Lawmakers asking Governor Walker to veto bill calling for regulations for Uber, Lyft
MADISON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are asking Governor Scott Walker to veto a bill that opponents argue doesn’t do enough to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.
The veto request Tuesday, April 28th comes after two Madison women reported incidents of unwanted sexual contact over the weekend by Uber drivers.
Eleven Dane County Democrats are requesting that Walker veto the bill that passed both the Assembly and Senate on bipartisan votes earlier this month.
The letter notes that the Madison Police Department asked Uber for information about the drivers in both incidents, but the company said it couldn’t provide that without a warrant or subpoena.
The lawmakers say the bill is flawed by not allowing for more local oversight of the companies.
Walker’s spokeswoman Laurel Patrick didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.