NV lawmakers are seeking to block the ride-hailing service from operating there, in a bill that could force the company to shut down.
The state Senate voted 21-0 on Tuesday to pass a bill to block Airbnb and Uber from expanding in the state.
The legislation is aimed at stopping companies from expanding to new states after the Nevada legislature enacted a law in January that limited the number of people that can be registered to drive for Uber and Lyft in the Golden State.
The law was approved by voters in November.
Nevada is home to one of the country’s most vibrant taxi markets, with thousands of independent cabs operating on city streets.
The industry is booming in the United States, with Uber driving more than $3 billion in annual revenue in 2017, according to the company.
But Airbnb and other ridesharing services, which offer short-term rentals, are attracting controversy from local authorities and cities who fear the companies will be displacing residents and hurting tourism.
Nevadas law allows companies to operate without a permit, but only for a limited period.
The bill’s sponsor, state Senator Steve Farley, said the new law would “protect Nevadans and businesses from the harms that would result from Uber and Airbnb operating in the city.”
But Airbnb is a self-proclaimed “platform for independent entrepreneurs” and has said it would continue to operate in Nevada if it were allowed.
Nevadans for Responsible Government, a pro-business advocacy group, has called for Uber to be shut down in the area.
The group is seeking to get Airbnb and Lyft to stop operating in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.