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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled HB 212                                                                                                         
01 Relating to an exemption from driver licensing requirements for spouses of members of the                               
02 armed forces of the United States.                                                                                      
03                           _______________                                                                               
04    * Section 1. AS 28.15.021 is amended to read:                                                                      
05            Sec. 28.15.021. Persons exempt from driver licensing. The following                                        
06       persons are exempt from driver licensing under this chapter:                                                      
07                 (1)  an employee of the United States government while operating a                                      
08       motor vehicle owned by or leased to the United States government and being operated                               
09       on official business, unless the employee is required by the United States government                             
10       or an agency of that government to have a state driver's license;                                                 
11                 (2)  a nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and who has a valid                                  
12       driver's license issued by another jurisdiction; however, an Alaska driver's license                              
13       must be obtained by the end of a 90-day period after entry into the state;                                        
14                 (3)  a member of the armed forces of the United States or, if the                                   
01       member's spouse is 18 years of age or older, the spouse of a member of the armed                              
02       forces of the United States who has a valid driver's license issued by another                                
03       jurisdiction when the permanent residence of the member or spouse is maintained in                            
04       that jurisdiction;                                                                                                
05                 (4)  a person when driving an implement of husbandry, as defined by                                     
06       regulation, that is only temporarily driven or moved on a highway;                                                
07                 (5)  a person when driving or operating an off-highway vehicle,                                         
08       watercraft, aircraft, or other vehicle not designed for highway use as specified by the                           
09       department by regulation;                                                                                         
10                 (6)  a person who is at least 16 years of age with a valid driver's license                             
11       from a jurisdiction other than Alaska while driving a motor-driven cycle; however, an                             
12       Alaska driver's license for driving a motor-driven cycle must be obtained by the end of                           
13       a 90-day period after entering the state;                                                                         
14                 (7)  a person when operating an electric personal motor vehicle;                                        
15                 (8)  certain drivers in the United States military service who are                                      
16       operating commercial motor vehicles for military purposes; in this paragraph, "certain                            
17       drivers in the United States military service"                                                                    
18                      (A)  means                                                                                         
19                           (i)  a member of the United States active duty military,                                      
20                 including active duty United States Coast Guard;                                                        
21                           (ii)  a member of the United States military reserves;                                        
22                           (iii)  a member of the Alaska National Guard or the                                           
23                 national guard of another state on active duty in this state, including a                               
24                 member on part-time Alaska National Guard training; and                                                 
25                           (iv)  an individual who serves as an Alaska National                                          
26                 Guard military technician; in this sub-subparagraph, "Alaska National                                   
27                 Guard military technician" means an individual who is not a member of                                   
28                 the military, but is required to wear a military uniform;                                               
29                      (B)  does not include an individual who serves as a United                                         
30            States Military Reserve technician;                                                                          
31                 (9)  drivers employed by a municipality or established village, as that                                 
01       term is defined in AS 04.21.080, with a population of 3,000 or less operating snow                                
02       removal equipment in this state within the boundaries of the municipality or                                      
03       established village if                                                                                            
04                      (A)  the employee who is properly licensed in this state and                                       
05            ordinarily operates the equipment is unavailable; or                                                         
06                      (B)  the municipality or established village determines that an                                    
07            emergency exists that requires additional assistance;                                                        
08                 (10)  a nonresident who holds a valid commercial driver's license                                       
09       issued by another jurisdiction when the permanent residence of the commercial driver                              
10       is maintained in that jurisdiction.                                                                               
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