Two Boston lawmakers have filed a bill which would impose stricter regulations on ride-hailing companies in the state, according to the Boston Globe.
The bill, which would impact companies like Uber and Lyft, comes months after Gov. Charlie Baker proposed legislation which would legitimize ride-hailing companies through the use of new categorization.
But the bill, cosponsored by State Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry and Representative Michael J. Moran, would require drivers to get more expensive insurance, register vehicles as livery vehicles and partake in stricter background checks.
Baker's legislation would require two background checks, but would not require fingerprints, like the newly-proposed bill.