H.R. 2258 would exempt active-duty members or reservists of the armed forces from certain testing requirements to obtain a state commercial driver’s license if they have qualifying military experience. Under current law, some veterans are exempt from such requirements.
Under regulations proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), states could waive testing requirements for current and former members of the military who regularly operate (or operated within the last year) a commercial motor vehicle. Under current law, all states are permitted to waive testing requirements, if they so choose, for qualified veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard, and active-duty personnel until October 27, 2018. Based on information from FMCSA about the costs of implementing the pending regulation, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 2258 would have no significant additional effect on the federal budget over the 2018-2022 period.
Enacting H.R. 2258 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2258 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 2258 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.