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AB-1102 Department of Motor Vehicles partnerships.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/25/2019 09:00 PM

Amended  IN  Assembly  March 25, 2019


Assembly Bill
No. 1102

Introduced by Assembly Member Patterson
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bigelow, Chen, Flora, Fong, Kiley, Mathis, and Mayes)

February 21, 2019

An act to add Section 1685.5 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


AB 1102, as amended, Patterson. Department of Motor Vehicles partnerships.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish contracts for electronic programs that allow qualified private industry partners to provide services that include processing and payment programs for vehicle registration and titling transactions. Existing law authorizes the department to enter into a partnership with an interstate carrier partner to provide electronic vehicle registration services and to enter into contractual agreements with interstate carrier partners, if certain criteria are met.
This bill would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to explore ways to increase its partnerships with motor clubs clubs, qualified private industry partners, and others to provide services traditionally provided by the department and would authorize those partners to provide specified services. The bill would require the department to submit a report to the Legislature every 2 years beginning January 1, 2022, on its progress to expand and increase those partnerships.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 1685.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

 (a) To provide the services specified in subdivision (b), the department shall explore ways to expand and increase its partnerships with motor clubs, as defined in Section 12142 of the Insurance Code, qualified private industry partners, as described in Section 1685, and other interested entities.
(b) A motor club or other interested An entity that partners with the department pursuant to subdivision (a) may do all of the following:

(1)Process a new vehicle registration.


(1) Process a vehicle registration renewal.


(2) Process a duplicate vehicle registration.


(3) Process a change of address for a driver’s license.


(4) Transfer ownership of a used vehicle.


(5) Transfer ownership of a new or used boat.


(6) Transfer ownership of a new or out-of-state off-road vehicle.


(7) Process a release of liability.


(8) Issue a salvage certificate.


(9) Issue replacement license plates.


(10) Issue personalized license plates.


(11) Issue a disabled person parking placard.


(12) Issue disabled person license plates.


(13) Provide a vehicle safety inspection.


(14) Sign off on a correctable violation.


(15) Process a correctable violation payment.
(c) On or before January 1, 2022, and on or before January 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the Legislature on its progress to expand and increase partnerships to provide the services specified in subdivision (b).