Representative Fred Dyson
District 25 - Republican

Session (Jan - May):

State Capitol, Room 428
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: 1 (800) 342-2199
Phone: (907) 465-2199
Fax: (907) 465-4587

Interim (May - Dec):

10928 Eagle River Road, Suite 140
Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: (907) 694-6683
Fax: (907) 694-1015

Elected to the House 1996


Lisa Torkelson at 465-6881 (Jan - May), 694-6683 (June - Dec), or

Pat Harman at 465-2195 (Jan - May), 694-6683 (June - Dec), or

Wes Keller at 465-2199 (Jan - May)


Spouse: Married to Jane since May 28, 1966
Children: Three - Cindy, Wendy, Jana; many foster children
Birthdate/place: Jan. 16, 1939; Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Length of Residency in Alaska: Alaska, since 1964; Eagle River, since 1976


University of Washington, 5 years, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate-level courses, including Arctic Engineering & Economics

Political and Government Positions:

Elected in November, 1996, to the Alaska State House of Representatives

Member of:

House Health Education and Social Services Committee
House Resources Committee
House State Affairs Committee
House Community and Regional Affairs Committee
House Special Committee on Telecommunications
Telecommunications Information Council
Joint Committee on Electric Utility Restructuring
Chairman of Children's Caucus (ad hoc)

Business and Professional Positions:

Commercial fishing, salmon and herring, 1976-present
Consultant, Technical Writer, 1985-present
Elected Member, Anchorage Municipal Assembly, 1985-91
Maintenance Supervisor, British Petroleum, 1972-84
Boating columnist, Anchorage Times; Anchorage Daily News
Contributing Editor, Alaska Boating Magazine

Service Organizations Membership:


Chugiak/Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
National Rifle Association
Alaska Right to Life


Eagle River Community Council
Eagle River Limited Road Service Area Board;
Alaska State Human Rights Commission;
Chugach State Park Citizens Advisory Board;
Anchorage Library Commission;
Anchorage Aquatic Resources Commission;

Special Interests:

Restoration of mechanical antiques, cars, guns, boats, history, and most sports

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Children's Caucus News

Wednesday, February 23
12:00 noon - 1:00p

Butrovich Room 205

Families First Partnership:
Advocating for the Betterment of
Children & Families Everywhere

For more information about this group, please check out their web site:

Children's Caucus E-Mail List

To be added to the "Children's Caucus" e-mail list please call 465-6881 and ask to be subscribed.

The Children's Caucus is an Ad Hoc committee chaired by Representative Fred Dyson; Representative Tom Brice (District 30) is Vice-Chair. The members are bi-partisan and from both the Senate and House. There is no membership "list". The meeting is open to all 60 legislators, staff, and the general public.

The purpose of each caucus is to inform legislators, through various presenters, about a particular issue relating to children. The mission is to find out 1) the nature of the problem presented and 2) what the Legislature can do to help. Meetings have often focused on finding ways to end child sexual abuse and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, but have also covered a wide range of topics.

Legislators are seated at the committee table. There are chairs in the audience for public members and staff (first come, first serve). The meeting is informal and, as we don't want to add starvation to your busy schedules, we invite you to bring your lunch with you.

During this Legislative Session, the Children's Caucus intends* to meet every other Tuesday OR Thursday at 12:00 noon (we are working out a minor scheduling conflict). The meetings last one hour and are normally held in the Juneau Capitol Building, Butrovich Room 205. This room is the only one which has Video Conferencing capability and we plan to use it again this year when a presenter cannot fly in.

*  Due to ever-changing schedules of Legislators and Caucus presenters, meeting times and dates are subject to change. Please direct any questions to Rep. Dysonís aide, Lisa Torkelson, at (907) 465-6881.

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Speeches, Opinions, and Editorials

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Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 158: Passed! Chapter 60 SLA 97 An Act relating to attendance at a public school on a part-time basis.
Sponsor Statement | Letter of Support |
HB 203: Passed Chapter 96 SLA 98 An Act relating to actions for unlawful trade practices.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 245: Passed Chapter 86 SLA 98 An Act relating to minimum sentences for assault in the fourth degree that is a crime involving domestic violence; providing that a prisoner may not contact the victim of the offense when provided access to a telephone or otherwise immediately after an arrest; and amending Rule 5(b), Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 333: An Act relating to the crime of endangering the welfare of a minor.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 366: An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings for a child whose family is homeless or poor.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 367: Passed Chapter 120 SLA 98 An Act relating to part-time public school students; and providing for an effective date.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 371: An Act relating to parents' appearing at juvenile proceedings with their children.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 372: An Act placing limits on prescribing and providing a contraceptive drug or device to a minor.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 374: An Act relating to the disposition of surplus caribou and moose.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 378: An Act relating to involuntary commitment of alcoholics or drug abusers who are pregnant.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 388: An Act relating to the right to refuse to sell, give, or serve an alcoholic beverage.
Sponsor Statement |
HB 441: An Act relating to charter schools.
HB 442: An Act relating to correctional facilities.
HB 443: An Act instructing the Department of Corrections to study the principles involved in restorative community justice and produce a plan for the development of a restorative community justice approach for Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HB 453: An Act relating to juvenile records, to criminal records of those associated with juveniles, and to foster care, child care facilities, residential child care facilities, child placement agencies, and maternity homes.
HB 456: An Act relating to foster parents; relating to the right of foster parents to have notice of, and testify at, child-in-need-of-aid hearings and delinquency hearings and to the disclosure of minors' records to foster parents; relating to children in need of aid; amending Rules 3, 7, 10, 15, and 17 - 19, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules; and amending Rules 3, 7, 10, 12, 21, 23, and 25, Alaska Delinquency Rules.
Sponsor Statement |
HCR 25: Passed! Legislative Resolve 58 Relating to Step Family Day.
Sponsor Statement |

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Co Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 2: Passed! Chapter 44 SLA 98 Allowing, for the purposes of permanent fund divident eligibility, an individual to accompany, as the spouse or minor or disabled dependent, another eligible resident who is absent for any of the following reasons: vocational, professional, or other specific education for which a comparable program is not reasonably available in the state; secondary or postsecondary education; military service; medical treatment; service in the Congress or in the peace corps; to care for the individual's terminally ill parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; for up to 220 days to settle the estate of the individuals's deceased parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; to care for a parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild with a critical life-threatening illness whose treatment plan, as recommended by the attending physician, requires travel outside of the state for treatment at a medical speciality complex; or other reasons that the commissioner of revenue may establish by regulation; requiring for the purposes of permanent fund dividend eligibility, a state resident to have the intent to remain indefinitely; relating to the eligibility for 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 permanent fund dividends of certain spouses and dependents of eligible applicants.
HB 4: Withdrawn by Sponsor An Act relating to permits issued by the Department of Fish and Game for activities in anadromous fish streams, to forest land use plans prepared by the Department of Natural Resources, to rights-of-way, easements, and permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources, and to disposal of state land and interests in state land.
HB 6: Passed! Chapter 64 SLA 97 An Act amending laws relating to the disclosure of information relating to certain minors.
HB 7: Passed Legislature! Transmitted to the Governor Authorizing establishment of community dispute resolution centers to foster the resolution of disputes between juvenile offenders and their victims.
HB 9: Passed! Chpater 63 SLA 97 An Act relating to the right of crime victims and victims of juvenile offenses to be present at court proceedings; and amending Rule 615, Alaska Rules of Evidence.
HB 11: Passed Legislature! Transmitted to the Governor An Act relating to driver's licensing; and providing for an effective date.
HB 13: Passed! Chapter 40 SLA 97 An Act relating to marine safety training and education programs.
HB 25: Passed! Chapter 38 SLA 97 Relating to the issuance of hunting, trapping, and noncommercial fishing licenses, tags, and permits and to residency for fish and game purposes, and providing for an effective date.
HB 26: Passed! Chapter 70 SLA 97 Relating to big game tags for wolves, and providing for an effective date.
HB 37: An Act relating to a requirement that a parent, guardian,or custodian consent before certain minors receive an abortion; establishing a judicial bypass procedure by which a minor may petition a court for authorization to consent to an abortion without consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian; amending the definition of 'abortion'; and amending Rules 40 and 79, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; Rules 204, 210, 212, 213, 508, and 512.5, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and Rule 9, Alaska Administrative Rules.
HB 47: An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to provide an automated victim notificiation and prisoner information system.
HB 48: An Act making a special appropriation for an automated victim notification system; and providing for an effective date.
HB 90: An Act establishing a woman's right to know certain medical facts related to the woman's safety before an abortion is performed.
HB 116: An Act relating to worker's compensation self-insurance.
HB 125: An Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividents to the Alaska children's trust; and providing for an effective date.
HB 152: Passed! Chapter 104 SLA 97 An Act regulating hospice care.
HB 171: An Act relating to the stat environmental policy and changing the name of the Department of Environmental Conservation to the Department of Environmental Development.
HB 212: Passed! Chapter 86 SLA 97 An Act relating to determination of an established village for purposes of regulating the sale, use, and possession of alcoholic beverages in the unorganized borough; and providing for an effective date.
HB 220: An Act relating to the new business incentive program.
HB 229: An Act relating to the establishment and operation of charter schools.
HB 232: An Act establishing the independent division of administrative hearings in the Department of Administration in order to provide a source of independent administrative hearing officers to preside in contested cases; relating to administrative hearing officers; relating to contested case proceedings; and providing for an effective date.
HB 234: An Act relating to assistance for abortions under the general relief program; and relating to financial responsibility for the costs of abortions.
HB 241: Passed! Chapter 101 SLA 97 An Act relating to payment assistance for costs of residing in the Alaska Pioneers' Home, and providing that certain income and assets of a resident shall be disregarded in determining payment assistance, including income from any source in an amount up to $100, cash dividends and other income up to $2,000 received under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, a permanent fund dividend, an amount for burial expenses of the resident, the resident's spouse and dependents of the resident, the primary residence of the resident's spouse or a dependent of the resident, and other property up to a total value of $5,000; and providing for an effective date.
HB 246: Passed! Chapter 110 SLA 97 An Act naming the George W. Palmer Memorial Bridge.
HB 265: Passed! Chapter 6 SLA 98 An Act relating to pamphlets, publications, plans, and records of state agencies; and relating to reports to and from state agencies and the governor.
HB 267: An Act relating to domestic violence and sexual assault; and providing for an effective date.
HB 299: An Act reducing excise tax rates for pipe tobacco and certain cigars, cheroots, and stogies.
HB 307: An Act relating to custody of and visitation rights concerning children; and relating to an obligor's liability to the state for public money paid to support the obligor's children.
HB 339: An Act relating to the child support enforcement agency; and providing for an effective date.
HB 340: An Act relating to child abuse and neglect, child-in-need-of-aid proceedings, and review of cases involving certain children who are in the custody of the state; amending Rules 3, 7, 10, 15, 17, and 19, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules; and providing for an effective date.
HB 353: Passed Legislature! Transmitted to the Governor An Act relating to adoption by reference in regulations; and providing for an effective date.
HB 356: Passed! Chapter 31 SLA 98 An Act establishing the Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HB 357: An Act relating to the Special Olympics World Winter Games to be held in Anchorage in the year 2001; establishing a reserve fund for the games; providing certain duties and authority for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority regarding financing for those games; and providing for an effective date.
HB 376: An Act limiting the use of voter registration information.
HB 390: An Act relating to marriage; and amending Rules 54 and 56, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
HB 391: An Act defining the relationship between a minor and a person or persons having the legal custody of the minor, and relating to the enforcement of that relationship when a minor has run away from or is refusing care provided by a person having the minor's legal custody.
HB 428: An Act relating to ferry travel by disabled veterans.
HCR 1: Passed! Legislative Resolve 2 Relating to a new Alaska liquefied natural gas project.
HCR 4: Passed! Legislative Resolve 24 Relating to records generated and maintained by the Department of Health and Social Services.
HCR 6: Passed! Legislative Resolve 41 Relating to Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week.
HCR 18: Passed! Legislative Resolve 32 Declaring 1997 to be observed as the 80th Anniversary of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and recognizing the vital role played by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
HCR 19: Passed! Legislative Resolve 48 Relating to the Alaska Council of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind.
HCR 32: Supporting the development of a light rail system to serve the corridor between the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Anchorage.
HJR 14: Passed! Legislative Resolve 31 Relating to supporting the "American Land Sovereignty Protection Act.
HJR 15: Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.
HJR 29: Passed! Legislative Resolve 57 Supporting an increase in federal funding for prostate cancer research.
HJR 44: Passed! Legislative Resolve 74 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to redistricting of the legislature.
HJR 56: Passed! Legislative Resolve 73 Relating to yttrium mining and transfer of the linear induction motor research vehicle to Alaska.
HJR 62: Passed! Legislative Resolve 75 Relating to bringing Balto back to Alaska.
HJR 63: Passed! Legislative Resolve 81 Relating to support for Mitchell Field Adak airport.
SB 11: Passed Legislature! Transmitted to the Governor Relating to state aid for school construction debt; and providing for an effective date.
SB 14: Passed! Chapter 39 SLA 97 Relating to insurance covering an insured who is a victim of domestic violence and requiring certain disclosures by an insurer.
SB 77: Passed! Chapter 11 SLA 97 An Act relating to the Alaska Day of Prayer.
SB 216: An Act providing for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
SB 265: Passed! Chapter 17 SLA 98 An Act designating the moose as the state land mammal.
SJR 3: Passed! Legislative Resolve 59 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska limiting the rights of prisoners to those required under the Constitution of the United States.
SJR 19: Passed! Legislative Resolve 29 Relating to naming Anchorage as the location of the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

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