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  • Former Virginia DMV Commissioner and AAMVA Board President Donald E. Williams Passes

    Donald E. Williams - June 2018We are saddened to announce the passing this week of former Virginia DMV Commissioner Donald E. Williams. Commissioner Williams had a distinguished 36-year career with the Virginia DMV that started in 1958. After working his way up through the ranks, Mr. Williams was appointed Commissioner in 1980 by then-Governor John Dalton and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1994.  
    Under his innovative leadership, he started the transformation of the DMV into a highly customer service focused agency. Among those innovations were the creation of the On-line Dealer Program and the use of mobile licensing units, both outstanding customer service programs that are still with the agency today. A more complete list of his accomplishments are listed in Senate Joint Resolution No. 1005 (1994 Special Session I) which can be accessed through the following link: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?942+ful+SJ1005ER+pdf
    Commissioner Williams also served with distinction as AAMVA's Board of Directors' President in 1993 and Region 2 President that same year. Commissioner Williams added to our rich DMV history and we are all fortunate that he was part of our DMV family for so long. He will be deeply missed.

    Region 2 Conference This Week!

    The 2018 Region 2 Conference will get underway this week, June 18-21, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! 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 2018 Region 2 Conference Website for more information and to register!

    AAMVA Participates in the Annual NOTFEA Conference

    AAMVA participated in the National Odometer & Title Fraud Enforcement Association (NOTFEA) Conference held in Savannah, GA, last week. AAMVA's Law Enforcement Program Manager, Paul Steier, provided training on the use of the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Access Tool and the AAMVA Fraud Detection and Remediation Program (FDR). Paul was joined by Les Cravens with Auto Data Direct and a member of the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Working Group who provided examples of altered titles and the ability of NMVTIS to detect these title discrepancies.

    CDLIS Working Group Volunteer Opportunity Available

    The CDLIS Working Group provides guidance and direction on improvements, enhancements and changes related to the CDLIS application and processes, past, present and future. The Working Group is a dynamic and active group, consisting of one or two representatives from up to 12 states. The Working Group is seeking one jurisdiction to fill the current vacancy. After reviewing the CDLIS Working Group Charter and the required qualifications in the application, please complete the application and email it to Dianne Graham at committees@aamva.org. Applications must be received by June 30, 2018. If you have questions about the Working Group, please contact Mindy Stephens.

    The following articles from Regional News - June 15, 2018 received the highest click-through rates:

    DMV Clerk Accused of Taking Bribes for Years in Ticket-Fixing Scheme (New York) 

    A clerk at the Harlem office of the state's Department of Motor Vehicles took bribes for years to fix tickets, while another steered cases to lawyers for cash and meals, authorities said Friday. Read the article at nypost.com.

    South Florida DMV Workers Accused of Driver License Fraud, Racketeering 

    Two South Florida DMV workers are facing a number of charges after authorities say they gave driver's licenses to people who didn't complete the state's driving exam.  Lori Andre, 32, and Brittany Renee Jones, 29, were arrested Tuesday on charges including racketeering, official misconduct, driver license fraud and offenses against intellectual property, arrest warrants showed.  According to the warrants, the woman gave driver's licenses to at least five people who didn't pass the exam, and even modified information in the state's database. Read the article at nbcmiami.com.

    DMV Investigators Halt Attempted Fraud, Leads to Extradition (Nevada)

    On Friday, June 1, 2018, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) officials stopped an effort by a California man to obtain a fraudulent identification card at the DMV location in Reno, where the man was subsequently arrested. The individual, Joseph Eugene Davis, 71, of Santa Clara County, California, entered the Reno DMV with both a social security card and California birth certificate in the name of another person. While at the service desk, the Technician working with the individual recognized an issue with the documents and confirmed the mismatch through the DMV's verification process. The technician immediately alerted the DMV's Compliance Enforcement Officers. Read the press release.

    Texas DMV Halts Parts of Online Paper License Plate System Amid Fraud Concerns  

    Some drivers who need a temporary paper license plate for their vehicle will no longer be able to get one from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle's website after the state agency suspended portions of its online system. View the story at kxan.com.

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