HB 77: "An Act allowing certain motor vehicles to be operated while unattended."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 77 01 "An Act allowing certain motor vehicles to be operated while unattended." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 28.05.011(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) The commissioner of public safety shall, unless otherwise provided by 05 statute, adopt regulations in compliance with AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure 06 Act) necessary to carry out the provisions of this title and other statutes whose 07 administration is vested in the Department of Public Safety. The regulations must 08 include 09 (1) rules of the road relating to the driving, stopping, standing, parking, 10 and other conduct of vehicles, to pedestrians, and to official traffic control devices; 11 regulations adopted under this paragraph may not prohibit 12 (A) the operation of a motor vehicle while it is unattended, 13 including operation by a remote starter; this subparagraph does not apply 14 to a motor vehicle that is unlocked or that is occupied by a disabled person 15 or a person under 14 years of age; or

01 (B) the use of an electric personal motor vehicle on a sidewalk, 02 bike path, or vehicular way or area restricted to the use of pedestrians; 03 limitations on regulation of electric personal motor vehicles imposed under this 04 subparagraph [PARAGRAPH] do not apply to a municipal ordinance 05 regulating electric personal motor vehicles enacted to meet local requirements; 06 (2) minimum equipment for vehicles, including minimum standards of 07 compliance to be met by manufacturers and vehicle sales and repairs businesses; 08 (3) inspection of vehicles other than commercial motor vehicles, and 09 the removal of vehicles from areas of public use when they are found to be in a 10 defective or unsafe condition; 11 (4) abandonment of vehicles; 12 (5) management of records of the Department of Public Safety 13 required for that department's administration of this title and its regulations adopted 14 under this title, including provisions for ensuring the accuracy of information 15 contained in automated and manual information retrieval systems; 16 (6) definitions of words and phrases used in this title and in regulations 17 adopted under this title unless otherwise provided by statute; 18 (7) certification and regulation of junk yards; 19 (8) regulations necessary to implement requirements imposed by 20 federal law or regulation that relate to commercial motor vehicles and that are needed 21 to avoid loss or withholding of federal highway money, other than requirements 22 relating to a commercial motor vehicle driver's licensing program or a commercial 23 motor vehicle safety inspection program.