The Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 on Tuesday. The resolution does not have the force of law, but urges Congress to pass legislation that would grant states authority over bus driver licensing. Currently, school bus drivers must obtain a commercial drivers license under federal regulations.
The resolution, authored by Sen. Robert Nichols, states that school districts are "burdened by a flawed federal system with inefficient licensing requirements...." and that such inefficiencies are contributing to a serious shortage of school bus drivers in the state.
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