H.R. 3095, a Bill to Ensure That Any New or Revised Requirement Providing for the Screening, Testing, or Treatment of Individuals Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles for Sleep Disorders is Adopted Pursuant to a Rulemaking Proceeding

Cost Estimate
September 24, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on September 18, 2013

H.R. 3095 would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) within the Department of Transportation to complete a formal rulemaking process if the agency decides to establish requirements for commercial truckers to address certain sleep disorders among drivers. Under current law, the agency could issue such requirements without going through a formal rulemaking process by issuing guidance to trucking companies.

Based on information from FMCSA, CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not have a significant effect on the federal budget. The agency has announced that it will complete a rulemaking on this issue under current law. CBO estimates that the bill would not affect revenues or direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 3095 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.