Statewide regulations that would replace existing laws for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to move through the Florida Legislature, potentially leaving regulatory authority up to local governments and inconsistent from city to city.

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday approved by a 7-2 vote Senate Bill 340, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg).

“The bipartisan vote in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee is another step toward ensuring Florida…