PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona House panel has approved placeholder legislation on new rules for ride-hailing companies like Uber as talks progress to reach a comprehensive deal.
Republican Rep. Karen Fann is leading negotiations between taxi firms, ride-hailing companies and insurers on an updated law regulating the new and growing ride-hailing industry.
The insurance committee Fann chairs approved House Bill 2135 on a 6-1 vote Wednesday. She assured members that the panel will hear full details when a final proposal is nailed down.
Fann is trying to work out a compromise leveling the playing field between the new and growing ride-hailing industries and traditional taxi services. How the new services are insured is a key issue that Fann says appears nearly solved.
Arizona regulators stopped issuing citations to ride-hailing company drivers last month.
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