Report 2012-110 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2012-110: Special Interest License Plate Funds: The State Has Foregone Certain Revenues Related to Special Interest License Plates and Some Expenditures Were Unallowable or Unsupported (Release Date: April 2013)

Recommendation #4 To: Motor Vehicles, Department of

To ensure that it accurately recovers its administrative costs related to special plates, Motor Vehicles should continue to annually calculate the administrative costs for the plates when recovering these costs for the personalized plates through the State's budget process.

Agency Response*

DMV updated the costs in the January 2013 Governer's Budget prior to the audit. DMV will continue to annually update the transfer amount for each budget year.

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: January 2013
  • Response Date: April 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

In order to determine whether Motor Vehicles continues to annually calculate the administrative costs, we reviewed the documentation that Motor Vehicles provided that show the calculation of the administrative costs for fiscal year 2014-15. Based on these documents, Motor Vehicles appears to have fully implemented this recommendation.


Agency Response*

DMV concurs with this recommendation and had updated the costs in the January 2013 Governor's Budget prior to the audit. DMV will continue to annually update the transfer amount for each budget year.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: January 2013
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Our recommendation is that Motor Vehicles continue to annually calculate the administrative costs for the plates when recovering administrative costs for the personalized plates through the State's budget process. As such, we have assessed this recommendation as "Pending" until we review Motor Vehicles' administrative costs calculation for fiscal year 2014-15.


Agency Response*

DMV concurs with this recommendation and had updated the costs in the January 2013 Governor's Budget prior to the audit. DMV will continue to annually update the transfer amount for each budget year.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: August 2012
  • Response Date: June 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Our recommendation is that Motor Vehicles continue to annually calculate the administrative costs for the plates when recovering administrative costs for the personalized plates through the State's budget process. As such, we have assessed this recommendation as "Pending" until we review Motor Vehicles' administrative costs calculation for fiscal year 2014-15.


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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