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Daily Legislative Brief from January 13, 2016


HB 509- Relating to Transportation Network Companies
On Wednesday, January 13th, HB 509, relating to Transportation Network Companies, by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar) was heard in the House Economic Affairs Committee and passed with 13 yeas and 2 nays. AIF stood in support of this bill.

HB 509 allows for statewide regulation of ridesharing companies. This will unharness technology companies like Uber from draconian local ordinances, and also represents a compromise between ridesharing and insurance stakeholders to ensure appropriate commercial coverage is in place for the benefit of drivers and passengers.

 The next stop for HB 509 will be on the House Floor.

AIF supports statewide digital transportation service policies to create price competition, promote consumer choice, enhance customer experience, create jobs and remove anti-competitive local regulations.