H.R. 2459 (112th): Safe Roads Act of 2011

Jul 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Eric “Rick” Crawford
Representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district
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Jul 08, 2011
22 pages
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This bill was introduced on July 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 08, 2011
Full Title

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


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22 cosponsors (16R, 6D) (show)

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Safe Roads Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to establish a national clearinghouse for verified positive alcohol and controlled substance test results and test refusals as well as violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) alcohol and controlled substances regulations 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; (3) not refused to be tested; and (4) not violated FMCSA alcohol and controlled substances regulations.
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 for each year thereafter as long as the individual is so employed; 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 DOT oversight of testing sites.

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