Excerpted from al.com post by Mike Cason

A bill to set up a statewide regulation framework for Uber, Lyft and similar transportation network companies passed the Alabama Senate last month.

Uber and Lyft have advocated for the bill, sponsored by Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro. It has bipartisan support, including an endorsement by Gov. Kay Ivey and passed the Senate by a vote of 28-0.

Alabama is one of only six states with no statewide regulations for ride-sharing companies, advocates for the bill say. Fifteen Alabama cities license and regulate ride-sharing companies. But uniform regulations are needed to expand the availability across the state, supporters of the bill said.

“Those that want to have ride-share can have ride-share in the state of Alabama, with a unified law that will allow all municipalities to play on a level playing field,” Singleton said.

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