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Vehicle Forfeiture Bill Heads to Governor


May 15, 2007
Tuesday AM

Local governments will now have another legal tool to help them take a vehicle away from potentially dangerous drivers. Monday the Alaska Legislature passed Senate Bill 145, the Vehicle Forfeiture Bill.

Sen. Lesil McGuire (R ­ Anchorage) sponsored SB 145. It grants municipalities the power to enact ordinances permitting the impoundment of any vehicle belonging to a driver with $1,000 or more in unpaid traffic citations.

"The Anchorage Police Department asked the Legislature for this law," said McGuire. "Now reckless drivers will finally suffer the consequences for refusing to pay traffic tickets."

Anchorage has more than one thousand drivers on the road with unpaid tickets totaling $1,000 or more. One of them has racked up 43 unpaid tickets totaling $9310.

SB 145 now goes to Governor Sarah Palin for her signature.



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Office of Sen. Lesil McGuire


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