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2015 House Bill 4637: Regulate Uber, Lyft, etc.; preempt local bans

Public Act 345 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Tim Kelly (R) on May 26, 2015
To establish a regulatory framework that would enable “transportation network companies” like Uber and Lyft to operate in this state, including a preemption on local government regulations or bans. The companies would have to get a permit from the Department of Transportation and carry liability insurance as specified in the bill. Passengers would be covered by the same insurance provisions as apply to taxis (see House Bill 4640). Drivers would have to get a background check and vehicles would have to get an annual inspection by a licensed mechanic and bear signs. Riders would have be given specified information and options, including a photo image of the driver when they request a ride, and systems to protect their personal information. Street hailing and the use of cab stands by the vehicles would be prohibited.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on May 26, 2015
Reported in the House on June 16, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Erika Geiss (D) on June 16, 2015
To revise which airports would be covered by the bills limits on these services picking up and dropping off passengers.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 16, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on June 16, 2015
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 16, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Robert Kosowski (D) on June 16, 2015
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 16, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Gary Glenn (R) on June 16, 2015
To authorize a graduated license fee system for companies like Uber and Lyft, starting at $1,000 annually if they have less than 100 drivers, $10,000 if between 101 and 1,000 drivers, and $30,000 for higher numbers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 16, 2015
Substitute offered in the House on June 16, 2015
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 16, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on June 17, 2015
To prohibit airports from banning Uber and Lyft type services from dropping off or picking up passengers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 17, 2015
Received in the Senate on June 18, 2015
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on June 18, 2015
Reported in the Senate on December 1, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 1, 2016
To sunset the proposed fees on transportation network companies after three years, and give airports the power to regulate ride sharing vehicle access the same as taxis and limos, but not ban it.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 1, 2016
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on December 1, 2016
To allow Detroit to continue to restrict network companies like Uber and Lyft and enforce other competition-restricting regulations and fees that benefit incumbent taxi and limo companies.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on December 1, 2016
Passed 31 to 4 in the Senate on December 1, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish a regulatory framework to enable “transportation network companies” like Uber and Lyft to operate, including a preemption on local government restrictions, regulations or bans. Taxis and limousines would henceforth be subject to the same state rules. The companies would need a state permit, pay state fees for three years and carry specified liability insurance. Passengers would be covered by insurance similar to provisions for taxis but with higher liability limits. The companies would be responsible for driver background check and vehicles inspections that meet specified standards. The cars would have to bear signs, with ride requestors given specified information and options. Street hailing and the use of cab stands by the network company vehicles would be prohibited.
Received in the House on December 1, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Robert Kosowski (D) on December 7, 2016
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2016

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