SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) is introduced AB 2091, which would require the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to sponsor a 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles License Plate and the proceeds from the license plate would go towards weekend office hours for the DMV.
"A state audit from last year put on display how dysfunctional the DMV has been operating and Californians have spent an excessive amount of time waiting in offices just to be seen" said Brough. "My bill would keep the DMV open on the weekends, which would cut down on wait times and allow Californians who cannot afford to take time off of work to go to the DMV to be able to go at a time more suitable for them."
California has a history of having commemorative license plates when hosting the Olympics, in 1984, California created Los Angeles Olympic Games License Plate that was sold from December 31, 1984 to January 1, 1985.
Wait times at the DMV were so poor that websites like YoGOV would preschedule DMV appointments and then sell those times to customers for $20. This practice is now out-lawed with the passing of AB 317, which Asm. Brough co-authored.
Over the last year and a half, there has been a spike in requests for REAL IDs from the DMV, which the DMV blames for the longer wait times. As of Oct. 1, 2020, Californians who want to continue to use their driver license or ID card to board a domestic flight or enter secure federal facilities will need to have a REAL ID.