Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a bill today that requires Uber and Lyft drivers to maintain insurance coverage of up to $1 million.
The legislation was hotly debated among consumers, not to mention representatives from the two ride-sharing services and the taxi and limousine industries. Companies like Uber and Lyft use a smartphone app to connect drivers and passengers.HB 225 was a compromise bill. It allows the ride-sharing firms to conduct their own background checks rather than require all drivers to be fingerprinted.Greg Bluestein has more on today’s Daily Jolt: http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/05/06/why-hath-site-selection-magazine-forsaken-georgia/