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Assembly OKs Oversight Change for Ride-Hailing Companies

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Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure that changes how ride-hailing companies like Uber are regulated in the state.

Assembly members voted to concur with an amendment to Assembly Bill 176 on Tuesday after rejecting the measure during a late night floor meeting on Saturday.

The measure complements another bill that would allow ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the state. It places ride-hailing companies under the regulatory umbrella of the Nevada Transportation Authority rather than the Public Utilities Commission.

Assembly Bill 175 was approved Saturday morning and legalizes companies that allow people to hail a ride through a smartphone and imposes a 3 percent fee on taxi and ride-hailing company fares.

Both bills now go to Gov. Brian Sandoval for approval.

Ride-hailing companies hope to begin operations on July 1. (AP)

To read more about bills in this session, click here.
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