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house Bill H.R. 2547

Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017

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  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed June 26th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 409 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Highways and Transit
    IntroducedMay 18th, 2017

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Title

Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017

Official Title

To expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other purposes.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on June 23, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Fast Act to require the medical professional who may perform a medical examination and provide a medical certificate for purposes of compliance with requirements for operation of a commercial motor vehicle to be a "qualified examiner" who: is employed in the Department of Veterans Affairs as an advanced practice nurse, doctor of chiropractic, doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, physician assistant, or other medical professional; and is licensed, certified, or registered in a state to perform physical examinations.
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    This would provide military members to transfer their military licenses to their home state equivalent licenses without having to incur unnecessary training and testing. I wish that had been the case when I left the Army. Even though I was a driving instructor and rest examiner in the Army, my home state would not accept any of my military driving experience and licensing. I would have had to spend thousands on truck driving school in order to get licensed.
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    There is no information on this bill. Is this the only info they get to vote with?
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    If military training meets the standards of safety, military truckers should be able to take state tests for free. If you pass the tests you drive. Just like the rest of us. If you can't drive safely you're a menace.
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    Chiropractors are not qualified to make these medical decisions.
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