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October 11 2016

Rhode Island Passes Ridesharing Bill with Stipulation for Use of NAPBS Accredited Firms

"The Governor signed Senate Bill 2864 on July 6, 2016. The Bill amended the General Laws entitled ""Public Utilities and Carriers"" by adding the chapter: 3 Chapter 14.2 4 Transportation Network Company (TNC) Services 5 39-14.2-1. The amendment states that ""No individual shall provide TNC services or transport TNC riders in a personal vehicle until the individual shall have first submitted to required periodic background checks conducted through the TNC. If a third party is used to conduct the required background checks the third party must be accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners."