2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5001 (Committee Approved)

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DMV Performance & Accountability (language only)

Item 475 #2s

Item 475 #2s

Motor Vehicles, Department of

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"B.  The Auditor of Public Accounts shall conduct a follow-up status review of his November 13, 2003, report entitled “Department of Motor Vehicles Cost Analysis Special Report.”  The report shall specifically address the progress of the Department of Motor Vehicles’ efforts to implement the cost methodology and develop effective productivity measures as recommended.  In addition, the Auditor should report on the changes to the Department of Motor Vehicles budget processes to ensure that these activities include the development and monitoring of the budget, including all funding sources and overall financial policy.  The Auditor shall submit his findings and any recommendations by December 1, 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.
C.  The Department of Motor Vehicles shall work with the Secretary of Transportation to develop performance goals and strategies in budget amendments to be submitted for review and approval by the 2005 Session.  Goals and strategies shall be based on realistic assumptions of revenues and appropriations, and shall address the major activities of the agency, including: (1) Driver Licensing; (2) Driver Monitoring; (3) Driver Reinstatement; (4) Vehicle Titling and Registration; (5) Vehicle Insurance Monitoring; (6) Dealer Licensing and Regulation; and (7) Customer Records and Information."

(This amendment directs the Auditor to conduct a follow-up review of the agency's efforts to implement the Auditor's recommendations from the 2003 report. The amendment also requires the agency to work with the Secretary of Transportation to support efforts promoting greater performance and accountability in state government by developing performance goals and strategies for the 2005 Session.)