SB 50 Amends various provisions relating to commercial drivers licenses
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 0173S.02I Fiscal Note: 0173-02
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 2/7/2007 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 50 - This act modifies various provisions relating to commercial driver licenses and the operation of commercial motor vehicles.

EXPUNGEMENT OF RECORDS OF CDL HOLDERS - This act prohibits the expungement of a minor in possession charge for holders of commercial driver's licenses or persons operating commercial motor vehicles at the time of the violation (Section 311.326). The act also provides that no records shall be expunged for CDL holders who have been convicted of or pled guilty to an offense where the person's BAC is .04 or above (Section 302.545).

FAILURE TO APPEAR - This act includes failure to appear by a commercial license holder or operator of a commercial motor vehicle as an commercial driver offense requiring indefinite suspension until compliance (Sections 302.700 and 302.755).

CDL MILITARY EXEMPTION - This act provides that a military member while driving a vehicle for military purposes is exempt from possessing a CDL. Current law provides that the military member must be driving a military vehicle to qualify for the exemption (Section 302.775).

DRIVING WHILE OUT OF SERVICE - The act provides that any person convicted for the first time of driving while out of service shall be disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for a period of 180 days (current law 90 days). The act also provides that any person convicted of driving while out of service on a second occasion during any ten-year period, involving separate incidents, shall be disqualified for a period of two years (up from 1 year)(Section 302.755).