(a) Notwithstanding other provisions in this title, a municipality may adopt an ordinance providing for the impoundment or forfeiture of a

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 28.01.015 - Municipal impoundment and forfeiture

  • municipality: means a political subdivision incorporated under the laws of the state that is a home rule or general law city, a home rule or general law borough, or a unified municipality. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, organization, business trust, or society, as well as a natural person. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

(1) motor vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft involved in the commission of an offense under AS 28.35.030 , 28.35.032, or an ordinance with elements substantially similar to AS 28.35.030 or 28.35.032;

(2) motor vehicle involved in the commission of an offense under AS 28.15.291 or an ordinance with elements similar to AS 28.15.291 ;

(3) motor vehicle used by a person whose license is suspended under AS 28.22.041 ;

(4) motor vehicle used by a person who fails to carry proof of insurance as required under AS 28.22.019 ; or

(5) motor vehicle used by a person who has $1,000 or more in delinquent traffic fines for moving violations committed within the municipality.

(b) An ordinance adopted under (a) of this section may

(1) include a fee for the administrative costs incurred by the municipality; and

(2) be more stringent than or the same as but may not be less stringent than applicable provisions under this title or regulations adopted under this title.