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.