Rideshare regulations speed through Missouri House

     (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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