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The State Pointer Exchange Services platform (SPEXS), which supports both CDLIS and the new State to State (S2S) requirements went live ahead of schedule. CDLIS and S2S services have been fully operational now since Saturday, July 4. From time to time, individual states will upgrade to take benefit of the expanded S2S functionality. The first state coming on board will be Wisconsin. This will occur over the weekend of August 8. Please be aware that regular Central Site availability between the evening of Saturday, August 8th and early morning of Monday, August 10th will be affected. More specifically, there may be periods during which the Central Site is in inquiry-only mode, and there may be periods during which the Central Site is unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2am to 5am on Sunday). Exact details will be shared as soon as they are available. The Central Site should be fully operational again on Monday, August 10th, 5am ET. All other systems will be up and running during their usual available hours. Status and History requests between states should be unaffected by the work at the Central Site, with the exception of inquiries directed to Wisconsin. WI's availability will be shared with all States as soon as they are finalized.States that are scheduled to implement CDLIS 5.3.2 during this weekend will still be able to do so. Following WI, several states are in the process of joining the S2S program between August 2015 and March 2016. AAMVA will provide updates as soon as we have implementation dates from each state. If you have any questions please contact the AAMVA Operations Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is happy to announce that, since 2011, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program has helped more than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel obtain a Commercial Driver's License more easily. The program, conducted in close cooperation with the Department of Defense and AAMVA, grants state licensing agencies the authority to waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus. Read Anthony Foxx's full blog post in the FastLane.
The federally mandated Commercial Driver's License Testing and Commercial Learner's Permit Standards requires compliance by U.S. jurisdictions by July 8, 2015. In order to assist members in implementing the requirements laid out in the final rule, AAMVA has pulled together a series of tools and resources and is making them available online at
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(Most read stories from AAMVA Regional News – June 26, 2015)
DMV Cranks Ignition on Production of Black California License Plates
California license plates are finally back in black. The Department of Motor Vehicles announced Monday that it had started production on new California plates with black backgrounds and yellow lettering. The model, originally used from 1963-69, is available through the California Legacy License Plate Program – a result of Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Assembly Bill 1658. Read the full story at SacBee.com. CHP Officer Charged in DMV Scandal (California)
A California Highway Patrol officer is the second person to be charged in connection with a DMV bribery scandal. Carlos Ravelo is accused of illegally transferring a temporary driver’s license to a driver, once in September 2013 and again in January 2014, according to an indictment unsealed in San Diego federal court last month. Read the full story at UTSanDiego.com.DMV Tackles Fraudsters Seeking Driver's Privilege Cards (Vermont)
n January 2014 Vermont enacted a law that established a new kind of driver’s license called a driver’s privilege card. The identification allows undocumented immigrant farmworkers residing in Vermont to drive legally in the state. Read the full story at Digital.VPR.net.Louisiana Governor Vetoes Police License Plate Readers Because the Data Collection Is ‘Fundamental Risk to Personal Privacy’
License plate readers mounted on police cruisers and road signs in some areas of the country are a controversial bit of technology. Though their use has expanded in some areas, other lawmakers have pushed back, the latest being the governor of Louisiana. Read the full story at TheBlaze.com.
For the rest of the most recent news, read: AAMVA Regional News – June 26, 2015.
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