Oklahoma governor signs bill on rules for licenses

| 4/28/2004

Gov. Brad Henry April 22 signed a measure that requires Oklahoma residents seeking a hazardous materials endorsement on their driver’s license to be required to submit to a criminal background check.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation or the Federal Bureau of Investigation would perform the records check.

Under the new law, 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.

Rep. John Nance, R-Bethany, said in a statement the new law would bring Oklahoma into compliance with federal regulations that govern truck drivers.

It 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.