A bill in the Utah Senate that would have created a tax structure for peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing companies was killed in a senate committee, The Salt Lake City Tribune reports.
The bill's sponsor said she negotiated a compromise that both P2P and car rental companies could agree with, but there was not enough time to write the compromises into a new bill. The senate committee reportedly did not want to push through the bill without first seeing it in writing, killing it 5-1.
Officials say they expect to further discuss the topic of P2P taxes and fees after the legislature adjourns.
Last week, the Salt Lake City Council passed a law that will levy fines against people who conduct rental transactions at the airport via P2P companies, as those companies are currently not paying to fees to operate at the airport.