Very soon, you’ll be able to ride with them again. Today, the Texas State Senate voted to implement regulations for ridesharing across the state, superseding any ordinances put in place by municipalities. While the bill does mandate annual background checks for drivers, it removes the requirement for the fingerprinting of drivers, which the city of Austin imposed last year, leading both companies to suspend service. With a 21-9 vote for passage, the law will become effective as soon as the governor signs it, and Uber said they will resume service immediately.