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AAMVA Presents at the IAATI Conference in Illinois 


Les Cravens, Paul Steier, and Tom Foster presented at the 2022 International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) conference in Rosemont, Illinois from August 2–3. Topics included using the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Access Tool and transitioning paper titles and vehicle record management to electronic processes. 

AAMVA Attends Attorney General Alliance Regulators Conference 


AAMVA participated in the Attorney General Alliance’s Regulators Conference where direct-to-consumer shipping, age verification, and social responsibility were the topics of discussion. Pictured are Michael McCaskill, AAMVA's Director of Identity Management, and Bryan Lewis, CEO of Intellicheck. Michael and Bryan presented at a lunch session on the topic of identity fraud and age verification to alcohol industry partners, state attorneys general, and their staff.

Specific Use License Plate Working Group Meets in Austin


Core members of AAMVA's Specific Use License Plate Working Group met July 27-28 in Austin, Texas. The purpose of the meeting was to review and update the draft of a new best practice for the administration of specific use license plate programs. The working group anticipates completion of the document in late 2022 with publication in the spring of 2023.  

AAMVA Sponsors National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving Conference


AAMVA was a sponsor of the 2022 annual conference for the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID) in Washington, DC from July 27-29. Brian Ursino, AAMVA’s Director of Law Enforcement, was a moderator for a session featuring Retired Colonel Ron Replogle, who is the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) National Law Enforcement Initiatives Manager and former AAMVA Board member.  

Now Available: National Motor Vehicle Title Information System 2021 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 2021 Annual Report is the 13th publication and was recently published by the U.S. Department of Justice. It covers October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021, and details the performance of NMVTIS during the 12-month reporting period. Check it out to learn about how NMVTIS is working for motor vehicle agencies, law enforcement, DMV vehicle title investigators, and consumers.

Minnesota To Join State-to-State Verification Service Driver History Record


Minnesota will begin using AAMVA’s State-to-State (S2S) Verification Service Driver History Record (DHR) on Monday, September 19, 2022. Tasks related to onboarding Minnesota will be conducted during the weekend of September 17, 2022. During this process (Saturday evening to Monday morning), there may be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S Central Site is in inquiry-only mode or is unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2:00 am ET to 5:00 am ET on Sunday, September 18, 2022). AAMVA is taking all steps possible to minimize service interruptions and will be sending alerts notifying states of Central Site availability throughout the process. Read more here.

AAMVA Visits Maryland


Last week, several AAMVA staff members conducted a jurisdiction visit with Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) executives and staff. Various topics were discussed, including mobile driver licenses (mDLs), electronic titling, system modernization, cloud migration, appointment scheduling, data analysis, and initiatives with the state Highway Safety Office.

AAMVA Announces the Addition of Jurisdiction Vehicle Dealer License Contacts 


AAMVA members can now obtain vehicle dealer license program contacts for each jurisdiction. These contacts are included in the Member Directory, and are under the Program Area titled “Vehicle Dealer Licensing Contact.” Please contact us for updates to these contacts or for any jurisdiction contact updates.  

DMV Investigator Working Group Meets in Fort Worth 


The core of AAMVA’s DMV Investigator Working Group met in Fort Worth, Texas from July 20-21 to finalize an updated DMV Investigative Unit Resource Guide. The working group anticipates publishing the new document in October 2022.

South Carolina Joins State-to-State Verification Service and Driver History Record 


AAMVA congratulates South Carolina on successfully implementing the State-to-State (S2S) Verification Service, including the Driver History Record (DHR) functionality, during the weekend of July 23, 2022, and becoming the 36th participant using the S2S service and the 5th participant using DHR. All migration activities have completed on schedule. CDLIS and S2S services are fully operational now. AAMVA would also like to thank volunteer jurisdictions Oklahoma and Virginia who assisted with South Carolina’s migration. Read more here.

AAMVA Presents at Age Verification Summit 


Responsibility.org held an Age Verification Summit on July 13, 2022, in Washington, DC. Pictured are Dr. Darrin Grondel, Vice President of Responsibility.org, Owen McShane, Director of Field Operations for the New York Department of Motor Vehicles; and Mike McCaskill, AAMVA’s Director of Identity Management. Brian Ursino, AAMVA’s Director of Law Enforcement, also participated virtually. Owen, Mike, and Brian all made presentations during the summit. Topics ranged from defining identification, verification, and authentication, to enforcement and training of stakeholders responsible for verification of identity and legal age at point of sale.

Now Available: Safe Testing and Deployment of Vehicles Equipped with Automated Driving Systems Guidelines, Edition 3


Automated and non-automated vehicles are sharing the roadway, creating challenges for the safe integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driver System (ADS)-equipped vehicles. Motor vehicle and law enforcement agencies need to adapt as ADAS vehicles continue to evolve and as ADS-equipped vehicles become available. 

The Automated Vehicles Subcommittee developed Safe Testing and Deployment of Vehicles Equipped with Automated Driving Systems Guidelines, Edition 3, to provide voluntary recommended guidelines for motor vehicle administrations, law enforcement, manufacturers, and other entities for the safe testing and deployment of ADS-equipped vehicles and to provide information and recommendations related to ADAS vehicle technology. 

To learn more about the new guidelines and other AAMVA resources, check out this week's episode of AAMVAcast, featuring Bernard Soriano, Chair of the AAMVA Automated Vehicles Subcommittee, and Brian Ursino, AAMVA's Director of Law Enforcement.