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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: May 15, 2017 09:39 AM
From: Senator John R. Gordner
To: All Senate members
Subject: Waiving of Change of Address Fees for CDL Licensees
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that would amend Title 75 with regard to change of address fees currently charged to CDL licensees when their address changes solely as a result of a governmental action.

I have recently been made aware of a situation relating to the consolidation of the 911 call centers in two counties in my district. As a result of the consolidation, a comprehensive street study is being completed to ensure that all address information is up-to-date and accurate for the new 911 center. As a result, some of these residents will end up having a new address, despite not moving out of their home.

Currently, all Class C licensees can change their address with PennDOT free of charge. However, someone holding a CDL license must pay $28.50. If that CDL licensee also holds a Class M certification, the fee rises to $33.50.

My bill will exempt all CDL licensees from the change of address fees if they have not actually moved from their home and the change of address is due to a governmental action beyond their control. It will not affect those constituents who have actually made a physical move to a new residence.

I believe this action will occur more frequently as other consolidations occur around the state. Therefore, I invite you in joining me in this effort to ease this financial burden on this limited class of people. Please contact my office if you have any questions regarding this legislation.

Introduced as SB796