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H.R. 4686 (116th): Sami’s Law

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To require ride-hailing companies to implement an enhanced digital system to verify passengers with their authorized ride-hailing vehicles and drivers.

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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: Jul 30, 2020
Length: 16 pages
Oct 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 29, 2020 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


11 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 5 Democrats)


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

Higgins Announces Passage of Legislation to Increase Ride-Share Safety
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] on Jul 29, 2020

the daily leader: wednesday, july 29, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 28, 2020

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Oct 15, 2019

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Jul 24, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Jul 29, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 4686 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4686. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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