SB14-125

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SB14-125 - Transportation Network Companies Regulation

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Regulation Of Transportation Network Companies, And, In Connection Therewith, Requiring Transportation Network Companies To Carry Liability Insurance, Conduct Background Checks On Transportation Network Company Drivers, Inspect Transportation Network Company Vehicles, And Obtain A Permit From The Public Utilities Commission.

The bill authorizes the public utilities commission (PUC) to regulate transportation network companies, which are companies that match drivers and passengers through a digital network, such as a mobile phone application, for transportation from an agreed-upon point of origin to an agreed-upon destination.

Section 1 of the bill exempts transportation network companies from the definition of "common carrier". Section 2 exempts transportation network companies from the definitions of "contract carrier" and "motor carrier". Sections 3 and 4 authorize the PUC to exercise limited regulatory authority over transportation network companies.

Section 5 exempts transportation network companies from much of the PUC's authority, including regulation of rates, entry, operational requirements, and general requirements governing common carriers, contract carriers, and motor carriers, but does require a transportation network company to obtain a permit from the PUC. Section 5 authorizes the PUC to regulate permit holders with respect to safety conditions, insurance requirements, and driver qualifications. Section 5 also authorizes the PUC to take action against a transportation network company for any violations, including the authority to issue a cease-and-desist letter, suspend or revoke a permit, or impose civil penalties.

Latest update: June 5, 2014
06/05/2014 Governor Signed
05/15/2014 Sent to the Governor
05/15/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/15/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/29/2014 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/28/2014 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/25/2014 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/23/2014 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/16/2014 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/09/2014 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
04/02/2014 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/11/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Appropriations
03/10/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/07/2014 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/03/2014 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/07/2014 - No Amendments
02/28/2014 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/21/2014 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/28/2014 - No Amendments
02/18/2014 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/21/2014 - No Amendments
02/14/2014 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/11/2014 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/05/2014 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/27/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology