An Act relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; repealing the requirement for a long-range program for highway construction and maintenance; and repealing a requirement that public facilities comply with energy standards adopted by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
04-14-05 : Opponents of DOT projects in the past learned that they could manipulate obsolete statutes, such as a requirement that the department conduct a cost-benefit analysis, to halt construction projects vital to the health, safety, and wellbeing of Alaskans. To preserve our future projects, HB 239 amends this statute and ensure that this loophole will not be used in the future to block important projects across the state.
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.
Version : CS HB 266 (FIN) Contact :: 465-6873 Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-28-06 Current Status : Chapter 81 SLA 06 : 06-28-06
05-08-06 : Passed the Legislature reconsideration noticed, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.
The Finance Committee Substitute increases the fine schedule for overweight commercial vehicles and prohibits an insurer from taking adverse action relating to personal automobile insurance of a commercial driver who commits one or more violations relating to overweight commercial vehicles.
Modifies existing law related to the penalty structure for overweight vehicle violations as well as prohibiting the use of overweight vehicle violations by insurers.
05-06-05 : The provisions of HB 279:
- Inserts an exception into statute that will grandfather current encroachments in the right-of-way of a highway by obtaining a permit by the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.
- The permit may be issued to a private person, a government agency acting in a business capacity, or an owner or lessee of land contiguous to the right-of-way.
- In order to qualify for the permit, the encroachment must:
1. Not pose a risk to the traveling public.
2. The erection of the encroachment occurred in good faith.
3. The denial of the encroachment permit would pose a hardship on landowner.
03-14-06 : Passed House Transportation Committee without change, to be moved to the House Finance Committee.
House Bill 491 will authorize the Alaska Railroad to issue up to $165,000,000 in tax exempt bonds backed by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) formula funds received annually by the Railroad. Bond proceeds will be used to finance FTA-eligible rail transportation projects focused on accelerating the Railroad’s mainline track and bridge rehabilitation program by as much as ten years.
Urging the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to use the Alaska marine highway system fast ferries efficiently by deploying the fast ferries in northern Lynn Canal and Prince William Sound beginning in the summer of 2006, and to provide data regularly to the affected communities to enable the communities to evaluate the service effectively.
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 304, relating to airport parking shuttles and to airport charges, rentals, or fees.