Amend the bill by inserting after the title and before the enacting clause the following:
‘Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, transportation network companies that are currently operating in this State are not subject to state regulation; and
Whereas, this legislation establishes requirements for the operation of transportation network companies in the State; and
Whereas, immediate enactment of this legislation is necessary to ensure that transportation network companies are subject to state regulation as soon as possible for the protection of those individuals who use their services; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,’
Amend the bill in section 1 in §7302 in subsection 3 in the last line (page 1, line 25 in L.D.) by inserting after the following: " vehicle" the following: ' or transportation through a shared-expense carpool or vanpool arrangement that does not generate income or profit or accept a transportation request through a digital network'
Amend the bill in section 1 in §7302 in by striking out all of subsection 4 and inserting the following: ''
Amend the bill in section 1 by striking out all of §§7303 to 7306 and inserting the following:
Before a transportation network company driver may accept a request for a prearranged ride through the transportation network company's digital network, the transportation network company shall disclose in writing to the driver:
Amend the bill by inserting after section 1 the following:
‘Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA c. 13, sub-c. 4 is enacted to read:
TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES
As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
The following provisions apply to a transportation network company operating in this State.
A transportation network company must meet the following requirements with respect to drivers.
This subchapter does not apply to claims or proceedings involving workers' compensation.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a municipality or other political subdivision may not adopt an ordinance, regulation or procedure governing the operations of a transportation network company, driver or motor vehicle used by a transportation network company driver to provide a prearranged ride or impose a tax or fee on or require a license for a transportation network company, driver or motor vehicle used by a transportation network company driver to provide a prearranged ride.
Sec. 3. Issuance of permit. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, section 1673, subsection 2, the Secretary of State shall certify proof of insurance filed by a transportation network company operating in this State on the effective date of this Act upon a determination that the policy meets the requirements of Title 29-A, section 1673, subsection 4.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.’
This amendment creates a permitting process for transportation network companies to provide transportation services, establishes requirements for drivers providing transportation services on behalf of transportation network companies, establishes minimum motor vehicle liability insurance requirements for transportation network companies and drivers and prohibits municipalities from regulating transportation network companies and drivers.
This amendment adds an emergency preamble and emergency clause to the bill.
FISCAL NOTE REQUIRED