Colorado Lawmaker aims to regulate car-sharing programs with bill SB90

People who rent out their own cars would have to follow some regulations under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Monday.

Sen. Ray Scott, a Grand Junction Republican who introduced SB90, said the measure is needed because the practice of so-called peer-to-peer car sharing programs are growing, and basic standards on how they operate need to be established.

He said there’s been some in the car rental industry who have pushed back on the bill. But he said the issue is no different than other internet-based sharing programs that now are commonplace, such as Airbnb and VRBO, which are vacation home renting apps.