Actions:  HTPWC/HTRC-HTPWC  DP-HTRC  DP/a  PASSED/H (66-0)  STBTC-STBTC  DP  PASSED/S (29-8) SGND BY GOV (Mar. 30) Ch. 70.
Scheduled: Not Scheduled
House Bill 269 (HB 269) requires the Motor Vehicle Division of the Taxation and Revenue Department to use reports from the federal commercial driver's license drug and alcohol clearinghouse in issuing, renewing, upgrading, downgrading and transferring commercial driver's licenses or commercial learner's permits. It provides content to be included on commercial learner's permits and commercial driver's licenses.Legislation Overview:
House Bill 269 (HB 269) create a new section of the New Mexico Commercial Driver's License Act (Chapter 66, Article 5 NMSA 1978) that requires the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) of the Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) to use reports from the federal commercial driver's license drug and alcohol clearinghouse in issuing, renewing, upgrading, downgrading and transferring commercial driver's licenses or commercial learner's permits. It allows for reinstatement and expungement under certain conditions. It provides definitions for commercial driver's license downgrade; commercial driver's license drug and alcohol clearinghouse; qualified; and not qualified. It provides for certain identifying content on a commercial learner’s permit in Section 66-5-64 NMSA 1978. It amends Section 65-3-14 NMSA 1978 to conform to these changes. HB 269 would be effective 1 January 2024.Amendments:
2/22/23 The House Taxation and Revenue Committee amended HB 269 (HB 269A HTRC) by requiring the MVD to obtain a copy of the applicant’s commercial driver’s license drug and alcohol clearing house records at the time of the application. It requires the MVD to downgrade and enter the clearinghouse’s information on the commercial driver's license information system driver record within sixty days of the MVD's receipt of the drug and alcohol clearinghouse record.