July 25, 2017

Uber, Lyft bill stalls



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A divide between the House and Senate has stalled a push to bring ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to Alaska.

Senate Bill 14, allowing Uber, Lyft and similar companies to operate in Alaska, needs only a vote of the full House and the signature of Gov. Bill Walker to become law.

Those actions seem unlikely to happen, even as many lawmakers say they support the idea.

Instead, the House is effectively starting the legislative process anew by advancing its own version of Uber legislation from the House Labor and Commerce Committee today.

SB 14 meanwhile remains in the House Rules Committee, awaiting a final vote .

“It’s been there for a month under the control of the House leadership that could’ve put it on the floor, and you have to ask them why they haven’t done that,” said Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage and the sponsor of SB 14.No member of the House Majority was willing to explain why SB 14 is not advancing to a vote of the full House, spokesman […]

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