TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A heavily lobbied proposal to set statewide rules for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft is ready to start moving in the House.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town Dine Out Takeout: Famed Private Chef Opens First Restaurant Perl By Chef IP
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee is scheduled Wednesday to take up the proposal, filed by Rep. Chris Sprowls and Rep. James Grant.
If it clears the subcommittee, the bill would only have to go to the Government Accountability Committee before heading to the House floor. The bill is part of a long-running debate about regulation of the app-based “transportation network companies.”READ MORE: MDC North Campus Site Administered Nearly 3,000 COVID Vaccinations
Supporters of such legislation have argued that regulations should be set statewide. But the legislation has been controversial, in part, because it would prevent local governments from regulating the industry.
Also, such bills have drawn opposition from the taxicab industry, which typically faces local regulation.MORE NEWS: Pair Of South Florida Children Who Died A Couple Weeks Apart Have Saved 11 Lives Through Organ Donation
The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.