House Passes Uber Regs

June 2, 2015

By Daniela Altimari

The Connecticut House late Saturday overwhelmingly approved a sweeping set of rules governing swiftly growing ride-for-hire companies such as Uber and Lyft.

The legislation, which now goes to the state Senate for consideration, requires drivers for app-based ride-sharing networks to have insurance and submit to background checks. The vehicles used to transport passengers must undergo regular inspections.

Rep. Tony Guerrera noted that Uber has expanded dramatically in Connecticut since arriving in the state just one year ago. "We felt as though we needed to regulate them in some shape or form to make sure that the people who are using it...are safe. This bill does do that," said the Democrat from Rocky Hill.

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