Nevada Legislature Approves Bill Authorizing Uber and Lyft in Nevada

The Review Journal reported a bill authorizing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Nevada won approval on May 23, 2015 in the Nevada Legislature. The Assembly signed off on Assembly Bill 175, sending it to Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is expected to sign the measure.

Supporters expect that the tax could generate about $70 million over the biennium, a new revenue stream Senate Republicans touted as a way to fund a new medical school at UNLV.

In a statement, Uber said: “Nevadans are the winners today. Thanks to the bipartisan leadership of both houses of the Nevada State Legislature, Uber is well on its way to returning to the Silver State, bringing with it thousands of jobs and greater access to safe, reliable and affordable transportation options for all Nevadans.”

Read more about the bill, including what opponents had to say, in this Review Journal piece.

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