Michael A. McLachlan

Senate Gives Final Approval To Regulations For Ride-Hailing Companies

Senate Gives Final Approval To Regulations For Ride-Hailing Companies

After three years of wrangling, the General Assembly has approved a regulatory framework governing Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing services.

The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to a bill that would require ride-hailing companies to pay a registration fee of $50,000 to the state. Drivers would have to undergo background checks and meet certain insurance requirements. It also would set limits on surge pricing, which kicks in at times of high demand.

In an unusual move, the legislature passed another bill roughly 24 hours later that lowers the registration fee to $5,000 and makes a few other technical changes.

Efforts to regulate the...

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