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  • AAMVA Mourns the Passing of Former Ontario Deputy Minister Rob Fleming

    Flemingheadshot.jpegRobert Fleming, former Ontario Road User Safety Division Assistant Deputy Minister, passed away on Thursday, June 7. Rob was active in both the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and in AAMVA, serving on the AAMVA Board of Directors and the Region 1 Board of Directors from 2011-2014. Rob was greatly admired and respected, and his work touched many people across Canada and the U.S. For those who wish, charitable donations can be made in his memory to Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. Gifts will be directed to global missions projects in keeping with Rob's passions.

    Suspended Driver Alternative Reinstatement Working Group Meets

    SDARphoto(5).png?r=1528732979517The leadership core of the Suspended Driver Alternative Reinstatement Working Group met in Seattle, Washington on June 6-7, 2018. The core group completed a final draft of tentatively titled Reducing Suspended Drivers and Alternative Reinstatement Best Practices. The document updates the 2013 Reducing Suspended Drivers document and includes expanded focus on young drivers and alternative reinstatement practices. The document is now out for comment with the full working group as well as the Driver and Law Enforcement Standing Committees. AAMVA anticipates publishing this document before the end of 2018. 

    AAMVA Presents on Electronic Credentials at NAPHSIS

    AAMVA participated in last week's annual meeting of the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS). As part of a session on the security challenges facing the NAPHSIS members, the work that they do with vital records and the underlying information systems managing birth and death data, AAMVA's Director of Identity Management, Geoff Slagle, provided an overview of the ongoing evolution of the driver license/identification credentials and what the electronic frontier will likely look like in the future. He was joined by AAMVA Associate Members Rob Mikell from Idemia, and Jorge Castrillo from HID Global for a demonstration carousel where three shared examples of what potential solutions within the realm of shared standards can look like.

    S2S Working Group Holds Meeting in Minneapolis

    S2SWGmeeting(2).png?r=1528748981022The State-to-State (S2S) Working Group (WG) met in Minneapolis last week to discuss S2S program enhancements. With 17 states already on board and 18 additional states scheduled to implement by end of 2020, the program is on its way to full nationwide coverage by 2023. The agenda of the meeting covered such topics as status of program enhancements (including rollout of changes currently under development), driver history record administration of non-commercial drivers, and WebUI interface to assist with duplicate resolution. For more information on the S2S service, please visit here.

    Committee Volunteer Opportunities Available

    AAMVA is looking for additional jurisdiction members to lend us expertise. Serving on a committee is an ideal way to influence policy, develop best practices and network with your peers. The vacancies are listed on our website and show the specific positions that we are seeking jurisdiction members to fill on our three (3) Standing Committees. If you would like to serve on one, please complete the Committee Application Form. All applications must be received by July 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Dianne Graham via email at committees@aamva.org.

    Working Group Volunteer Opportunities Available

    NMVTIS Business Rules Working Group

    The NMVTIS Business Rules Working Group was established to focus on state business process, policies and procedures and is made up of representatives from jurisdictions in all four regions. The Working Group currently has two (2) vacancies available and is seeking applications from subject matter experts (SME) of the NMVTIS Business Process. Specifically, the vacancies are for a NMVTIS SME from Region 2 or 4 and a NMVTIS SME from a state who provides their data in batch and conducts the inquiry online as part of state titling system (partially integrated online) or a state who is providing data only. If you would like to apply for this Working Group, please complete the application and email it to Dianne Graham at committees@aamva.org. Applications must be received by June 15, 2018. If you have questions about the Working Group, please contact Casey Garber.

    CDLIS Working Group

    The CDLIS Working Group provides guidance and direction on improvements, enhancements and changes related to the CDLIS application and processes, past, present and future. The Working Group is a dynamic and active group, consisting of one or two representatives from up to 12 states. The Working Group is seeking one jurisdiction to fill the current vacancy. After reviewing the CDLIS Working Group Charter and the required qualifications in the application, please complete the application and email it to Dianne Graham at committees@aamva.org. Applications must be received by June 30, 2018. If you have questions about the Working Group, please contact Mindy Stephens.

    New Mexico to Join State-to-State (S2S) Verification Service

    New Mexico will begin using AAMVA's State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) on Monday, June 18, 2018. Tasks related to onboarding New Mexico will be conducted during the weekend of June 16, 2019. During this process (Saturday evening to Monday morning), there will be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S Central Site (Central Site) will be in inquiry-only mode or unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2:00 AM ET to 5:00 AM ET on Sunday, June 17, 2018). For more information, please see the timeline.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) - Understanding the Administrative Features
    Tuesday, June 14, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET) 

    The NMVTIS SWI Web Application is used by states to perform title verification and data corrections. This webinar focuses on how states use the administrative features to oversee states' user communities. A brief overview of the SWI application is also provided. The SWI application has been built so that each state manages their own user community. This includes configuring the system with organizations to which users are assigned. The state administrator is responsible for user role assignments and user account activation and deactivation. The SWI Application also includes a reporting component that allows state administrators to monitor user activity. 

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

    The following articles from Regional News - May 25, 2018 received the highest click-through rates:

    Why Massachusetts Doesn't Have A Cell Phone Ban For Drivers 

    This is it, the start of the summer driving season, when everybody hits the road, cell phone firmly in hand. And inevitably, the coming months will bring multiple stories of accidents and – tragically – fatalities caused by drivers distracted by their phones.  Sixteen states already ban cell phone use by drivers. A similar ban here would improve safety and enhance enforcement of the existing ban on texting while driving. But a cell phone ban has failed to pass the Legislature in each of the past two years. Read the article at boston.cbslocal.com.

    What Your License Plate Can't Say in Missouri, Including 'NEKK1D' or 'DRUNK'

    Personalized license plates make it easy to identify a person's car and give it a little extra flair. For some Missourians, it's also an opportunity to be vulgar. But the Department of Revenue isn't having it.  Between Jan. 1 last year and May 9 of this year, the department rejected 430 personalized license plate requests. Read the article at stltoday.com.

    Texas Officials: Travis Case Shows More Auto Title Oversight Needed

    An evolving — and potentially expensive — scandal in the Travis County tax office regarding automobile title transfers served as a cautionary tale at the Capitol on Wednesday for why stronger tools are needed statewide to combat title fraud.  State regulators "still lack adequate oversight" resources to stamp out the problem, said Steven Ogle, general counsel of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. ... The fraud investigation became public last Friday when the arrests were announced. This week, the Statesman reviewed an audit that indicates Travis County could owe the state more than $1 million in uncollected state sales taxes because of faulty title transfers, meaning the paperwork required when vehicles are bought or sold. Read the article at mystatesman.com. 

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