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 identifying deceased placard holders, the Legislature should require that all who apply for a placard or a plate include their full legal name and date of birth, and provide satisfactory proof of this information at the time of application.

Description of Legislative Action

Senate Bill 611 (Hill, Chapter 485, Statues of 2017) requires an applicant for a special license plate, a distinguishing placard, or a temporary distinguishing placard to provide proof of his or her full legal name and date of birth at the time of application in a manner satisfactory to DMV.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2017

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


All Recommendations in 2016-121