Policy & Research Documents




Minneapolis P2P Bill – Enacted  Amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, by adding a new Chapter 343 relating to Transportation Network Companies.

Baton Rouge TNS Ordinance – Amending the Code of Ordinances for the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, enacting Chapter 8, Transportation Network Services, Title 10, Transportation so as to define transportation network services, applications, companies, and operators and to create registration provisions for operators, to require background checks for operators, to prohibit street hails by operators, to require transportation network application companies to conduct background checks, inspect vehicles, establish zero tolerance policies for drugs and alcohol, and to provide for other related matters.


Legal Analysis – Airbnb – It does not appear that public lodging establishments are required by law to have general liability, property or other insurance coverage, although most conventional establishments procure such coverage as a basic risk mitigation strategy and as a requirement of lending and other commercial relationships they maintain…

Legal Analysis – RelayRides – We looked at the regulatory environment for RelayRides, which is a peer-to-peer carsharing platform allowing private car-owners to rent out their vehicles via an online interface.  There appears to be little substantive regulation of this type of arrangement at the State of Florida level…