Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed a bill Monday that would have put new regulations on Uber and other rideshare services in Kansas, citing the importance of innovation.
SB 117 would have required Uber drivers to undergo criminal background checks conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and to certify that they have comprehensive and collision insurance to avoid gaps in coverage.
The bill passed with large bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate despite an aggressive lobbying campaign by the company, which threatened to leave Kansas if the requirements became law.
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