A ‘secret’ California DMV for lawmakers? It’s been around since the 1970s

April 05 2021 05:30 pm

A Republican lawmaker is working to shut down a little known DMV office that exclusively serves the legislature and their staff.

The office exists across the street from the Capitol building in Sacramento, where they can use the office for basic DMV transactions such as license renewals or registrations, without the burden of long lines or computer debacles.

However, critics of the office have long complained that lawmakers are receiving special treatment.

“When you look at all the problems that the DMV has, the lack of oversight, the lack of accountability. Maybe if the legislators had to go through the same experience as their constituents, then there would be more political will to get things fixed,” says Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-Granite Bay).

Kiley says he’s wanted to shut down the office ever since he first heard about it, which has been open since the 1970s.

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