Excerpted from whec.com

State lawmakers passed a bill on June 21 to ban sex offenders from driving for ride-sharing companies.

The bill passed both the state Assembly and Senate. The law just needs Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature before it would take effect immediately.

Earlier this year, lawmakers pointed out a loophole in the current legislation that would allow some sex offenders to drive for ride-sharing companies. Under the ride-sharing law, drivers must clear the National Sex Offender public website. But the website doesn’t include level one sex offenders — who are viewed as having the lowest risk of re-offending.

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