The new law requires $1 million in insurance coverage when transporting a passenger and third party driver background checks.
It was unclear how many booted in the state were disqualified for safety reasons.
12% of drivers were rejected in Massachusetts for infractions such as violent crimes, sexual offenses, and suspended licenses.
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Minor criminal violations committed when a driver was younger will not disqualify potential Uber independent contractors.
The state will conduct Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information background checks and consult motor vehicles records.
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With the signing of key bills, the influential trade group marks the end to one of its most successful legislative years.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed new legislation that will place greater restrictions on Uber and Lyft drivers.
As the limousine industry advocates driver fingerprint background checks, how many operators are actually using them?
The state already legally mandates background checks for everything from school bus drivers to Little League coaches.
Senators voted 34-2 in favor of the bill, which requires driver insurance, vehicle inspections, and company- and state-run background checks.
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