A $40.4 million project to upgrade the Virginia DMV will be delayed by a court order.
A federal judge ruled that the DMV was violating federal laws by requiring people to fill out DMV-issued driver’s licenses to get a driver’s exam.
The DMV’s director of legal services, Christopher Williams, was scheduled to testify at a hearing Friday on the issue.
After the hearing, Williams said the agency is appealing the ruling.
Williams said DMV staff would review the legal issues in light of the ruling and the DMV is working to get the process moving as quickly as possible.
In a statement, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles said, “It is very disappointing that the courts has determined that DMV does not have the authority to require all applicants to submit to DMV-administered driver’s licences, and we will continue to vigorously defend this important regulatory reform.”
The state agency said it will continue working on a program that will allow people to obtain driver’s licensing when they have the right documents.
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But, the agency says it has received hundreds of thousands of comments in support of the program.
At a news conference Friday, DMV Deputy Director of Regulatory Services Susan Kollan said that the agency received more than 20,000 public comments and more than 4,000 emails from individuals who have concerns.
Kollan also said the DMV has been reviewing the issue, and the agency will consider the input.
“We’re going to do what we need to do in order to make sure that it is as efficient as possible,” she said.
We are taking a look at that.
Some of the comments were supportive of the idea that DMV staff members be required to complete a driver license application and provide proof of identity.
Others expressed concerns about DMV’s ability to process thousands of applications per day.
Kollans response to the concerns was that the process is already being completed.
However, she also said that DMV has a process that requires people to provide an affidavit from an employer or friend verifying their identity.
It is unclear if that process will be implemented this year.
Earlier this month, the DMV released a report detailing the problems with the DMV process.
That report found that drivers are not being given the time and care that they need, and that there are many barriers to the process.