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  • Region 2 Conference This Week! 

    2019r2logoAAMVA's 2019 Region 2 Conference takes place this week, June 24-26, in Houston, Texas! Register online today! The conference provides an opportunity for you and your peers to discuss relevant driver's license, motor vehicle and law enforcement related issues. As with every AAMVA conference, the ability to network is one of the most beneficial experiences, and this year's regional conference provides several networking opportunities, as well as interactive learning opportunities. Jurisdiction attendees will learn about the successes and challenges of others, share ideas, build relationships, and discover the many products and services provided by our industry partners that can assist in your mission. Industry attendees will have the opportunity to meet with key players in the driver's license, motor vehicle and law enforcement arenas. Visit the 2019 Region 2 Conference Website for more information and to register!

    Autonomous Vehicles Working Group

    AAMVA is seeking to fill five vacancies on the Autonomous Vehicle Working Group with jurisdiction members with automated vehicle experience relative to vehicle and driver programs, law enforcement, policy and legal expertise. The purpose of the Working Group is to work with AAMVA members, federal agencies and other stakeholders to gather, organize and share information with the AAMVA community related to the development, design, testing, use and regulation of autonomous vehicles and other emerging vehicle technologies. Based on the group's research, guidance to assist member jurisdiction in regulating autonomous vehicles will be developed and published.

    Working Group members are expected to attend in-person meetings and participate in conference calls as needed. In addition, members conduct  research and draft portions of the guidance documents in small groups and independently. Members may also be asked to travel to speak publicly and give presentations at meetings and conferences about working group efforts and/or to provide assistance to jurisdictions. If you are interested in applying for the Autonomous Vehicles Working Group, please download and complete the application form and email to Dianne Graham at committees@aamva.org by July 12, 2019. For more information on the Working Group, please contact Cathie Curtis.

    Imported Vehicles Working Group

    The Imported Vehicles Working Group has a vacancy for a title and registration subject matter expert, vehicle fraud investigator, information technology (IT) programmer specialized in title and registration systems, or a policy and legal representative. The purpose of the Working Group to develop guidance for jurisdictions on vehicles that have been imported and are being presented for title and/or registration. The working group is developing a guidance for jurisdictions that includes an explanation of federal laws for importing vehicles, the federal importation process and guidance for state responsibilities when titling and registering imported vehicles. This working group will reference the federal requirements and forms and consider what implications the states will face as U.S. Custom and Border Protection moves to an electronic format. 

    Working Group members are expected to attend in-person meetings and participate in conference calls as needed. In addition, members conduct  research and draft portions of the guidance documents in small groups and independently. 

    If you are interested in applying for the Imported Vehicles Working Group, please download and complete the application form and email to Dianne Graham at committees@aamva.org by July 12, 2019. For more information on the Working Group, please contact Casey Garber.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – Instant Title Verification Using the VIN Search Feature

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET) 

    Before a jurisdiction issues a title or other ownership document or record, the SWI can provide information to help the jurisdiction determine whether the ownership documentation presented with the application are valid. The information supports jurisdictions' titling processes for both new and used vehicles. The Anti-Car Theft Act requires each jurisdiction to perform an instant title verification check before issuing a title to an applicant claiming to have purchased the vehicle from an individual or entity in another jurisdiction. The SWI VIN search feature can be used to satisfy this legal requirement. In addition, the NMVTIS best practice is that jurisdictions perform an inquiry before issuing a title or other ownership document or record, whether or not the applicant claims to have purchased the vehicle in another jurisdiction.

    Note:  This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.

     

    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (Web Service Version) – Part 2  (Prerequisite: NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (Web Service Version) – Part 1)
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET) 

    NMVTIS has two third party transactions that involve updates between the central site and multiple states. Because the transactions involve multiple states and the central site, it is possible for a transaction to break down before it completes. Further activity against this title record is greatly restricted until the problem is resolved. This webinar provides instruction as to how to identify and resume suspended transactions. The intended audience for this webinar are NMVTIS Help Desk Personnel, Business Process Analyst and IT System Integrators.

    Note:  This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.

     

    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (AMIE Version) – Part 2

    Thursday, June 27, 2019,1:30 - 2:30 pm (ET)
    NMVTIS has two third party transactions that involve updates between the central site and multiple states. Because the transactions involve multiple states and the central site, it is possible for a transaction to break down before it completes. Further activity against this title record is greatly restricted until the problem is resolved. This webinar provides instruction as to how to identify and resume suspended transactions. The intended audience for this webinar are NMVTIS Help Desk Personnel, Business Process Analyst and IT System Integrators.

    Note:This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only..

     

    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for June 14, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:


    Rejected License Plates: These Car Tags Were Too Vulgar to Be Seen on Mississippi Roads

    We've all seen them — personalized license plates that make a vehicle stand out or draw attention to the driver. But there are unique combinations of seven letters and numbers that we will never see. That's because the Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles determines them to be too offensive. The Clarion Ledger wanted to know more about these rejected plates — how the decisions are made and what the requests were. Here's what we found. Read the article at clarionledger.com.

     

    Virginia DMV Updates and Celebrates Employees with Monthly Newsletter

    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases a monthly employee newsletter to highlight events, achievements, and upcoming projects. Included are photos from past events, a message from the commissioner, new opportunities within the DMV, milestones, crash fatality statistics, positive customer feedback, and much more. Read the newsletter here.

     

    Upgraded Driver's License & ID Cards Will Protect Vermonters Identity (Vermont)

    The next time you go to the DMV you will likely notice a big change when it comes to your license or ID card. The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is giving the method of how they prepare your license or ID card a major upgrade-- for the sake of protecting your personal information. The rollout started Tuesday at the DMV in Rutland...Commissioner Wanda Minoli told us, the days of printing your license or ID card is a thing of the past because of how easy it has become to make a fake ID. She explains there are five layers, and each layer has its own security feature. 'Things that I can identify and highlight is that the signature is a raised signature.' Along with the driver's license number...Another noticeable change, the DMV will no longer ask a person's sex. Rather their gender. Read the article at mychamplainvalley.com.

     

    Low Levels of THC in Marijuana Don't Increase Crashes While Driving, Study Finds

    Smoking marijuana containing low levels of the drug's main psychoactive ingredient does not increase most drivers' risk of a crash even though Canada's impaired-drug laws would penalize them, says the lead investigator of a study that analyzed THC amounts in the blood samples of more than 3,000 people who were injured behind the wheel. Dr. Jeffrey Brubacher, associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia, said the findings apply to THC levels of less than five nanograms per millilitre of blood. Brubacher, a toxicologist who is also an emergency room physician at Vancouver General Hospital, said blood samples taken between 2010 and 2016 at seven trauma centres as part of clinical care were used for a broad spectrum of analysis measuring THC, other recreational drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and amphetamines, as well as sedating medication. Read the article at thestar.com.

     


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