SECTION 1. Chapter 187 of the acts of 2016 is hereby amended by adding the following new section:-
"SECTION 19. There shall be a commission which shall study the state and local fees assessed to transportation for hire companies and services including taxis, livery, hackneys and transportation network companies. The commission shall further study the relation of fees to congestion. The members of the commission shall be as follows: the secretary of the department of transportation, or a designee, who shall be the chair; the secretary of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs, or a designee; the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on transportation; a representative from Massachusetts Municipal Association; a representative of a ride-for-hire or transportation network company; and a member of a consumer group to be appointed by the governor. The commission shall file a report with its findings, including any legislative and regulatory recommendations, with the clerks of the senate and house and representatives not later than December 31, 2020."
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