Assemblymember Tyler Diep introduces bill to prohibit private companies from selling DMV appointments

Assemblymember Tyler Diep (R-Westminster) introduces legislation prohibiting private companies from profiting from free government services. AB 317 will prohibit a private entity from selling any appointments issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

“Government is supposed to serve everyone equally, regardless of how much they can afford to pay,” said Diep. “At a time when the DMV is struggling to meet demand, we can’t allow a company to make the problem worse by scooping up the few available appointments and flipping them for a profit.”

An Oakland startup company called YoGov, has been selling “expedited appointments” to customers to guarantee appointments with the DMV. They scour the DMV website to book appointments under a customer’s name by charging them a fee for their assistance. This company is making a profit off a service that is free to all Californians. Taxpayers have already paid for the agency’s services through DMV fees.

This article was released by the Office of Assemblymember Tyler Diep.

Assemblymember Tyler Diep (R-Westminster) introduces legislation prohibiting private companies from profiting from free government services. Courtesy photo.