CSHB 64(TRA): "An Act relating to permanent motor vehicle registration; and providing for an effective date."

00                       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 64(TRA)                                                                     
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 three times the rate established in AS 28.10.421,                          
06       and the motor vehicle registration tax levied under AS 28.10.431, if any, equals three                            
07       times the rate established in AS 28.10.431(b) or (j) or the rate established for                                  
08       permanent vehicle registration under AS 28.10.431(j). Except as provided in                                       
09       AS 28.10.423(b), the owner of a permanently registered motor vehicle is not required                              
10       to pay other fees or taxes under 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. AS 28.10.431(j) is amended to read:                                                                      
17            (j)  A municipality that imposes a motor vehicle registration tax as described                               
18       under (a) of this section may also, by passage of an appropriate ordinance, (1)                               
19       increase the scheduled amount of tax described under (b) or (l) of this section, or (2)                       
20       establish a tax for a motor vehicle that is permanently registered under                                      
21       AS 28.10.155 [BY PASSAGE OF AN APPROPRIATE ORDINANCE]. A                                                      
22       municipality that chooses to change the tax imposed under (b) or (l) of this section or                       
23       establishes a tax for permanently registered motor vehicles shall file a written                              
24       notice of the change with the department by January 1 of the year preceding the year                              
25       in which the change in tax is to take effect. A municipality may not change the amount                            
26       of the tax imposed under this section more than once every two years. The department                              
27       may charge a municipality a one-time fee to cover the cost to the department of                                   
28       implementing a change under this subsection.                                                                      
29    * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect January 1, 2014.