Probes of N.J. Division of Motor Vehicles
1) Photo license controversy, an investigation directed by the
Legislature to be completed in 30 days. In a June 1985 report, the
Commission criticized the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Attorney
General for the intentional non-disclosure of a major political
contributor's proposed role in a universal photo license system.
2) Investigation, December 1985 public hearing and report (combined with
the Commission's 1985 Annual Report) on the DMV's politicized,
inefficient agency system. The Commission recommended conversion of all
motor vehicle agencies to state operated entities, as well as internal
reforms within the Division to enhance the integrity of the licensing
and registrations processes.
3) Investigation of the DMV-Price Waterhouse computer fiasco, which had
its origins in the collapse of the DMV's services to the public in
mid-1985. This probe resulted in a June 1986 report critical of DMV's
management of the computer project, as well as the serious policy
misjudgments and professional misconduct by the computer contractor. The
report made recommendations for reform of bid waiver procedures.
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