Kansas governor vetoes ride-sharing regulations

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed a bill Monday that would have placed regulations on ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. The bill would’ve required drivers to undergo criminal background checks and have comprehensive and collision insurance.

Kansas City, Mo., passed new regulations on April 9 that regulate ride-sharing services throughout the city, though the state of Missouri does not currently enforce statewide regulations.

Because of those regulations, San Francisco-based Uber threatened to pull out of the Kansas City market, saying the regulations would be burdensome and expensive.

Brownback met with Uber representatives in the days before he vetoed the bill. An Uber spokeswoman praised the governor’s decision and said the company looked forward to expanding in Kansas.

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