HB 105 addresses that issue by applying the flat fees to all rides for hire. The revenue from the fee — up to $40 million annually — would be dedicated to transit programs. That would be a significant boost to state funding of public transportation.
A spokesman for Uber thanked lawmakers “for putting riders and drivers first and ensuring that rideshare continues to be an affordable transportation option for residents and visitors throughout the state.”
The bill also would provide tax relief for farmers and businesses affected by Hurricane Michael in 2018.
The Senate approved the measure by a vote of 41-3. It now goes to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature.