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H.R. 2258 (115th): ADVANCE Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2258 exempts active duty military and reserve personnel with qualifying experience from certain testing requirements when they try to obtain a commercial driver’s license. Currently, certain veterans are eligible for this exemption, which was included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Background Under current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, states can waive certain testing requirements for former members of the armed forces and reserve components if they had qualifying experience while serving in the armed forces or the reserve components. This bill would extend this exemption to individuals who are currently serving in either the armed services or reserve components. According to the American Trucking Association, there is an estimated 40,000 truck driver shortage nationally.

Sponsor and status

Pete Aguilar

Sponsor. Representative for California's 31st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 1, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 26, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

12 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Aguilar Bill to Connect Active-Duty Service Members and Reservists with Inland Empire Jobs Moves Forward
    — Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31] (Sponsor) on May 24, 2017

CRAMER: House Passes Bills Streamlining Commercial Driving Certification for Military Members
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jun 26, 2017

an independence day message from congressman Hunter
    — Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020] on Jun 30, 2017

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History

May 1, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 24, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Jun 23, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 26, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 2258 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2258. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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