Baker calls for new state regs on ride-hailing companies

April 24, 2015 9:34 PM

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Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft would be required to undergo state criminal background checks, and the companies would be required to carry at least $1 million in liability insurance for each ride, under legislation filed Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker.

The proposal would develop a regulatory framework for the industry and "strikes the right balance between innovation and public safety," the governor told reporters.

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