SB 131: "An Act relating to special registration plates for vehicles owned by a person with a disability."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 131 01 "An Act relating to special registration plates for vehicles owned by a person with a 02 disability." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 28.10.181(d) is amended to read: 05 (d) Vehicles owned by veterans with disabilities, including persons disabled in 06 the line of duty while serving in the Alaska Territorial Guard, or other persons with 07 disabilities. Upon the request of a person with a disability that limits or impairs the 08 ability to walk, as defined in 23 C.F.R. 1235.2, the department shall (1) register one 09 motor vehicle in the name of the person without charge; and (2) issue a specially 10 designed registration plate that displays (A) recognition of the disabled veteran if the 11 applicant's disability originated from the applicant's service with the Alaska Territorial 12 Guard or the armed forces of the United States; (B) the international symbol of 13 accessibility (the wheelchair logo); and (C) if the applicant is a veteran, the Alaska and 14 United States flags and red, white, and blue colors. A person who is not otherwise
01 qualified under this subsection, but who meets the qualifications of a disabled veteran 02 under AS 29.45.030(i), may register one motor vehicle without charge, and the 03 department shall issue a specially designed registration plate that displays recognition 04 of the disabled veteran that does not display the international symbol of accessibility 05 and does not carry with it special parking privileges. A disabled veteran who 06 otherwise qualifies for a registration plate under this subsection may elect to receive a 07 plate under (p) or (q) of this section for which the person is otherwise qualified that 08 does not display the international symbol of accessibility and does not carry with it 09 special parking privileges. A disabled person who otherwise qualifies for a registration 10 plate under (2)(B) of this subsection may elect to receive a plate under another 11 provision of this section for which the person is otherwise qualified that does not 12 display the international symbol of accessibility and does not carry with it special 13 parking privileges. For purposes of this subsection, proof of disability may be 14 provided by a person licensed as a speech-language pathologist under AS 08.11, as 15 a chiropractor under AS 08.20, as a physician or physician assistant under AS 08.64, 16 [OR] as an advanced practice registered nurse under AS 08.68, or as a physical 17 therapist or occupational therapist under AS 08.84.