HB 1033-Relating to Dockless Bicycle Sharing
On Thursday, February 22nd, HB 1033 by Representative Jackie Toledo (R-Tampa) was heard by the House Commerce Committee and passed by a vote of 23 yeas to 0 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this bill.
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 will go on to the House floor 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.