COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A bill allowing Uber to continue operating in South Carolina past the end of June could be one vote from Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk.
The House voted 96-2 Wednesday on a compromise worked out by a six-member legislative committee. The Senate is expected to take up the agreement Thursday.
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House Labor Commerce and Industry Chairman Bill Sandifer says the compromise addresses how much insurance Uber drivers must hold. It specifies that cars must meet a 19-point safety inspection and have a removable emblem to identify their vehicles while they’re available to riders.
In January, the Public Service Commission issued a cease-and-desist order stopping the app-based service. Following criticism from lawmakers, the commission reversed course two weeks later and granted a temporary license through June 30.
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