Taxis lined up outside the Massachusetts State House Monday afternoon and laid on their horns. The blaring noise was almost enough to drown out the chants and angry cheers of taxi drivers and others in the industry holding signs reading “STOP UNFAIR COMPETITION” and “SAME JOBS, SAME RULES."

They were protesting legislation that lawmakers are considering this week that would regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. The taxi drivers say that bill doesn’t go far enough.

The bill calls for a two-step background check for all drivers, the first one to be conducted by the ride-hailing company, and the second by state regulators for a new "Ride For Hire Division" created in the state Department of Public Utilities.

Cabbie Eugene Dorvil said he's angry that the measure does not include a requirement that Uber drivers be fingerprinted:

“We are fingerprinted. So why other companies not fingerprinted?” he asked. “There’s nothing wrong with that.”

Under the bill, Uber and Lyft drivers would have to undergo two separate background checks - one conducted by the companies themselves, the other by the state.

Democratic State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry spoke to the taxi drivers in front of the State House.

“I’ll be working with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to make sure we put forth a piece of legislation that is not only going to regulate Uber and Lyft - because it’s about safety of the residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts getting in these taxis every day, because that’s what they are -  but it’s also helping and supporting these small business owners, because that’s what they are,” she said, referring to taxi drivers.

“We don’t want Uber and Lyft to leave,” Dorcena Forry said. “You are part of our economy. You are here to stay. But we just want you to protect the people that are getting in your cars. We want you to be held responsible like everybody else here, who have to go through major hoops to get a medallion to ride a taxi or to get a license to drive a taxi,” she said to cheers from the drivers.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has been among those calling for fingerprinting of drivers for ride-hailing services.

In the proposed legislation, Uber and Lyft would still be banned from picking up passengers at Logan Airport until August 2021.

The bill is expected to be voted on in the House this week.