Rep. Costantino asks House Oversight Committee to assess the Division of Motor Vehicles
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Gregory J. Costantino (D-Dist. 44, Lincoln, Smithfield, Johnston) has written a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Patricia Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) asking the committee to assess the workings of the Division of Motor Vehicles.
“As you know, the division has been in chaos for months,” wrote Representative Costantino. “In November, the Department of Administration filed a lawsuit late against Hewlett-Packard, asking the court to order the company to continue work to complete the new Department of Motor Vehicle technology system.”
Costantino said he was concerned about the strain to be placed on the DMV with the closing of one location of the American Automobile Association in Providence — and another dropping all DMV services.
“In short, I am glad to hear that you are taking on various state agencies and holding their feet to the fire,” wrote Representative Costantino in his letter to Chairwoman Serpa. “I think the next one to come under scrutiny should be the DMV. They seem to be having the same technological problems that have plagued the Division of Taxation and the Department of Health and Human Services. The division is riddled with problems. I feel a legislative investigation is in order to get to the bottom of whether the division’s problems are strictly technological or if the answers lie elsewhere.”
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903