Palm Beach Post
A lane may be opening in the Florida Senate for a potential compromise on a heavily lobbied proposal involving app-based transportation services such as Uber and Lyft.
The Senate and House have taken different positions on the issue, with Senate leaders focused on adding insurance requirements for drivers and the House approving a more-sweeping measure that would block local governments from regulating the ride-booking services.
But a potential compromise appears to be in the works that would include some form of background checks for drivers and the effort to “pre-empt” local governments from establishing rules for the fast-growing industry.
The pre-emption provision has drawn opposition from the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Association of Counties.