Post by Logan on Jun 8, 2016 21:48:53 GMT -6
A bill that would modify the rules for Uber and Lyft in Delaware got stuck in legislative traffic Wednesday.
Only three of the six state senators who serve on the Highways and Transportation Committee attended a hearing on the measure. The lack of a quorum meant no vote could be held on moving the legislation to the Senate floor.
"It can be difficult to get a quorum in June for Senate committee meetings," said Sen. Bryan Townsend, D-Newark, the bill's sponsor. "Senators have so many committee meetings this time of year, it's difficult to get to them all. It's sort of the nature of the business."
Representatives from Uber, the state banking association and several insurance companies said they support Townsend's bill. No one representing riders or the state's taxi industry spoke during Wednesday's 25-minute hearing.
Read more: www.delawareonline.com/story/money/industries/2016/06/08/uber-bill-get-first-hearing-today-before-senate-committee/85589946/