Quantcast

House approves compromise to keep Uber rides available in SC - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

House approves compromise to keep Uber rides available in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

A bill allowing Uber to continue operating in South Carolina past the end of June could be one vote from Gov. Nikki Haley's desk.

The House voted 96-2 Wednesday on a compromise worked out by a six-member legislative committee. The Senate is expected to take up the agreement Thursday.

House Labor Commerce and Industry Chairman Bill Sandifer says the compromise addresses how much insurance Uber drivers must hold. It specifies that cars must meet a 19-point safety inspection and have a removable emblem to identify their vehicles while they're available to riders.

In January, the Public Service Commission issued a cease-and-desist order stopping the app-based service. Following criticism from lawmakers, the commission reversed course two weeks later and granted a temporary license through June 30.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by Frankly