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Senator strips “sex” amendment from bill backed by Uber and Lyft

Published on May 11, 2017 under CommunityImpact

The Senate sponsor of a bill meant to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft said Thursday he has stripped a controversial amendment from it that would define “sex” as “the physical condition of being male or female.” The move comes after representatives from Uber and Lyft called the surprise addition of the amendment during debate on HB 100 in the House disappointing and unnecessary — though both companies stopped short of saying they’d withdraw their support. “This legislation is really about establishing the kind of fair and consistent framework for ridesharing services that will allow […]

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