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Public Law No: 115-105 (01/08/2018)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 105]
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Public Law 115-105
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To streamline the process by which active duty military, reservists, and 
     veterans receive commercial driver's licenses. <<NOTE: Jan. 8, 
                          2018 -  [S. 1393]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Jobs for Our 
Heroes Act. 49 USC 30101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Jobs for Our Heroes Act''.
SEC. 2. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FOR VETERANS OPERATING COMMERCIAL 
                    MOTOR VEHICLES.

    (a) Qualified Examiners.--Section 5403(d)(2) of the FAST Act (49 
U.S.C. 31149 note; 129 Stat. 1548) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Definition.>>  Qualified examiner.--The term 
        `qualified examiner' means an individual who--
                    ``(A) 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;
                    ``(B) is licensed, certified, or registered in a 
                State to perform physical examinations;
                    ``(C) is familiar with the standards for, and 
                physical requirements of, an operator required to be 
                medically certified under section 31149 of title 49, 
                United States Code; and
                    ``(D) has never, with respect to such section, been 
                found to have acted fraudulently, including by 
                fraudulently awarding a medical certificate.''.

    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 5403 of the FAST Act (49 U.S.C. 
31149 note; 129 Stat. 1548) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``physician-approved 
        veteran operator, the qualified physician'' and inserting 
        ``veteran operator approved by a qualified examiner, the 
        qualified examiner'';
            (2) in subsection (b)(1)--
                    (A) by striking ``the physician'' and inserting 
                ``the examiner''; and
                    (B) by striking ``qualified physician'' and 
                inserting ``qualified examiner'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by striking ``qualified physicians'' and 
                inserting ``qualified examiners''; and
                    (B) by striking ``such physicians'' and inserting 
                ``such examiners''; and

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            (4) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) as 
                paragraphs (3), (1), and (2), respectively, and by 
                moving the text of paragraph (3), as redesignated, to 
                appear after paragraph (2), as redesignated; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3), as redesignated--
                          (i) in the paragraph heading, by striking 
                      ``Physician-approved veteran operator'' and 
                      inserting ``Veteran operator approved by a 
                      qualified examiner''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``physician-approved veteran 
                      operator'' and inserting ``veteran operator 
                      approved by a qualified examiner''.

    (c) <<NOTE: 49 USC 31149 note.>>  Rulemaking.--The amendments made 
by this section shall be incorporated into any rulemaking proceeding 
related to section 5403 of the FAST Act (49 U.S.C. 31149 note; 129 Stat. 
1548) that is being conducted as of the date of the enactment of this 
Act.
SEC. 3. COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE STANDARDS FOR CURRENT AND 
                    FORMER MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

    Section 31305(d) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Veteran 
        Operators'' and inserting ``Operators Who Are Members of the 
        Armed Forces, Reservists, or Veterans'';
            (2) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``subparagraph (A) 
        during, at least,'' and inserting ``subparagraph (A)--
                          ``(i) while serving in the armed forces or 
                      reserve components; and
                          ``(ii) during''; and
            (3) in paragraph (2)(B)--
                    (A) by inserting ``current or'' before ``former'' 
                each place the term appears; and
                    (B) by inserting ``one of'' before ``the reserve 
                components''.

    Approved January 8, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1393 (H.R. 2258):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-189 (Comm. on Transportation and Infrastructure) 
accompanying H.R. 2258.
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-161 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Sept. 14, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 19, 21, considered and passed House.

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