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Jul 14, 2015 11:06 AM

NH committee formed to study national Uber regulations

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — N.H. lawmakers are considering how to regulate ridesharing services such as Uber.

Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill to create a 5-member committee to study how Uber and taxi services are regulated statewide - and nationally - and to compare the safety of the services, among other things.

The committee must report its finding by the beginning of November.

Hassan says sharing services such as Uber can make the state more attractive for young people and businesses. But she said it's important to create "modern, uniform statewide regulatory standards" for ridesharing programs.

Uber regulations have been debated in Manchester and Portsmouth, where some want Uber to submit to regulations such as registering with the city and putting drivers through background checks.

The company has threatened to leave both cities.


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