Fla. Lawmakers' Inaction Leaves Muddy Road For Uber

Law360, Miami (March 16, 2016, 7:40 PM EDT) -- With the Florida Legislature completing its annual session last week without passing regulations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, controversies over insurance, background checks and other requirements will return to local government agendas and courtrooms, according to attorneys.

Negotiations in the Senate boiled down to a battle over a single sentence in the two-month session's final hours, but the lawmakers failed to come together and put to rest a year of fierce debate led by so-called transportation network companies, or TNCs, and competitors in the traditional taxicab industry.

“I think that the inaction by the state Legislature this time...

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