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  • AAMVA's Annual International Conference Wraps Up in Williamsburg 

    AAMVA's 2016 Annual International Conference wrapped up on Thursday, August 18th, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Attendees had a great three days of informative sessions and fun networking opportunities. AAMVA members elected their 2016-2017 Board of Directors, including new Chair of the Board Jean Shiomoto (CA) along with new members Sarah Garcia (MT), Christine Nizer (MD), and Major Fred Williams (KY).  

    • Whether you attended the conference in person, or followed the event on @AAMVAConnection's Twitter feed, there are likely some things you'd like to see again or perhaps you'd like to share with colleagues:
    • Watch our Wrap Up Video to get a snapshot of our time in Williamsburg.
    • Visit the Downloads Center where you'll find many of the presentations from the conference are available for download.
    • Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey about the AIC. Let us know how you feel so we can continue to improve our conferences. Take the survey. You will need an AAMVA login and password (the same one you used to register for AIC). Forgot password? 
    • Join us in setting your sights for San Francisco, California, host city for next year's Annual International Conference. We hope to see you there! Take a look at what you can expect in this video!
            

    AAMVA Board of Directors Meet

    The AAMVA Board of Directors held their August meeting last week in Williamsburg, prior to the Annual International Conference. The meeting's actions included approval of the 2017 fiscal year budget, which reflects AAMVA's ongoing commitment to provide its members with the highest level of customer service and member solutions. The Board also endorsed a series of financial recommendations that will more closely align AAMVA expenses with how revenues are collected. This includes a significant Technology Fee reduction beginning in fiscal year 2017 and the credit of $2.1 Million to jurisdiction members, which will further reduce their 2018 and 2019 Technology Fees. A new Standing Committee Manual was approved, as was the 2016 edition of the AAMVA DL/ID Card Design Standard. Both of those documents will soon be available on the AAMVA website. 

    The Board also received end of the year updates from the Standing Committees. Video highlights of the reports can be viewed online for the Driver, Law Enforcement, and Vehicle Committees. 

    2016 Driver Standing Committee Update Video
    Driver Standing Committee Update

    2016 LE Standing Committee Update Video  
    Law Enforcement Standing Committee Update

    2016 Vehicle Standing Committee Update Video
    Vehicle Standing Committee Update

    2016 AAMVA Year in Review

    AAMVA has created a Year In Review video, giving an overview of all that the association has accomplished in the past year. The video was shown at the Opening General Session and Annual Membership Meeting at the 2016 Annual International Conference. (View the video below.)

    Here are the most popular stories from AAMVA Regional News - August 12, 2016

    Driving While Distracted: Parents Do It, Too

    Laura Maurer said she is not the type to text while driving. Case in point: Two years ago, when she needed to send a text to a client who frequented her hair salon, she pulled over on a country road near her home in Brooklyn, Iowa, to send it. Read the full article on CNN.com

    Millions of VW's Cars Can Be Hacked With a Cheap Device, Experts Show

    Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen over the past 20 years are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers. Read the full story at NBCNews.com.

    Driving Curfew for Those 16 and 17 Should Start Much Earlier, CDC Report Says

    Most states have a graduated driver's license for young drivers, but a new report from the CDC says most curfews are set later than they should be, for safety's sake. Read the full story at DeseretNews.com.

    Another Tesla Autopilot Crash, This Time in China

    Nobody was killed or even injured. But a minor accident involving a Tesla Model S running on Autopilot in China is again raising questions about exactly how the feature works. Read the full story at LATimes.com



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