District 71 Capitol Hill Update with Representative David Byrd


September 1, 2022

Removing roadblocks to obtain a Commercial Driver License / Public Chapter 992 - To help alleviate the shortage of truck drivers in Tennessee, this law expands eligibility for Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDLs) and creates a program within the Department of Safety to enable qualifying incarcerated individuals who will return to society to receive a CDL prior to or after their release. It lowers the minimum age from 21 years old to 18 years old for people who can qualify for a CDL to drive in Tennessee. In addition, the law increases the resources and staff for the Department of Safety to al...

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