Driver Licensing and Identification

Vehicle Registration and Titling

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  • Region 4 Conference This Week

    2019Region4ConferenceLogo-250 AAMVA's 2019 Region 4 Conference takes place this week, July 15-17, in Denver, Colorado! 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 4 Conference Website for more information and to register!

    AAMVA Staff Presents at SPPADS Conference

    Ursino at SPPADS Conference (July 2019) On July 10, 2019, Brian Ursino, AAMVA Director of Law Enforcement presented to the IACP Division of State & Provincial Police Academy Directors (SPPADS) conference in Nashville, TN. Brian provided an abbreviated version of "AAMVA, Yeah We Do That" and then focused on the many AAMVA training products available that SPPADS commanders could consider including in their various training curricula. 

    Looking for Members to Lend Their Expertise (Deadline Extended!)

    AAMVA is looking for additional jurisdiction members to lend their expertise. Serving on a committee is an ideal way to influence policy, develop best practices, and network with your peers. Listed below are the specific positions we are seeking jurisdiction members to fill on our three standing committees. We attempt to maintain jurisdictional and regional balance on all committees and working groups. 

    We have the following four vacancies:

    • Driver Representative (from Region 3) - Driver Committee
    • PACE Representatives (from any region; 3 vacancies) - Driver Committee, Law Enforcement Committee, and Vehicle Committee

    If you would like to serve on one of our committees, please complete the Committee Member Application Form. Applications must be received by July 31, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Dianne Graham or Lynn Dean at committees@aamva.org or 703.522.4200.

    Imported Vehicles Working Group Seeking New Members (Deadline Extended!)

    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 is 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 31, 2019. For more information on the Working Group, please contact Casey Garber.

    This Week's Webinar

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – How to Correct Title and Brand Data on the Central Site
    July 16, 2019, 2-3 PM (ET)
    In the past, states contacted the AAMVA Help Desk directly if they needed to make a data correction. As part of the NMVTIS reengineering effort, a Help Desk feature was created to allow states to correct their title and brand data on the central site. When states perform their own data corrections the timeliness and accuracy of the data corrections improves substantially. This webinar is focused on explaining the capability of the Help Desk feature as included in the SWI. Data correction scenarios are explained and matched to the correct update operation within the SWI. A brief overview of the SWI application will also be provided.  

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

    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for July 12, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    Delaware DMVs Swarmed on Day of Low-digit License Plate Release

    Delaware released a limited number of five-digit license plates Tuesday, which explained the line of people waiting for the Dover DMV to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Deborah and John Roberts, who were first in line Tuesday morning, had been there since 4:30 a.m. The line of about 80 people stretched along the building when the doors opened. The state makes low-digit tags available every so often, typically drawing a crowd. Read more from the Delaware News Journal.


    Kentucky's New Driver's Licenses Now Set to Roll Out by End of 2019

    Kentucky's revamped driver's licenses should be available in all counties by the end of the year, the program's top official told a clearly frustrated group of state lawmakers Tuesday. But Matt Henderson, Kentucky's vehicle regulation commissioner, said he's hopeful the credentials will be offered sooner. He did not share an internal schedule kept by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which is overseeing the rollout. Read more at WDRB.


    Federal Agents Won't Have Wide-spread Access to Real ID Database, Says Maine SOS Dunlap

    As of the first of July, Mainers are now able to purchase a Real ID. It's a new form of identification in the state, organized by the federal government to tighten rules on sanctioned identification. A database of Real ID's photo won't be used by federal government agencies for widespread searches however, according to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap. Read more at News Center Maine.


    Hours at the MVC Are Changing as New Jersey's New Real ID License Goes for a Test Drive

    State Motor Vehicle Commission agency hours will change, starting Saturday July 6, as the MVC prepares to issue the new federally mandated Real ID driver's licenses statewide to meet a looming October 2020 deadline. MVC officials also are quietly testing processes and computers used to issue the new driver's licenses on themselves. Relax, it's not an insider scandal, employees are paying the appropriate fees for the new licenses, officials said. Read more at nj.com.


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