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House Passes TNC Bill With Two Days Left in Session

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 552 | 0 | 0 min read

The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the state without interference from municipal governments, but the vote may have come too late for the measure to reach the governor’s desk this year. The House on Monday voted 35-5 to pass HB 132, by Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks, to declare drivers for ride-hailing services are contractors and not employees entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The measure would also give the state sole authority to regulate transportation network compa...

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