About the bill
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
Sponsor. Representative for California's 31st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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).
12 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
H.R. 2258 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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