Rideshare regulations speed through Missouri House - KMOV.com

Rideshare regulations speed through Missouri House

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A man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) A man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

By KATIE KULL
The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are hoping to expand services to Missouri customers under proposed statewide regulations for the app-based companies.

The proposal requires background checks for drivers, vehicle inspections and includes a rider nondiscrimination policy.

The bill has largely drawn bipartisan support, but some are concerned that the statewide regulations don't go far enough to ensure safety. The proposal also includes a provision saying drivers don't have to pay local taxes.

Two House committees have approved the bill. A similar measure proposed last year stalled when it reached the Senate.

Uber currently operates in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.

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