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Sioux Falls legislator to introduce bill allowing for Uber

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A state legislator from Sioux Falls says he plans to bring a bill forward this year that would allow for ride-hailing services like Uber to operate in South Dakota.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - A state legislator from Sioux Falls says he plans to bring a bill forward this year that would allow for ride-hailing services like Uber to operate in South Dakota.

Republican Rep. Mark Willadsen says members of the Sioux Falls City Council asked him to introduce a measure on the issue. The Sioux Falls City Council voted in November to amend its vehicle-for-hire ordinance to allow the ride-hailing services that use cellphone apps to connect drivers with ride-seekers.

Willadsen tells The Argus Leader his measure would create a new category for these companies. He says ride-hailing services would be subject to fees and background checks separate from what's required of taxicab and limousine drivers.

Many taxicab owners have long argued companies like Uber are allowed to skirt traditional vehicle-for-hire rules.

 

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