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  • 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)  – Understanding the Administrative Features

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    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 (Web Service Version) – Part 2  
    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    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 6, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    Why Real ID Is Causing Real Confusion

    The Transportation Security Administration has begun verbally notifying travelers about the upcoming REAL ID deadline, a little more than 13 months away..."REAL ID implementation is a little more than a year away," TSA Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell said in a statement. "Now is the time to prepare." But the rollout has caused confusion for various reasons, so here are a few basics that are helpful to understand. Read more at aarp.org.

    Gov. Kevin Stitt Shakes up Leadership at Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol

    A shake-up is underway at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the state agency that runs the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and handles the issuance, revocation and reinstatement of driver's licenses. Out are Rusty Rhoades, the DPS commissioner, and Col. Michael Harrell, the chief of the Highway Patrol. Taking over as commissioner is John Scully, the director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control. Read more at tulsaworld.com.

    State Bill Would Protect DMV Clerks Who Refuse Licenses to Illegal Immigrants (New York)

    The state Senate's top Republican has introduced a bill that would protect Department of Motor Vehicles employees from legal retribution, should they refuse licenses to undocumented immigrants. The controversial "Green Light Law," passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 17, has sparked outrage from county clerks across the state — some of whom have filed legal challenges in federal court arguing that the law conflicts with federal policy. The bill from Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk) would permit a DMV employee to hire an attorney to defend himself should the state take civil action against them for refusing to administer the licenses...Another bill specifically authorizes the governor to remove a county clerk from office should they refuse to recognize driver's licenses held by undocumented immigrants. Read more at nypost.com.

    NY DMV Commissioner Calls Out Critics of the Proposed License Plates (New York)

    There's been a lot of criticism from New York Republican lawmakers about proposed new license plates. The state's DMV commissioner hopes to set it all straight. One criticism is over the fee drivers will need to pay to replace their plates. In a statement, Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder says the fee has been 25 dollars for over ten years, since before Governor Andrew Cuomo took office. Schroder says Cuomo would like to lower the fee and called out lawmakers. "If the legislators are sincere and want to lower the fee immediately, although they haven't in the past decade, the Governor has made clear he invites them back for a Special session to do it," Schroeder said. Read more at wskg.org.

    Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged for Nearly 14 Minutes Before 2018 California Crash, NTSB Says

    The National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday that a Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode when it struck a fire truck in Culver City, California, one of a series of crashes the board is investigating involving Tesla's driver assistance system. The 2014 Model S Autopilot system was engaged continuously for the final 13 minutes and 48 seconds of the trip before the vehicle struck a fire truck parked on Interstate-405 in January 2018, the NTSB safety board said in documents posted on Tuesday. The driver kept his hands off the wheel for all but 51 seconds of the final drive segment and received numerous alerts to place his hands back on the wheel, the documents showed. Read more at cnbc.com.

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