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  • Region 1 Conference This Week

    R1_2019_LogoThe 2019 Region 1 Conference will get underway this week, May 14-16, in Cambridge, Maryland! 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 1 Conference Website for more information and to register!

    AAMVA's Mobile Driver License (mDL) Guidelines Now Available

    mDLguidelines_2019The Joint Mobile Driver's License (mDL) Working Group has been active in the area of mobile identification since 2012. The Working Group produced a mDL Functional Needs white paper that served as important input to the WG10 ISO working group. WG10 is in the process of producing a mDL standard (ISO/IEC 18013-5). 
    Starting with ISO/IEC CD 18013-5 as a basis, the Mobile Driver License (mDL) Implementation Guidelines document provides guidance on pursuing a mobile driver's license (mDL) solution. Specifically, this document provides comments and qualifications applicable to AAMVA members. AAMVA recommends that, in addition to this document and ISO/IEC CD 18013-5, jurisdictions consult two other documents produced by the mDL Working Group: mDL Model Legislation and mDL Procurement Guidance

    It should be noted that mDL and related technologies are ever evolving. As a result, this document will continue to be updated to synchronize its content with the latest standards and practices. Click here to access the Implementation Guidelines document.

    AAMVA Presents at 2019 CVTA Spring Conference

    CVTASpringConferenceSpencer Moore, Commissioner of Georgia's Department of Driver Services and AAMVA Board member, and Anne Ferro, AAMVA President & CEO, were panelists at the recent Spring Conference of the Commercial Vehicle Training Alliance (CVTA). Topics covered included tips on having a productive relationship with state regulators, implementation of FMCSA's Entry Level Driver Training rule and CDL skills test modernization, among others. AAMVA's Kevin Lewis, Director, Driver Programs, participated in a CVTA roundtable earlier in the Conference. 

    AAMVA Attends Association of European Vehicle and Driver Registration Authorities (EReg) Annual Meeting

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    Last week, Kristina Boardman, AAMVA Treasurer and Administrator for the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles, along with Ian Grossman, AAMVA Vice President, Member Services & Public Affairs and Geoff Slagle, AAMVA Director, Identity Management, represented AAMVA at the annual meeting of the Association of European Vehicle and Driver Registration Authorities (EReg) in Lisbon, Portugal. The European counterpart to AAMVA, EReg is tackling many similar issues including tracking vehicle history, driver testing standards, mobile driver license, and data protection/privacy. The expanding international partnership continues to provide a forum for knowledge exchange and opportunities for collaboration on joint priorities.

    Legislative Alert: NHTSA Seeks Expansion of State Notification of Recall Status Pilot

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking expanded state involvement in the consumer notification of motor vehicle recall status pilot. Citing previous authorities delivered through Section 24105 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (P.L. 114-94), as well as the authorities provided in the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (49 USC 30101, et. Seq.) NHTSA has issued an Information Collection Request (ICR) describing a funding opportunity for all states to apply for a similar grant as that awarded to Maryland MVA in its initial recall notification pilot program. AAMVA members should note that the docket for the ICR is not meant to receive grant applications, but is instead an indicator that NHTSA expects to announce acceptance of applications through the grant process at a later date. Read the entire alert here.

    Welcome Associate Members!

    AAMVA is pleased to welcome the following organizations to our Associate Membership Program. Follow the links below to learn more about each organization:

    Looking for New Member for Third Party Agents Working Group

    AAMVA has established a working group to develop guidance for using and auditing motor vehicle agents, third parties and dealers acting as motor vehicle agents.  The working group will look at the use of current fraud resources, including tools and analytics in systems to flag inconsistencies, and include lessons learned.  In addition, the best practice will address Memorandums of Understandings or Agreements (MOU or MOA) with those third parties. We are seeking a jurisdiction representative to fill a vacancy on this working group. If you are interested, please complete the application and send to committees@aamva.org. Applications are due Friday, May 24, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need additional information, please contact Casey Garber

    Looking for Members to Lend Their Expertise

    AAMVA is looking for additional jurisdiction members to lend their expertise on our three standing committees. Serving on a committee is an ideal way to influence policy, develop best practices and network with your peers. Visit AAMVA.org to see the list of specific positions that we are seeking jurisdiction members to fill on our Driver, Law Enforcement, and Vehicle standing committees. If a region is indicated, the applicant chosen will be from that region. If the region is shown as "Any Region," the applicant chosen could be from any of AAMVA's regions. We attempt to maintain jurisdictional and regional balance on all committees and working groups. If you would like to serve on one of our committees, please complete the Committee Member Application FormAll applications must be received by June 15, 2019. Even if you submitted an application previously, please resubmit. If you have questions, please contact Dianne Graham via email committees@aamva.org or phone 703.522.4200. Visit https://www.aamva.org/committees-and-working-groups/ for more information.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI)  – Understanding the Administrative Features

    May 14, 2019,  2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

    The NMVTIS SWI Web Application is used by the states to perform title verification and data corrections. This webinar focuses on how the states use the administrative features to oversee the states user community. 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.


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

    May 16, 2019, 1:30 - 2:30 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 May 10, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    Federal Real ID Implementation Will Prompt Recall of Thousands of Maryland Driver's Licenses and ID Cards Beginning in June

    A group of Marylanders are at risk of having their driver's licenses or identification cards recalled in June if they don't satisfy document requirements that are part of the federally-mandated REAL ID process. The overall deadline for obtaining a REAL ID is October 1, 2020, but more than 66,300 Marylanders with a new REAL ID star license or identification card have not yet filed the required documents. These people have been contacted by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) multiple times since December and need to bring those documents to the MDOT MVA by June to complete the process. Without those documents, MDOT MVA will start flagging the affected driver's licenses and identification cards in June as 'recalled.' Read the article at mva.maryland.gov.


    IHA8VGS? Here's Why Nevada DMV Rejected 1,013 Vanity Plates Last Year

    On the first day of 2018, someone (we presume in Northern Nevada) tried to immortalize their disdain for the Silver State's largest city, Las Vegas, with a custom vanity plate. Destined for a 1998 Chevrolet, the requester wanted the stamped aluminum plate that would officially identify their vehicle to read 'IHA8VGS.' In the custom plate application — a required form for all custom vanity plates in the state — the requester made no attempt to hide the meaning of their desired plate. Read the article at rgj.com.


    Georgia Department of Revenue Implementing New Georgia DRIVES Motor Vehicles System

    The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) is installing a new state-of-the-art system, Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES), to upgrade and modernize the vehicle registration and titling system. The new Georgia DRIVES system will enable more self-service options, improve customer service, and enhance data integrity. Beginning Tuesday, May 21, some online vehicle services and location hours may be reduced in preparation for the system upgrade. Read the article here. Watch the video here.


    Digital Driver's Licenses Get the Green Light (Indiana)

    You'll soon be able to carry a copy of your driver's license on your cell phone. Gov. Holcomb has signed a bill allowing the Indiana BMV to offer a secure, digital driver's license app to go with your plastic card...The Indiana BMV will pay for the program, but the cost is still undetermined. The BMV hopes to do a pilot program in 2020 with help from states that already have the licenses, like Louisiana. Read the article at wibc.com.



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