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Sandoval votes to keep riders safe

Sandoval-HB4075Senate Transportation Committee Chair State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) voted recently on a measure aimed at providing a reasonable set of standards for commercial ridesharing companies, ensuring public safety and protecting Illinois citizens.

House Bill 4075, named the Ridesharing Arrangements and Consumer Protection Act, will require commercial ridesharing companies to have adequate insurance, contract with drivers who are appropriately licensed, use vehicles that are inspected for safety and serve customers with disabilities and in underserved communities.

“Companies like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar have recently entered Illinois communities to provide transportation services that have always required special licensure and strict compliance with local public safety rules,” Sandoval said. “Right now, these companies are providing thousands of rides a day without adequate insurance. It is only a matter of time before a tragedy occurs and an innocent person is left without recourse.”

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Ridesharing Arrangements Act in 1983 to permit carpooling and other similar activities. The legislation was narrowly crafted to prohibit alternative taxi services from operating in the state. UberX, Lyft and Sidecar have been openly operating in the City of Chicago and the city’s affluent suburbs without abiding by any regulations.

This measure has passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Sandoval Hosts Moms in Action

SandovalMOMS-IN-ACTIONSPRINGFIELDWith the new concealed carry law, business locations may post a graphic “no-guns-allowed” sign. State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-11) hosted members of Moms In Action (MIA) at his State Capitol office to hear their proposal to replace the pictoral sign with a written version instead. The purpose of removing the image of the gun from the sign is to ease the worry of a potential threat when patronizing local businesses.

Moms In Action is a group of moms of all ages who meet monthly for fellowship, growth in their relationship with Christ, and to serve others and the community. 

El Senador Sandoval habla sobre el aumento de impuestos

El Senador Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) habla sobre la propuesta de aumentar los impuestos de personas con altos ingresos.

Aquí algunos aspectos de la propuesta de Madigan que apoya Sandoval:

  • La propuesta platea un aumento del 3 por ciento de impuestos para quienes ganan más de un millón de dólares.
  • Se calcula que recaudaría mil millones de dólares que serían asignados a los estudiantes en todo el estado.
  • Estos fondos serán distribuidos a las escuelas a partir del 2015.
  • La propuesta se incluiría en la boleta electoral de la elección general del próximo noviembre, pues plantea una reforma constitucional que debe ser refrendada por los votantes.