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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled HB 293                                                                                                         
01 Relating to motor vehicle registration plates; relating to special registration plates for                              
02 firefighters and emergency medical service providers; and providing for an effective date.                              
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04    * Section 1. AS 28.10.161(b) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (b)  Every passenger vehicle registration plate, except as specifically provided                             
06       in AS 28.10.181, shall have displayed upon it                                                                     
07                 (1)  either                                                                                         
08                      (A)  the Alaska flag design, consisting of the Alaska flag, [;                             
09            (2)] the traditional colors of yellow-gold and blue, and [; (3)] the slogan "The                         
10            Last Frontier"; or                                                                                       
11                      (B)  the bear design, consisting of a standing grizzly bear in                                 
12            the center of the plate; the bear design shall be modeled after the 1976                                 
13            bicentennial plate without the bicentennial symbol;                                                      
01                 (2) [(4)]  the registration number assigned to the vehicle for which it is                          
02       issued;                                                                                                           
03                 (3) [(5)]  the name of this state, which may be abbreviated; and                                    
04                 (4) [(6)]  the registration year number or expiration date for which time                           
05       it is validated; the registration year number or expiration date may be part of the                               
06       license plate or contained on a suitable sticker or tab device issued by the department;                          
07       however, only one sticker or tab device may be issued for each pair of plates, and the                            
08       sticker or tab device must be affixed to the rear plate.                                                          
09    * Sec. 2. AS 28.10.161(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
10            (c)  The department may not adopt a new or altered passenger vehicle                                         
11       registration plate, except as specifically provided in AS 28.10.181, unless it                                
12       substantially embodies the specifications of this section.                                                        
13    * Sec. 3. AS 28.10.161 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
14            (d)  The department shall produce registration plates in both of the designs                                 
15       described in (b)(1) of this section. Upon registering a passenger vehicle, the owner                              
16       shall select the plate design described in (b)(1) of this section that is to be issued by                         
17       the department for the vehicle.                                                                                   
18    * Sec. 4. AS 28.10.181(z) is amended to read:                                                                      
19            (z)  Special request [ACTIVE] firefighter and emergency medical service                                      
20       provider plates [AND FORMER FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL                                                     
21       SERVICE PROVIDER PLATES]. On application by the owner of a motor vehicle,                                         
22       the department may issue registration plates for [ACTIVE] firefighters and emergency                              
23       medical service providers [AND REGISTRATION PLATES FOR FORMER                                                     
24       FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS]. The                                                        
25       commissioner shall determine the design and color of the plates. The department may                               
26       disapprove the issuance of registration plates under this subsection when the requested                           
27       plates are a duplication of an existing registration. To be eligible for a                                    
28                 [(1)  AN ACTIVE] firefighter and emergency medical service provider                                     
29       plate, a person shall [MUST] present satisfactory proof that the person is                                    
30                 (1)  an active member of                                                                            
31                      (A)  a fire department in this state and the fire department is                                    
01            recognized as a fire department by the state fire marshal; or                                                
02                      (B)  an out-of-hospital emergency medical service certified by                                     
03            the Department of Health and Social Services; or                                                         
04                 (2)  a former firefighter or [AND] emergency medical service provider                               
05       who [PLATE, A PERSON MUST PRESENT SATISFACTORY PROOF THAT THE                                                 
06       PERSON] was an active member of                                                                                   
07                      (A)  a fire department in this state for a minimum of five [10]                                
08            years; or                                                                                                    
09                      (B)  an out-of-hospital emergency medical service certified by                                     
10            the Department of Health and Social Services for a minimum of five [10]                                  
11            years.                                                                                                       
12    * Sec. 5. AS 28.10.421(d)(18) is amended to read:                                                                  
13                 (18)  special request plates                                                                            
14                      [(A)]  for [ACTIVE] firefighter and emergency medical service                                      
15            provider ....................................................................................................
16                      [(B)  FOR FORMER FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY                                                         
17            MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDER ..........................................................$50]                      
18            plus the fee required for that vehicle under (b), (c), (h), or (i) of this section;                          
19            the fee required by [(A) AND (B) OF] this paragraph shall be collected only on                               
20            the first issuance of and the replacement of the plates;                                                     
21    * Sec. 6. This Act takes effect January 1, 2015.                                                                   
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