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California Tightens its Grip on Ridesharing Laws: the California Utilities Public Commission

Mar 25, 2019 3:15:49 PM / by Anita posted in california, uber, lyft, ridesharing, legislation, California Utilities Public Commission, CUPC, law

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates privately owned public utilities in the state of California. On September 19, 2013, California became the first state to regulate Transportation Network Companies (TNC), such as Uber Technologies and Lyft. In 2017, the CPUC reinforced the use of criminal national background checks for prospective drivers to ensure consumer safety. A TNC driver is to undergo a background check prior to being hired and the TNC is required to repeat this process at least once a year.
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