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Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- senate Committees
- The house Passed June 26th, 2017Roll Call Vote 409 Yea / 0 Nay
Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureHighways and TransitIntroducedMay 18th, 2017
- house Committees
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Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017
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.
(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.
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.