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Weekly Legislative Update from April 7, 2017


HB 221 & SB 340-Relating to Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) 
On Wednesday, April 5th, HB 221, by Representative Chris Sprowls (R-Clearwater) and Representative James Grant (R-Tampa), was read for a third time on the House floor and passed unanimously by a vote of 115 yeas to 0 nays. 

On Thursday, April 6th, SB 340, by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) was heard by the Senate Committee on Rules and passed by a vote of 10 yeas to 1 nay. AIF stood in support of this bill.

These bills aim to establish a regulatory framework for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and how they operate throughout communities in Florida.

The bills define what constitutes a “TNC vehicle”, set in place insurance requirements, and preempts authority to the state. This will allow for a streamlined set of rules to be followed throughout the state.

HB 221 will now go to the floor of the Senate for consideration.

SB 340 will now go to the Senate floor to be heard.

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.