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Governor Signs Legislation to Improve DMV Efficiency

June 19, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell was joined by Senator Peter Micciche as he signed legislation that will increase efficiencies at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Senate Bill 206 will enable the DMV to send email notifications for vehicle registrations and online renewal of driver’s licenses. The legislation also adds serious crimes, including murder, stalking, robbery, indecent exposure and distribution or possession of child pornography to the list of crimes that would prohibit a person from obtaining a school bus driver’s license.

Governor Parnell also signed Senate Bill 213, legislation clarifying that municipalities must appoint election boards on a precinct-by-precinct basis only if voting takes place in-person at polling places within the precinct. This will reduce unnecessary costs. SB 213 is sponsored by Senator Micciche.

The governor signed House Bill 308. Sponsored by Representative Lindsay Holmes, the bill eliminates filing requirements and fees for small or limited securities transactions. The legislation clarifies that securities issued by corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, including those issued after the original stock offering, are exempt from State of Alaska registration. In removing certain fees and requirements, this bill will give small businesses more opportunities to obtain the necessary funds needed to operate, thus benefitting Alaska’s small business economy.

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