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  • AAMVA Awards Program 2020 - Call for Entries

    Don't miss this opportunity to be recognized for the great work your jurisdiction does every day - improving day-to-day business, reaching out to the community, and saving lives. The AAMVA Awards Program recognizes members of the motor vehicle and law enforcement community by honoring individuals, teams, and organizations who have committed their time and resources to the following categories: Safety, Service, Security, Public Affairs & Consumer Education (PACE), and International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC).


    AAMVA Awards are open to all AAMVA jurisdiction member agencies whose FY2020 dues are paid. Entries submitted for the 2020 Awards must have been conducted (produced, implemented, and/or developed) between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019. If an entry won an award in 2019, it cannot be resubmitted for 2020 unless it has major upgrades or developments. 


    Massachusetts Conducts NMVTIS Transactions Online

    AAMVA is very pleased to announce Massachusetts has completed a title system re-write and is now conducting online updates and inquiry in NMVTIS. Massachusetts is now fully participating online in NMVTIS. Congratulations, Massachusetts! For more information about NMVTIS requirements, please contact Tom Manuel, Senior Program Manager tmanuel@aamva.org.

    License Plate Standard Working Group Requesting Input

    AAMVA has established a new License Plate Standards Working Group to review the AAMVA License Plate Standard published in 2016. This Working Group will update the content to reflect the current best practice methods that should be considered by motor vehicle agencies and their vendors in the design and manufacture of license plates. The Working Group will expand the scope of the current Standard to include digital/electronic license plates; temporary (paper) license plates; and specialty/vanity plate approval processes. To help the working group begin their efforts, a survey was developed that will only be shared with jurisdictional members. Please respond to this survey. If you have any questions, please contact Cathie Curtis, AAMVA's Director of Vehicle Programs, at ccurtis@aamva.org. Thank you for your assistance.

    Driver Standing Committee Seeks PACE Representative

    AAMVA is looking for a jurisdiction member with Public Affairs and Consumer Education (PACE) experience to serve on the Driver Standing Committee. Serving on a committee is an ideal way to influence policy, develop best practices and network with your peers. If you would like to be considered for this position, please complete the Committee Member Application Form. If you have questions, please contact Dianne Graham at committees@aamva.org or 703.522.4200.

    Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 IDEC Examiner of the Year Award

    AAMVA is now accepting nominations for the 2019 IDEC Examiner of the Year Award. Each year, the International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) Board and AAMVA recognize outstanding examiners through the IDEC Examiner of the Year award. Each active IDEC member jurisdiction nominates one examiner for outstanding performance as a driver's license examiner. Examiners are selected for their excellence in adhering to the principles and recommended practices of driver examining (the Examiner's Code of Ethics) and for their high level of conduct in their profession. Examiners must be active participating members of the IDEC program.  

    Each of the jurisdictional nominees will have their name, photograph and nomination letter posted to the AAMVA Web site and they will also receive a certificate of recognition. Of the individual jurisdiction submissions, one nominee is chosen as the Outstanding Examiner of the Year which will be presented at the AAMVA Annual International Conference, August 25-27, 2020 in Austin, TX.  

    To submit your entry, go to the AAMVA Awards Program webpage and click on Submit Entry in the top right. If you have any questions or issues about your entry, contact awards@aamva.org.

    The following articles from  AAMVA's Regional News for November 22, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    REAL ID Documents: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (DC, Maryland, Virginia)

    If you're getting on a plane to go see grandma for the holidays around this time next year, you'll need a driver's license that complies with the REAL ID requirements. And rounding up the appropriate documents to get one may take more time than you expect. WTOP talked with leaders of area licensing agencies who shared some of the most common issues people are encountering with REAL ID documentation. Read the full article on WTOP.

    County Clerks Revolt Over NY Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

    When New York lawmakers passed the so-called Green Light Law in June, it was hailed a landmark victory by those who had fought for the measure for more than two decades. The law makes New York one of 14 states that allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, which proponents argue will help them avoid deportation for relatively minor offenses, such as traffic violations. But the change has been met with resistance from county clerks in conservative areas of upstate New York, who are now setting the stage for a political clash when the law takes effect next month. Some say they will refuse to issue the licenses, while others are also threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement if applicants show up without documentation. Read the article in the New York Times.

    DMV Workers Accused of Taking Bribes to Allow Man to Skip Long Lines, SC Officials Say

    Three people – including two DMV employees – are facing bribery charges in South Carolina after investigators accused a man of paying money to skip long lines to transfer 18 vehicle titles, a published report said. The two employees, 21-year-old Alyson Leigh McFerrin and 25-year-old Elizabeth Seay, are accused of taking cash in two separate bribery cases involving Robbie Ray Biershenk, according to warrants from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), The State newspaper reported. Read the article on foxnews.com.

    South Carolina DMV Chief Warns of Waits for REAL ID Procrastinators

    Planning to wait until the last minute to obtain a REAL ID in person? You might want to bring a cellphone charger along. As an October 2020 deadline approaches for residents to acquire the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-mandated documentation, wait times could be unbearably long for procrastinators. Read the article in the Post and Courier.

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