Dougherty Takes On Capitol Hill

PROVIDENCE, RI – Dennis Dougherty’s testimony before the House and Senate Committees was instrumental in getting the language changed on a little known statute, H-7002/S-2253 – Commercial Drivers License Act. That statute came into play recently when the federal government changed its definition of a tanker. Because of this change, Rhode Island suddenly became the only state in the nation that required a person to hold a Commercial Driver License for at least one year before applying for a tanker endorsement. Mr. Dougherty owns Anchor Fuel Inc., a Middletown based home heating oil delivery company. He became aware of this statute when he was unable to hire his own son, a recent college graduate, to deliver fuel for his family run business.

The bill was signed into law on June 10th lifting the one year restriction.

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