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Ride-sharing bill a little lighter while advancing in Senate

July 8, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House legislation creating new rules for North Carolina drivers of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft has been trimmed a little as it goes through the Senate.

The bill approved Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee still would require drivers to display license tag numbers at the front of their vehicles. Starting next year, a driver’s company logo also would have to be seen clearly day and night. There are new crimes for impersonating a driver.

The measure now heading to another Senate committee responds to the death of a university student in South Carolina who police say got into the car of an Uber driver impersonator.

An amendment approved Monday deleted a special commission to study other ride-sharing issues and $500,000 to help universities with ride-sharing education campaigns.

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