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S. 3556: LICENSE Act of 2022


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3556

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 2, 2022

(for herself and Mr. Kelly) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to modify certain regulations relating to the requirements for commercial driver’s license testing and commercial learner’s permit holders, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Licensing Individual Commercial Exam-takers Now Safely and Efficiently Act of 2022 or the LICENSE Act of 2022.

2.

Modifications to certain commercial driver’s license regulations

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, shall—

(1)

revise section 384.228 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor regulation), to allow a State or third-party examiner to administer a commercial driver’s license knowledge test only if the examiner—

(A)

maintains a valid commercial driver’s license test examiner certification;

(B)

completes a commercial driver’s license skills test examiner training course that meets the requirements of subsection (d) of that section; and

(C)

completes 1 unit of instruction described in subsection (c)(3) of that section;

(2)

revise section 383.25(a)(1) of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor regulation), to allow a commercial driver’s license holder accompanying a commercial learner’s permit holder to be present anywhere in the cab of the vehicle being operated by the commercial learner’s permit holder; and

(3)

revise section 383.79 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor regulation), to allow a State to administer a driving skills test to any commercial driver’s license applicant, regardless of the State of domicile of the applicant or where the applicant received driver training.