Summary: S.1393 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (09/14/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.)

Jobs for Our Heroes Act

(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 by a veteran of a commercial motor vehicle to be a "qualified examiner" who:

  • is employed by 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.

(Sec. 3) The bill applies commercial driver's license standards for former members of the Armed Forces or reserves to current members of the Armed Forces or reserves.

The bill allows such covered individuals who have experience in driving vehicles similar to a commercial motor vehicle while serving in the Armed Forces or reserves to apply for an exemption from all or a portion of federal commercial motor vehicle driving test requirements.