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New amendment to Uber insurance bill could contain poison pill for ridesharing

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Altamonte Springs state Sen. David Simmons has filed a new amendment to his SB 1298 — a bill originally considered to be part and parcel of Senate plans to smooth the way forward for both ‘transportation network companies’ like Uber and short-term rental companies like Airbnb –– that might spell the end of the line for ridesharing progress this session. The amendment, filed Wednesday, would ratchet up insurance requirements for vehicles operated by Uber and other app-based ridesharing firms to an extent considered excessive by the industry.…

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