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  • AAMVA Congratulates Ray Martinez on Senate Confirmation to Lead Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 

    Martinez-FMCSAAAMVA proudly congratulates Raymond Martinez on his appointment as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Administrator Martinez was confirmed yesterday, February 13th, by voice vote of the Senate. An active AAMVA member for many years, Martinez holds the unique distinction of having served as the chief motor vehicle administrator in two separate jurisdictions, serving as the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles from 2000 to 2005 and more recently as the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission from 2010 until January 2018. He also served on the AAMVA International Board of Directors from 2015 and previously as President of AAMVA Region I in 2005. His background also includes time as the Deputy U.S. Chief of Protocol and Diplomatic Affairs for the U.S. Department of State and the White House, Deputy Director for Scheduling and Advance at the White House for First Lady Nancy Reagan, and Assistant General Counsel for the Long Island Power Authority. AAMVA is excited to continue working with Martinez in his new capacity.

    2018 Workshop and Law Institute - Session Spotlight

    Register today for the 2018 AAMVA Workshop and Law Institute, March 13-14, in Denver, Colorado. We have planned a program packed with informative sessions! Here's just a highlight of what you can expect at the 2018 Workshop and Law Institute: 

    • The Fight Against Human Trafficking
      Tuesday, March 13, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      Hear from a national leader and champion about strategies to fight human trafficking. This session addresses the ongoing work to fight human trafficking. Learn about the dynamics of human trafficking, what your agency can do, essential partnerships, and how you can help after a victim is rescued.
    • The Mobile DL of Tomorrow 
      Tuesday, March 13, 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
      In this session you will learn what a mobile driver license really is and is not and you will hear about some of the challenges and opportunities that jurisdictions have with implementing an mDL. You will also learn what some of the interim steps are that issuing authorities should take and who is depending on these e-credentials.

    Visit the 2018 AAMA Workshop and Law Institute page to view the complete Program-at-a-Glance, and to register online today!

    Regional News - February 9, 2018

    Self-Driving Cars Use Crazy Amounts of Power, and It's Becoming a Problem 

    Today's self-drivers don't need extra engines, but they still use terrific amounts of power to run their onboard sensors and do all the calculations needed to analyze the world and make driving decisions. And it's becoming a problem. Read the article at wired.com. 

    Alabama Sued in Transgender Driver's License Case

    Three transgender individuals filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Alabama saying the state won't allow them to change the gender listing of their driver's licenses without proof that they've undergone surgery.  The American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the plaintiffs, said the requirement to show proof of sex-altering surgery is an unconstitutional violation of privacy, free speech and a person's ability to make their own medical decisions. Read the article at usnews.com. 

    South Carolina Dropped Eye Exams From Driver's License Tests. Now, Some Lawmakers Regret It

    The S.C. Legislature last year abolished the eye exam you once needed to renew your driver's license, but now some lawmakers aren't sure that was a good idea. Read the article at thestate.com. 

    Why Does 'Race' Appear On Your North Carolina Driver's License? And Why Is It Blank? 

    On your North Carolina driver's license, on the same line with your height and your hair color, you'll find the word "race."  Chances are the space next to it is blank. So why is it there?  It goes back to a decision by the N.C. General Assembly nearly 25 years ago to accommodate the state's Native American residents. Read the article at newsobserver.com.

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