Ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber are now regulated in Arizona.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Thursday that finally requires drivers to get background checks and carry liability insurance. So how does it affect you as the consumer?
"With the signing of this bill, Arizona now has a regulatory framework to call Uber home in Arizona," said Steve Thompson, General Manager of Uber AZ.
According to Uber the law means drivers as well as customers will no longer have to question if they're doing something wrong, by ride-sharing around the valley.
"I really think it puts Arizona on the map as far as innovation, job creation and consumer options," Thompson said.
Uber said this law makes Arizona the ninth state to have ride-sharing guidelines.
But the law does come with some red tape.
Ride-sharing drivers, like taxi drivers, must now have $250,000 of liability insurance while a passenger is in the vehicle. It also requires vehicle inspections, driver background checks, and sets a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use by drivers.
Last year former Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a ride-sharing bill because it did not require ride-sharing drivers to carry liability insurance.