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GOP Assemblyman Wants To Close Special DMV Office Used By California Lawmakers

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

A California lawmaker wants to close a special DMV office that only serves people connected to the state Legislature or other elected and appointed officials.

The DMV service center is located inside the Legislative Office Building across the street from the Capitol in Sacramento.

You have to know where to go to find it, and it's behind a locked door. It has a staff of three people, one of whom is part-time.

The Department of Motor Vehicles says 90 percent of the work done at this office is helping customers who need to resolve DMV issues.

But the other 10 percent involves by-appointment-only services for a select group.

Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley of Rocklin says he thinks it needs to close down.

He says if legislators had to wait in line like the rest of the public, they'd be more likely to fix the DMV's problems.

"This is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people, not a sort of oligarchy where an elite political class has privileges that aren't available to the folks who we're supposed to represent," he said.

Kiley says his bill would preserve the services offered at this office that are available to everyone.

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