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    AAMVA's Managing Data Privacy & External Access Working Group Meets in Tampa

    MDPEAThumbnail_985853.JPGAAMVA's Managing Data Privacy & External Access Working Group met February 4-6, in Tampa, FL. AAMVA will soon be publishing an interim report with a preview of the best practice topics the working group has been developing. During last week's meeting, they continued to refine the draft document, meet with industry stakeholders, and discussed the most beneficial best practices for administering a data privacy program. The best practice is intended to provide guidance to jurisdictions to protect driver and vehicle records, provide access and authorize usage consistent with law, and apply effective and efficient approaches to internal and external audit practices. The working group plans to refine the document further in a small group meeting in April 2020, and expects the final best practice document to be published in late 2020.

    Legislative Alert: REAL ID Legislation Introduced in U.S. Congress

    On February 11th, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) introduced HR 5827, the "Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act of 2020." While much of the legislation is focused on traveler screening, it also includes language in Section 3 that would permit a state to establish a process for the submission of electronic documents to satisfy the requirements of REAL ID. The Act has been referred to the House Homeland Security Committee. Read the full legislative alert

    Test Maintenance Subcommittee is Looking for Region 1 Representative

    AAMVA is seeking one jurisdiction representative from Region 1 to serve on the Test Maintenance Subcommittee. The Test Maintenance Subcommittee (TMS) is a permanent AAMVA Subcommittee which is directly responsible for developing, maintaining, and distributing new and/or revised model driver's license testing systems and related materials (CDL, noncommercial and motorcycle) to the AAMVA member jurisdictions. TMS works closely with the IDEC Board to develop/maintain examiner training curriculums and related materials; and provides guidance, best practices and resources to our members on all issues related to driver testing and examiner training/certification and auditing.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application and email it to committees@aamva.org no later than March 10, 2020. If you have questions about the Test Maintenance Subcommittee, please contact Karen Morton.

    Card Design Standard (CDS) Subcommittee Seeking Jurisdiction Member

    AAMVA is seeking a new jurisdiction driver license representative for the Card Design Standard (CDS) Subcommittee. Preference may be given to applicants from Canadian jurisdictions. The CDS Subcommittee attempts to standardize the means, whether physical or electronic, to confidently identify a person or to confirm identity, primarily in support of road traffic law enforcement. Applicants should have experience working with physical document security and card design. Preference may also be given to applicants with mobile driver licenses (mDL) experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application and email it to committees@aamva.org no later than Friday, February 21, 2020. If you have questions about the CDS Subcommittee or the Joint mDL Working Group, please contact Mindy Stephens or Geoff Slagle.

    This Week's Webinars

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

    Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 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 analystsand IT system integrators.

    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction members only.


    The following articles from  AAMVA's Regional News for February 14, 2020 received the highest click-through rates:

    Have You Seen These Tags? Delaware Drivers Give Back Story to Vanity License Plates

    As Andrea Rogers pulls up to red lights she has a habit of peeking back at the driver behind her. She often finds them hunched over their wheel, pushing their phone as close to the windshield as possible to snap a picture of her "LEDZPLN" vanity license plate. Although the first state is better known for its obsession with low-digit black-and-white tags, the custom navy and gold variety are every bit as popular. The personalized tags can provide a laugh to passing drivers, while serving as a conversation starter for their owners. Read more at delawareonline.com.

    She Ran Over and Killed 2 Children. Should She Have Had a Car? (New York)

    A driver in Brooklyn with eight violations for speeding or running a red light killed a 5-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy. An 85-year-old woman was killed by another Brooklyn driver with 10 speeding violations and two red-light violations. In Manhattan, a driver with two speeding tickets crushed a bicycle courier. New York City is struggling to tame its streets. After years of decline, traffic deaths unexpectedly spiked last year. Read more at nytimes.com.

    Cuomo Agrees to Give Feds Limited Access to New York DMV Records, but Will Still Try to Prevent Immigration Enforcement

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he has partially revised the state's decision to block the federal government from accessing its motor vehicle records, after the Trump administration responded by announcing that New Yorkers would be barred from federal fast-travel programs. Cuomo, in an interview with a Long Island radio station, said that he had spoken with the Department of Homeland Security after acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf's announcement that New York's new law granting illegal immigrants driver's licenses and blocking the federal government from accessing DMV records would prevent New Yorkers from applying for Global Entry programs, which ensure expedited cross-border travel. Read more at nationalreview.com.

    More Than 80 Specialty License Plates Revoked Under New Rules (Montana)

    A list from the state Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) includes 85 plates from nonprofits and other organizations that are no longer available to drivers. Several animal shelters in Western Montana were among the list of non-profits. The Humane Society of Western Montana, AniMeals, The Stafford Animal Shelter, and the Bitter Root Humane Association all lost their licence plates, and in turn, major funding...The legislature approved the new rules in 2019 and starting this year any specialty plate with less than 400 plates out on the road will be discontinued. Read more at abcfoxmontana.com.

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