Tue., March 24, 2015
Senate panel backs Uber bill to override city regulations, sends House-passed bill to full Senate
A split Senate Transportation Committee has voted 5-3 in favor of HB 262, to override city regulations on “transportation network” services like Uber; the vote sends the House-passed bill to the full Senate for a final vote. The bill was proposed by a lobbyist for Uber, which has been locked in a dispute with the city of Boise over regulations for the ride service.
The five senators voting in favor of the bill were Sens. Hagedorn, Nonini, Brackett, Keough and Vick. The three opposing it were Sens. DenHartog, Lacey and Buckner-Webb.