New Rules For Ridesharing Firms OKd by Arizona House

By | March 13, 2015

The Arizona House has approved an overhaul of regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft.

Republican Rep. Karen Fann unveiled details of a deal she’s negotiated between taxi firms, ride-hailing companies and insurers on Wednesday. The House then voted 55-0 for House Bill 2135, sending it to the Senate for action.

The legislation lays out a regulatory scheme for ride-hailing firms and sets minimum insurance rules. It also requires vehicle inspections, driver background checks, and sets a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use by drivers.

Ride Hailing AppsThe so-called Uber-bill was one of the more contentious of last year’s session. Then-Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill because of insurance concerns.

New Gov. Doug Ducey wants the ride-sharing firms to succeed and called for new legislation.

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