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Jobs for Our Heroes Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the FAST Act to require the medical professional who may perform a medical examination and provide a medical certificate for purposes of compliance with requirements for operation by a veteran of a commercial motor vehicle to be a "qualified examiner" who:

  • is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a medical professional; and
  • is licensed, certified, or registered in a state to perform physical examinations.

(Sec. 3) The bill applies commercial driver's license standards for former members of the Armed Forces or reserves to current members of the Armed Forces or reserves.

The bill allows such covered individuals who have experience in driving vehicles similar to a commercial motor vehicle while serving in the Armed Forces or reserves to apply for an exemption from all or a portion of federal commercial motor vehicle driving test requirements.

Policy Area

Transportation and Public Works

Legislative Terms

  • administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • department of transportation
  • department of veterans affairs
  • health personnel
  • licensing and registrations
  • medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • military personnel and dependents
  • motor carriers
  • motor vehicles
  • national guard and reserves
  • transportation employees
  • veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
  • worker safety and health