ICAOS Weekly Update Newsletter
Updates for May 12–18, 2018
No: 499

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+ State-Requested Travel Restrictions +

In the Spirit of the Compact, please contact the receiving state directly if you have an offender requesting to transfer to an area listed below. / Check for the latest updates online.
South Carolina flag+ South Carolina - May 16–20: Please restrict travel to the Myrtle Beach, SC area for the Myrtle Beach Spring Rally.

New Mexico flag+ New Mexico - May 17–20: Please restrict offender travel to the Ruidoso area for the AspenCash Motorcycle Rally.

New Mexico flag+ New Mexico - May 24–28: Please restrict offender travel to the Red River area for the Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally.

South Carolina flag+ South Carolina - May 25–28: Please restrict travel to the Myrtle Beach, SC area for Myrtle Beach Bike Week.

New Hampshire flag+ New Hampshire - June 9–17: Please restrict offender travel to the Lakes Region and Concord areas in NH for the 95th anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week.

Pennsylvania flag+ Pennsylvania - July 18–22: Please restrict offender travel to the Erie, PA area during the annual Roar on the Shore Bike Rally.

New Mexico flag+ New Mexico - July 26–29: Please restrict offender travel to the Las Vegas, NM area for the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally.

New Mexico flag+ New Mexico - September 12–16: Please restrict offender travel to the Mescalero area for the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally.

Interstate Compact Office Staff may submit travel restriction requests here.

+ State Updates +

Alabama flag + Alabama - Long-time Deputy Compact Administrator, Lee Ishman, was promoted to District Manager over Special Populations. Please welcome Beverly Gilder as the new Deputy Compact Administrator.

New Hampshire flag + New Hampshire - A June motorcycle event was added to the State-Requested Travel Restrictions page.

North Dakota flag + North Dakota - The State Council meeting agenda and minutes from May 8 are now available online.

Pennsylvania flag + Pennsylvania - 1 motorcycle rally in July was added to the State-Requested Travel Restrictions page.

South Carolina flag + South Carolina - 2 May motorcycle events were added to the State-Requested Travel Restrictions page.

+ All personnel changes are updated on the individual state pages and in the Interstate Compact Office Directory PDF.

+ Compact Office Calendar - Please be aware of closures, shortened hours of operation, or the possibility of limited staff due to inclement weather, trainings, and state and national holidays.

+ Committee and Region Updates +

+ Rules Committee - On Wednesday, May 16 the committee met and:
  • Discussed concerns some states have with the sex offender rules
  • Formed a workgroup to draft a new definition for sex offender
  • Discussed lifetime/unsupervised supervision
    • Will perform fact finding to see which states have lifetime supervision and what it means in those states
  • Added these 4 topics to New Business for the August meeting:
    • Revising the offender application
    • Victim notification rules
    • Midwest Region rule proposals
    • West Region rule proposals
+ Technology Committee - The committee meets on Monday, May 21 at 11:00am ET with the lone discussion topic being IVINS.

+ Executive Committee - The committee meets on Tuesday, May 22 at 1:00pm ET and is set to discuss IVINS, the DCA Liaison Committee Chair nominations, as well as hear updates from the region and committee chairs.

+ Upcoming Committee and Region Meetings:
+ Technology Committee
D/T: 05.21.18 / 11:00am ET
Resources: Agenda

+ Executive Committee
D/T: 05.22.18 / 1:00pm ET
Resources: Agenda

+ West Region DCAs
D/T: 06.07.18 / 2:00pm ET

+ Technology Committee
D/T: 06.13.18 / 2:00pm ET
Resources: Agenda

+ Commission Announcements & Reminders +

ICOTS logo + ICOTS - On Wednesday, May 16, the 7th enhancement release of FY 2018 was launched in ICOTS. This enhancement prevents 2 people from simultaneously working on and submitting the same activity in the compact office. In more detail:

  • Currently, 2 compact office users are able to simultaneously access the same pending compact activity from the compact workload. If they both complete the activity and submit it into workflow, a duplicate is created. While this is a rarer occurrence than it was in the past, it still happens.
  • This enhancement will check to see if another compact office user has already submitted an activity into workflow when they press the “Submit” button. If not, the activity follows the normal workflow process. If so, the user is presented with an error message stating “This compact action has already been completed by another user” in a bright red box at the top of the screen. The options to take on the activity are then grayed-out.
Reminder - WARNING: This is what may happen when you have “the right person doing the right job”.

Reminder - Does your state council need help? Does it need more diversity in its membership background? Does it need help getting new members appointed? Does it need things to do to stay energized?

Check out the new State Council Toolkit to learn more about:

ICOTS logo Reminder - It is encouraged for all DCAs and Compact Offices to register for service-level notifications for ICOTS. Notifications can be via email and SNS (text) notifications. End users can sign up for the notifications if they choose. Notifications will include outages, maintenance windows, and other emergency issues relating to ICOTS.

Reminder - The 2018 ICAOS Rules:
+ This Week in Commission History +

+ The following state signed into law the ICAOS on this date:
  • Georgia – May 16, 2002 / 30th member to join

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