Officials push to keep sex offenders from driving for ride-hailing services

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There's a push to make sure sex offenders can't drive Uber or Lyft cars on Long Island.  

Suffolk has agreed to allow the ride-hailing companies to start operating June 29 after state approval.

The current law blocks Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from driving for ride-hailing services, but it would allow Level 1 sex offenders to drive for Uber and Lyft seven years after their conviction.

Critics don't want Uber or Lyft operating in Suffolk until that 'loophole' is closed. 

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