SHEET: PROPOSED DMV TRANSFER
OF ITS FUNCTIONS TO LOCALITIES
language under the Department of Motor Vehicles includes the closure of
the 12 DMV offices around the state that were part of Governor Warner’s
October 15 budget reductions.
in this section is language authorizing DMV to enter into agreements with
“any local constitutional
officers” to act as licensed agents for the department and to
negotiate a separate compensation schedule for such officers other than
the schedule currently set out in the Code of Virginia under Section
46.2-205. (Currently, 46-205
allows a commission of 3 ˝% of gross collections).
The compensation would then be transferred to the Compensation
Board, who would, in turn, distribute the money to the appropriate
constitutional officer (page 449 of the budget bill, Item 480, Section D,
believes that the local governing body should be included in the agreement
with DMV, not just the local constitutional officer.
According to VACo’s recent inquiry to county administrators
regarding the October 15 reductions, the majority of counties fully funded
the Compensation Board’s cuts to their constitutional officers this
localities have historically and significantly subsidized the operations
of constitutional officers in addition to any restoration of state funding
cuts pursuant to the Governor’s October 15 actions.
the Compensation Board be receiving the money that is to be generated
locally and then redistributing it, or should it go directly to the
If the Compensation Board receives the money, is there any guarantee that
it would be directed back to the originating locality on a
has already reached out to constitutional officers in the areas of the
state affected by the 12 closings, and to the Commissioners and Treasurers
associations. Moreover, both
the Commissioners Association and the Treasurers Association have task
forces working on the issue. There
are 3 pilot programs currently under negotiation in Shenandoah, Fauquier,
contact Ellen Davenport or Larry Land of VACo with thoughts on this issue.
(804) 343-2503, firstname.lastname@example.org
(804) 343-2504, email@example.com