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H.R. 3262: Sami’s Law

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Should Uber and Lyft vehicles be required to show more visible identification, to prevent people from mistakenly getting into other vehicles?


Samantha “Sami” Josephson was abducted and murdered in April, after entering a vehicle she mistakenly thought was her Uber ride she’d requested a few minutes prior. The New Jersey native was a 21-year-old University of South Carolina senior.

In response, her home state of New Jersey on June 20 became the first state to sign Sami’s Law, which requires rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft to:

  • Display two “identifying markers” on the front windshield and rear window.
  • Display two placards with the driver’s name, photograph, and license plate number on the driver’s side and passenger’s side rear windows.
  • Display two copies of ...

Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019
Length: 12 pages
Jun 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 13, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 13, 2019

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