2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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DMV Licensing Agents (language only)

Item 480 #2s

Item 480 #2s

Motor Vehicles, Department of

Page 449, strike lines 32 through 42 and insert:
"D.  In order to provide citizens of the Commonwealth greater access to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the agency is authorized to enter into an agreement with any local constitutional officer or combination of officers to act as a license agent for the department, with the consent of the chief administrative officer of the constitutional officer's county or city, and to negotiate a separate compensation schedule for such office other than the schedule set out in §46.2-205 of the Code of Virginia.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any compensation due to a constitutional officer serving as a license agent shall be remitted by the department to the officer's county or city on a monthly basis, and not less than 80 percent of the sums so remitted shall be appropriated by such county or city to the office of the constitutional officer to compensate such officer for the additional work involved with processing transactions for the department.  Funds appropriated to the constitutional office for such work shall not be used to supplant existing local funding for such office, nor to reduce the local share of the Compensation Board-approved budget for such office below the level established pursuant to general law."

(This amendment deletes proposed language in the Budget Bill dealing with the payments to constitutional officers for serving as licensed DMV agents. The language included in the budget amendment ensures that constitutional officers interested in becoming DMV license agents first receive the consent of the locality's chief administrative officer.)