resident seeking a hazardous materials endorsement on their driver’s license
would be required to submit to a criminal background check under a bill
sent to Gov. Brad Henry April 19.
State Bureau of Investigation or the Federal Bureau of Investigation would
perform the records check.
sponsored by Rep. John Nance, R-Bethany, was given final approval by the
House April 15. It passed the Senate last month.
proposal, the Department of Public Safety would be required to notify every
commercial driving school of the proposed new law, and commercial driving
schools would be required to notify their prospective students of the hazardous
material endorsement requirement.
in a statement that the bill would bring Oklahoma into compliance with
federal regulations that govern truck drivers.
would also require men ages 16 to 25 to consent to sending their information
to the Selective Service System when applying for a driver’s license.