Alaska Statutes.
Title 28. Motor Vehicles
Chapter 10. Vehicle Registration, Liens, and Title
Section 161. Registration Plates to Be Furnished By Department.
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AS 28.10.161. Registration Plates to Be Furnished By Department.

(a) Except for a vehicle registered under AS 28.10.152 , the department, upon registering a vehicle, shall issue the owner one fully reflectorized registration plate for a trailer or a motorcycle and two fully reflectorized registration plates for every other vehicle. Except as specifically provided in AS 28.10.181 , the plate or plates must remain with the vehicle as long as the vehicle is subject to registration under this chapter.

(b) Every passenger vehicle registration plate issued by the department after January 1, 2008, except as specifically provided in AS 28.10.181 , shall have displayed upon it

(1) a design and color commemorating the 50th anniversary of Alaska's statehood and admittance into the United States; in determining the design and color of the registration plate, the commissioner shall consult with the Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission;

(2) the registration number assigned to the vehicle for which it is issued;

(3) the name of this state, which may be abbreviated; and

(4) the registration year number or expiration date for which time it is validated; the registration year number or expiration date may be part of the license plate or contained on a suitable sticker or tab device issued by the department; however, only one sticker or tab device may be issued for each pair of plates, and the sticker or tab device must be affixed to the rear plate.

(c) The department may not adopt a new or altered passenger vehicle registration plate unless it substantially embodies the specifications of this section.

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