MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There may be some hope for ride-for-hire companies, like Lyft and UberX, in South Florida.

The Miami-Dade County Commission gave initial approval Tuesday that would legalize the ride-for-hire companies, according to CBS4 news partners the Miami Herald.

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Lyft and UberX have been operating in violation of the local regulations that legislates taxicab and limousine services for more than a month.

Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo’s legislation, the paper reports, would authorize the companies under a new section of county regulations.

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According to the paper, the board voted 10-2 to move Bovo’s ordinance forward. Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Dennis Moss voted against, and Commissioner Sally Heyman was absent.

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