Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on March 5, 2015
To impose state regulations and restrictions on “transportation network companies” like Uber and Lyft. The bill would allow Detroit, municipal airports, and groups of municipalities (such as a possible scheme involving Lansing and East Lansing) to impose additional regulations, restrictions and potentially outright bans on the services. Also, to allow Detroit to enforce and expand the scope of a protectionist city regulatory regime on “limousines,” by increasing the capacity limit of vehicles subject to the city's restriction. The limousine regulations have the effect of limiting competition to the taxi cartels that are protected by the city. See also Senate Bill 188. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on March 5, 2015
Reported in the Senate on June 11, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.