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.