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

The text of the bill below is as of May 1, 2017 (Introduced).

Summary of this 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, …



1st Session

H. R. 2258


May 1, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To require that certain standards for commercial driver’s licenses applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves also apply to current members of the armed services or reserves.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment Act or the ADVANCE Act.


Commercial driver’s license standards for service members and veterans

Section 31305(d) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—


in the subsection heading, by striking Veteran operators and inserting Service Members, Reservists, and Veterans; and


in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting current or before former each place the term appears.