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Fix Uber bill, don’t override veto


Unless sentiments have changed, the House and Senate should have enough votes to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of Senate Bill 117. But they shouldn’t. Instead, as the governor called for Monday in his veto message, lawmakers should work with ride-sharing companies, banks and credit unions to resolve differences and come up with a “better public policy product for Kansas.” As it is, Senate Bill 117’s requirements for insurance and KBI-conducted criminal background checks risk making Kansas an Uber-free zone. With work and leadership, the state can strike the right balance between welcoming this new free-market world of ride-sharing and ensuring that customers are protected. – Rhonda Holman