Mar 12, 2016 12:51 PM

House passes bill aimed at regulating Uber

The Associated Press

CONCORD - The New Hampshire House is giving initial approval to a bill that would regulate drivers of Uber and other ridesharing services in the state.

Uber is a cell phone application that allows people to provide rides to others at a certain rate using their personal cars. Some taxi companies complain that the service is not subject to the same strict regulations, and cities such as Manchester and Portsmouth have been grappling with how to regulate Uber and other similar companies.

The bill would require drivers to get a permit from the Department and Safety and prohibit people from offering ridesharing services if they have been convicted of driving under the influence, used a motor vehicle to commit a felony or are on the sex offender registry, among other things.

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