This is what politicians look like when intensely engineering bad legislation that allows TNCs to operate under different rules than limos and taxicabs. Nevada Assembly Republicans, from left, Shelly Shelton, Glenn Trowbridge, Brent Jones, Jill Dickman, Victoria Seaman and Victoria Dooling talk on the Assembly floor in Carson City, Nev. A hard-fought bill to regulate on-demand transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft got the green light from Nevada lawmakers in the wee hours of Saturday morning, May 23, 2015. (Cathleen Allison /AP)
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A bill authorizing transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Nevada won approval early Saturday in the Nevada Legislature, but it didn’t happen without plenty of confusion.
Las Vegas Review-Journal article here
The passage of the bill is a win for Uber. It creates a new category of transportation service in Nevada called Transportation Network Companies, with different regulations from those that apply to taxis and limos. At least 30 cities and states in the U.S. – including California – have created similar legislation.
Los Angeles Times article here