Denver--Today, Senator Owen Hill's (R-Colorado Springs) bill to remove barriers to job entry for rideshare drivers passed out of the Senate on a vote of 33-2.
Under current law, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regulates Uber and Lyft, the only rideshare companies permitted to operate in Colorado. The PUC requires rideshare drivers to provide proof of medical fitness, in addition to meeting the same requirements posed by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
The bill, Senate Bill 17-043, repeals the redundant medical certification requirement for rideshare drivers.
"Uber and Lyft are exceedingly popular in Colorado, encouraging safe driving practices and putting more Coloradans to work," said Hill. "By getting needless government mandates out of the way, we can help these companies continue to keep Coloradans safe, bring more jobs to our state, and do their part to inspire a healthy economic climate."
Senate Bill 17-043 now moves on to the House.