The Missouri House sent statewide Uber regulations to Governor Greitens desk Thursday.
Wrap: The measure would replace all local laws for Uber and Lyft. It would also require background checks for all drivers and a nondiscrimination policy from all ride-sharing companies.
One 'benefactor' to Greitens' inauguration was Uber. The governor has not released the financial details of how his inauguration was funded.
Supporters of the measure said the patchwork of local regulations were difficult for drivers to follow.
Opponents said taxi companies should have their regulations eased in the same manner as ride-sharing companies.
Reporting from the state Captiol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.
Statewide Uber regulations were approved by the Missouri General Assembly Thursday.
Wrap: The bill would require background checks for all drivers and replace all local laws on Uber and Lyft.
St. Louis County Representative Kirk Mathews said the measure would get rid of unnecessary local regulations.
|Description: For example, in St. Louis County there's ninty municipalities and they won't need to be concerned about violating ninty different ordinances in the course of a day.|
Opponents said the measure gives ride-sharing companies a regulatory advantage over taxi companies.
The measure passed with one-hundred forty-seven votes yes and seven no. If the governor signs the measure, the bill will become law.
Uber gave free rides throughout Jefferson City on the day of Greitens' inauguration.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.