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Bike Sharing Could Face New Rules

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Florida lawmakers are considering legislation that would create a uniform framework for bike sharing companies in the state of Florida. Tampa Republican Senator Dana Young said her bill addresses preemption and enforcement. 

“We impose a fine. We impose a $10 per day penalty if these companies get notice from the local government that their bike is illegally parked and they don’t remove it within 24 hours they get a $10 fine,” Young said.

Young’s bill also prevents counties and cities from limiting the number of bike sharing businesses that can open in their communities. Young’s bill comes just a few months after a bike sharing company opened its doors in Tallahassee with a ribbon cutting featuring city commissioners and the mayor.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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