drivers. Both bills now go to Gov. Nathan Deal.
Republican State Rep. Rich Golick of Smyrna says insurance coverage must begin when a driver accepts a customer using a mobile app, and end when the ride is over.
Powell’s bill also requires background checks of drivers.
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