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  • Richard D. Holcomb Presented With AAMVA's 2021 Chair’s Award of Excellence

    HolcombRichard200_2018895On September 2, 2021, during AAMVA's Annual International Conference, Mike Dixon, Chair of the Board, presented the prestigious Chair’s Award of Excellence to Richard D. Holcomb, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. A mainstay of the AAMVA Community for nearly 20 years, Holcomb is known as an active member and fierce cheerleader of the association and its members. Since his first appointment as Virginia DMV commissioner in 1994, Holcomb has served five different governors from both political parties, preceded by time on the Hill as congressional staff and interrupted by several years of service as general counsel to the American Trucking Association.  While he has been an innovative leader for the Virginia DMV, it is his service to AAMVA - including serving as Chair of the Board of Directors and multiple terms as Treasurer - that makes him worthy of this recognition. Read more here.


    Now Available: NMVTIS Annual Report and Financial Audit

    The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Final Rule requires AAMVA, as the system operator, to prepare an annual report and procure an independent financial audit. The NMVTIS 2020 Annual Report is the twelfth publication and was recently published by the U.S. Department of Justice. It covers October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 and details the performance of NMVTIS during the twelve-month reporting period. Check it out to learn about how NMVTIS is working for motor vehicle agencies, law enforcement and DMV vehicle title investigators, and consumers.


    $3770.25 Raised for C.O.P.S., Charity Fundraiser Open Until September 30

    C.O.P.S. Charity logoEach year, between 140 and 160 officers die in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope. Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. At the 2021 Virtual Annual International Conference, attendees raised $3770.25 for C.O.P.S. As a reminder, the fundraiser is still open, and you have until September 30, 2021 to contribute. It’s not too late to make an impact! Click here to donate.


    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


    AAMVA Announces Automated Vehicle (AV) Information Sharing Discussion

    Join AAMVA’s automated vehicle (AV) experts on Wednesday, September 22 at 3:00 p.m. EST to learn about the latest work from AAMVA’s AV Subcommittee, discuss current AV developments, and hear about the latest testing and pilot projects. This meeting is open to all AAMVA members. Please contact Paul Steier, AAMVA's Director of Vehicle Programs, to obtain call information.


    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for September 10, 2021 received the highest click-through rates:


    Idaho’s DMV Outlines Changes

    The DMV is beginning to shift to a new operating model for vehicle registration and titles —one that had been guided by the governor’s office and county assessors and reflects their input. The shift will be done in phases to ensure the counties can begin planning for the fiscal impact, DMV Administrator at ITD Alberto Gonzales. Read more at bonnercountydailybee.com.

    T-Mobile Data Breach 2021: Here’s What It Means for Securing Your Data

    The alleged hacker behind T-Mobile's latest cyberattack has spoken out about the August hack. The breach includes names, driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers and device identification (IMEI and IMSI) numbers for subscribers, former customers and even prospective customers. Read more at cnet.com.

    Illinois Suspends 2,700 License Plates Due to Electronic Verification System

    Nearly 2,700 Illinois license plates have been suspended in the last two months. The reason? Lack of insurance. Those drivers were caught by the Secretary of State’s new electronic verification system that launched July 1. Read more at mystateline.com.

    Nevada DMV Warns of Issues With TSA Reading Driver’s Licenses With New Card Design

    Those who have received a Nevada driver's license with the state's new card design are being advised that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at U.S. airports may have difficulty processing the license...The agency says that it is working with TSA on the issue and will provide an update when it is resolved. Read more at fox5vegas.com.

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