Sami’s Law Passed The U.S. House

A bill was introduced in 2021 that would require ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft, to deploy enhanced verification systems.

A few years ago, a University of South Carolina student was killed after accidentally entering a vehicle under the impression it was her Uber ride home.

21-year-old, Samantha Josephson was kidnapped and killed by Nathaniel Rowland in 2019 after Rowland pretended to be her ride-share driver.

A bill was introduced in 2021 that would require ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft, to deploy enhanced verification systems as well as ban the sale of materials designed to assist a passenger in identifying a ride-share vehicle to those without the approval of the company.

The bill would also create an advisory council for developing standards for new verification technologies and require a thorough back-ground check of each driver and passenger of ride-share vehicles.

The U.S. House of Representatives have now passed the bill titled “Sami’s Law” and it will proceed to the U.S. Senate.