Nevada Legislature passes ride-share rules

Nevada Legislature passes ride-share rules

Excerpted from capradio.org

The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned June 5 after lawmakers approved most of what few bills remained in the legislative process and passed new rules on ride-sharing companies in their final hours.

Here’s a look at what came out of the final session.

Ride-Sharing: New oversight would be put on drivers for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft under a bill the legislature is sending to Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.

The proposal was believed to have died when it failed to make its way out of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee on Saturday. But Democratic Sen. Kelvin Johnson of Las Vegas introduced an amended version that cleared the Senate on a 16-5 vote.

The Assembly passed it in the session’s final hour on a 32-10 vote. Senate Bill 554 would make drivers prove they have obtained a $200 state business license within three months of joining a transportation network company.

It also would require those companies to review drivers’ driving records annually, and do new criminal background checks every three years.

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