(AP) – Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are hoping
to expand services to Missouri customers under proposed statewide regulations
for the app-based companies.
The proposal requires background checks for drivers, vehicle inspections and
includes a rider nondiscrimination policy.
The bill has largely drawn bipartisan support, but some are concerned that the
statewide regulations don’t go far enough to ensure safety. The proposal also
includes a provision saying drivers don’t have to pay local taxes.
Two House committees have approved the bill. A similar measure proposed last
year stalled when it reached the Senate.
Uber currently operates in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.
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