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The AAMVA International Board of Directors held their spring meeting April 19-20 at the AAMVA headquarters in Arlington, VA. They received updates on AAMVA's strategic initiatives and discussed topics of mutual interest with multiple partners such as CCMTA, IRP, CVSA, the Industry Advisory Board and multiple US government agencies. The Board's actions included approving the publication of the new System Modernization Best Practice, endorsing AAMVA as formal partner of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program, and adopting a series of updated policy statements submitted by the Standing Committees.
AAMVA is excited to announce that Julie Knittle will join the AAMVA team as the new Director of Member Support for Regions 3 & 4 upon the upcoming retirement of Sheila Prior. Julie has been a fixture in the AAMVA community for many years and is currently the Assistant Director of the Programs and Services Division for the Washington Department of Licensing. She brings to AAMVA more than 14 years of service to WA DOL and 27 years in state government. Julie has been involved with many AAMVA committees and working groups over the years, including serving as the Chair of the Driver Standing Committee, Chair of the Region 4 Driver's Committee, Chair of the National Driver Register Working Group, and many others. Julie will officially join AAMVA on May 15th which will allow for a multi-week overlap and transition with Sheila.
The NMVTIS Law Enforcement Working Group is seeking one jurisdiction law enforcement member from AAMVA Region I. To be eligible to apply, you must be a sworn officer or DMV investigator in an AAMVA member agency and have experience working within or supervising an auto theft unit or task force, and/or have other relative vehicle crimes investigative experience. The NMVTIS Law Enforcement Working Group operates under the auspices of the AAMVA Law Enforcement Standing Committee. The purpose of the Working Group is to expand NMVTIS awareness and usage among law enforcement and to improve the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Access Tool (LEAT) in collaboration with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Administration. For more information about the Working Group, please contact Paul Steier, 703.270.8932 or Brian Ursino, 703.350.5103. If you are interested in applying for the working group, please complete the application and send to Dianne Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 5.
Here are the most popular stories from AAMVA Regional News - April 21, 2017.
A supporter of President Donald Trump took on the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and got her driver's license picture taken while wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. Now, the state may make her take the photograph again, but without the hat. Read the article in foxnews.com.
Two Chicago Alderman want to let police use technology to catch drivers texting, like the way they catch people drinking and driving. Alderman Ed Burke and Anthony Beale introduced a resolution for the police department to consider using a "Textalyzer." Read the article on wgntv.com.
Iowa must return $188,640 and a truck it seized because the state transportation officer who made the traffic stop has no legal authority to enforce speeding infractions, a judge has ruled. Read the article in desmoinesregister.com.
A New York City-based organized crime group scammed PennDOT for years with a fraudulent license plate scheme that cost Pennsylvania more than a million dollars in unpaid sales taxes, EZ Pass tolls and parking fines, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Wednesday. Read the article at pennlive.com.