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Transportation Bill Tracking

The bills below could impact transportation for people with disabilities in Texas.

Transportation

Transportation Bills (Telicon Report 1/25/2017)
BILLAUTHORDESCRIPTION, REMARKS, HISTORY
HB 837Alma AllenRelating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.
no datano dataRemarks: Would require public transportation providers to notify people with disabilities of their rights under federal law ( 49 C.F.R. Section 37.127) to be eligible for complementary paratransit services as a visitor.
no datano dataHistory: 1/5/2017 H Filed
SB 176Charles SchwertnerRelating to the regulation of transportation network companies.
no datano dataRemarks: Would require Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber/Lyft to obtain a permit and pay annual fees between $10,000 and $125,000 to operate. Would require TNCs to conduct background checks on drivers, limit a driver's moving violations, and exclude drivers listed on the sex offender registry. Would prohibit the discrimination and extra charges for riders with disabilities and riders with service animals. Does not explicitly require TNCs to operate fleet of accessible vehicles, nor require TNC drivers to adhere to similar paratransit procedures for assisting passengers with disabilities.
no datano dataHistory: 11/14/2016 S Filed
SB 402Judith ZaffiriniRelating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.
no datano dataRemarks: Would require, as practicable within available resources, public transportation providers to notify individuals with disabilities that they are entitled to use another provider's services for up to 21 days without an another application.
no datano dataHistory: 12/29/2016 S Filed

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