The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and
CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of House Bill 4075, also known as "The
Uber Bill," and House Bill 5331:
"We applaud Governor Quinn's decision to support innovation and
competition, and give the people of Illinois the transportation choices
they deserve. By recognizing the value of innovators such as Uber and
Lyft, the governor is protecting existing jobs and creating new
employment opportunities for the state. House Bills 4075 and 5331 were
misguided attempts to protect entrenched taxi monopolies, which would
have driven up transportation costs and hurt Illinois' economy.
"Innovative services like Uber and Lyft are transforming the way we get
around, helping cities and states improve their transportation options,
creating jobs and reducing the number of cars clogging the streets.
We're glad Gov. Quinn recognizes that supporting innovation, providing
greater consumer options and increasing opportunity are essential for
the future economic growth of Illinois and our country."
The Innovation Movement unites those who believe innovation is critical
to American global leadership and economic growth, supporting public
policies that encourage and advance American business and shore p our
economy for future generations. To learn more about the campaign and how
to join us, click here.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade
association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics
industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA
membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical
training and education, industry promotion, standards development and
the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and
produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All
profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA
online at www.CE.org,
and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social.
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