Driver Licensing and Identification

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  • S2S User Group Meets in Orlando

    S2S_Orlando_2019The second annual State-to-State (S2S) User Group meeting was held September 11-12 in Orlando, Florida. With 25 states already on board, and 21 additional states scheduled for implementation within the next three years, the program is on its way to full nationwide coverage by 2023. The day and a half conference provided jurisdictions the opportunity to network and learn from their peers. The meeting agenda covered topics including how fraud is identified via S2S, recent decisions made by the S2S Governance Committee, and a roundtable session. 

    Ian Grossman Presents at National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators

    IGrossman_SMSA_2019Ian Grossman, VP Member Services & Public Affairs, represented AAMVA and the Road to Zero Coalition at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA). SMSA is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership for state administered motorcycle safety programs. Read more at smsa.org.

    AAMVA Autonomous Vehicle Working Group/Law Enforcement Subgroup Members Speak at Automated Vehicles & State Law Enforcement Summit

    AVWG_LESub_AVSummit_2019Several members of AAMVA's Autonomous Vehicle Working Group/Law Enforcement subgroup were invited to speak at the national Automated Vehicles & State Law Enforcement Summit co-hosted by NHTSA and the Colorado State Patrol in Lakewood, Colorado, from September 10 – 11. Pictured (left to right) are Bernard Soriano, CA DMV, AVWG Chair; Brian Ursino, AAMVA; Sergeant Terry McDonnell, NYSP; Assistant Chief Chris Childs, CHP; Captain John Ehmsen, CSP. 

    Members Needed for License Plate Standard Working Group

    AAMVA is seeking 11 AAMVA jurisdiction members to serve on the License Plate Standard Working Group. The working group will review and update the AAMVA License Plate Standard. It is anticipated that this will be a 1-year project. We are also seeking associate member representatives to serve as Technical Advisors to the working group. Technical Advisors will be invited to attend the first meeting to provide information that will inform the members prior to beginning their work. Technical Advisors will also be provided the opportunity to comment on a draft document before it is finalized. If you are qualified and interested in serving on this working group, please complete the volunteer application and submit to committees@aamva.org no later than September 25, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Brian Ursino, Director of Law Enforcement Programs.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – How to Correct Title and Brand Data on the Central Site

    Tuesdays, September 17, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 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. 


    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (AMIE Version) – Part 1 

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 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 members only. 


    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for September 13, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    This Is New York's New License Plate. Here's When It Will Hit the Road. 

    It's official: New York's new license plate will include images from across the state, not just the New York City area. The new design, which the state will begin rolling out in April, features a blue-and-yellow color scheme on a white background. Along the bottom edge is the state's official motto — "EXCELSIOR," Latin for "ever upward" — with images of Niagara Falls, a mountain range, the Statue of Liberty, the New York City skyline and a Long Island lighthouse. Read more at democratandchronicle.com.

    Iowa Seeing Huge Demand for Blackout License Plates

    It was two summers ago that Iowans got to vote for the new state license plate at the Iowa State Fair. The City/Country Reboot (below) was the winner, but most people in the Hawkeye State weren't real passionate about the new design...You certainly can't say that about the Blackout plate (at top). These things are HOT SELLERS. So much so that they're selling out. Read more at khak.com.

    Licence Plate Thieves Use Expired Plates to Cover Their Tracks (Ontario)  

    Thirty minutes after she arrived at work on Tuesday morning, a colleague approached to tell Carole Tremblay that the licence plate on her car was missing. She says she went outside to check and found that her front licence plate was gone, but there was still a plate on the back. Unsure of whether the plate fell off or was stolen, she filed a report with the police online. It wasn't until Tremblay went to ServiceOntario to get a replacement that she discovered the second problem. Read more at cbc.ca.

    NJ Police Investigating After Someone Painted Their Own Crosswalk (New Jersey)  

    Police say a homemade crosswalk in a New Jersey neighborhood could be deadly to pedestrians. Union Township police are trying to find the person who spray-painted the wobbly lines at the intersection of Vauxhall Road and Brookside Drive. An officer spotted them on Thursday, which was the first day of school. Read more at delawareonline.com.

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