At the Statehouse

Ridesharing study bill signed, voting restrictions vetoed

As Portsmouth and other New Hampshire cities look at how to regulate Uber and other ridesharing services, a legislative study committee will soon take up the issue. Early this week, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed Senate Bill 254, will creates a committee to look at how Uber fits in with existing taxi regulations in the state and how ridesharing services should be regulated. The bill was sponsored by Portsmouth Sen. Martha Fuller Clark.

Hassan vetoed Senate Bill 179. That bill would have established a 30-day residency requirement before new state residents could vote in elections. In a statement, Hassan said the bill placed “unreasonable restrictions” on residents’ voting rights.

— Larry Clow