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Department of motor vehicles; commissioner
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 2, ARTICLE 2
§ 200. Department of motor vehicles; commissioner. 1. There shall be
in the state government a department of motor vehicles. The head of the
department shall be the commissioner of motor vehicles who shall be
appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the
senate, and hold office until the end of the term of the appointing
governor and until a successor is appointed and has qualified, and who
shall receive an annual salary within the amount appropriated therefor.
The commissioner of motor vehicles shall have the immediate charge of
the department. The commissioner of motor vehicles may appoint, and at
pleasure remove, such deputy commissioners of motor vehicles,
inspectors, examiners and other assistants and employees of the
department as are deemed necessary, within the amounts available
therefor by appropriation. The commissioner of motor vehicles and all
other officers and employees of the department shall be paid and allowed
their necessary, actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the exercise
of their duties. All salaries and expenses of the department shall be
paid out of the state treasury on the audit and warrant of the
comptroller on the certificate of the commissioner of motor vehicles.
The principal office of the department shall be in the city of Albany.

2. (a) The commissioner of motor vehicles may enter into a contract
for the publication of a driver's manual. Such contract may provide for
the sale of advertising by the contractor. A contract for publication of
a driver's manual shall be awarded following consideration of factors
which shall include, but not be limited to, the most favorable financial
advantage for the state, and the greatest utility to the motorist. The
commissioner shall issue a request for proposal for publication of the
driver's manual which shall set requirements for the preparation of
bids; responsibility for preparation and placement of appropriate
advertising content, which shall be limited to no more than thirty
percent of the total space available; approval of the commissioner at
critical stages of the driver's manual development, including
appropriate timetables and schedules; approval of advertising standards
and rates; any securities which shall be required of the contractor and
deadlines for selection of a competent contractor.

(b) On or before February first of each year following enactment
hereof, the department shall submit a report to the director of the
division of the budget detailing any proposed privatization initiatives
it would like to undertake including a summary of each initiative, the
cost savings associated with each initiative and the impact of each
initiative on customer service and departmental staffing levels. Copies
of such report shall be simultaneously filed with the chairpersons of
the senate finance committee and the assembly ways and means committee.