- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - The chairman of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee has sponsored a bill to regulate the popular ride-hailing service Uber.

Republican Rep. Alan Powell of Hartwell said Wednesday that House Bill 190 would require strict criminal background checks for drivers. Powell says Uber would be put on a “level playing field” with other taxi and limousine services, and the legislation would ensure that drivers are not criminals.

Powell says Uber riders also have a right to expect that they will be adequately insured in case of an accident.

Powell says a bill that would have regulated Uber, which he also sponsored, failed last year.

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