HB 221-Relating to Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)
On Wednesday, April 19th, HB 221, by Representative Chris Sprowls (R-Clearwater) and Representative James Grant (R-Tampa), was substituted for its Senate companion, SB 340 by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), was then read for a third time on the Senate floor and passed by a vote of 36 yeas to 1 nays.
This bill aims to establish a regulatory framework for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and how they operate throughout communities in Florida. HB 221 defines what constitutes as a “TNC vehicle”, sets in place insurance requirements and preempts authority to the state, which will allow for a streamlined set of rules to be followed throughout the state.
HB 221 will now go to the desk of the Governor.
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.