S. 1113 (111th): Safe Roads Act of 2009

Introduced:
May 20, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Mark Pryor
Senior Senator from Arkansas
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
May 20, 2009
Length
21 pages
Related Bills
S. 754 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 07, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 20, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 20, 2009
Referred to Committee May 20, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish and maintain a national clearinghouse for records related to alcohol and controlled substances testing of commercial motor vehicle operators, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/20/2009--Introduced.
Safe Roads Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a national clearinghouse for positive alcohol and controlled substance test results and test refusals of commercial motor vehicle operators. Prohibits the release of clearinghouse information to a commercial motor carrier employer unless there has been compliance with all applicable federal privacy laws and regulations.
Authorizes the Secretary to collect fees from such employers and other authorized users for informational requests.
Prohibits an employer from hiring an individual to operate a commercial motor vehicle unless the employer has determined that the individual, for the preceding three-year period, has: (1) been tested for use of alcohol and controlled substances; (2) not tested positive for their use, or tested positive but has completed the return-to-duty process; and (3) not refused to be tested.
Directs the Secretary to establish a process: (1) to require employers to request and review any clearinghouse records of individuals before their employment as a commercial motor vehicle operator; and (2) for an individual and a state licensing authority to request and receive information from the clearinghouse.
Subjects persons who violate the requirements of this Act to both civil and criminal penalties.
Requires the Secretary to take certain actions to enhance Department of Transportation (DOT) oversight of testing sites.

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