2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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DMV Use of Alternative Service Delivery Methods (language only)

Item 441 #2c

Item 441 #2c

Motor Vehicles, Department of

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Page 395, strike lines 1 through 7 and insert:
"B. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall work to increase the use of alternative service delivery methods.  As part of its effort to shift customers to internet usage where applicable, the department shall not charge its customers for the use of credit cards for internet or other types of transactions.  To mitigate the impact of the Real ID Act of 2005 on customer service centers, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall promulgate policies to direct vehicle registration renewal transactions to more efficient delivery channels pursuant to the provisions of Senate Bill 116 (2008).  In addition, notwithstanding the provisions § 46.2-342, Code of Virginia, and in accordance with the newly released regulations governing the Real ID Act of 2005, the Department may issue driver's licenses and identification cards with photographs in color or black and white."

(This amendment rewrites existing language to reaffirm the General Assembly's interest in the Department of Motor Vehicles more actively seeking ways to reduce the unnecessary use of costly, in-person transactions. The provisions of Senate Bill 116, which authorizes of driver's licenses to be valid for up to eight years, and allows discounts for internet usage and multi-year discounts for vehicle registrations. This amendment also requires that DMV shall not charge fees for credit card use for internet and other transactions. The amendment also allows for the option for color or black and white photos for enhanced security purposes in accordance with the newly released regulations implementing the Real ID Act of 2005.)