SB 89 - This act enacts provisions relating to commercial driver's licenses.

This act adds test score documents from Missouri commercial third-party tester examiners to an exemption from the prohibition against retaining certain driver's license application materials. (Section 302.170.3(2))

The act provides that commercial driver's instruction permits shall be nonrenewable, and lengthens, from 6 months to 1 year, the period for which the permits are valid. This act increases, from 5 dollars to 10 dollars, the fee for a commercial driver's instruction permit, and specifies that the fee for a duplicate shall be 5 dollars. This act also repeals a provision allowing for the issuance of a 30-day commercial driver's instruction permit. (Section 302.720.1)

Beginning January 1, 2020, all applicants for a commercial driver's license shall complete an entry-level driver training program established and required under federal law. (Section 302.720.2)

The Director of Revenue currently has the authority to waive the driving skills test for a commercial driver's license for qualified military applicants. This act allows the Director of Revenue to also waive the knowledge test. (Section 302.720.2(5))

The act lengthens, from 90 days to one year, how recently an applicant must have been employed in a qualifying military position in order to be eligible for the waivers. (Section 302.720.2(5)(f))

This act provides for the use of an electronic verification system, approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to receive medical examiner's certificates for commercial driver's license issuance. (Section 302.768.3)

This act contains provisions identical to provisions in SB 919 (2018), HB 2497 (2018), HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018), and SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018).


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