Report 2016-121 Recommendation Responses

Report 2016-121: Department of Motor Vehicles: Administrative and Statutory Changes Will Improve Its Ability to Detect and Deter Misuse of Disabled Person Parking Placards (Release Date: April 2017)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To assist DMV in more accurately identifying deceased individuals with active permanent placards, the Legislature should amend state law to require DMV to use the U.S. Social Security Administration's Death Master File to inform its efforts to identify and cancel deceased individuals' placards.

Description of Legislative Action

Senate Bill 611 (Hill, Chapter 485, Statues of 2017) requires DMV to compare its record of issued placards against the Social Security Administration's Death Master File.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Legislation Enacted

All Recommendations in 2016-121