- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft would be affected by newly proposed rules in Rockford.

The rules are based on a state law adopted in January that includes insurance requirements, background checks and a no drugs or alcohol policy for the services.

The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1Svv9ph ) the aldermen in the Code and Regulation Committee will discuss the proposal Monday.

The proposal also would require ride-hailing companies to obtain a license for between $1,000 and $2,000. The city also has proposed changes to its taxi rules. Assistant city attorney Angela Hammer says the intention is to have equal safety requirements for taxi drivers and ride-hailing drivers.

Uber representatives said they haven’t seen the proposed rules but likely would support them if they are modeled on state law.

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Information from: Rockford Register Star, http://www.rrstar.com

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