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House Votes to Let Military Spouses Keep Home State Driver's Licenses When Stationed in Alaska (HB212/Isaacson)

Current law forces AK residents to give up old license within 90 days

Monday, March 17, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a bill by Rep. Doug Isaacson to extend the military driver’s license exemption to spouses.

Current state law exempts members of the military who move to Alaska from the law making them apply for an Alaska driver’s license within 90 days. Isaacson’s House Bill 218 grants spouses the same courtesy.

“We got this one right,” Isaacson, R-North Pole, said. “This simple extension will bring greater harmony to the military family unit and unburden the spouse from having to surrender their home state license. Our military personnel come from all over the United States, and letting them keep their license, a piece of home and the benefits that come with it, is a small gesture to them of our thanks for their spouse’s service to our state and nation.”

HB 212 now moves to the Alaska Senate for consideration.

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