Ride-Sharing Protections: Overwhelmingly passed by Illinois General Assembly
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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In an overwhelming show of support last Thursday, the Illinois Senate approved HB 4075 and trailer bill HB 5331 and paved the way for this legislation to be signed by Governor Quinn. This important public safety law would provide police background checks, drug tests and proper insurance requirements for all drivers and vehicles in transportation industry.
The remarkable support in both chambers of the Illinois legislature shows that this legislation strikes the right balance between protecting Illinois consumers and promoting new transportation options in Illinois.
Thank you to the Illinois General Assembly for their diligent work in crafting sensible statewide standards that will allow everyone in the transportation industry to prosper, including the thousands of jobs and families the taxi industry supports throughout Illinois.
Special thanks goes to Illinois’ legislative leaders: House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno.
As well as the bills’ sponsors in the Illinois Senate: Senators Antonio Munoz, Martin A. Sandoval, Karen McConnaughay, John M. Sullivan, Emil Jones III, Steven M. Landek, Melinda Bush, Jacqueline Collins and Linda Holmes.
And to the bills’ sponsors in the Illinois House: Representatives Michael J. Zalewski, Arthur Turner, Marcus C. Evans Jr., Dennis M. Reboletti, Edward J. Acevedo, Camille Y. Lilly, Ann Williams, Elizabeth Hernandez and Derrick Smith.
Now it’s time to tell Governor Quinn to sign HB 4075 and support common sense public safety protections for all.