HB 225 FAQ: Taxis, Limos and Ride Sharing Services

May 29, 2015

During the 2015 legislative session the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation that provides for a major change to existing laws governing taxicabs, limousines, and ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft. The legislation was enacted to provide for greater state public safety controls and uniformity of regulation but also placed many preemptions into state law on local government regulation of these businesses.

Through this legislation the state has preempted administration and regulation of these types of businesses. However, the state also allowed for certain levels of local control concerning key aspects of these businesses including, but not limited to, control over services at an airport and maintaining company requirements, such as required hours of operation. As this legislation creates wholesale changes to existing state law concerning these businesses, GMA has developed a list of frequently asked questions we have received since the end of the legislative session concerning this legislation.

Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Rusi Patel at rpatel@gmanet.com

This document should not be taken as legal advice. If a city has any further questions it should consult with its city attorney.

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