2007 Session

Budget Bill - HB1650 (Chapter 847)

Department of Motor Vehicles

Item 432

Item 432

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Ground Transportation Regulation (60100)$124,139,537$124,155,750
Vehicle Regulation Services (60101)FY2007 $58,114,008FY2008 $58,114,008
Driver Regulation Services (60103)FY2007 $43,522,417FY2008 $43,538,630
Motor Carrier Regulation Services (60105)FY2007 $22,503,112FY2008 $22,503,112
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2007 $118,692,937FY2008 $118,709,150
Trust and AgencyFY2007 $5,446,600FY2008 $5,446,600

Authority: Title 46.2, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, and 17; §§ 18.2-266 through 18.2-272; Title 58.1, Chapters 21 and 24, Code of Virginia. Title 33, Chapter 4, United States Code.

A. The Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles, is authorized to establish, where feasible and cost efficient, contracts with private/public partnerships with commercial operations, to provide for simplification and streamlining of service to citizens through electronic means. Provided, however, that such commercial operations shall not be entitled to compensation as established under § 46.2-205, Code of Virginia, but rather at rates limited to those established by the Commissioner.

B. In order the encourage the use of alternative service delivery methods, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall not charge its customers for the use of credit cards for internet or other types of transactions.  The department shall establish policies and procedures to direct vehicle registration renewal transactions to more efficient delivery channels to mitigate the impact on customer service centers from the Real ID Act of 2005.

C. 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, 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.

D. Effective July 1, 2007, the base compensation for DMV Select Agents shall be set at 4.5 percent of gross collections for the first $500,000 and 5.0 percent of all gross collections in excess of $500,000 made by the entity during each fiscal year. The Commissioner shall supply the agents with all necessary agency forms to provide services to the public, and shall cause to be paid all freight and postage, but shall not be responsible for any extra clerk hire or other business-related expenses or business equipment expenses occasioned by their duties