April 03, 2017

Texas Governor Greg Abbott To Sign House Bill 100 Into Law

Greg Abbott

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott is expected to sign House Bill 100 into law, which creates a statewide legislation for ride sharing companies, allowing them access back into all Texas markets.

The new legislation will allow both Lyft and Uber to enter several markets within the state. The new legislation will allow companies to circumvent local regulations, such as an Austin law requiring fingerprint criminal verification for all drivers for the companies.

Also, the bill may affect Houston regulations that give access to handicapped passengers in the city. An Uber representative said that "a statewide framework for ridesharing will help bring greater economic opportunity and expanded access to safe, reliable transportation options to more Texans."

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