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Oklahoma House passes ridesharing program regulations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill that sets up a regulatory framework for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft has been approved by the Oklahoma House.

The House voted 84-3 for the measure Thursday and sent it to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed into law.

The measure by Republican Rep. Katie Henke of Tulsa defines ridesharing companies as those that use a digital network or software application to connect passengers and drivers.

But an amendment added to the bill by the Senate that removed a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination prompted one House member to debate against the bill.

Democratic Rep. Jason Dunnington of Oklahoma City said he planned to vote for the bill but objected to what he described as "senseless discrimination."

Online:

House Bill 1614: http://bit.ly/1NLH7fD

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