CA SB 1236


Bill Monning
State Capitol, Room 313
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900

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Bill Text








Requires entry-level truck drivers to spend at least 15 hours training behind the wheel to be eligible for a commercial driver license.



This bill requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to, 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 will require the course of instruction for entry-level drivers to require an applicant for a class A or B commercial driver’s license to complete a minimum of 15 hours of behind-the-wheel training, at least 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.



Effective immediately.


02/15/2018 Introduced. Read first time. To Senate Committee on Rules for Assignment
02/16/2018 From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 18.
03/01/2018 Referred to Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing.
03/13/2018 Set for hearing March 20.
03/20/2018 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Senate Committee on Appropriations with recommendation: To consent calendar. (March 20). Re-referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.
04/09/2018 Set for hearing April 16.
04/16/2018 From committee: Do pass.
04/17/2018 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/23/2018 Read third time. Passed Senate. Ordered to the Assembly.
04/23/2018 In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.04/30/18Referred to Assembly Committee on Transportation.
06/11/2018 Set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
06/19/2018 From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Assembly Committee on Transportation.
06/26/2018 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Assembly Committee on Appropriations (June 25). Re-referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations.
08/08/2018 From committee: Do pass.
08/09/2018 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
08/23/2018 Read third time. Passed Assembly. Ordered to the Senate.
08/23/2018 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
08/24/2018 Assembly amendments concurred in. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/30/2018 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
09/30/2018 Approved by the Governor.
09/30/2018 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 984, Statutes of 2018.