NJ Governor Signs Laws Regulating TNCs, Cutting Limo Sales Tax

Tom Halligan
Posted on February 13, 2017

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Wikimedia photo)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Wikimedia photo)

New Jersey Gov. Christie on Friday ,Feb. 10 signed into law legislation that regulates ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft establishing consumer protections for such things as criminal background checks for drivers and insurance requirements.

“This legislation makes it easier for this innovative business model to conduct business in our state, creating earning opportunities for our residents, and providing transportation services that are already in high demand,” Christie said in a statement. 

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LANJ President Jason Sharenow said in an email to members Saturday: "The important piece to still be decided is that the Attorney General now has 100 days to accept or reject the manner in which background checks will be completed. The legislative committee in concert with out lobbying firm are getting to work on a strategy to attack that topic to make sure our voice is heard. Stay turned for additional info on what may need to be done. The elimination of the sales tax is a tremendous win for us as it goes a long way towards parity with taxis as well as the TNCs."

Related Topics: industry regulations, Jason Sharenow, LANJ, limo associations, Lyft, new jersey, New Jersey operators, sales taxes, taxes, TNCs, Uber

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