As you know from looking at prior posts, I am fascinated with the legalities of Uber, Lyft and the whole concept of ride-sharing programs here in Florida. As a personal injury attorney, I see many risks that could happen while ride-sharing. Not surprisingly, so does the Florida legislature. Currently, the Florida Senate and House are in Committee before the Legislature officially kicks off their 2016 season on March 1, 2016. There are two proposed bills going through the Florida House and Senate that are addressing these ride-sharing companies are quite different. This past fall, we saw a series of Uber issues vying for position heading down the legislative session straightaway. Now, the Florida House settled on HB 509, the bill being pushed by our local Rep. Matt Gaetz. The proposed bill, which passed 108-10 with no debate, would prevent local governments from regulating the self-described transportation network companies.