A bill that establishes requirements for insurance coverage related to operating ride-share services such as Uber survived a tumultuous week in the Legislature.

Although vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage on Friday, the bill is now law after legislators overturned the veto by a wide margin on Tuesday.

“This legislation is a win for riders, drivers and cities across Maine,” said Billy Guernier, Uber’s general manager for regional expansion, in a statement.

The bill also requires ride-share drivers to register with the state, prove they have a valid driver’s license and sets other standards.

Uber started operating in Portland in October. In April, city councilors agreed to negotiate with Uber over temporary operating standards while permanent rules were hammered out.

Uber is also set to test summer markets in Old Orchard Beach, Bar Harbor, Ogunquit and Kennebunk.

Because the bill was amended as emergency legislation, it takes effect immediately.


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