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Business - April 15 2019

CO House and Senate Give Final Approval to SB 78

The COLORADO House and Senate give final approval to SB 78, net-neutrality legislation that would bar internet service providers from receiving state taxpayer money if they slow access to the internet or unfairly favor certain websites. It moves to Gov. Jared Polis (D), who has indicated he will sign it into law (DENVER POST).

SC House Approves HB 4380

Following the murder of a college student by someone posing as a ridesharing service driver, the SOUTH CAROLINA House approves HB 4380, which would require rideshare drivers to display illuminated signs that more easily identify them to customers. It moves to the Senate (STATE [COLUMBIA]).

AZ House Approves SB 1401

The ARIZONA House approves SB 1401, a bill that would remove a requirement that hair stylists be licensed by the state. It moves to Gov. Doug Ducey (R), who has indicated he will sign it into law (ARIZONA DAILY STAR [TUCSON]).

CA Lawmaker Pulls AB 766

A CALIFORNIA lawmaker pulls AB 766, which would have banned restaurants and grocery stores from selling sugary drinks served in unsealed containers larger than 16 fluid ounces. Assemblymember David Chiu (D) said he would pursue the measure next session (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE).