Bill Text

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

SB-1236 Commercial driver’s license: education.(2017-2018)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 06/19/2018 09:00 PM
SB1236:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  June 19, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1236


Introduced by Senator Monning

February 15, 2018


An act to add Section 15250.1 to the Vehicle Code, relating to commercial vehicle drivers.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1236, as amended, Monning. Commercial driver’s license: education.
Existing law prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing a commercial driver’s license to any person to operate a commercial motor vehicle unless the person has passed a written and driving test for the operation of a commercial motor vehicle that complies with the minimum standards established by the federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 and specified federal regulations, and has satisfied all other requirements of that act as well as any other requirements imposed by state law.
This bill would require the department, no later than June 5, 2020, to adopt regulations related to entry-level driver training requirements for drivers of commercial motor vehicles including specified minimum hours of behind-the-wheel training and in compliance with the requirements of specified federal regulations.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 15250.1 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

15250.1.
 (a) The department shall, no later than June 5, 2020, adopt regulations related to entry-level driver training requirements for drivers of commercial motor vehicles in compliance with the requirements of Parts 380, 383, and 384 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The department shall require the course of instruction for entry-level drivers to include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a)An applicant for a class A commercial driver’s license shall complete a minimum of 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training, at least 10 hours of which shall be on an off-highway facility and 10 hours of which shall be on a public road. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, every 50 minutes of driving time is deemed to be an hour of training.

(b)Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an applicant for a class A commercial driver’s license participating in an Employer Testing Program, as defined in Section 25.06 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations, shall complete a minimum of 15 hours of behind-the-wheel training. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, every 50 minutes of driving time is deemed to be an hour of training.

(c)An

(b) The department shall require the course of instruction for entry-level drivers to require an applicant for a class A or B commercial driver’s license shall to complete a minimum of 15 hours of behind-the-wheel training, at least seven 10 hours of which shall be on a public road. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, every 50 minutes of driving time is deemed to be an hour of training.