State Senate Will Consider Ridesharing Bill Monday

New York State Senate Expected to Take up New Ride-sharing Bill on Monday

The bill will be sent to the Assembly.

The draft ordinance requires Uber drivers to have insurance and undergo background checks.

"Thousands and thousands of residents, all across Upstate New York, have been demanding the expansion of transportation network companies beyond New York City".

The measure also calls for the adoption of zero tolerance alcohol and drug policies and non-discrimination standards.

"I look forward to advancing this comprehensive bill that will allow Uber, Lyft and similar companies to begin operating outside of New York City", Seward said in a statement.

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This Senate bill differs from the executive budget proposal by significantly cutting the taxes to be paid by ride-share customers to make it more attractive for businesses to operate here.

Monday's move "helps to close the upstate-downstate divide,". The senators who supported the measure, he said, "have gone soft on public safety, tarnished their legislative records and capitulated to Uber's high-priced lobbyists".

Buffalo is now the second-largest USA city without Uber.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a message for western New Yorkers during his latest State of the State...

"The same rule must apply to fingerprint background checks that are already mandatory for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies in New York City. Now, the State Assembly is in the driver's seat, and it's time for the State Assembly to approve this legislation".

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