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H.R. 5358 (115th): DRIVE-Safe Act

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You can usually get a driver’s license at 16, but can’t become a truck driver professionally until 21. The DRIVE-Safe Act would allow that.

Context

Each state sets it own laws for when someone can attain a driver’s license, ranging from as low as 14 years 3 months in South Dakota to 17 years in New Jersey. In the vast majority of states, the age is 16.

There is, however, a federal law against becoming an interstate truck driver professionally until age 21. (One can still become ...

Sponsor and status

Duncan Hunter

Sponsor. Representative for California's 50th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2018
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
Mar 21, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 21, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Mar 21, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5358 (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.

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

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