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Lawmakers Delay Uber Insurance Vote, Say Process is Rushed

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are delaying a committee vote on a bill creating an insurance framework for ride-hailing companies like Uber, saying they feel rushed and need to vet a new amendment.

The Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee was scheduled to vote on SB440 on Wednesday, but delayed the move until Friday to allow more review of a proposed amendment.

The bill creates an insurance framework for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, but doesn't expressly allow such businesses to operate in Nevada.

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Republican Sen. James Settelmeyer introduced an amendment Wednesday clarifying that businesses covered by the insurance provisions in the bill wouldn't be subject to taxicab or public utility regulations.

Assembly Democratic leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick said she's concerned about how the bill was moving forward and wanted a more public process.