Commercial driver’s license, fees
MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER’S LICENSES – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding commercial driver’s license permit fees, eligibility, and renewal.

RS30829 / H0414

This legislation has three parts:




It allows a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to be renewed for 8 years; currently CDL driver's may only obtain 4-year licenses. The 8-year renewal confers a broad benefit to the Idaho trucking industry.

It reduces online renewal fees by five dollars. All license renewal fees are set in statute. Allowing an online discount encourages people to skip the trip and fulfills customer demand for efficient renewal options at a lower cost.

It sets up a Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse check for CDL licenses. Federal statute requires the Idaho Transportation Department(ITD) to check the federal drug and alcohol clearinghouse prior to completing any CDL transaction. The clearing house check process must be in place by November 18, 2024.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/19 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
01/22 Reported Printed and Referred to Transportation & Defense
01/31 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/01 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/02 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, February 5, 2024
02/05 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 69-1-0
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Wilson), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green(Ruckh), Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nash(Stinson), Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Berch(Bratnober)
Absent – None
Floor Sponsor - Manwaring
Title apvd - to Senate
02/06 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/06 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Transportation
02/09 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/12 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/29 Read third time in full – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Forsmann(Carlson), Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Moser(Semmelroth), Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Toews
Title apvd - to House
03/01 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/04 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/04 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/04 Signed by President; returned to House
03/05 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/06 Delivered to Governor at 11:15 a.m. on March 5, 2024
03/07 Reported Signed by Governor on March 5, 2024
Session Law Chapter 13
Effective: 07/01/2024