Text: S.1537 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/23/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1537

To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted through a rulemaking proceeding, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 23, 2013

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


A BILL

To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted through a rulemaking proceeding, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Commercial motor vehicle operator requirements relating to sleep disorders.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Transportation may implement or enforce a requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment (including consideration of all possible treatment alternatives) of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders only if the requirement is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding.

(b) Applicability.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to a requirement that was in force before September 1, 2013.

(c) Sleep disorders defined.—In this section, the term “sleep disorders” includes obstructive sleep apnea.