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Tennessee ride-sharing law hailed as model for nation

Posted on June 16, 2015

Courtesy Lyft
Courtesy Lyft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A top official at the ride-sharing service Lyft and Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson), say Tennessee's new law that allows the car-booking company, as well as other firms like Uber, to operate statewide can serve as a model to other states, the Times Free Press.

The bill, which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law on May 20, appears to block traditional cab services from incorporating app-based hailing of cabs into their business models. It also sets up insurance requirements for the ride-sharing companies and seeks to resolve criminal background check issues, requiring them to be done, which the companies say they already did, according to the Times Free Press. For the full story, click here.

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