On November 28, 2017, the Legislative Assembly authorized the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations to examine, inquire into and make recommendations on ridesharing in British Columbia.
The Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations is one of nine permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
Terms of Reference
On November 28, 2017, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations be authorized to examine, inquire into and make recommendations on ridesharing in British Columbia;
That the Committee be authorized to meet for up to 3 days to hear from expert witnesses;
That the Committee shall limit its consideration to forming recommendations on the following in its report:
- How provinces with public auto insurance companies have provided, or are looking to provide, insurance to both transportation network companies and the taxi industry;
- Assessing the impact transportation network companies would have on different communities across the province; and,
- Considering the regulatory regime that may be established between the Province and municipalities, including looking at the issue of public safety.
In addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations, the Committee shall be empowered:
- to appoint of their number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee;
- to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
- to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
- to retain personnel as required to assist the Committee,
and shall report as soon as possible to the House, but no later than February 15, 2018, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.
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