A bill authorizing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Nevada won approval early Saturday in the Nevada Legislature, but it didn’t happen without plenty of confusion.
A bill sought by a group of small limousine companies to make it easier for them to increase their fleets and grow their businesses won approval in the Assembly on Friday and now heads to Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Several small limousine companies are pushing a bill in the Legislature that they say would allow them to increase their fleets without unfair interference by big taxi and limo company operators such as Bell Trans and other members of the Livery Operators Association of Las Vegas.
A bill to allow ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Nevada failed for the second time this legislative session when Senate Democrats on Friday withheld their support.
A bill authorizing ride-hailing companies like Uber to operate in Nevada was resurrected Thursday on the Senate floor as an amendment with new tax provisions to fully fund a new medical school in Las Vegas and boost the state highway fund.
The Nevada Senate on Wednesday rejected along party lines a bill to allow ride-sharing companies such as Uber to operate in Nevada after Democrats objected to Republicans blocking proposed amendments.
The state Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy committee unanimously passed the so-called Uber bill on Thursday, but the legislation is expected to face stiff opposition when it’s taken up on the Senate floor.
A bill that would enable ride-hailing apps like Uber to operate legally in the state was introduced Monday in the state Senate.
The sponsor of a bill seeking to raise Nevada’s speed limit on some highways tapped the brakes Tuesday with an amendment lowering the permissible speed by 5 mph to 80 mph.
A proposal to change auto emissions testing to once every two years instead of annually is facing an uphill battle in the Nevada Legislature.