CSHB 409(FIN): "An Act relating to identification cards; relating to permanent motor vehicle registration; relating to vehicle registration fee rates; relating to changes of address; relating to driver's license fees; and relating to financial responsibility for motor vehicles."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 409(FIN) 01 "An Act relating to identification cards; relating to permanent motor vehicle 02 registration; relating to vehicle registration fee rates; relating to changes of address; 03 relating to driver's license fees; and relating to financial responsibility for motor 04 vehicles." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. AS 18.65.310(g) is amended to read: 07 (g) If the person applying for the identification card provided for in (a) of this 08 section is 65  years of age or older, charge may not be made for issuance of the 09 card. 10 * Sec. 2. AS 28.05.071 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 11 (c) A person is not required to notify the appropriate department of a change in 12 mailing address under (a) of this section if the person authorizes the appropriate 13 department to change the person's mailing address automatically to match the current 14 mailing address maintained by the United States Postal Service. A person shall notify
01 the appropriate department under (a) of this section of a change in the person's 02 residence address if the person's residence address is different from the person's 03 mailing address. 04 * Sec. 3. AS 28.10.108(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) Except for a vehicle registered under AS 28.10.152 or former 06 AS 28.10.155 [28.10.155], a vehicle required to be registered under this chapter shall 07 be registered under the procedures set out in this section. 08 * Sec. 4. AS 28.10.421(d)(8) is amended to read: 09 (8) an amateur mobile radio station vehicle [, 10 (A) WITH A TRANSCEIVER CAPABLE OF LESS THAN 5- 11 BAND OPERATION] ...................................................................................... 12 ....................... the fee required for that vehicle under (b) or (c) of this section; 13 [(B) IN RECOGNITION OF SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC A 14 MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO STATION OWNED BY AN AMATEUR 15 WITH GENERAL CLASS OR HIGHER LICENSE, PROVIDED THE 16 STATION MUST BE SATISFACTORILY PROVED CAPABLE OF 17 OPERATING ON AT LEAST FIVE BANDS FROM 160 THROUGH 10 18 METERS, MUST HAVE AN ANTENNA, AND MUST HAVE A POWER 19 SUPPLY AND WIRING AS A PERMANENT PART OF THE VEHICLE; 20 THE TRANSMITTING UNIT MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE CAR FOR 21 SERVICE OR DRY STORAGE ....................................................................... 22 NONE FOR A MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO STATION VEHICLE 23 INCLUDED IN (b)(1)(A) OF THIS SECTION;] 24 * Sec. 5. AS 28.10.421(d)(10) is amended to read: 25 (10) a vehicle [OWNED BY A MUNICIPALITY OR CHARITABLE 26 ORGANIZATION] meeting the requirements of AS 28.10.181(e) and owned by a 27 (A) charitable organization ........ $50 [$10]; 28 (B) municipality ...................... $100; 29 * Sec. 6. AS 28.10.423(b) is amended to read: 30 (b) A [IN ADDITION TO THE PERMANENT REGISTRATION FEE 31 ESTABLISHED IN AS 28.10.155, A] $2 fee is imposed on the owner of each
01 permanently registered motor vehicle under former AS 28.10.155 required to be 02 inspected under an emission control program established in AS 46.14.400 or 03 46.14.510. That fee shall be collected biennially. 04 * Sec. 7. AS 28.10.431(j) is amended to read: 05 (j) A municipality that imposes a motor vehicle registration tax as described 06 under (a) of this section may also, by passage of an appropriate ordinance, increase the 07 scheduled amount of tax described under (b) or (l) of this section [, ESTABLISH A 08 TAX FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT IS PERMANENTLY REGISTERED 09 UNDER AS 28.10.155,] or establish a tax for a trailer that is permanently registered 10 under AS 28.10.421(j). A municipality that chooses to change the tax imposed under 11 (b) or (l) of this section or establishes a tax for permanently registered [MOTOR 12 VEHICLES OR] trailers shall file a written notice of the change with the department 13 by January 1 of the year preceding the year in which the change in tax is to take effect. 14 A municipality may not change the amount of the tax imposed under this section more 15 than once every two years. The department may charge a municipality a one-time fee 16 to cover the cost to the department of implementing a change under this subsection. A 17 municipality may not establish a tax for a motor vehicle that is permanently 18 registered under former AS 28.10.155. 19 * Sec. 8. AS 28.15.271(a) is amended to read: 20 (a) The fees for drivers' licenses and permits, including renewals, and all 21 related driver skills tests are as follows: 22 (1) all noncommercial vehicles and motor-driven cycles 23 (A) each license fee ..................... $20; 24 (B) each driver skills test ........... $25 [$15]; 25 (C) each driver knowledge test ............. $5; 26 (2) all commercial motor vehicles 27 (A) each license fee .................... $100; 28 (B) each driver skills test ................. $25; 29 (C) each driver knowledge test ............. $5; 30 (3) instruction permit ......................... $15; 31 (4) duplicate of driver's license or instruction permit .... $15;
01 (5) temporary license and renewal of permit .......... $5; 02 (6) school bus driver's endorsement renewal .......... $5. 03 * Sec. 9. AS 28.20.050(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) The provisions of this chapter requiring deposit of security and suspension 05 for failure to deposit security apply to the driver and owner of a vehicle subject to 06 registration under the laws of this state that is involved in any manner in an accident in 07 this state resulting in bodily injury to or death of a person or damage to the property of 08 any one person exceeding $2,000 [$501]. 09 * Sec. 10. AS 28.20.050(e) is amended to read: 10 (e) A peace officer investigating an accident that results in bodily injury to or 11 the death of a person or damage to the property of a person exceeding $2,000 [$501] 12 shall inform persons involved in the accident in writing of the requirements of this 13 chapter as they apply to suspension of an operator's license or driving privileges. 14 * Sec. 11. AS 28.20.100(c) is amended to read: 15 (c) If the department evaluates the injuries or damage to a minor in an amount 16 not more than $2,000 [$501], the department may accept, for the purposes of this 17 chapter only, evidence of a release from liability executed by a parent or legal 18 guardian on behalf of the minor without court approval. 19 * Sec. 12. AS 28.20.230(a) is amended to read: 20 (a) The provisions of this chapter requiring the deposit of proof of financial 21 responsibility for the future apply to persons who are convicted of or forfeit bail for 22 certain offenses under motor vehicle laws or who, by ownership or operation of a 23 vehicle of a type subject to registration under AS 28.10, are involved in an accident in 24 this state that results in bodily injury to or death of a person or damage to the property 25 of any one person exceeding $2,000 [$501]. 26 * Sec. 13. AS 28.20.260(a) is amended to read: 27 (a) Upon receipt by the department of the report of an accident resulting in 28 bodily injury to or death of a person, or damage to the property of any one person 29 exceeding $2,000 [$501], the department shall suspend the license of the driver of a 30 motor vehicle involved in the accident unless the driver or owner 31 (1) has previously furnished or immediately furnishes security required
01 by this chapter, or is excepted from furnishing security under AS 28.20.060; and 02 (2) maintains proof of financial responsibility for three years following 03 the accident. 04 * Sec. 14. AS 28.20.330 is amended to read: 05 Sec. 28.20.330. Suspension to continue until judgments paid and proof 06 given. (a) If there is an unsatisfied judgment against a person requiring suspension 07 under AS 28.20.270, the person's license or nonresident's operating privilege shall 08 remain suspended and may [SHALL] not be renewed, nor shall a license or 09 registration be issued in the name of the person, including a person not previously 10 licensed, until the judgment is stayed or satisfied. In addition, a person who did not 11 have insurance at the time of the accident giving rise to the judgment shall 12 provide [AND UNTIL THE PERSON GIVES] proof of financial responsibility, 13 subject to the exceptions in AS 28.20.310, 28.20.320, and 28.20.370, before the 14 person's license or nonresident's operating privilege may be issued or renewed. 15 (b) The proof required by (a) of this section shall be maintained for three 16 years from the date the judgment is stayed or satisfied [DURING THE PERIOD 17 THE PERSON HAS A LICENSE OR NONRESIDENT'S OPERATING 18 PRIVILEGE]. 19 * Sec. 15. AS 28.20.370(c) is amended to read: 20 (c) If the judgment debtor fails to pay an installment specified by the court 21 order, upon notice of default, the department shall immediately suspend the license or 22 nonresident's operating privilege of the judgment debtor until the judgment is satisfied 23 as provided in this chapter or until a new agreement to pay an installment is 24 received with proof of future financial responsibility. 25 * Sec. 16. AS 28.22.021 is amended to read: 26 Sec. 28.22.021. Requirement of proof of motor vehicle liability insurance. 27 The owner or operator of a motor vehicle required to have motor vehicle liability 28 insurance that complies with this chapter or a certificate of self-insurance that 29 complies with AS 28.20.400, shall show proof of this insurance when that person is 30 involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of a person, or damage 31 to the property of a person exceeding $2,000 [$501].
01 * Sec. 17. AS 28.35.135 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 02 (c) A person is not required to notify the department of a change in mailing 03 address under (b) of this section if the person has authorized the department to change 04 the person's mailing address automatically under AS 28.05.071. 05 * Sec. 18. AS 28.10.155 is repealed. 06 * Sec. 19. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 07 read: 08 TRANSITION. Notwithstanding the repeal of AS 28.10.155 in sec. 18 of this Act, the 09 owner of a motor vehicle that was permanently registered under AS 28.10.155 as that section 10 read on the day before the effective date of this Act is not required to renew the registration 11 on that vehicle except that the permanent registration expires when the owner transfers or 12 assigns the owner's title to or interest in the vehicle.