TDLR Adopts Rules for Transportation Network Companies
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) adopted final rules regarding transportation network companies (TNCs). The rules are effective December 1 and govern companies such as Uber and Lyft. The rules implement House Bill 100, passed during the 2017 regular legislative session, which establishes Chapter 2402 of the Texas Occupations Code.
TDLR’s response to stakeholder concerns raised during the rulemaking process was published in the Texas Register.
While House Bill 100 transfers the power to regulate TNCs almost exclusively to the State of Texas, it does leave some regulatory authority with airport owners/operators and governmental entities with jurisdiction over cruise ship terminals. Thus, cities with airports and cruise ship terminals should take a particularly close look at the final rules.
More information about the rules is available on TDLR’s website.