HB 1033-Relating to Bicycle Sharing
On Thursday, March 1st, HB 1033 by Representative Jackie Toledo (R-Tampa) was read for a third time on the House floor and passed by a vote of 114 yeas to 0 nays.
Bicycle sharing is a relatively new venture making its way across the country. Currently, the regulation of bicycle sharing companies is left up to local jurisdictions. HB 1033 creates a regulatory framework governing the operation of dockless and docked bicycle sharing companies in the state and would preempt local governments regulatory authority of bicycle sharing companies by giving this authority to the state.
HB 1033 has been received in Senate messages and referred to the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance, Senate Committee on Community Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Rules for consideration.
AIF supports legislation that implements statewide policies that create price competition, promote consumer choice, enhance customer experience, create jobs and remove anti-competitive local regulations.