Self Reporting of Out-of-State Convictions
Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments.
Current regulations require both commercial driver's license (CDL) holders and States with certified CDL programs to report a CDL holder's out-of-State traffic conviction to the driver's State of licensure. FMCSA proposes to reduce the impact of this reporting redundancy by providing that if a State in which the conviction occurs has a certified CDL program in substantial compliance with FMCSA's regulations, then an individual CDL holder convicted in that State is considered to be in compliance with his/her out-of-State traffic conviction reporting obligations because the State where the conviction occurred will report the violation to the CDL holder's State of licensure. This proposed change would reduce a regulatory burden on both individuals and States.