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Attorneys: BMV Still Overcharging For Driver’s Licenses

The BMV hopes to reduce the number of people going to branches.

A group of attorneys say the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is still violating state law with their operator license fees.

The attorneys filed a class action lawsuit against the BMV claiming the state agency was grossly overcharging for driver‘s licenses. The BMV admitted to the possibility of the overcharges and immediately dropped the fees by $3.50.

Attorneys in the suit say the BMV is still overcharging by $2.50 according to their interpretation of the law.

In addition, Scott Gilchrist, one of the attorneys in the suit, says he would like to see the overage fees re-directed to an account with the court.

“The money can be handled with complete transparency and how it’s transmitted back to class members and also so that it can be collecting interest for class members instead of just sitting in state coffers,” he says.

Gilchrist says the BMV also needs to address the overcharges already collected over the years. The attorneys asked BMV to turn over the over $30 million collected in overcharges to the court. The BMV has denied the request.

Another hearing on the case is scheduled for July 25.

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