H.R.2258 – ADVANCE Act

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H.R.2258 – ADVANCE Act


H.R. 2258 exempts current members of the armed services or reserve components from certain testing requirements to obtain commercial driver’s licenses if they had qualifying experience while serving in the armed services or reserve components.

    H.R. 2258 extends this exemption to individuals who are currently serving in either the armed services or reserve components

Under regulations proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), states could waive testing requirements for current and former members of the military who regularly operate (or operated within the last year) a commercial motor vehicle. Under current law, all states are permitted to waive testing requirements, if they so choose, for qualified veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard, and active-duty personnel until October 27, 2018.

 (Full text of H.R. 2258 at congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] (Introduced 05/01/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 0 (Roll no. 324).

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Cost to the taxpayersCBO estimates that implementing H.R. 2258 would have no significant additional effect on the federal budget over the 2018-2022 period.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting H.R. 2258 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 2258 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2258 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  No earmarks

Duplication of programs: No duplication

Direct Rule-Making:  No rulemaking

Advisory Committee Statement: No committee

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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