Legislative Update – July 12, 2019

Legislative Update

Senate Begins Consideration of Highway Bill Reauthorization
On July 10, 2019, Senator John Barraso (R-WY), Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), announced that the committee plans to mark-up a long-term highway bill reauthorization on Aug. 1. This mark-up will begin official considerations of a highway bill reauthorization. However, the majority of commercial motor vehicle (CMV)-related safety issues do not fall under EPW’s jurisdiction and would not be included in this initial version of the bill.

CVSA Meetings with Congressional Offices Continue
CVSA staff continues to meet with congressional offices to discuss CVSA, the needs of the law enforcement community and CMV safety. Within the CMV space, automated driving systems, fatigue, exemptions, CDL age requirements, hours of service and electronic logging devices are common topics of interest on Capitol Hill.