Haley urges senators to pass bill allowing Uber services

Haley urges senators to pass bill allowing Uber services

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley is urging senators to pass a bill that would allow Uber to continue operating in South Carolina past this summer.

Haley said in a letter to senators Wednesday that South Carolina risks losing Uber's ride-sharing services entirely if the Legislature doesn't act.

In January, the Public Service Commission issued a cease-and-desist order stopping the app-based service already offered in cities across the state. It reversed course two weeks later and granted a temporary license through June 30, with the expectation that legislators would deal with the issue.

A bill that allows Uber's existence passed the House in March. Senators gave tentative approval last week but postponed all debate on proposed amendments. The Senate must take another vote. Only four days remain in the regular legislative session.

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