Legislature(2005 - 2006)
2006-02-01 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2006-02-01 House Journal Page 2398 HB 417 HOUSE BILL NO. 417 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to the designation of traffic safety corridors; relating to the bail or fine for an offense committed in a traffic safety corridor and to separately accounting for such fines; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Transportation, Judiciary, and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Zero, Dept. of Public Safety 2. Fiscal, Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 31, 2006, follows: "Dear Speaker Harris: Under the authority of art. III, section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the designation of traffic safety 2006-02-01 House Journal Page 2399 corridors; and relating to the bail or fine for an offense committed in a traffic safety corridor and to separately accounting for such fines. This bill would authorize the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to designate a portion of a highway to be a traffic safety corridor by posting signs at the beginning and end of the corridor. The designation would be made to promote traffic safety in that area. The Alaska Supreme Court and each municipality would be required to provide that the scheduled amount of a fine or bail for a motor vehicle or traffic offense in a traffic safety corridor would be double the amount of the fine or bail if the offense had not been committed in a traffic safety corridor. The provisions of AS 28.05.151(d) and AS 28.40.070 currently provide for double fines or bail for motor vehicle or traffic offenses in areas designated as highway work zones. These provisions would be amended by adding references to traffic safety corridors. The bill also would provide for separate accounting for fines collected for traffic safety corridor offenses, and for appropriation of 50 percent of those collected fines to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, highway safety planning agency, for highway safety programs. The bill would have an immediate effective date so that traffic safety corridors could be designated as soon as possible. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely yours, /s/ Frank H. Murkowski Governor"