Lawmaker wants Uber, Lyft regulations to be reviewed for fairness

"The Transportation Network Companies Act (TNC) was passed in 2015. According to University of South Carolina Law Professor Bryant Walker Smith, who studies the ride-sharing industry, the law reads similar to those enacted in other states and supported by Uber.

Smith called the taxi business model the “legacy” and the ride-sharing business model the “disruptor.”

“They were pretty astute to describe themselves as something differently,” Smith said. “What these companies do is that they facilitate the provision of commercial rides … (But) they had political power that the taxi cab companies did not have or did not exercise. That’s the political realistic explanation as to why we have two different regimes.”"