Passed 84th Regular Session:
- SB 530 Relating to the licensing of vehicles for hire by certain airport governing boards; authorizing the imposition of fees.
Synopsis: SB 530 amends Transportation Code, sec. 22.081 to allow joint boards of airports shared by populous home-rule cities to license passenger transportation services, such as Uber or Lyft, providing services to or from the airport for compensation. Joint boards also could impose license fees.
- HB 1733 Relating to automobile liability insurance for drivers providing transportation network services.
Synopsis: The emergence of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft has exposed gaps in the automobile insurance policies available in Texas. HB 1733 amends the Insurance Code to include provisions related to insurance for TNC drivers. It specifies requirements for drivers while they were available to or driving for TNCs, provisions in the event coverage lapsed, the relationship between a TNC and a driver, and provisions for insurance companies that do business with TNC drivers.