SECTION 1. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“third party vendor” – any individual, corporation, limited liability company, organization or association contracting with the registry of motor vehicles to provide certain services to the public.
“new driver’s licenses” – any license issued to an individual who has currently possess a valid driver’s license from any state.
SECTION 2. The registrar of motor vehicles, shall, notwithstanding section 9 of chapter 16 of the General Laws, and notwithstanding sections1A to 34R, inclusive, of chapter 90 of the General Laws authorize third party vendors to perform certain title and registration, motor vehicle licensing, tax reporting, dealer licensing and driver license functions and services to the public. Third party vendors may provide services for registration and titling of vehicles, renewal and replacement of driver’s licenses, Massachusetts identifications and plates, this list is not exhaustive. In no event shall third party vendors issue new driver’s licenses, administer driving tests, handle suspensions, hearings, citations or appeals from citations or suspensions.
The registrar shall promulgate rules and regulations relative to the approval of third party vendors, what transactions third party vendors may handle, privacy protections and appropriate fees third party vendors may charge. The registrar may adopt any rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. An authorized third party vendor shall meet all of the requirements established by the registrar.
The registrar may furnish necessary documents and license plates to approved third party vendors. An authorized third party or an authorized third party provider shall submit to the registrar all statutorily prescribed fees and taxes it collects. In addition to the statutorily prescribed fees and taxes, an authorized third party or an authorized third party provider may collect and retain a reasonable and commensurate fee for its services.
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