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 reduce the risk of placard misuse, the Legislature should limit to no more than two the number of replacements of permanent placards an individual may obtain during the two-year placard renewal period. The Legislature should require that those desiring replacements beyond that limit reapply and submit new certifications of disability.

Description of Legislative Action

Senate Bill 611 (Hill, Chapter 485, Statues of 2017) prohibits DMV from issuing more than four substitute placards to a placard holder in a two-year renewal period, and requires a placard holder who requires a substitute placard in excess of this limit to reapply for a new placard and submit a new certification of disability.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2017

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


All Recommendations in 2016-121