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H.R. 4686: Sami’s Law

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To amend title 23, United States Code, to compel States to require illuminated signs and other measures on ride-hailing vehicles, to prohibit the sale of such signs, to require ride-hailing companies to implement an electronic access system on ride-hailing vehicles.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

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

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Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019
Length: 14 pages
Oct 15, 2019

Introduced on Oct 15, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 15, 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)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>As Congress Looks to Legislate Ride-Share Safety</span>Ride-Share Safety Advocates Cautiously Optimistic on Ubers New 4-Digit PIN System
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jan 10, 2020

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Rep. Smith Guest on Fox News Pushing for Sami's Law</span>Smith Speaks on 'Sami's Law,' Rideshare Safety
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Dec 9, 2019

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Asbury Park Press Op-Ed by Rep Smith</span>'Sami's Law would protect rideshare passengers from assault'
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 28, 2019

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Oct 15, 2019

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