"An Act relating to penalties for violation of vehicle weight limitations; prohibiting the use of a violation of a vehicle weight limitation for certain personal automobile insurance actions; amending Rule 43.6, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date. "
Section 1 Adds AS 21.36.307; prohibiting a insurer form taking adverse action relating to the personal automobile insurance of a driver who commits one or more violations relating to overweight vehicles under AS 45.75.380(a)(10) or (11). Defines "adverse action."
Section 2 Repeals and reenacts AS 45.75.380 (b). Establishes the maximum fines for overweight vehicles according to the weight-range in which the overweight amount falls. Amends Rule 43.6, Alaska Rules of Administration by enacting fines in place of those set under that court rule.
Section 3 Adds a new section to uncodified law to recognize that sec.2 of the Act amends Rule 43.6, Alaska Rules of Administration, by increasing the maximum fines for overweight vehicles.
Section 4 Adds a new section to uncodified law to state the applicability of secs. 1, 2, and 3 of the Act. Section 1 applies to an adverse action by an insurer on or after the effective date of the Act based on an overweight vehicle violation occurring before, on, or after the effective date of the Act. Sections 2 and 3 apply to offenses committed on or after the effective date.
Section 5 Adds a new section to uncodified law stating that sec. 2 of the Act will take effect only if sec. 4 receives the two-thirds majority vote in each house required to make a court rule change under art. IV, sec. 15, Constitution of the State of Alaska.
Section 6 Provides for an immediate effective date and will require a two-thirds vote in each house.