New Law Means Uber Rides Will Continue In South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) People in South Carolina can continue catching a ride through the Uber app under a law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley.

Michael Black with Uber South Carolina said Monday the law secures a permanent home for the ride-sharing service in the Palmetto State and marks a victory for riders and drivers.

Since January, the app-based service has been operating through a temporary license that expires Tuesday. The state Public Service Commission granted the temporary license two weeks after issuing Uber a cease-and-desist order, to give lawmakers time to find a solution.

House Labor Commerce and Industry Chairman Bill Sandifer says the law protects South Carolinians while allowing Uber and transportation network companies like it to operate.

South Carolina joins 20 other states that have passed similar laws.

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