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Driver Licensing and Identification

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  • Region 3 Conference Wraps Up

    2021 Region 3 Conference From November 16-18, AAMVA hosted the Region 3 Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, ending with the swearing in of the new Region 3 Board and their president, Charles Norman (OH). During the conference, members had the opportunity to network and attend sessions on hot topics, including regulations, operations, customer service, and more. View photos of the event by visiting our Flickr page. Presentations will be available soon on the AAMVA website (only for AAMVA members). If you attended the conference, please don't forget to provide feedback via the survey on our mobile app. Thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible!


    IDEC Board and TMS Meet Jointly

    IDEC November 2021 Brd Meeting-smThe International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) Board and Test Maintenance Subcommittee (TMS) met jointly from November 17-18 in Louisiana to discuss the AAMVA noncommercial materials. The main focus of conversation was on developing ADAS materials for use in the AAMVA Noncommercial Model Driver Testing System and the IDEC Certified Driver Examiner (CDE) material. The materials will help meet the changing needs in driver testing, and jurisdictions will need to revise their driver testing programs as vehicle technologies continue to evolve.


    AAMVA Holds NMVTIS Stakeholder Webinar

    AAMVA held a webinar on November 3, 2021, to keep National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) stakeholders engaged. It was the fifth meeting in an ongoing engagement series and had nearly 140 attendees from the broader stakeholder community, including state motor vehicle and law enforcement agencies, salvage pools, recycling, auto auctions, dealers, insurance, consumers, data providers and consolidators, federal agencies, and independent organizations focused on reducing vehicle-related crimes. This webinar focused on the State Program and featured representatives from states discussing titling procedures within various scenarios. AAMVA, as the NMVTIS operator, also provided a brief update on system activities. The recording of this meeting, along with previous webinars, is posted on AAMVA’s website. The next stakeholder webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2022.


    Now Available: REST Option for SSOLV and HAVV

    AAMVA is pleased to announce that a RESTful Web service interface can now be used by jurisdictions for SSOLV and HAVV. In the IT industry, RESTful Web services have become the popular interface approach, and a number of AAMVA customers have requested this option. This service is offered in addition to the existing AMIE and NIEM (SOAP-XML web service) options. Download the RESTful web service specification from the "Documentation" tabs for  SSOLV or for  HAVV. Other artifacts used in interacting with the REST services (e.g., the SWAGGER) will be provided to interested jurisdictions, upon request. If you are interested in upgrading to the RESTful web service for SSOLV or HAVV, please contact the AAMVA Help Desk at helpdesk@aamva.org.


    Now Available: Training Video for State-to-State (S2S) Driver History Record (DHR) Administration 

    AAMVA provided S2S DHR Administration training on November 4, 2021, and the video is now available on AAMVA's  State-to-State Training page. DHR Administration provides states with new measures to improve the administration of non-CDL driver history (DH). Specifically, DHR supports the electronic exchange of out-of-state convictions and withdrawals, provides visibility of individuals that may have more than one DHR, and sets rules for maintaining DH in a standardized manner, all specifically for non-CDLIS drivers.  

    Visit the State-to-State Training page to view the training video. (Please note: AAMVA Jurisdiction and Federal Government member login is required to access the content.) For other S2S-related training courses, please refer to AAMVA Systems Training. For questions, please contact the AAMVA Help Desk.


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    AAMVA Seeks Feedback with Member Survey

    In our ongoing effort to support motor vehicle and state and provincial law enforcement agencies in achieving their missions, we are conducting research to guide our strategic priorities over the next three to five years. As part of this research, we want to know the challenges, needs, and perceptions of our members and important stakeholders. 
     
    Last week, AAMVA launched our Member Feedback Survey and sent a custom link to each of our members. Be sure to check your inbox for your link to the survey and respond by November 24 at 5 pm ET. Your feedback will directly support the development of the next iteration of AAMVA’s strategic plan. For questions, please contact info@aamva.org.


    AAMVA Seeks Jurisdiction Members for Standing Committees, Subcommittees, and Working Groups

    AAMVA attempts to maintain jurisdictional and regional balance on all committees and working groups, and is currently seeking to fill the following vacancies:

    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, Working Group applications, and submission deadlines. Please submit all applications to committees@aamva.org. 


    AAMVA 2022 Awards Program - Submission Portal Now Open - Deadline for Entries is December 10, 2021

    Over the past several years, we have awarded agencies and individuals who have produced exceptional results improving day-to-day business, reaching out to the community, increasing highway safety, and saving lives. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of that list and to be recognized for the great work you or your jurisdiction did, not only during the pandemic but also every day. The AAMVA Awards Program recognizes members of the motor vehicle and law enforcement community by honoring individuals, teams, and organizations who have committed their time and resources to the following categories:

    • Service Awards
    • Safety Awards
    • Security Awards
    • Public Affairs and Consumer Education (PACE) Awards
    • IDEC Outstanding Examiner of the Year Award

    AAMVA Awards are open to all AAMVA jurisdiction member agencies who are in good standing. Entries submitted for the 2022 Awards must have been conducted (produced, implemented, and/or developed) between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. If an entry won an award in a prior year, it cannot be resubmitted for 2022 unless it has major upgrades or developments.
     
    Questions about your jurisdiction membership dues status should be directed to awards@aamva.org.
     
    To submit entries, access our online portal by logging in to AAMVA's Web site with your website credentials, and going to My AAMVA. There you will see the link to "Manage My Awards." All entries are due no later than December 10, 2021.

    AAMVA Awards are open to all AAMVA jurisdiction member agencies who are in good standing. Entries submitted for the 2022 Awards must have been conducted (produced, implemented, and/or developed) between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. If an entry won an award in a prior year, it cannot be resubmitted for 2022 unless it has major upgrades or developments.
     
    Questions about your jurisdiction membership dues status should be directed to awards@aamva.org.
     
    To submit entries, access our online portal by visiting aamva.org, logging in with your website credentials, and going to My AAMVA. There you will see the link to Manage My Awards. All entries are due no later than December 10, 2021.

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    Featured News


    R U Due? North Carolina's Personal Property Tax On Cars Is Legal

    Many people in North Carolina always complain about having to pay personal property taxes on their vehicles. But is it unconstitutional? Every year, drivers in North Carolina have to renew their car registration, and every year, many people complain about having to pay personal property taxes on their vehicles. No one likes to pay more to have their registration renewed, but is this tax legal? A WCNC Charlotte viewer contacted the VERIFY team claiming the state's personal property tax on vehicles is unconstitutional. "I would like to know how the state charges you for personal property tax on your vehicle every year. It is unconstitutional. Read more at wcnc.com.

    New ‘Move Right’ Law Makes It Illegal to Pass Cars Using the Right Lane on Highways (South Carolina)

    Highways and interstates make for fast and efficient ways of traveling in a car. However, those same highways and interstates can be some of the most dangerous stretches of the roadway for car safety due to high speeds and inattentive drivers. As a society, we are constantly learning ways to make it safer for drivers to travel at high speeds, including laws that forbid certain maneuvers in high-speed situations. Let’s look at some of the dangers of driving on highways and how to mitigate the risks, such as the new Move Right law. Read more at motorbiscuit.com.

    DOT Wants Meeting with State DMV Head to Get Killer Drivers Off the Road (New York)

    It’s a major problem. A large majority of drivers who have killed pedestrians this year are what city officials call “major violators” — egregious offenders whom state and city officials have repeatedly failed to get off the road — and now Department of Transportation Commissioner Hank Gutman is demanding a sit-down with his state Department of Motor Vehicles counterpart to “devise new, innovative strategies to address the problem of reckless drivers.” In a bombshell letter sent to DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder on Oct. 21, Gutman all but admitted that the city and state’s current approach to road safety is failing in a year with at least 220 road deaths so far this year — the highest death toll at this point in the year since de Blasio took office and unveiled Vision Zero. Read more at nyc.streetsblog.org.

    NCDMV Closes License Plate Agency Over ‘Possible Violations of State Law’ (North Carolina)

    The NCDMV has closed a license plate agency in Greene County over possible violations of state law. The agency in Hookerton, which is located between Greenville and Kinston, was closed following an investigation by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau. NCDMV said the investigation warranted closure of the office and cancellation of its contract.  “DMV representatives will perform a final inventory audit of the agency and remove equipment and supplies belonging to the state,” NCDMV said in a release. Read more at cbs17.com.


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