Uber Jacksonville website

  On Friday, a controversial measure regulating chauffeured limousines is scheduled to go before its final House committee. The so-called “Uber bill” is aimed at paving the way for a car service app to roll into Florida’s large cities more easily.

More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition titled “Move Florida Forward.” Car service technology company Uber created the lobbying tool to collect support for legislation prohibiting local governments from enacting restrictions it says are keeping its cars out of those areas.