June 28, 2017

Uber, Lyft say last-minute amendment would kill ride-sharing in Nevada

Nevada State Legislature Building
By teofilo (Flickr: Nevada State Legislature Building) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Major ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft say their business model in Nevada is endangered after additional restrictions on their drivers surfaced in the Assembly late Friday and were heard in a budget committee Monday.

Legislators are beginning to hear major grumbling from ride-sharing companies, drivers and customers after a major amendment to SB226 proposed by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Carrillo was attached to the bill late Friday and heard in Ways and Means on Monday morning to discuss the $3.5 million price tag that state regulators say it would cost to implement the bill.

Lyft sent an alert out to customers on Monday that the bill would “ effectively end ride-sharing in Nevada ,” and Uber lobbyist Molly Ellery sent an advisory to reporters complaining that the amendment was approved with “ no discussion, committee hearing or public debate.”

“If passed, this amendment would give taxi cabs a monopoly […]

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