New ride-share bill proposed after Wednesday meeting with lawmakers

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Illinois lawmakers decided Thursday not to override Gov Quinn’s veto of the state’s ride-share bill.

It’s a victory for Uber and other rideshare companies in the state.

The bill initially passed overwhelmingly in house and senate, then Quinn vetoed it in August.

Both Quinn and governor-elect Bruce Rauner came out against the bill during the elections. Mayor Emanuel also called one of the sponsors Wednesday and urged him to come to an agreement with the rideshare companies.

Legislatures met with ride share companies for about about five hours Wednesday in Springfield and they came to an agreement  on terms of an entirely new bill..

The exact details of the new bill still have to be negotiated, but both sides say they've agreed on insurance standards, driver background checks and licensing requirements.

Both sides say they'll continue to work together to create  a bill based on the framework they agreed.

Legislators hope to pass the new bill in January

 

 

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