It has been over a year since the city of Austin legalized Uber and Lyft in Austin. The new council has taken up the issue and is looking to make the original ordinance permanent with a number of additional regulations. One of the additional regulations would require all drivers to submit to a fingerprint background check. Lyft does not operate in any city with a mandatory fingerprint check. Uber only operates in Houston with the check, but only reluctantly. KEYE interviewed me on my thoughts. They actually spread out my comments over a few news cycles.