It’s on the full House for HB 221, which passed the House’s Government Accountability Committee today with only one nay vote.
Earlier this month, HB 221 passed the House Transportation Committee in a similar overwhelming vote.
If signed into law, the bill would create one set of rules for ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber and allow them to operate throughout the state. Currently, a patchwork of local rules prevent these innovative services from operating in many parts of Florida.
Groups from across the state were quick to praise this news and the bill’s sponsors:
— Florida Chamber (@FlChamber) February 21, 2017
We’re excited to see FL lawmakers putting entrepreneurs before special interests. #HB221
— GenOppFL (@GenOppFL) February 21, 2017
— Uber Florida (@Uber_Florida) February 21, 2017
Our coalition thanks Representatives Chris Sprowls and Jamie Grant, the sponsors of HB 221, for their leadership on this issue, and all of the representatives on the Government Accountability Committee who voted for HB 221 today.