Representative Richard Foster
District 38 - Democrat

Session:

State Capitol, Room 410
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3789
Fax: (907) 465-3242

Interim:

PO Box 1630
Nome, AK 99762-1630
Phone: (907) 443-5036
Fax: (907) 443-2162 (at LIO)

Elected to the House 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996

Biography

Date/Place of Birth: 8/9/46; Nome, AK
Occupation: Air Taxi (retired)
Spouse: Cathy
Children: Neal, Jimmy, Myria, Justin, Tiffany, Richard, Nathan,
Ramsey, Chandler
Residency in Alaska: Lifelong; Nome
Education: High School - Nome High School, 1964; College - University of Alaska, 1968, B.B.A.
Military Service: U.S. Army, Captain, 3 years service
Awards: Vietnam Service Medal (2 tours); Bronze Star Medal
Political and Government Positions: State Representative, 1989-present; Chair, Transporation, 1991-94; Majority Whip; Member, Finance, 1993-94; Member, Bush Caucus, 1989-94
Business and Professional Positions: Board Member, Sitnasuak Native Corporation; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Former Board Member, Nome Eskimo Community (IRA Council)
Service Organization(s) Membership: Former Board Member, Nome Community Center; Norton Sound Health Corporation; NW Community College; Rotary and Lions Clubs; Pioneer Igloo #1; Federal Selective Service Board; Nome Planning and Zoning Commission; Nome School Board; Nome City Council
Special Interests: Raising children, enjoying the country

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 173: An Act relating to the small operator surface coal mining assistance program under the Alaska Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and to exploration incentive credits for locatable or leasable minerals or coal deposits.

Co Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 51: Passed Legislature! Transmitted to the Governor An Act relating to the Department of Environmental Conservation.
HB 86: An Act relating to the payments in lieu of taxes program for cities in the unorganized borough; and providing for an effective date.
HB 116: An Act relating to worker's compensation self-insurance.
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 173: An Act relating to the small operator surface coal mining assistance program under the Alaska Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and to exploration incentive credits for lacatable or leasable minerals or coal deposits.
HB 192: An Act regulating chemical dependency counselors; and providing for an effective date.
HB 230: Passed Legislature! Transmitted to the Governor An Act relating to housing assistance provided by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and to its rural housing programs, to the corporation's supplemental housing development grants to regional housing authorities, and to housing programs of regional housing authorities; permitting regional housing authorities to make, originate, and service loans for the purchase and development of residential housing; and amending definitions relating to various housing programs; and providing for an effective date.
HB 238: An Act amending the program of exploration incentive credits for activities involving locatable or leaseable minerals or coal deposits on certain land in the state; and providing for an effective date.
HB 334: Passed! Chapter 38 SLA 98 An Act relating to wavier of tuition and fees for certain family members of a police officer killed in the line of duty; and providing for an effective date.
HB 338: An Act relating to the repeal of provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, prohibiting the adoption of regulations by an agency of the executive branch of state government, annulling all regulations adopted by an agency of the executive branch, and relating to additional legislation to carry out the purposes of this Act; 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 385: An Act requiring the division of information services in the Department of Administration to prepare a request for proposals concerning access for Alaska students to computers and the Internet.
HB 412: An Act providing for the transfer of certain land to the City of Whittier; and providing for an effective date.
HCR 8: Passed! Legislative Resolve 14 Creating the Deferred Maintenance Task Force.
HJR 2: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to repeal of regulations by the legislature. (Jointly sponsored with James.)
HJR 20: Relating to the RS 2477 rights-of-way.
HJR 27: Passed! Legislative Resolve 37 Requesting the Federal Aviation Administration to grant exemptions from the "commuter rule" in order to maintain a high level of air safety and air transportation service in rural Alaska.
HJR 51: Passed! Legislative Resolve 61 Relating to support for H.R. 2924, which allows certain Alaska Native Vietnam veterans and the Elim Native Corporation to select land under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
HJR 53: Passed! Legislative Resolve 65 Relating to support for federal legislation providing for the continuation of the University of Alaska by the conveyance of federal land to the university.
HJR 62: Passed! Legislative Resolve 75 Relating to bringing Balto back to Alaska.
SB 159: Passed! Chapter 8 SLA 98 An Act relating to the new business incentive program.
SB 261: Passed! Chapter 16 SLA 98 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.
SJR 22: Passed! Legislative Resolve 15 Inviting the United States Department of Defense to select Alaska as the site to base and train military troops.

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