AUSTIN — Lawmakers filed two bills Monday that could determine who will — or will not — regulate ride-for-hire companies such as Uber and Lyft.
The future of “transportation network companies,” has been in question in Texas since several cities took measures to regulate the companies’ hiring processes earlier this year. In a few of the cities, giants Uber and Lyft stopped operating as a result.
Now, two proposed bills could either place the power to regulate the companies in the hands of the state or let them go without regulations at all.
Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, filed a bill that would place statewide oversight on the companies, which he said would help drivers travel easier from city to city.
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