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HB 347: "An Act relating to mandatory motor vehicle insurance, license suspensions, and notices relating to motor vehicles and driver's licenses."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 347                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to mandatory motor vehicle insurance, license suspensions, and notices                                 
02 relating to motor vehicles and driver's licenses."                                                                      
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 28.05.071 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                           
05            (b)  A person convicted of a violation of (a) of this section is guilty of an                                
06       infraction.                                                                                                       
07    * Sec. 2. AS 28.15.291 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
08            (d)  It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under (a) of this section that                            
09       the person's license was suspended under AS 28.22.041 and the person provides proof                               
10       of liability insurance meeting the requirements of AS 28.22 and proof that the                                    
11       insurance was in effect at the time of the accident that led to the suspension.                                   
12    * Sec. 3. AS 28.22.041(f) is amended to read:                                                                      
13            (f)  The department shall notify the licensee that the suspension becomes                                    
14       effective 30 days from the date of the notice and that the licensee has the right, within                         
01       the 30-day period, to make an oral or written answer controverting any point or issue,                            
02       or to present evidence and arguments for the consideration of the department. The                             
03       department shall provide this notice to the address that appears to be the most                               
04       current from among the following:                                                                             
05                 (1)  the address the department has for the person;                                                 
06                 (2)  the address shown on the citation or police report of the                                      
07       accident; and                                                                                                 
08                 (3)  the address provided to the Department of Revenue in an                                        
09       application for a permanent fund dividend.