Senate Bill #2763 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE

Permits the use of an electronic means of transmission of the medical certificate required for issuance of a CDL by the division of motor vehicles.

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  • 2018 – S 2763
  • 2018 – S 2763 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • Introduced By: Senator Roger Picard
  • Date Introduced: March 27, 2018
  • Referred To: Senate SpecialLegislation and Veterans Affairs
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-10.3-18 of the GeneralLaws in Chapter 31-10.3 entitled "Rhode Island Uniform Commercial Driver's License Act"is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • Referred To: Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-10.3-18 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-10.3 entitled "Rhode Island Uniform Commercial Driver's License Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 31-10.3-18. Applications.
  • (a) Every application for a commercial license, change of endorsement, classification, or restriction shall be made upon a form furnished by the department. Every application shall be accompanied by a valid license and by the nonrefundable fee of ten dollars ($10.00). This application fee shallbe used by the department to offset the costs of investigating the applicants.
  • (a) Every application for a commercial license, change of endorsement, classification, or restriction shall be made upon a form furnished by the department. Every application shall be accompanied by a valid license and by the nonrefundable fee of ten dollars ($10.00). This application fee shall be used by the department to offset the costs of investigating the applicants.
  • (b) Every application shall state the full name, date of birth, sex, current mailing address, residential address, height, weight, hair and eye color, social security number, and whether the applicant's license or privilege is withdrawn or whether an application has ever been refused, and if so, the date of and reason for the withdrawal or refusal. It shall also require the applicant to disclose any other names used in the past and any other information that the department may require to determine the applicant's identity, competency, and eligibility. It shall be signed by the applicant under the penalties of perjury.
  • (c) Whenever an application is received from a person previously licensed in another jurisdiction, the department shall request and accept a copy of the driver's record in that jurisdiction with the same force and effect as though entered on the driver's record in this state in the original instance.
  • (d) The provisions of § 11-18-1 shall apply to any person who falsely signs or attests the affidavit, under oath, required by this section. Any false attestation, knowingly made, shall also be punishable by suspension of the commercial license or privilege of that person for a period of not less than one year nor more than two (2) years; provided, that person shall be entitled to the rights and remedies established by § 31-11-15.
  • (e) The medical examiner's certificate or medical certification required prior to the issuance of a commercial driver's license may be electronically transmitted to the division of motor vehicles by facsimile or email attachment, so long as the transmission is legible.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage. ======== LC005320 ========
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  • (e) The medical examiner's certificate or medical certification required prior to the issuance of a commercial driver's license may be electronically transmitted to the division of motor vehicles by electronic means of transmission approved by the department of motor vehicles which shall be accessible through the department's website by way of a menu item labeled "commercial driver's license (CDL) medical certificate," so long as the transmission is legible.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
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  • This act would permit the use of fax or email transmission of the medical certificate required for issuance of a CDL by the division of motor vehicles.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC005320 ========
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  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
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  • This act would permit the use of an electronic means of transmission of the medical certificate required for issuance of a CDL by the division of motor vehicles.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC005320/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

April 25, 2018 at 5:02pm
Yeas: 34 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma NV
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan NV
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE

May 29, 2018 at 5:12pm
Yeas: 72 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros NV
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard NV
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi NV
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y