Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I,C – Peru) today joined her colleagues in the state Assembly in passing bill A.6051, which will exempt operators of police, fire and emergency medical service vehicles from commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements when operating these vehicles, not only in emergency situations, but also while performing official duties or activities related to the execution of their duties. Theses duties include activities such as training, parades and commercial building inspections.
“As a multi-sponsor of this legislation, I am proud to be part of the passage of this important legislation,” said Duprey. “Our police officers, firefighters and emergency responders are the best and the brightest in the nation and deserve to be able to drive their vehicles in functions such as Memorial Day parades without having to get a separate license,” concluded Assemblywoman Duprey.
The bill goes into effect immediately and, since it conforms to federal regulations, will preserve approximately $31 million in federal highway aid.