2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Committee Approved)

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Enable High-Risk Populations to Access DMV Services Online (language only)

Item 436 #1h

Item 436 #1h

Department of Motor Vehicles


Page 198, after line 44, insert:

"Q. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the duration of a declared state of emergency as defined in § 44-146.16, Code of Virginia, and for up to 90 days after the declaration of a state of emergency has been rescinded or expires, the Commissioner shall ensure that individuals age 65 and older, or with an immunocompromised or other underlying medical conditions are able to complete any necessary transactions either electronically or over the telephone.”


(This amendment clarifies that the DMV must allow individuals who are 65 or over and individuals with an underlying medical condition can make all needed transactions electonically or on the phone during the state of emergency.)