HB 98: "An Act relating to the issuance, suspension, limitation, revocation, and reinstatement of drivers' licenses, permits, or privileges to drive concerning alcohol-related offenses; relating to the fees charged for the reinstatement of drivers' licenses, to alcohol information courses for drivers, and to youth assessment and referral programs for minor drivers."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 98 01 "An Act relating to the issuance, suspension, limitation, revocation, and 02 reinstatement of drivers' licenses, permits, or privileges to drive concerning 03 alcohol-related offenses; relating to the fees charged for the reinstatement of 04 drivers' licenses, to alcohol information courses for drivers, and to youth 05 assessment and referral programs for minor drivers." 06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 07 * Section 1. AS 28.15.183(g) is amended to read: 08 (g) Except as provided under (h) of this section, the department may not issue 09 a new license or reissue a license to a person whose driver's license, permit, or 10 privilege to drive has been revoked under this section unless the person is enrolled in 11 and is in compliance with, or has successfully completed 12 (1) an alcoholism education or rehabilitation treatment program 13 approved under AS 47.37, if the revocation resulted from possession or consumption 14 of alcohol in violation of AS 04.16.050 or a municipal ordinance with substantially
01 similar elements, from operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol in violation of 02 AS 28.35.280, or from refusal to submit to a chemical test of breath in violation of 03 AS 28.35.285; or 04 (2) a drug education or rehabilitation treatment program, if the 05 revocation resulted from possession or use of a controlled substance in violation of 06 AS 11.71 or a municipal ordinance with substantially similar elements. 07 * Sec. 2. AS 28.15.211(d) is amended to read: 08 (d) At the end of a period of revocation or limitation following a revocation, 09 a person whose driver's license has been revoked may apply to the department for the 10 issuance of a new license, but shall submit to reexamination, pay all required fees 11 including a reinstatement fee, and if the license was revoked under AS 28.15.181(a)(5) 12 or (8), submit proof of 13 (1) enrollment in and compliance with or completion of an alcoholism 14 education and rehabilitation treatment program approved under AS 47.37 if the 15 person was sentenced under AS 28.15.181(c)(1); or 16 (2) completion of and payment for an alcoholism education and 17 rehabilitation treatment program approved under AS 47.37 if the person was 18 convicted under AS 28.15.181(c)(2) - (4). 19 * Sec. 3. AS 28.15.271(b) is amended to read: 20 (b) In addition to the fees under (a) of this section, 21 (1) a person who renews a driver's license by mail shall pay a fee of 22 $1; 23 (2) a person who applies for a limited driver's license under 24 AS 28.15.201 shall pay a fee of $100; and 25 (3) a person who applies for reinstatement of a driver's license under 26 AS 28.15.211 shall pay a fee of 27 [(A) $100 IF THE PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE HAS, 28 WITHIN THE 10 YEARS PRECEDING THE APPLICATION, BEEN 29 SUSPENDED, REVOKED, OR LIMITED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 30 THIS CHAPTER ONLY ONCE; OR 31 (B)] $250 [IF THE PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE HAS,
01 WITHIN THE 10 YEARS PRECEDING THE APPLICATION, BEEN 02 SUSPENDED, REVOKED, OR LIMITED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 03 THIS CHAPTER TWO OR MORE TIMES]. 04 * Sec. 4. AS 28.15.241(b) is amended to read: 05 (b) In addition to (a) of this section, two points shall be deducted from the 06 assessed total upon the driver's furnishing to the department adequate proof of 07 successful completion, within 12 months of the date of the driver's last violation, of 08 a driver improvement course approved by the department or an alcohol information 09 course approved by the Department of Health and Social Services. No more than 10 one driver improvement or one alcohol information course may be used to obtain 11 a reduction in points in any 12-month period. 12 * Sec. 5. AS 28.15.253 is amended to read: 13 Sec. 28.15.253. Driver improvement or alcohol information courses 14 [COURSE]. Upon conviction of a violation of a traffic law that results in a driver 15 accumulating six or more points from offenses committed during any consecutive 16 12-month period or nine or more points from offenses committed during any 24-month 17 period, on request of the department the court may, in addition to any other penalty 18 authorized by law, require the driver to successfully complete a driver improvement 19 course approved by the department or an alcohol information course approved by 20 the Department of Health and Social Services within a period of time prescribed by 21 the court. The department may suspend, revoke, or deny the driver's license of a 22 person who fails to successfully complete the driver improvement course or the 23 alcohol information course required by the court under this section within the 24 prescribed time period. 25 * Sec. 6. AS 47.37.040(14) is amended to read: 26 (14) cooperate with the Department of Public Safety and the 27 Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in establishing and conducting 28 programs designed to deal with the problem of persons operating motor vehicles while 29 intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, and develop and approve alcohol 30 information courses required to be taken by drivers under AS 28.15 or made 31 available to drivers to reduce points assessed for violation of traffic laws;
01 * Sec. 7. AS 47.37.045(c) is amended to read: 02 (c) Community action against substance abuse grant funds awarded under this 03 section may be used for 04 (1) Police-In-School Liaison programs staffed by officers that are 05 certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council; 06 (2) technical assistance for neighborhood based substance abuse 07 prevention or treatment programs; 08 (3) coordinators for court ordered community service; 09 (4) preventative or educational programs for youth that involve the 10 community, parents, youth, and local schools; 11 (5) programs or projects that the division determines are effective in 12 preventing or treating substance abuse at the community level; [OR] 13 (6) supervised youth recreation programs that focus on preventing or 14 treating substance abuse; or 15 (7) youth assessment and referral programs that provide substance 16 abuse screening services to and monitor compliance for a minor required to 17 participate in an alcoholism or drug education or rehabilitation treatment 18 program under AS 28.15.183 or before the minor's driver's license may be 19 reinstated under AS 28.15.211.