Week ending December 22, 2017
S.1393 – Jobs for Our Heroes Act
S 1393 allows 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.
S 1393 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.
(Full text of S. 1393 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 06/21/2017)
Status: Passed Senate /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 706).
Motion to recommit:
Text of the motion:
On Passage: Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: CBO expects that implementing provisions related to testing requirements would not have a significant cost.
Pay-as-you-go requirements: Enacting S. 1393 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
Dynamic Scoring: CBO estimates that enacting S. 1393 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
Regulatory and Other Impact: S. 1393 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.
Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
Earmark Certification: Data not available
Duplication of programs: Data not available
Direct Rule-Making: Data not available
Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available
Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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