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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).
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
Law Enforcement, and
Driver Standing Committee Update
Vehicle Standing Committee Update
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
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.
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.
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.
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.