Cooper's Ride Share DMV Pull Notice Bill Sent to Governor

August 31, 2015 | A bill sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) that would require ride sharing services to part...



August 31, 2015 |

A bill sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) that would require ride sharing services to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicle Pull Notice program was sent to Governor Jerry Brown today.

Assembly Bill 1422 would require services such as Uber and Lyft to enroll all of its drivers in the DMV's pull notice program. That program automatically notifies employers when an enrolled participant is involved in an accident, convicted of DUI, or any other actions taken against their driving privileges.

Currently, the DMV Pull Notice program is only used by government agencies and employers such as taxi companies. This leaves out rise sharing services out  because their drivers are independent contractors. 

“AB 1422 will improve safety on our roads, particularly for passengers utilizing Uber and other similar transportation services,” Cooper said. “I am pleased with the amount of bipartisan support the bill has received and I am optimistic that the Governor will sign this important public safety legislation.”




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