SECTION 1. Section 22 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding, at the end of the third paragraph thereof, the following language:- The licensing authority that issues taxicab licenses or hackney carriage licenses, shall also issue an official driver identification document, separate from a license or hackney license, to be placed in the rear interior of the vehicle with the driver’s photograph, name and hackney or licensing number. This document will travel with the driver from cab to cab and it will be the responsibility of the driver to secure it according to the regulations of the licensing authority. Each cab shall also have affixed in the interior rear of the vehicle the name or the trade name of the company, company phone number and either the medallion number or vehicle number. Both designated documents shall be affixed so as to be made visible to passengers inside the vehicle.
The licensing authority may designate the manner in which they provide such documentation to an authorized driver and the manner in which such document is affixed inside the vehicle.
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