General Assembly OKs legislation streamlining the process to acquire a commercial driver’s license
STATE HOUSE — The General Assembly today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Robert D. Phillips (D-Dist. 51, Woonsocket, Cumberland) and Sen. Roger A. Picard (D-Dist. 20, Woonsocket, Cumberland) that would streamline the process to acquire a commercial driver’s license.
The legislation (2018-H 7251A, 2018-S 2763A) would permit the use of an electronic means of transmission of the medical certificate required for the issuance of a commercial driver’s license by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Under the legislation, the medical certification required prior to the issuance of a commercial driver's license, would be electronically transmitted to the DMV. The process would be accessible through the department’s website by way of a menu item labeled “commercial driver’s license (CDL) medical certificate.”
The measure now heads to the governor’s office.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903