County in Nevada Reconsidering Uber, Lyft Driver Registry Rule

November 24, 2015

Clark County, Nev. commissioners plan to reconsider a controversial ordinance requiring companies such as Uber and Lyft to hand over a list of their drivers every month.

Commissioner Steve Sisolak requested Wednesday that the new rule be considered at the next commission meeting, which is scheduled for Dec. 1. Ridesharing companies strongly protested the requirement approved Tuesday.

A legal opinion from the district attorney concluded that the registry requirement violated a state law that prevents the county from treating ridesharing companies differently than other businesses.

ridesharingThe district attorney’s office added it doesn’t entirely agree with everything in a separate state legal opinion, which also says separate fees for ridesharing companies are illegal.

Republican state Senate leader Michael Roberson asked the attorney general to investigate after the commission passed the ordinance.

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