2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Conference Report)

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APA Review of DMV Cost Allocation (language only)

Item 2 #1c

Item 2 #1c

Legislative Department
Auditor of Public Accounts

Page 10, after line 4, insert:
"The Auditor of Public Accounts shall, with the assistance of the Secretary of Transportation, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other appropriate agencies, develop a cost accounting system which will accurately and completely document the true total costs, both direct and indirect, of the activities and services provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles.  The system shall provide for full allocation of all incurred costs including the administrative and operating costs of the central office and customer services centers.  The system shall compare the true costs of the Department’s services to the fees, penalties and other sources of revenue available to the Department.  The activities to be assessed include but are not limited to driver services (e.g., driver’s licenses, learner’s licenses, identification cards, revocation/suspension, reinstatements, information maintenance and distribution), vehicle services, motor carrier services, transportation safety services, dealer services, financial assistance to localities, and support services.  The Auditor shall submit his findings and any recommendations by January 5, 2004 to the Governor and the Secretary of Transportation and to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Transportation and Appropriations and to the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Transportation and Finance."

(This amendment directs the Auditor of Public Accounts to develop a cost accounting system to determine the true costs of the activities undertaken by the Department of Motor Vehicles.)