New Jersey already legally mandates fingerprint background checks for Little League coaches, charter school trustees, mortgage brokers, school bus drivers, blackjack dealers and private eyes.
Now, a pitched battle among lobbyists and lawmakers is raging over whether to add one more group: drivers for mobile-app ride-hailing companies like Uber Technologies and Lyft.
The two companies have strenuously objected to the use of fingerprints for their drivers — to the point of pulling out of places like Austin, Texas, earlier this year. They argue using fingerprints as a background check is an inherently flawed, inaccurate and potentially discriminatory system.
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