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  • Combined Standing Committees Meet

    AAMVA's Driver, Law Enforcement, and Vehicle standing committees came together last week in Arlington, Virginia, for the Combined Standing Committees Meeting. AAMVA’s first in-person member meeting since February 2020 included participation by some committee members who joined virtually. Each committee gave a report on their accomplishments over the past year and gave an update on the big projects they'll be tackling in the coming year. The committees also brainstormed ideas for topics at the 2022 Workshop and Law Institute in Orlando, Florida. Visit our Flickr Page for photos of the meeting

    2021 Combined Standing Committees Meeting
     

    Chris McDonold Recognized for His Work with NMVTIS

    TWIR-10122021-ChrisMcDonoldThumb_2039734 Chris McDonold, Executive Director of the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, was recognized during the Law Enforcement Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 6 for his long term commitment in supporting NMVTIS and for his service as Chair on the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Subcommittee. For the past 10 years, Chris has been instrumental in promoting the use of the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Access Tool and has made great strides to enhance collaboration among DMV’s and law enforcement about the many benefits of NMVTIS. 


    AAMVA Joins NASID

    NASID Logo AAMVA has joined the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID), which was formed to provide a strong, collaborative national focus toward the growing problem of multiple substance impaired driving. NASID is made up of a coalition of leading experts dedicated to promoting programs, technologies, and bipartisan legislation to save lives from multiple substance-related driving incidents. While other groups exist with the expressed mission to address either drunk or drugged driving, NASID is the first entity formed to address them both in a coordinated fashion, highlighting the fact that those issues do not exist in silos and should not be approached in piecemeal fashion. Questions should be directed to Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, and the AAMVA designated NASID representative.


    2021 Region 3 Conference Register Today – Early Bird Deadline 10/26

    Registration is now open for the 2021 Region 3 Conference, November 16-18 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This unique opportunity provides AAMVA members with a collaborative environment to discuss relevant driver license, motor vehicle, and law enforcement issues. As with every AAMVA conference, the ability to network is one of the most beneficial experiences, and this year's Region 3 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 license, motor vehicle, and law enforcement arenas. Visit the 2021 Region 3 Conference website for more information and to register online today!  


    Available: S2S Driver History Record (DHR) Administration Training

    AAMVA is offering a DHR Administration training course on October 19, 2021, from 1:30 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET. DHR Administration provides states with new measures to improve the administration of non-CDL driver history (DH). Specifically, DHR supports the electronic exchange of out-of-state convictions and withdrawals, provides visibility of individuals that may have more than one DHR, and sets rules for maintaining DH in a standardized manner, all specifically for non-CDLIS drivers.
     
    It is recommended that attendees have prior knowledge of S2S and/or represent a state that is already participating in S2S. This course focuses on DHR Administration. For other S2S related training courses, please refer to intevista (AAMVA’s virtual classroom).
     
    To enroll in this and/or any other AAMVA training course log into intevista and RSVP using the course calendar.
     
    For additional information on AAMVA training, please visit our website. For questions, please contact trainer@aamva.org.



    Now Available: Best Practices for Potential Duplicate Resolution Training

    AAMVA is now offering a Best Practices for Potential Duplicate Resolution training course on October 26, 2021, from 1:30 pm ET to 3:30 pm ET. Identification of potential duplicates is one of the most critical functions that S2S provides and is instrumental in allowing S2S participants to limit a person to one driver license and, where applicable, one REAL ID credential. This training provides S2S states guidance on the best practices for resolving potential duplicates identified for their state.
     
    It is highly recommended that you have prior knowledge of S2S or have already implemented S2S when taking this class. This class does not cover any other concepts for S2S, for other S2S related training courses, please refer to intevista (AAMVA’s virtual classroom).
     
    To enroll in this and/or any other AAMVA training course log into intevista and RSVP using the course calendar.
     
    For additional information on AAMVA training, please visit our website.
     
    For questions, please contact trainer@aamva.org.


    DEADLINE APPROACHING: AAMVA Seeks Jurisdiction Members for Two New Working Groups

    AAMVA is seeking jurisdiction members for two (2) new working groups. Participating in a committee, subcommittee, or working group is an ideal way to influence policy, develop best practices and other guidance documents, and network with peers. We anticipate that for most groups there will be both virtual meetings and in-person meetings during FY22. Specific information for each group is on that group’s application. AAMVA pays travel expenses for all jurisdiction members to attend in-person meetings. 

    • DMV Investigator Working Group – Seeking 8 Members
      The Working Group will revise AAMVA’s DMV Investigative Resource Guide.
    • Vehicle Dealer and Transporter License Plate Working Group – Seeking 8 Members
      The Working Group will research laws, rules, policies, and procedures related to permissible use of vehicle dealer and transporter license plates and will use this research to develop best practices.
                

    Visit the Committees and Working Groups page for more information and to apply. AAMVA attempts to maintain jurisdictional and regional balance on all committees and working groups. Please submit all applications to committees@aamva.org. The deadline for applications for the two new groups is October 15, 2021.


    AAMVA Seeks Jurisdiction Members for Standing Committees, Subcommittees, and Working Groups

    AAMVA is seeking a Region 3 Vehicle Representative for the Vehicle Standing Committee and a Vehicle Representative from any region for the Driver Standing Committee. In addition, we are seeking members for four (4) existing groups. Participating in a committee, subcommittee, or working group is an ideal way to influence policy, develop best practices and other guidance documents, and network with peers. We anticipate that for most groups there will be both virtual meetings and in-person meetings during FY22. Specific information for each group is on that group’s application. AAMVA pays travel expenses for all jurisdiction members to attend in-person meetings. Visit the Committees and Working Groups page for more information and to apply. AAMVA attempts to maintain jurisdictional and regional balance on all committees and working groups. Please submit all applications to committees@aamva.org

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    Featured News



    Houston is 'Ground Zero' for Fake Temporary License Tags, and a Loophole in Texas Law Is to Blame

    Temporary tags are, it seems, a permanent fixture around Houston. Everyone sees them, many flapping in the wind on the backs of cars in front of them on the freeway. They are on BMWs parked in the back of Sharpstown apartment complexes and Audis idling outside the Westin Galleria. Often, even the untrained eye can spot an obvious fake. Those are easy for police to spot: the entire month is written out — Texas only uses three letters — or the font is not the block style the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles uses. Read more at houstonchronicle.com.


    California Enacts Law to Suspend Driver's License of Illegal Sideshow Participants

    A new law in California imposes a harsher punishment for those who participate in illegal sideshows. The law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday allows courts to issue a driver's license suspension for up to six months for participating in the illicit car stunt show. "Illegal sideshows continue to devastate families, claim innocent lives in our communities, and create serious risks for our youth," said Assemblyman Vince Fong who authored the bill. "Proactive enforcement is critical to stopping dangerous sideshows before they start..." Sideshows are a stubborn and growing problem for law enforcement agencies throughout California. Read more at ktvu.com.


    Pennsylvania Launches New Driver License Program, Expanding Eligibility to Improve Independence for Visually Impaired

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced on October 5th that visually-impaired Pennsylvania residents can now use bioptic telescope lenses to obtain a learner’s permit and ultimately earn a driver’s license. Read more at yourerie.com.


     


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