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Legislation Could Make Uber and Lyft Legal in Virginia

by Lark Turner

Legislation Could Make Uber and Lyft Legal in Virginia: Figure 1

Uber and Lyft are a little closer to becoming legal in Virginia, according to The Washington Post.

The two companies were told in June that they had to stop operating after the Virginia DMV said the service was illegal in the state. In August Gov. Terry McAuliffe reached an agreement to “bring the companies into compliance with Virginia law,” but the solution was temporary.

On Monday Virginia’s state senators reached an early agreement over the services, the Post reports, with a subcommittee moving forward with a proposal to charge the companies $100,000 for a license to work in the state. The legislation would require that drivers have background checks and that the cars carry hefty insurance, but whether the drivers or the companies would pay was undecided. The legislation still has to clear the Senate Transportation Committee.

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