- Associated Press - Monday, March 10, 2014

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado bill to regulate new ridesharing companies like UberX and Lyft has cleared the Senate and awaits consideration in the House.

The Senate voted 29-6 Monday in favor of a bill to add clarity to how the new ridesharing industry is regulated. The bill creates a limited regulatory structure for transportation network companies.

Senators again rejected an attempt from a Republican senator to completely deregulate transportation network companies like taxicab companies.

The bill now heads to the House.

The companies use mobile apps that connect passengers to drivers, often everyday people seeking extra income by picking up fares as they commute or run errands. Passengers pay through the app.

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Online:

Senate Bill 125: http://bit.ly/1oFIzy8