V C Section 14606 Employment of Person to Drive Motor Vehicle License and Medical Certificate

Employment of Person to Drive Motor Vehicle: License and Medical Certificate

14606.  (a) A person shall not employ or hire any person to drive a motor vehicle or knowingly permit or authorize the driving of a motor vehicle, owned by him or her or under his or her control, upon the highways by any person unless that person is licensed for the appropriate class of vehicle to be driven.

(b) (1) Whenever a person fails to qualify, on reexamination, to operate a commercial motor vehicle, an employer shall report that failure to the department within 10 days.

(2) Until January 30, 2014, if a driver has no medical certification status information in the Commercial Driver License Information System motor vehicle record obtained from the driver’s state licensing agency, the employing motor carrier may accept as proof of medical certification a medical examiner’s certificate issued to that driver prior to January 30, 2012, and shall retain a copy as part of a driver qualification file.

(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 30, 2014, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 30, 2014, deletes or extends that date.

January 1, 2013. Repeal operative January 30, 2014.

NOTE: The preceding section becomes inoperative on January 30, 2014, at which time the following section becomes operative. The preceding section is repealed January 30, 2014.

 14606  (a) A person shall not employ, hire, knowingly permit, or authorize any person to drive a motor vehicle owned by him or her or under his or her control upon the highways unless that person is licensed for the appropriate class of vehicle to be driven.

(b) Whenever a person fails to qualify, on reexamination, to operate a commercial motor vehicle, an employer shall report that failure to the department within 10 days.

(c) An employer shall obtain from a driver required to have a commercial driver’s license or commercial endorsement a copy of the driver’s medical certification before allowing the driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle. The employer shall retain the certification as part of a driver qualification file.

(d) This section shall become operative on January 30, 2014.

Added Sec. 7, Ch. 670, Stats. 2012. Effective January 1, 2014.
Amended Sec. 30, Ch. 523, Stats. 2013. Effective January 1, 2014.
The 2013 amendment added the italicized material, and at the point indicated, deleted the following "1,"