Ramras' Alcohol Awareness Education Bill (HB 75) Set to Become Law
Posted: October 16, 2008
(Fairbanks) - House Bill 75, introduced by Representative Jay Ramras, becomes law on Tuesday, Oct. 21. This new law applies a proactive approach to educating minors about alcohol, preventing underage drinking and assisting the service industry in protecting their establishments and identifying underage customers.
This test will provide an opportunity to educate young adults on the physical impairments and the potential financial impacts incurred with a DUI arrest.
Here's how it works: If you are under 21 years of age, and you are issued a minor's license on October 21st or in the future, your driver's licenses will now expire 90 days after your 21st birthday. If you are 19 years of age or older and getting an instruction permit, your instruction permit will expire no later than 90 days after your 21st birthday. Your new license will be an "OVER 21" horizontal type card. To have a driver's license or instruction permit issued under this new law, you MUST pass an Alcohol Awareness Test before you can renew your license or obtain a new license. The alcohol awareness test is based on information found in the State of Alaska Driver Manual. The manual is available on line at www.alaska.gov/dmv/ or at your local DMV office.
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