Last-Minute Amendment Could End Uber, Lyft in Nevada

(From NTK)

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, proposed to amend SB 226 late Friday night. The amendment that the companies have called a “death blow” requires drivers to hold five times the amount of insurance coverage as a taxi cab driver.

Drivers in the state by law have to hold $300,000 in coverage while carrying a passenger. Carrillo’s amendment ups that to $1.5 million for ride-hailing drivers only.

The amendment would also require more provisions that would be unique to the industry. Drivers would have to hold business licenses before they could even apply for a job with one of the companies.

The state does not require workers in any other industry to preemptively license…

…Carrillo pocketed $2,000 from the taxicab industry in 2016. In total, they gave $327,000 to legislators during the 2016 cycle.


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