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03/10/2017 03:15 PM House LABOR & COMMERCE

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            HB 132-TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES                                                                         
4:01:00 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR KITO  announced that the  final order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 132, "An  Act relating to  transportation network                                                               
companies and transportation network company drivers."                                                                          
4:01:26 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL,  as prime  sponsor,  presented  HB 132  and                                                               
described  the  bill  as  timely  after passing  HB  108  out  of                                                               
committee  today wherein  the members  agreed it  is time  to get                                                               
onboard with  the modernization  of society.   He  explained that                                                               
"ridesharing"  is a  platform  used to  obtain  a ride  somewhere                                                               
through  an application  (app) on  a smart  phone and  passengers                                                               
hire private individuals  to drive them from point A  to point B.                                                               
Other  aspects   of  society  have  modernized   due  to  digital                                                               
technology, which  includes: Airbnb  is accessed through  a smart                                                               
phone and  people pay the homeowner  to stay in their  home for a                                                               
certain  amount of  time for  a certain  amount of  money; Car2go                                                               
parks cars  in different  areas and with  the appropriate  card a                                                               
person is  able to get  into that car,  drive it around,  park it                                                               
later, and not  go to a typical car rental  counter; traveling is                                                               
conducted  online; and  ridesharing.   Ridesharing companies  can                                                               
include: Uber,  Lyft, Side Car  Rentals, Car Rental  at Geraldton                                                               
(GET), and many more with  different specialties.  He pointed out                                                               
that  these  drivers  are  independent  contractors  and  do  not                                                               
receive   worker  benefits,   similar   to   taxi  cab   drivers.                                                               
Ridesharing is  available in 49  states, 20,000 people  in Alaska                                                               
have the Uber  app on their phone, and 60,000  people coming into                                                               
Alaska last year attempted to open their app.                                                                                   
4:05:23 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE   WOOL   advised   that   the   upside   is   that                                                               
transportation network  companies (TNCs)  will help  the economy,                                                               
as  follows: it  will provide  more income  to people  looking to                                                               
supplement their income;  it is one of the few  jobs the military                                                               
can  be involved  in  during their  off-time;  it stimulates  the                                                               
economy  especially in  downtown  areas; it  is  good for  public                                                               
safety because less  people are driving under  the influence; and                                                               
people are  more prone to go  out and spend money.   He described                                                               
as  follows: it  is better  service than  conventional taxis  and                                                               
studies  have shown  that  where ridesharing  has  come in,  more                                                               
people  are  taking  rides  and more  areas  are  served  because                                                               
drivers tend to  drive where they live;  ridesharing is generally                                                               
50  percent   less  than   conventional  taxis;   ridesharing  is                                                               
convenient and easy  because the app is used rather  than a phone                                                               
call.   He  explained that  combined with  ridesharing are  other                                                               
products, such as  a parent app wherein the  parents enable their                                                               
children to get a ride and the children can be tracked.                                                                         
4:07:29 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  advised that  carpooling is  convenient with                                                               
the ridesharing  app because a person  can opt to share  the ride                                                               
with another  individual so both  rates go  down, and it  is good                                                               
for the  elderly or disabled individuals  who may not be  able to                                                               
handle money because it is set  up on a person's individual phone                                                               
and cash  is not  involved.  The  purpose of this  is not  in any                                                               
manner  to  end taxi  cabs,  he  stressed, having  transportation                                                               
network companies  (TNCs) in  an area  will increase  paid riders                                                               
and  it actually  augments taxis  cabs.   Currently, he  offered,                                                               
many  taxis cabs  are adapting  and using  similar apps  with the                                                               
same  technology  as ridesharing,  and  possibly  taxi cabs  will                                                               
specialize and  perform certain  types of rides.   He  added that                                                               
taxi cabs can still be hailed  which cannot happen with TNCs, and                                                               
taxi cabs will  always be needed.  He described  that TNCs are in                                                               
every  other state  in  the  country, and  this  is  part of  the                                                               
evolution of technology and modernization of society.                                                                           
4:09:29 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH commented  that this  legislation is  well-                                                               
timed and  from a  security standpoint, the  traveler is  able to                                                               
see  the driver,  when  they will  be picked  up,  and so  forth.                                                               
Pushback  in some  circles  has  been the  quality  of the  ride,                                                               
security, and timeliness, he said.                                                                                              
4:10:17 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP  referred to  the comment that  TNCs existed                                                               
in Anchorage, and asked why it  was no longer available.  He also                                                               
asked  why legislation  is needed  at  the state  level to  allow                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  said he  does not live  in Anchorage  and he                                                               
read in  the newspaper  that [Uber]  came in  as a  trial project                                                               
with the Municipality  of Anchorage, which has  a regulated taxis                                                               
cab system,  and Anchorage tried it  out as a pilot  project.  As                                                               
far as  the statewide legislation,  he noted, there  is statewide                                                               
legislation in 38 states and  Wyoming just passed the legislation                                                               
a week or so ago.  He  opined that Washington State just passed a                                                               
version on their Senate side and,  hopefully, it is about to pass                                                               
the legislature.   He related  that it is  just too hard  for the                                                               
ridesharing companies to have different  rules and regulations in                                                               
every   single   municipality;   therefore,  a   uniform   system                                                               
throughout the state was preferred.                                                                                             
4:12:26 PM                                                                                                                    
LAURA  STIDOLPH, Staff,  Representative Adam  Wool, Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  advised that  when Uber  had the  pilot program  in                                                               
Anchorage, it was operating without  an exemption from the Alaska                                                               
Workers'  Compensation Act,  and this  legislation takes  care of                                                               
that issue.                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP asked if the  issue at that time was whether                                                               
TNC drivers were independent contractors or employees.                                                                          
MS. STIDOLPH answered yes, and  she said this bill clarifies that                                                               
they are independent contractors  exempt from the Alaska Workers'                                                               
Compensation Act, much like taxi cab drivers.                                                                                   
4:13:15 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP asked  whether taxi  cabs are  regulated at                                                               
the state or local level.                                                                                                       
MS. STIDOLPH replied that taxi  cabs are municipally regulated in                                                               
Anchorage and "they  do have harder regulation there."   She said                                                               
that there  is some regulation  in Juneau and Fairbanks,  but not                                                               
as much  as in  Anchorage where  there are  medallions.   A state                                                               
policy rather than municipal policy  is necessary because the new                                                               
technology  requires a  clear  set  of rules  that  is not  patch                                                               
worked around  the state.   She explained that TNC  drivers cross                                                               
municipal  borders  from  community  to  community  and  multiple                                                               
municipal regulations could cause problems.                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP  asked how to  level the playing  field, how                                                               
would  the committee  allow municipalities  to  not regulate  one                                                               
travel group and regulate the other  group.  He said he likes the                                                               
bill  and would  like  to see  TNCs  here, but  only  on a  level                                                               
playing field.                                                                                                                  
MS.  STIDOLPH advised  that Anchorage  is de-regulating  its taxi                                                               
cab system  in five years and  this bill aims to  state regulate.                                                               
In a  year or two, if  municipalities are "having that  much of a                                                               
problem with  TNCs then we can  go back into statute  and perhaps                                                               
change it," she said.                                                                                                           
4:15:22 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  surmised that  part of  the hope  is to                                                               
have a system  that mirrors a taxi cab system,  in the respect of                                                               
not   being  an   employee  but   rather   self-employed.     The                                                               
Municipality of  Anchorage, for example, requires  that taxi cabs                                                               
have  a  $100,000 per  person  bodily  injury coverage,  $300,000                                                               
aggregate, and  $50,000 per occurrence.   He referred to  HB 132,                                                               
page  6, lines  7-8, wherein  "there  is an  opportunity where  a                                                               
person  could be  not on  a  prearranged ride  but sort  of in  a                                                               
position,  I  guess  psychologically  or physically,  to  take  a                                                               
prearranged ride."   He asked whether the  insurance rates, given                                                               
that this  is a form  of commercial carry, shouldn't  be somewhat                                                               
higher than is indicated on page 6, lines 9-11.                                                                                 
4:16:43 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  opined  that Representative  Josephson  was                                                               
referring to the different periods of  the status of a driver for                                                               
a  TNC, such  as period  1, period  2, period  3.   Period 1,  he                                                               
explained, means the  driver has the app on their  phone open and                                                               
they can be in their car,  parked in the parking lot, driving, or                                                               
at  their  house.    Period  2, he  explained,  is  when  someone                                                               
requests a ride  and the driver accepts the ride.   At that point                                                               
the  coverage goes  up to  $1  million liability  and $1  million                                                               
insured/under-insured  motorists,  which is  considerably  higher                                                               
than the  requirement for  a taxi  cab in Alaska.   Period  3, he                                                               
explained, is  when the passenger gets  into the car and  the car                                                               
is still covered at  the $1 million level.  Any  driver for a TNC                                                               
company must have their own  valid and verified insurance, and if                                                               
the  driver loses  their  insurance for  some  reason, they  lose                                                               
their  driving privileges  with the  TNC.   That  being said,  he                                                               
commented, the  TNC will  provide, if  needed, the  state minimum                                                               
requirement for all drivers in the State of Alaska.                                                                             
4:19:25 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON asked why  TNCs would purchase insurance                                                               
for people who are not their employees.                                                                                         
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  responded that  the contracted  drivers must                                                               
purchase their  own insurance, the  TNCs have a policy  above and                                                               
beyond  the  driver's  insurance,   especially  in  periods  2-3.                                                               
Drivers  must  meet the  state  insurance  minimum but  some  may                                                               
purchase in  excess of that requirement,  and insurance companies                                                               
offer a product  specifically for TNC drivers.  He  said that Ms.                                                               
Stidolph received  a letter from her  insurance company inquiring                                                               
as to whether  she was a TNC  driver, and if so,  it would charge                                                               
an extra  of $5  - $8  per month.   He opined  that TNCs  buy the                                                               
insurance for  extra protection in  the event extra  insurance is                                                               
4:20:48 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  commented that it is  curious that TNCs                                                               
would afford  this benefits to  someone they want to  be detached                                                               
from.   He asked  whether there are  regulations in  other states                                                               
allowing  the drivers  to  organize, and  whether  the TNCs  have                                                               
essentially  tolerated   that  sort  of  regulation   and  worked                                                               
consistent with the regulation.                                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL, in  response to  Representative Josephson's                                                               
first  question,  advised  that   taxi  cab  companies  also  buy                                                               
insurance for  their independent  contractor drivers.   He opined                                                               
that the City of Seattle  passed an ordinance allowing drivers to                                                               
organize and  he does  not believe  they have  yet organized.   A                                                               
sub-group of  drivers in New  York City, Uber Black  for example,                                                               
are employees of  a separate company that uses  the Uber platform                                                               
so they may be organized in  a different manner.  Technically, he                                                               
said,  they are  employees of  a different  company and  are more                                                               
professional drivers.                                                                                                           
4:22:40 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR KITO  surmised that  Uber Black  is not  your grandparent's                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  agreed,  and  he said  that  only  a  small                                                               
percentage of the  drivers in Seattle actually  want to organize.                                                               
An issue  about organizing these  drivers is that many  are part-                                                               
time, and  as far as  all of the  issues that go  into organizing                                                               
employees, such as sick time  and vacation time, which is usually                                                               
ascribed to full-time  employment.  He opined that  there are not                                                               
any  organized   TNC  drivers,   but  representatives   from  the                                                               
companies can validate his statement.                                                                                           
4:23:37 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  KITO  opened invited  testimony  and  advised that  public                                                               
testimony would not be taken today.                                                                                             
4:23:53 PM                                                                                                                    
ANNABEL CHANG,  Director of Public Policy,  Lyft, offered support                                                               
for the legislation  and explained that the  Lyft ridesharing app                                                               
technology  connects  people with  efficient  and  safe rides  by                                                               
downloading, and registering  the app on a  person's smart phone,                                                               
and requesting a  ride with the tap  of a button.   She said that                                                               
Lyft utilizes technology to provide  consumers with new levels of                                                               
transparency and accountability.  Every  Lyft ride is tracked via                                                               
GPS,  she explained,  and once  the app  is open,  passengers are                                                               
provided with the  driver's picture, user ratings  of the driver,                                                               
the license plate, make and  model of the vehicle, and passengers                                                               
can track  the car; the drivers  receive a photo and  the name of                                                               
their passenger.   She remarked that  there is a function  in the                                                               
app where an ETA can be  sent to the passenger, and the passenger                                                               
can  send an  ETA to  their family  or colleagues  in a  business                                                               
meeting.   Payments  through Lyft  are entirely  digital, thereby                                                               
enhancing  security;  every  passenger automatically  receives  a                                                               
digital  receipt with  the information  of their  driver, and  no                                                               
cash changes hands.  Subsequently,  she said, every passenger and                                                               
driver have, the opportunity to  rate each other, and after every                                                               
ride there is  instantaneous feedback.  Lyft is  more than simply                                                               
a ridesharing app because it  offers unique and flexible economic                                                               
opportunities, such  that, in 2016  drivers on the  Lyft platform                                                               
earned  $1.5 billion  and over  $150  million in  tips, and  Lyft                                                               
passengers increased  their consumer spending by  $750 million in                                                               
one year.   Currently,  39 states across  the nation  have passed                                                               
comprehensive statewide  legislation to  regulate Lyft in  a safe                                                               
and robust manner,  almost identical to HB 132.   Lyft hopes that                                                               
Alaska  will  join  that  effort  and  requests  the  committee's                                                               
support for HB 132, she said.                                                                                                   
4:27:49 PM                                                                                                                    
MITCHEL  MATTHEWS,  Senior  Northwest  Operations  Manager,  Uber                                                               
Technologies,  offered  support  for   the  legislation  and  the                                                               
opportunity to  return its flagship  product back to Alaska.   He                                                               
explained that over  20,000 Alaskans currently have  the Uber app                                                               
downloaded on their smart phone,  and in 2016, 60,000 individuals                                                               
opened that  app seeking a  ride using  the Uber platform,  be it                                                               
tourists, residents, or visitors to  the state.  This legislation                                                               
provides  appropriate  safeguards  for  consumers  and  a  clear,                                                               
precise,  and  predictable  operational framework  for  transport                                                               
network  company (TNC)  drivers and  riders across  the State  of                                                               
Alaska.   The legislation  contains an  insurance model  that has                                                               
been adopted in essentially the same  form in over 40 states, and                                                               
that  language  has  the  support of  the  largest  property  and                                                               
casualty insurance trade  groups in the United  States.  Further,                                                               
he said,  this bill provides  a clear framework to  ensure public                                                               
safety  because  it  creates  a  certainty  to  conduct  business                                                               
without the  need to  navigate a  patchwork of  local regulations                                                               
that may  differ from city to  city.  It further  enhances access                                                               
to  transportation in  and around  rural communities  as well  as                                                               
creating new small  businesses and an income  stream for families                                                               
and individuals, he said.                                                                                                       
4:29:23 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MATTHEWS  explained that  residents in  the Matanuska-Susitna                                                               
Valley who commute  and travel from Anchorage  would benefit from                                                               
the bill's  clear and concise  framework.  Uber riders  request a                                                               
ride with the  touch of a button  and after a trip  match is made                                                               
between  the  rider and  driver,  the  name, photograph,  license                                                               
plate  and  contact details,  which  are  anonymized, are  shared                                                               
between  each individual.   During  the  ride a  rider may  share                                                               
their  location  and trip  with  their  family members,  thereby,                                                               
providing   an  enhanced   safety  feature,   and  there   is  an                                                               
accountability component wherein each  rider and driver rate each                                                               
other  through  the  app  with   direct  feedback.    Independent                                                               
contractors value the flexibly of  Uber's model, and he said that                                                               
over 80 percent of the drivers  drive less than 10 hours per week                                                               
because it allows  drivers to work when they want  for as long as                                                               
they want,  drivers can  work with  competitors, and  drivers can                                                               
drive in  the area  of their  choice.   He explained  that Uber's                                                               
driver  verification  process  includes  an  extensive  screening                                                               
process  for each  applicant via  a third-party  approved by  the                                                               
National  Association   of  Background  Check  Screeners.     The                                                               
screening  process  includes:  social security  numbers;  driving                                                               
records; personal information - full  name, date of birth, social                                                               
security   number,   valid   driver's   license,   bank   account                                                               
information,  vehicle  registration;  and  Uber  does  not  allow                                                               
anyone on the National Sex  Offender Public Website maintained by                                                               
the  United  States  Department  of  Justice  to  drive  for  the                                                               
4:31:31 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  SULLIVAN-LEONARD  asked   whether  a  ridesharing                                                               
driver would be required to sign  up through the City and Borough                                                               
of Juneau  (CBJ) for  a business  license, background  check, and                                                               
drug  testing, and  further asked  whether the  drivers would  be                                                               
applicable for a sales tax application.                                                                                         
MR.  MATTHEWS  responded  that the  legislation  itself  provides                                                               
background check language and requirements  so when an individual                                                               
signs up  to drive  with Uber, Lyft,  or others,  the third-party                                                               
the  TNC works  with  would be  responsible  for conducting  that                                                               
background check  and adjudicating  the information.   He advised                                                               
that  drivers  are independent  business  owners  and a  business                                                               
license  for Juneau,  for example,  would be  the state  business                                                               
license where  they register their  intent to operate  in Juneau,                                                               
or a CBJ business license would be theirs to obtain.                                                                            
REPRESENTATIVE SULLIVAN-LEONARD  surmised that the  drivers would                                                               
have  to follow  the  rules  as to  sales  tax, collections,  and                                                               
payment to the CJB.                                                                                                             
MR. MATTHEWS  opined that the  bill sponsor is  crafting language                                                               
with respect to sales tax.                                                                                                      
4:33:29 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  KITO  requested  Mr.  Matthews  to  describe  the  vehicle                                                               
inspection requirements  for a driver,  and how  the requirements                                                               
might  be  accomplished  in  an  area  without  a  mechanic,  for                                                               
MR.  MATTHEWS  answered that  Uber  requires  a 19-point  vehicle                                                               
inspection to ensure  that the vehicles are  mechanically able to                                                               
provide a  service, and "we would  review it again.   In areas of                                                               
Alaska,  as takes  place in  areas of  Montana, Uber  may require                                                               
individuals signing  up to  take photographs  or videos  of their                                                               
vehicles,  Uber  would  then  have  the  photographs  and  videos                                                               
reviewed by an individual who  would ensure that the vehicle does                                                               
meet  the requirements  to drive  and  pass an  inspection.   The                                                               
statewide  framework  is  important,  he  described,  because  it                                                               
allows a  person who signs up  in a community without  a mechanic                                                               
the opportunity to drive.                                                                                                       
4:34:49 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON surmised  that the TNCs have  a means in                                                               
other jurisdictions to pay a sales tax.                                                                                         
MR. MATTHEWS  related that in  some jurisdictions there  would be                                                               
no taxes levied against the TNC,  and a state sales tax exists in                                                               
other areas  of the state.   He deferred to the  bill sponsor for                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE   JOSEPHSON  asked   what  percentage   of  people                                                               
screened for background checks that are rejected.                                                                               
MR. MATTHEWS  advised that he does  not have data on  that issue.                                                               
The  requirements  listed in  the  bill,  he explained,  are  the                                                               
requirements   people   would   be   adjudicated   against,   the                                                               
determining  factor as  to whether  a person  could drive  on the                                                               
Uber platform.                                                                                                                  
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON referred  to personal insurance policies                                                               
and  the  insurance  policies  provided by  the  TNC,  and  asked                                                               
whether both policies would cover  an accident.  He further asked                                                               
which insurance policy would take priority.                                                                                     
MR. MATHEWS deferred to Jared Eber.                                                                                             
4:36:45 PM                                                                                                                    
JARED   EBER,  Attorney,   Uber   Technologies,  explained   that                                                               
individual drivers  purchase specific insurance  through carriers                                                               
offering  a  ridesharing  product,  and  in  addition,  TNCs  are                                                               
required  to have  their own  insurance  as well.   The  driver's                                                               
specific ridesharing  insurance policy  would respond  first, and                                                               
Uber's  insurance policy  would respond  on top  of that  for any                                                               
additional  amounts the  driver's specific  ridesharing insurance                                                               
would  not cover,  he  explained.   The  TNCs  coverage would  be                                                               
primary  in the  event  the driver's  insurance  did not  provide                                                               
coverage, he said, and would start at dollar one.                                                                               
4:38:27 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP noted that  the drivers would be independent                                                               
contractors  and  would  go  to the  Division  of  Licensing  for                                                               
business    licenses,   and    asked   how    many   applications                                                               
Representative Wool expected to be submitted.                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  said he  was unaware  of the  projection for                                                               
the  number of  TNC drivers,  but there  were 80  drivers in  the                                                               
pilot program in Anchorage.                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  offered  that the  Division  of  Licensing                                                               
would  be   substantially  busy  with  the   licensing  of  these                                                               
independent contractors.   He  then reiterated  concern regarding                                                               
little to  no local control,  and asked whether,  when complaints                                                               
are filed, the person would most  likely call the local police or                                                               
someone at  the state level.   He asked how the  complaints would                                                               
be  addressed, especially  when the  local municipalities  do not                                                               
have authority  to regulate  and yet get  stuck handling  some of                                                               
the complaint calls.                                                                                                            
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  answered that  there  had  not yet  been  a                                                               
discussion regarding an abundance of  complaints.  He referred to                                                               
the local control  issue and said that Anchorage  has a medallion                                                               
system  which will  expire.    He commented  that  he was  unsure                                                               
whether the  Anchorage control system  was working well  and that                                                               
he assumed those  working with the control  system possibly would                                                               
prefer to be out of the taxi cab business.                                                                                      
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  explained that  he  was  just putting  his                                                               
thoughts out there for future  conversations.  He referred to the                                                               
Kenai Peninsula Borough's sales tax  and commented that the Kenai                                                               
Peninsula  Borough  "does not  do  business  licensing," but  the                                                               
drivers would still  be required to register and  collect a sales                                                               
tax as  independent contractors.   He said that he  assumed under                                                               
this bill there is no exemption.                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL related that  the language is currently being                                                               
crafted incorporating  local municipal sales  tax in a  form that                                                               
the driver will pay to the municipality.                                                                                        
4:41:50 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  offered his understanding that  if there is                                                               
a  complaint  with  a  driver  or any  issue,  it  is  loaded  up                                                               
immediately  and  is shared  to  whoever  is handling  that  ride                                                               
distribution.   He opined that  it is a  two-way street and  if a                                                               
passenger is  overly drunk,  the driver  has protections  in that                                                               
"they can basically measure up the potential cab ride as well."                                                                 
4:42:46 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  explained that  the rating is  mandatory and                                                               
before a person's  next ride, they have to rate  [the last ride].                                                               
He said  that the  ratings and comments  are taken  seriously for                                                               
the  driver  and  the  passenger, and  if  someone  receives  bad                                                               
ratings  "they  take  them  off   the  system"  for  drivers  and                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  surmised that  from a  business standpoint,                                                               
there is always accountability through the business model.                                                                      
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL agreed,  and he said that he  was unaware how                                                               
often complaints  go to the  local or state government  level, as                                                               
mostly they are handled internally.                                                                                             
4:44:18 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR KITO commented that society  will see an adaptation for any                                                               
of these types of new technologies coming forward.                                                                              
[HB 132 was held over.]                                                                                                         

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB141 Supporting Documents-DOLWD response and flow chart 3.8.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 141
CSHB132 (TRA) Fiscal Note-DCCED-DOI 3.8.17.PDF HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
CSHB132 (TRA) ver J Explanation of Changes.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
CSHB132 (TRA) Fiscal Note-DOLWD-WC 3.8.17.PDF HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
CSHB132 (TRA) ver J Sectional Analysis.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Sponsor Statement 3.8.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Insurance White Paper for Rideshare Drivers 3.8.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Letters of Opposition 3.9.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Letters of Support 3.8.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Lyft Economic Impact Report 3.8.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Ridesharing Key Benefits 3.8.17.png HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents Index 3.9.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Lyft Information 3.8.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Portland Bureau of Transportation Report 3.8.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Legal Opinion 3.7.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB108 Supporting Documents-Letters of Support 3.9.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB141 Supporting Documents-Letters of Support 3.9.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 141
HB108 Supporting Documents Index 3.10.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 108
HB108 Supporting Documents-Letters of Support 3.10.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 108
HB132 Supporting Documents - Safety with Uber 3.10.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Uber 101 3.10.17.pdf HL&C 3/10/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 132