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Sec. 28.05.011. Duty of commissioners to adopt regulations.
 (a) The commissioner of public safety shall, unless otherwise provided by statute, adopt regulations in compliance with AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) necessary to carry out the provisions of this title and other statutes whose administration is vested in the Department of Public Safety. The regulations must include
     (1) rules of the road relating to the driving, stopping, standing, parking, and other conduct of vehicles, to pedestrians, and to official traffic control devices; regulations adopted under this paragraph may not prohibit the use of an electric personal motor vehicle on a sidewalk, bike path, or vehicular way or area restricted to the use of pedestrians; limitations on regulation of electric personal motor vehicles imposed under this paragraph do not apply to a municipal ordinance regulating electric personal motor vehicles enacted to meet local requirements;

     (2) minimum equipment for vehicles, including minimum standards of compliance to be met by manufacturers and vehicle sales and repairs businesses;

     (3) inspection of vehicles other than commercial motor vehicles, and the removal of vehicles from areas of public use when they are found to be in a defective or unsafe condition;

     (4) abandonment of vehicles;

     (5) management of records of the Department of Public Safety required for that department’s administration of this title and its regulations adopted under this title, including provisions for ensuring the accuracy of information contained in automated and manual information retrieval systems;

     (6) definitions of words and phrases used in this title and in regulations adopted under this title unless otherwise provided by statute;

     (7) certification and regulation of junk yards.

 (b) The commissioner of administration shall, unless otherwise provided by statute, adopt regulations in compliance with AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) necessary to carry out the provisions of this title whose administration is vested in the Department of Administration. The regulations must include, but are not limited to,
     (1) registration, titling, and transfer of vehicles;

     (2) licensing of drivers of vehicles and procedures for obtaining limited license privileges;

     (3) financial responsibility relating to vehicles other than commercial motor vehicles;

     (4) management of records of the Department of Administration required for that department’s administration of this title and its regulations adopted under this title, including provisions for ensuring the accuracy of information contained in automated and manual information retrieval systems;

     (5) definitions of words and phrases used in this title and in regulations adopted under this title unless otherwise provided by statute;

     (6) registration of motor vehicle, trailer, and semi-trailer dealers;

     (7) regulations necessary to implement a commercial motor vehicle driver’s licensing program; regulations adopted under this paragraph must provide for a waiver of the driver skills test for drivers with recent military commercial vehicle driving experience as allowed by federal law.

 (c) If the department publishes a manual related to the safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle, the manual must include the rights and responsibilities of drivers when encountering or being stopped by a peace officer.

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