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Motor Vehicles, Department of

Agency Web Site: http://www.dmv.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) delivers essential motor vehicle and driver related services, issues secure identity documents, and administers motor vehicle laws enacted to promote safety and protect customers.

Organization and Staffing

The Department is headed by an Executive Deputy Commissioner appointed by the Governor. The Department’s main office is in Albany with 27 State-run DMV offices, primarily located in the New York City Metropolitan District and Long Island areas, and 102 County run offices. The Department issues licenses, non-driver identification cards and vehicle registrations; conducts road tests; monitors driver training; and performs enforcement activities.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is a customer service agency, with most employees funded by the Dedicated Highway Bridge and Trust Fund at 1,663 FTEs. State operations staffing is funded from the Administrative Adjudication Fund, at 329 FTEs, the Clean Air Fund, at 169 FTEs, and the General Fund, at 167 FTEs. The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee has 17 Federally-supported FTEs, for a total of 2,345 FTEs in FY 2019.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2019 Executive Budget proposes $368 million of appropriations, an increase of $26 million from prior year levels. The increase is needed to provide sufficient staffing levels to accommodate increased activity resulting from the license renewal cycle and programmatic mandates.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 2,345 FTEs for the Department, an increase of 89 FTEs from FY 2018.

Major budget actions include:

  • Legislation to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law to create an internet pre-licensing course pilot program.
  • Legislation to require all back seat passengers to wear seat belts, require children under the age of 8 who are passengers in a school car or van to be properly restrained in an appropriate child restraint system, to ban hands-free mobile phone use for junior permit & junior license holders, to allow junior license holders to drive in NYC between 5am – 9pm with a supervised licensed driver in a vehicle with dual control brakes, and to promote railroad grade crossing safety by authorizing local governments in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) district to work with the MTA to undertake demonstration programs using remote control photo monitoring equipment.
  • Legislation proposing to extend the testing requirements for Autonomous Vehicle in the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Program Highlights

Accident Prevention or Insurance Reduction Program (IPIRP): IPIRP allows drivers to reduce points on their license through successful completion of an Internet Driver Safety Course. DMV uses alternative delivery methods to the traditional classroom-based Point and Insurance Reduction Program through the application of the internet and other technologies. The program is funded by the General Fund which receives program revenues including course provider fees and student fees.

Administrative Adjudication: DMV adjudicates traffic offenses in major metropolitan areas and provides motorists with a system specifically designed for traffic violation cases, relieving local courts of handling most non-criminal traffic tickets. Fines collected from traffic violators are used to cover State operating expenses. The remaining funds are returned to the jurisdictions where violations occurred.

Clean Air: The Clean Air program develops, operates, evaluates, and maintains the system for conducting emissions inspections in the State of New York. Revenues consist of sales of emission inspection stickers and a surcharge on heavy weight vehicles.

Compulsory Insurance: Compulsory Insurance insures that motorists maintain insurance coverage on their registered vehicles and supports the DMV's crash records staff. The program is funded by the General Fund which receives fines charged to DMV customers because of a lapse in auto insurance coverage, in addition to fees obtained from assessments on insurance companies based on the number of premiums written.

Motorcycle Safety: Motorcycle Safety develops and implements education and awareness courses throughout the State. DMV engages an independent training coordination organization to manage the program. The program is funded by the General Fund which receives deposits by DMV from motorcycle registration fees and motorcycle licenses.

Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC): GTSC serves as the State's liaison with Federal Government agencies on highway safety programs and policies. Through GTSC, DMV receives Federal funding for traffic safety programs. GTSC maintains employees in DMV responsible for the programmatic functions of highway safety, planning the grant program, and safety program activities.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2018
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
Change From
FY 2018
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
State Operations 89,218,000 105,785,000 16,567,000 37,191,000
Aid To Localities 23,400,000 22,000,000 (1,400,000) 63,017,000
Capital Projects 231,361,000 234,414,000 3,053,000 2,500,000
Total 343,979,000 362,199,000 18,220,000 102,708,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2018
Estimated FTEs
03/31/18
FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FTE Change
Accident Prevention Course
General Fund 0 2 2
Administrative Adjudication
Special Revenue Funds - Other 329 329 0
Clean Air
Special Revenue Funds - Other 174 169 (5)
Compulsory Insurance
General Fund 0 164 164
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 17 17 0
Motorcycle Safety
General Fund 0 1 1
Transportation Support
Capital Projects Funds - Other 1,736 1,663 (73)
Total 2,256 2,345 89

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 0 12,242,000 12,242,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 20,095,000 20,493,000 398,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 63,823,000 67,750,000 3,927,000
Internal Service Funds 5,300,000 5,300,000 0
Total 89,218,000 105,785,000 16,567,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Accident Prevention Course
General Fund 0 425,000 425,000
Administration
Special Revenue Funds - Other 1,000,000 3,000,000 2,000,000
Internal Service Funds 5,300,000 5,300,000 0
Administrative Adjudication
Special Revenue Funds - Other 42,656,000 44,103,000 1,447,000
Clean Air
Special Revenue Funds - Other 20,143,000 20,623,000 480,000
Compulsory Insurance
General Fund 0 9,807,000 9,807,000
Distinctive Plate Development
Special Revenue Funds - Other 24,000 24,000 0
DMV Seized Assets
General Fund 0 400,000 400,000
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 20,095,000 20,493,000 398,000
Motorcycle Safety
General Fund 0 1,610,000 1,610,000
Total 89,218,000 105,785,000 16,567,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Accident Prevention Course 165,000 165,000 160,000 160,000
Compulsory Insurance 8,477,000 8,477,000 8,274,000 8,274,000
Motorcycle Safety 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000
Total 8,762,000 8,762,000 8,554,000 8,554,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Accident Prevention Course 0 0 5,000 5,000
Compulsory Insurance 41,000 41,000 162,000 162,000
Total 41,000 41,000 167,000 167,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Accident Prevention Course 260,000 260,000 48,000 48,000
Compulsory Insurance 1,330,000 1,330,000 630,000 630,000
DMV Seized Assets 400,000 400,000 28,000 28,000
Motorcycle Safety 1,490,000 1,490,000 26,000 26,000
Total 3,480,000 3,480,000 732,000 732,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Accident Prevention Course 1,000 1,000 211,000 211,000
Compulsory Insurance 25,000 25,000 609,000 609,000
DMV Seized Assets 0 0 257,000 257,000
Motorcycle Safety 4,000 4,000 1,460,000 1,460,000
Total 30,000 30,000 2,537,000 2,537,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Compulsory Insurance 66,000 66,000
DMV Seized Assets 115,000 115,000
Total 181,000 181,000

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 8,300,000 2,000,000 0 0
Administrative Adjudication 44,103,000 1,447,000 20,924,000 0
Clean Air 20,623,000 480,000 10,922,000 14,000
Distinctive Plate Development 24,000 0 15,000 0
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee 20,493,000 398,000 7,630,000 238,000
Total 93,543,000 4,325,000 39,491,000 252,000
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Administration 8,300,000 2,000,000
Administrative Adjudication 23,179,000 1,447,000
Clean Air 9,701,000 466,000
Distinctive Plate Development 9,000 0
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee 12,863,000 160,000
Total 54,052,000 4,073,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 1,600,000 0 (1,600,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 21,800,000 22,000,000 200,000
Total 23,400,000 22,000,000 (1,400,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
General Fund 1,600,000 0 (1,600,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 21,800,000 22,000,000 200,000
Total 23,400,000 22,000,000 (1,400,000)

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change Reappropriations
FY 2019
Transportation Support
Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund 231,361,000 234,414,000 3,053,000 2,500,000
Total 231,361,000 234,414,000 3,053,000 2,500,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/16/2018

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