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Gov. Scott In Favor Of 'Statewide Decision' For Rideshares

Gov. Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott says he believes that there should be a statewide decision made on how to fairly regulate rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.

Scott said Wednesday after a speech to an education summit in Orlando that he thinks that the state Legislature will tackle the issue during its next regular session and pass a bill that is fair for all sides and for consumers.

In April, both the Florida House and Senate debated bills that called for a new form of liability insurance for the companies.

The Senate passed a bill the required rideshare companies to have insurance regulated by the state. A House version banned local government from passing regulations to ban rideshare companies and allowed for insurance not regulated by Florida.

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