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SCS CSHB 347 (JUD): "An Act relating to mandatory motor vehicle insurance, license suspensions, notices relating to motor vehicles, and notices relating to driver's licenses."

00                SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 347 (JUD)                                                            
01 "An Act relating to mandatory motor vehicle insurance, license suspensions, notices                                     
02 relating to motor vehicles, and notices relating to 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 punishable by a fine not to exceed $300.                                                               
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 28.22.019 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                             
13            (d)  A person convicted under this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor                                
14       and may be punished as provided in AS 12.55, except that a fine of at least $500 must                             
01       be imposed.                                                                                                       
02    * Sec. 4. AS 28.22.041(f) is amended to read:                                                                      
03            (f)  The department shall notify the licensee that the suspension becomes                                    
04       effective 30 days from the date of the notice and that the licensee has the right, within                         
05       the 30-day period, to make an oral or written answer controverting any point or issue,                            
06       or to present evidence and arguments for the consideration of the department.                                     
07       Notwithstanding AS 28.05.121, the department shall provide this notice to the                                 
08       address that appears to be the most recently provided from among the following:                               
09                 (1)  the address the department has for the person;                                                 
10                 (2)  the address shown on the report of the accident.