SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker says background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he wants included in new legislation calling for regulations of the ridesharing industry.
State Rep. Mike Zalewski announced a so-called “framework” of new ridesharing legislation Thursday. He says taxi and ridesharing companies have agreed to work on with him.
The Riverside legislator had originally planned to call for an override of Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto on bills imposing regulations on some drivers in the industry that connects passengers with drivers using personal vehicles to give rides.
But Zalewski says many lawmakers felt they were put in a difficult political position with both Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner opposing the bill.
Zalewski says he expects to introduce a new bill next year.
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