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H.R. 1967: To amend title 49, United States Code, to grant Puerto Rico eligibility to issue commercial driver’s licenses, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1967

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2021

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

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to grant Puerto Rico eligibility to issue commercial driver’s licenses, and for other purposes.

1.

Application of commercial motor vehicle safety

(a)

Definition

Section 31301(14) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking and and inserting a comma; and

(2)

by inserting , and Puerto Rico before the period.

(b)

Implementation

The Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shall work with Puerto Rico on obtaining full compliance with chapter 313 of title 49, United States Code, and regulations adopted under that chapter.

(c)

Grace period

Notwithstanding section 31311(a) of title 49, United States Code, during a 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, Puerto Rico shall not be subject to a withholding of an apportionment of funds under paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 104(b) of title 23, United States Code, for failure to comply with any requirement under section 31311(a) of title 49, United States Code.