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2008 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Motor Vehicles

Item 435

Item 435 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Administrative and Support Services (69900)$59,578,911$79,528,589
General Management and Direction (69901)FY2007 $28,570,066FY2008 $43,408,540
Information Technology Services (69902)FY2007 $26,056,266FY2008 $31,101,317
Facilities and Grounds Management Services (69915)FY2007 $4,952,579FY2008 $5,018,732
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2007 $54,918,611FY2008 $71,891,589
Trust and AgencyFY2007 $3,200,000FY2008 $6,400,000
Federal TrustFY2007 $1,460,300FY2008 $1,237,000

Authority: Title 46.2, Chapters 1 and 2, and § 46.2-697.1; Title 58.1, Chapters 17, 21, and 24, Code of Virginia.


A. The Department of Transportation shall reimburse the Department of Motor Vehicles for the operating costs of the Fuels Tax Evasion Program.


B. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall retain $3,200,000 in the first year and $6,400,000 in the second year from the Department of Motor Vehicles' Uninsured Motorists Fund to effect its information technology initiatives and implementation of the federal Real ID Act.  These amounts shall be from the share that would otherwise have been transferred to the State Corporation Commission pursuant to § 46.2-710, Code of Virginia.


C.1. In addition to all other fees required by law, there is imposed a one-dollar annual fee on the registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles of each pickup or panel truck and each motor vehicle, to be charged and collected at the time of registration under subdivisions A1 through A12 of § 46.2-694, Code of Virginia.


2. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall cause appropriate language and symbols calling attention to the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement in 2007 to be placed on all standard license plates issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. In each fiscal year, the funds collected from the one-dollar annual registration fee pursuant to paragraph C.1 of this Item shall be applied first to cover the costs of the Department of Motor Vehicles in administering the commemorative license program. The next $3,000,000 in funds collected under the provisions of paragraph C.1 of this Item shall be paid to the Virginia 400th Anniversary Fund to support educational programs sponsored or approved by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, community programs, facility operations and other activities related to the planning, promotion and commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown and Virginia in 2007. Any funds in excess of $3,000,000 but not greater than $6,000,000 collected under the provisions of paragraph C.1 of this Item shall be paid as follows:  i) one-third of the excess amount shall be deposited to the Virginia 400th Anniversary Fund to be used for the same purposes specified above for the Fund, and (ii) one-third  of the excess amount shall be deposited to the special fund of the Department of Motor Vehicles to assist with the costs of implementing Chapter 817 and Chapter 819 as enacted by the 2003 Session of the General Assembly, and (iii) one-third shall be deposited to a special fund of the Virginia Tourism Authority to advertise and market the Jamestown 2007 Commemoration. Any funds in excess of $6,000,000 collected under the provisions of paragraph C.1. of this Item shall be deposited to the Virginia Land Conservation Fund to be distributed pursuant to § 10.1-1020, Code of Virginia, and the provisions of Item 359, paragraph F, of this act.


3. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation shall prepare an operating plan for the use of any monies paid into the Virginia 400th Anniversary Fund pursuant to the provisions of paragraphs C.1 and C.2 of this Item and receive the Governor's approval of such operating plan prior to the allotment of such monies for expenditure.


4. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the provisions of this Item to support the special license plate program and other activities in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement and Virginia not be continued past December 31, 2007.


5.  Effective January 1, 2008, funds collected under the provisions of paragraph C.1 of this Item, in excess of $3,000,000 but not greater than $6,000,000,  shall be paid as follows: i) two-thirds of the amount shall be deposited to the Virginia 400th Anniversary Fund to be used for the same purposes specified above for the Fund, and (ii) one third shall be used to support the information technology initiatives of the Department of Motor Vehicles and implementation of the federal Real ID Act in the Commonwealth.  Any funds in excess of $6,000,000 collected during fiscal year 2008 under the provisions of paragraph C.1. of this Item shall be deposited to the Virginia Land Conservation Fund to be distributed pursuant to § 10.1-1020, Code of Virginia, and the provisions of Item 359, paragraph F, of this act.


D. At the direction of the Secretary of Transportation, the Commissioner shall submit a plan to the General Assembly by December 1, 2006, to address the issues raised in The Governor's Task Force on the Real ID Act issued December 29, 2005 and to implement the Task Force's recommendations.  The plan shall include legislative proposals and executive actions necessary to carry out the Task Force recommendations, to effectively execute the federal law, and to minimize the cost to the Commonwealth and her citizens.


E. The Commissioner shall report to the General Assembly by December 1, 2006, on the department's efforts to address policy and administrative issues identified in the Customer Service Study (House Document No. 108; 2005).  The report examined the impact of potential changes to the department's services in order to reduce customer waiting times.


F.1.  In order to implement an abuser driver program if passed by the General Assembly in calendar year 2007, the Commissioner may impose an administrative cost of up to thirteen percent of the revenues collected.  The Commissioner is also authorized to use outside vendors, where appropriate, to assist in the administration of the abuser driver program.  If, following receipt of vendor bids for program administration, it is anticipated that administrative costs will exceed thirteen percent of the revenues collected, the Governor may authorize the expenditure of additional revenues to implement the program.


2. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is hereby authorized to adjust the appropriations for the Department.