Senate carves out exemption for taxi ride-hailing firms

April 1, 2015 1:49 AM

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Arizona taxi companies that also operate ride-hailing services won a major concession Tuesday on insurance in a bill overhauling regulations for firms such as Uber and Lyft.

A Senate amendment to the bill by Republican Rep. Karen Fann allows taxi companies that provide ride-hailing to have policies that provide minimum insurance coverage when only the driver is in the car and higher limits at times they have a passenger.

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