HB 221-Relating to Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s)
On Tuesday, February 21st, HB 221, relating to Transportation Network Companies, sponsored by Representative Chris Sprowls (R-Clearwater) and Representative James Grant (R-Tampa) , was heard by the House Government Accountability Committee and passed by a vote of 21 yeas to 1 nay. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this bill.
This bill aims to establish a regulatory framework for transportation network companies 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 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.