2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Conference Report)

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

Item 436 #1c

Item 436 #1c

Department of Motor Vehicles


Page 198, after line 44, insert:

"Q. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the duration of a declared Commonwealth-wide 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defined in § 44-146.16, Code of Virginia, and for up to 90 days after the declaration of a state of emergency has been rescinded or expires, the Commissioner shall ensure that individuals age 65 and older, or with an immunocompromised or other underlying medical conditions, who are not required to register pursuant to Chapter 9 of Title 9.1 and appear in person for each renewal or the requirement to obtain a photograph in accordance with § 46.2-330 F(2), are able to complete any necessary transactions for existing credentials online or through the mail, so long as such individuals are otherwise eligible to complete such transactions and federal law does not require the transactions to be completed in person.”


(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 electronically or through the mail during the state of emergency.)