CSSB 166(TRA): "An Act relating to registration of a motor vehicle and suspension of a driver's license for failure to appear in court or failure to pay a fine."
00CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 166(TRA) 01 "An Act relating to registration of a motor vehicle and suspension of a driver's 02 license for failure to appear in court or failure to pay a fine." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 12.25.200(b) is amended to read: 05 (b) A citation issued under AS 12.25.180 must indicate the amount of bail or 06 fine applicable to the offense, the procedure a person must follow in responding to the 07 citation, [AND] that if the person fails to pay the bail or fine the person must appear 08 in court, and that failure to pay the bail or fine or appear in court for an offense 09 involving a moving motor vehicle may result in suspension of the person's driver's 10 license. In addition, a citation must indicate that the person has a right to 11 (1) a trial; 12 (2) engage counsel; 13 (3) confront and question witnesses; 14 (4) testify; and
01 (5) subpoena witnesses on the person's behalf. 02 * Sec. 2. AS 28.10.041 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 03 (d) If an applicant has received actual notice of a required payment of a fine 04 for a parking offense and has failed to pay the fine, the department shall refuse to 05 register the applicant's vehicle until the applicant provides proof that the fine has been 06 paid. An agency of the state or a municipality may report a person's failure to pay a 07 fine to the department on a form prescribed by the department. The department may 08 require electronic reporting. 09 * Sec. 3. AS 28.15.181 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 10 (h) The court may suspend the driver's license, privilege to drive, or privilege 11 to obtain a license of a person who fails to appear in court as required by a citation 12 for an offense involving a moving motor vehicle, or who fails to pay a fine as required 13 by the court for an offense involving a moving motor vehicle. If the court suspends 14 a driver's license under this subsection, the court shall also provide notice of the 15 suspension to the department. Suspension imposed under this subsection shall remain 16 in effect until the person appears in court as required by the citation, or pays the fine 17 as required by the court. When the person appears in court or pays the required fine, 18 the court shall terminate the suspension imposed under this subsection and provide the 19 person with written notice of the termination. 20 * Sec. 4. AS 28.15.211(c) is amended to read: 21 (c) At the end of a period of suspension or limitation, when that limitation 22 follows a suspension, the person whose license has been suspended or limited may 23 apply to the department and, upon payment of the proper fees, including a 24 reinstatement fee of $100, be issued a duplicate driver's license if the person is 25 otherwise entitled to the license under this title. The reinstatement fee required 26 under this section is not required for a suspension imposed under AS 28.15.181(h). 27 * Sec. 5. AS 28.15.211(e) is amended to read: 28 (e) Except for a suspension under AS 28.15.181(h), at [AT] the end of a 29 period of limitation, suspension, or revocation under this chapter, the department may 30 not issue a driver's license or a duplicate driver's license to the licensee until the 31 licensee has complied with AS 28.20 relating to proof of financial responsibility.