FRANKFORT — A bill that would help set insurance rules for Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing companies is headed toward final passage in the Kentucky House.
Senate Bill 153 would "provide a level playing field" by requiring insurance coverage for ride-sharing vehicles that is similar to what Kentucky now requires of taxi and limousine services, said its sponsor, Sen. Ernie Harris, R-Prospect.
The bill also would authorize state transportation and insurance officials to draft regulations that would settle a number of insurance coverage questions for the ride-sharing industry, Harris said. Among those questions, he said, is when a ride-sharing driver's personal coverage stops and her commercial coverage begins.
The House Transportation Committee approved the bill unanimously on Tuesday and sent it to the full House. New regulations could be ready for approval this summer, Harris said.