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