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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 7: Violations of chapter by driver providing transportation network services; penalties

Section 7. (a) A driver providing transportation network services who is not in compliance with subsection (b) of section 2 or sections 4 or 5 shall be deemed to have committed a civil motor vehicle infraction, as defined in section 1 of chapter 90C. State or local law enforcement officials may issue a citation for any such violation in the manner provided for in said chapter 90C. If the driver is cited under this subsection, every transportation network company that allows the driver to provide transportation network services shall be subject to a fine of $500.

(b) A driver providing transportation network services who knowingly or willfully allows another individual to use that driver's certificate or identity to provide transportation network services or a driver who is using a transportation network driver certificate belonging to another individual or is misrepresenting a driver's identity to riders or potential riders by means of a digital network shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 for a first offense, by a fine of not more than $750 for a second offense and by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 6 months for a third or subsequent offense.

(c) A driver who violates section 3 or any other person who, by soliciting, accepting, arranging or providing transportation network services in any other manner, including through street hails, cruising or street solicitations, shall be deemed to have committed a civil motor vehicle infraction, as defined in section 1 of chapter 90C. State or local law enforcement officials may issue a citation for any such violation in the manner provided for in said chapter 90C to the transportation network driver and may assess a fine of $500.

(d) A driver who fails to produce proof of a transportation network driver certificate and a background check clearance certificate upon request by law enforcement shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100 for a first offense, by a fine of not more than $500 for a second offense and not more than $1,000 for a third or subsequent offense.