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Department of Motor Vehicles

Item 443

Item 443

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Administrative and Support Services (69900)$69,129,188$69,129,188
General Management and Direction (69901)FY2009 $27,767,711FY2010 $27,767,711
Information Technology Services (69902)FY2009 $36,713,175FY2010 $36,713,175
Facilities and Grounds Management Services (69915)FY2009 $4,648,302FY2010 $4,648,302
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2009 $61,492,188FY2010 $61,492,188
Trust and AgencyFY2009 $6,400,000FY2010 $6,400,000
Federal TrustFY2009 $1,237,000FY2010 $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 $6,400,000 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 C1 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 $1,000,000 in funds collected under the provisions of paragraph C1 of this Item shall be paid to the Department of Motor Vehicles to support the information technology initiatives of the department and implementation of the federal Real ID Act in the Commonwealth. Any funds in excess of $1,000,000 but not greater than $6,000,000 collected under the provisions of paragraph C1 of this Item shall be paid as follows: i) one-half of the excess amount shall be paid into a special nonreverting fund on the books of the State Comptroller known as the Virginia Tourism Enhancement Fund and directed to the Virginia Tourism Authority to be used to support the marketing and advertising initiatives of the authority, and (ii) one-half of the excess amount shall be deposited to the special fund of the Department of Motor Vehicles to support initiatives to improve security and reduce driver's license fraud.  Any funds in excess of $6,000,000 collected under the provisions of paragraph C1 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 362, paragraph F, of this act.


D.1. In order to implement the abusive driver program established under the provisions of § 46.2-206.1, Code of Virginia, 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.


E. The Department of Motor Vehicles is authorized to retain as special revenue one-half of one percent of the gross collections of sales and use tax on motor vehicles to reimburse the department for ongoing operational expenses.