Week ending December 22, 2017
S.1532 – No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act
S 1532 would provide a lifetime ban from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for an individual who uses a CMV in committing a felony involving a severe form of trafficking in persons.
Current law prohibits an individual from operating a CMV if the individual is convicted of any of nine different enumerated offenses, including alcohol abuse, negligent manslaughter, and drug trafficking. The proposed legislation would add a felony involving a severe form of trafficking in persons to the list of disqualifying offenses, and like a controlled substance violation (49 U.S.C. 31310 (d)), the disqualification would be for life.
(Full text of S. 1532 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 07/12/2017)
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): 393 – 0 (Roll no. 710).
Motion to recommit:
Text of the motion:
On Passage: Passed Senate without amendment (09/14/2017)
COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have no significant effect on the federal budget. CBO estimates that implementing the provisions of the bill would cost less than $500,000 over the 2018-2022 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Pay-as-you-go requirements: Enacting S. 1532 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
Dynamic Scoring: CBO estimates that enacting S. 1532 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. 1532 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA). As a condition of assistance, the bill would require states to ensure that individuals who commit acts of human trafficking are not issued commercial driver’s licenses. States already screen applicants for a number of items, including drug offenses. Consequently, CBO estimates that the costs of the additional requirement would be small. Conditions of assistance, by definition in UMRA, are not considered intergovernmental mandates.
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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