2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hodges
CDL Training (language only)

Item 439 #7h

Item 439 #7h

Department of Motor Vehicles


Page 459, after line 19, insert:

"Q. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles, is authorized to expand the number of Community Colleges eligible to test drivers for their Commercial Drivers License (CDL).  Such authorization shall include allowance for the use of private commercial drivers license school personnel to conduct the test providing such individual has not participated in the training of the potential licensee."


(This amendment would authorize DMV to utilize third-party testers for commercial drivers licenses to help address the testing backlog which is resulting in trained drivers being unable to receive their licensure and thus remaining unemployed. Current statute allows colleges to become the third party testers -- as evidenced by such practice at Blue Ridge Community College and Wytheville Community College.)