SB 255: "An Act relating to traffic preemption devices."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 255 01 "An Act relating to traffic preemption devices." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 11.56 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 11.56.825. Unlawful possession or use of traffic preemption device. 05 (a) A person commits the crime of unlawful possession or use of a traffic preemption 06 device if the person possesses or uses a traffic preemption device and that person is 07 not at the time of the possession or use operating an emergency vehicle. 08 (b) This section does not apply to an employee of the state or a municipality 09 who at the time of the possession or use of a traffic preemption device is authorized to 10 install, repair, or maintain traffic preemption devices and only uses a device in the 11 process of installing, repairing, and maintaining the devices. 12 (c) In this section, 13 (1) "emergency vehicle" means a police, fire, or emergency medical 14 service vehicle that only uses a traffic preemption device when responding to a fire or 15 other emergency or when transporting a patient to a hospital or clinic or for transfer to
01 another emergency vehicle; 02 (2) "traffic preemption device" means a system that uses infrared light 03 or other technology on a motor vehicle to transmit a signal to a receiver connected to a 04 traffic light or other traffic control device for the purpose of giving the vehicle 05 transmitting the signal the right-of-way by changing the traffic light or control device. 06 (d) Unlawful possession or use of a traffic preemption device is a class A 07 misdemeanor.