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To minimize the operational impact on jurisdictions, AAMVA has updated the previously announced State-to-State (S2S) migration plan and the associated CDLIS Blackout period. The revised migration plan will begin July 2nd with full CDLIS operations restored by Monday, July 6th. All other systems (PDPS, NMVTIS, SSOLV, etc.) will be up and running during their usual available hours with the exception of a brief intermittent outage between 9PM and 10PM on July 3rd. Please refer to the full AAMVA Alert for daily schedule and details.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported more than 100,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Military Skills Test Waiver Program. 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 operation a military truck or bus. Learn more about the program and its success in the
DOT press release.
AAMVA recently won two national
Excel awards for our communications products. The Excel awards are given by Association Media & Publishing and were presented last week at their annual awards gala held at the Ronald Reagan Building. The first award was a Gold Award for best magazine cover illustration for "The High Road" issue of MOVE, Fall 2014. The second award was a Silver Award for "The Daily Drive," AAMVA's conference onsite email newsletter.
The Supreme Court has
ruled in a 5-4 decision that a Texas specialty license plate design constitutes government speech, and thus Texas was entitled to refuse to issue plates featuring the Sons of Confederate Veterans proposed license plate design. That design drew controversy for its inclusion of the Confederate battle flag. Please refer to the full AAMVA Legislative & Regulatory Alert for complete details.
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
The Week in Review |
(Most read stories from AAMVA Regional News – June 19, 2015)
DMV Responds to Jastrzemski Call for Ban on Selling Records (New York)The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles released a statement in response to a call for a ban on the sale of records by the DMV made by Joe Jastrzemski. Read the full story at EastNiagraPost.com. Russian Ad Attracting Foreign Nationals to Vermont for Driver’s LicensesA Russian-language advertisement offering services for illegal immigrants in the New York City area is drawing Ukrainian and Georgian foreign nationals to obtain driver’s privilege cards in Vermont, one of just 10 states offering formal identification cards to undocumented immigrants. Read the full story at GMOutlook.com. Soon, Cars May Take Away the Keys of a Drunken DriverIn the near future, cars will communicate with one another on the road, partly or entirely drive themselves and be packed with more entertainment options than most computers. But could technology also offer a solution for a scourge that kills nearly 10,000 Americans each year — drunken driving? Read the full story at NYTimes.com.Law Would Make New York Motorists Update Drivers License PhotosA bill working its way through the closing hours of the this year's legislative session would require drivers to submit an updated photo of themselves when they renew their driver's licenses every eight years. The bill has been hailed as a common sense security measure in the post-9/11 world. Read the full story at TimesUnion.com.
For the rest of the most recent news, read: AAMVA Regional News – June 19, 2015.
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AAMVA Regional News