News 12 Long Island
Suffolk Republicans, victim advocates and taxi and limousine companies called Thursday forSuffolk County to block ride-hailing services until the state prevents all registered sex offendersfrom driving for these services.
A bill introduced by Legis. Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) would stop companies such as Uber andLyft from operating in the county because state law allows level-one sex offenders, the lowesttier, to drive for a ride-hailing service seven years after a conviction or completion of a prisonsentence.
Level two and level three sex offenders are not allowed to drive for the services