Illinois Governor Vetoes Bills Attacking Ride-Sharing Services Like Uber

Effort to regulate them out of existence as much as possible


Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed two bills Monday that would have placed statewide regulations on the ride-share industry that competes with taxis, saying the bills "would have mandated a one-size-fits-all approach to a service that is best regulated at the local level."

House Bill 4075 would have set standards for vehicle safety, including  requirements for insurance coverage and rules that would have made the dispatchers of the vehicles liable for damages in accidents while the drivers are using their personal cars for ride sharing.

It would have allowed car insurers to deny coverage to ride-share drivers at the times when they were using their vehicles for ride-share work.

Quinn also vetoed House Bill 5331, which contained ride-share regulation language as well.