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HB 64: "An Act relating to permanent motor vehicle registration; and providing for an effective date."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 64                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to permanent motor vehicle registration; and providing for an effective                                
02 date."                                                                                                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 28.10.108(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (a)  Except for a vehicle registered under AS 28.10.152 or 28.10.155, a vehicle                          
06       required to be registered under this chapter shall be registered under the procedures set                         
07       out in this section.                                                                                              
08    * Sec. 2. AS 28.10 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
09            Sec. 28.10.155. Permanent motor vehicle registration. (a) The owner of a                                   
10       motor vehicle, other than a commercial motor vehicle, that is required to be registered                           
11       under this chapter may elect to permanently register the motor vehicle in lieu of                                 
12       registration under AS 28.10.108 if the vehicle is at least eight years old. The                                   
13       permanent registration expires when the owner transfers or assigns the owner's title or                           
14       interest in the vehicle. A permanent registration may not be renewed. On receiving the                            
01       proper application and fees, the department shall issue to the registered owner                                   
02       registration plates, tabs, and a permanent registration form.                                                     
03            (b)  The fees for permanent registration must equal the fees that would be                                   
04       applicable if the motor vehicle were registered under AS 28.10.108, except that the                               
05       permanent registration fee rate equals the lesser of five times the rate established in                           
06       AS 28.10.421 or $100.00 and the motor vehicle registration tax levied under                                       
07       AS 28.10.431, if any, equals the lesser of five times the rate established in                                     
08       AS 28.10.431(b) or $100.00. Except as provided in AS 28.10.423(b), the owner of a                                 
09       permanently registered motor vehicle is not required to pay other fees or taxes under                             
10       this chapter.                                                                                                     
11    * Sec. 3. AS 28.10.423 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
12            (b)  In addition to the permanent registration fee established in AS 28.10.155, a                            
13       $2 fee is imposed on the owner of each permanently registered motor vehicle required                              
14       to be inspected under an emission control program established in AS 46.14.400 or                                  
15       46.14.510. That fee shall be collected biennially.                                                                
16    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect January 1, 2012.