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Georgia Lawmakers Approve Ridesharing Regulations

Georgia lawmakers recently voted to approve increase insurance regulations on ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber, saying regulating the “sharing economy” services as though they were traditional taxicab services was necessary to protect consumer safety. The Georgia House of Representatives voted 141-26 to approve House Bill 190, a bill proposed by State Rep. Rick Golick (R-Smyrna) requiring ridesharing drivers to obtain “a commercial motor vehicle insurance policy purchased by the...

Oregon Lawmaker Proposes Licensing Regulations for Music Therapists

In Oregon, legislators are debating a bill adding state licensing requirements for music therapists. If passed into law, House Bill 2796, introduced by State Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn), would make it so “a person may not practice music therapy or assume or use any title, words or abbreviations, including the title or designation ‘music therapist,’ that indicate that the person is authorized to practice music therapy unless the person is licensed” by a newly created Board of Music Therapy...

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