American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

2020 Region 1
Conference is Cancelled  

The 2020 AAMVA Region 1
Conference scheduled for May 12-14, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island, has been
cancelled due to health and safety concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and
travel bans being imposed by many entities that traditionally participate in
the event. Individuals do not need to take any action to cancel event
registration and AAMVA will automatically process a refund of any paid
registration fee. Attendees will need to cancel their own hotel and travel
reservations. You can call the Hilton Providence directly at 888.225.9664. For
questions, please contact Patrice Aasmo (571.435.2861), Samara Fetner (703.254.7020)
or Dianne


Visit our homepage to view all event cancellations and

AAMVA Legislative
Alert: TSA Grants Temporary Exemption for Security Threat Assessments for
HAZMAT Holders 

The United States
Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) has granted a temporary exemption from requirements regarding the expiration of TSA security threat assessments for Hazardous
Material Endorsement (HME) holders (49 CFR 1572). For the duration of this exemption, a state may grant an extension of up to 180 days for an HME that
expired or would otherwise expire between March 1, 2020 and the end date of this exemption (currently through July 31, 2020), even if the individual was unable to initiate or complete the required security threat assessment before
the expiration date. If the state grants an extension, the individual with an expired HME must initiate the process of renewing his or her security threat
assessment for an HME no later than 60 days before the end of the stategranted
extension. Read more here.

California Conducts
NMVTIS Online Inquires and Batch Updates 

AAMVA is very pleased to
announce California has completed their NMVTIS implementation and is now
conducting online inquiries and will continue to provide batch updates in
NMVTIS. California is now fully participating in NMVTIS. This is a significant
achievement. Congratulations, California! For more information about NMVTIS
requirements, please contact Tom Manuel, Senior Program Manager.

Welcome Associate

AAMVA is pleased to welcome the following
organizations to our Associate Membership Program. Follow the links below to
learn more about each organization:

Owner-Operator Independent
Drivers Association (OOIDA) –

Jurisdiction Response
to COVID-19

Click here to view consolidated information
and see how motor vehicle administrations are handling driver licensing and
vehicle registration. This document will be updated with the most current
information on our homepage. 

Motor Vehicle Industry
Response on COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 11, 2020, the
World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, a novel (new)
coronavirus, to be a global pandemic. This is a rapidly-evolving
pandemic, and though early data suggested people above the age of 60
and/or with underlying medical conditions (such as diabetes, heart disease, or
lung disease) were considered to be most at risk, recent data has shown 40% of hospitalized
patients were between the ages of 20 and 54. By March 13, COVID-19 was
declared a national emergency by President Donald
Trump. FMCSA has expanded on the national emergency
declaration in the United States to provide HOS relief for commercial vehicle
drivers transporting emergency aid. The Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) has encouraged many preventative measures, including social
distancing and cancelling events, but local and state government officials and
public health departments, in consultation with federal officials, have been
tasked with making decisions based on local conditions. Many states have issued stay at home orders. Lawmakers asked DHS to delay the federal REAL ID
deadline, which was granted by the federal government. In
response to the emerging situation, AAMVA has cancelled its 2020 Workshop &
Law Institute, restricted staff business travel, and mandated a work from home
period for all employees. Below are a selection of news releases and
announcements regarding the effects of coronavirus on the motor vehicle




Click here to view consolidated information
and see how motor vehicle administrations are handling driver licensing and
vehicle registration. This document will be updated with the most current
information on our homepage.  

Visit for more information on COVID-19, guidance, press releases, press kits, and more.

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