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6/5/2018 Governor signs legislation streamlining the process to acquire a commercial driver’s license
STATE HOUSE — Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation introduced by Rep. Robert D. Phillips (D-Dist. 51, Woonsocket, Cumberland) and Sen. Roger A. Picard (D-Dist. 20, Woonsocket, Cumberland) that will streamline the process to acquire a commercial driver’s license.

The law (2018-H 7251A, 2018-S 2763A) will 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 new law, the medical certification required prior to the issuance of a commercial driver's license, will be electronically transmitted to the DMV. The process will be accessible through the department’s website by way of a menu item labeled “commercial driver’s license (CDL) medical certificate.”

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903