Senator Rick Halford
District M - Republican


State Capitol, Room 121
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4958
Fax: (907) 465-4928


PO Box 670190
Chugiak, AK 99567-0190
Phone: (907) 694-4958
Fax: (907) 694-0549

600 E. Railroad Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 376-4958

Elected to the House 1978, 1980
Elected to the Senate 1982, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996


Brett Huber at (907) 465-4958
Juli Lucky at (907) 465-4958
Bill Stoltze at (907) 465-4958
Susan Wallen at (907) 694-4958


Born: September 17, 1944 - Boston, Massachusetts
Residency: 32 years in Alaska

Wife - Rona
Three Daughters - Stacy, Katy and Tina
Two Sons - Kellen and Alec
One Grandson - Trever

Occupation: Commercial Pilot and Owner/Operator of Halford Guide Service
Special Interests: Flying, Hunting, Fishing and Building
Education: Kings College; Alaska Methodist University, BA (History/Political Science, Economics)
Military Service: Alaska Air National Guard: 1968 - 1975
Government Service: Alaska State House of Representatives: 1978 -1982

House Majority Leader: 1981 - 1982

Committee Appointments: Resources, Commerce, Oil and Gas, Alaska Lands Oversight, Roads and Highways, Subsistence

Alaska State Senate: 1983 - Present

Senate President: 1993 - 1994

Senate Majority Leader: 1985-87, 1989, 1991-92, 1995-96

Senate Minority Leader: 1983 - 1984

Present Committee Appointments: Resources, Transportation and Legislative Budget & Audit

Awards & Recognitions:

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Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

SB 8: Relating to the noise level of airports and sport shooting facilities.
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SB 11: Relating to state aid for school construction debt; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 12: Relating to partial-birth abortions.
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SB 40: An act relating to management of discrete salmon stocks, to salmon management assessments, and to the fishery business tax. (Jointly sponsored with L. Green.)
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SB 67: An Act relating to the imposition of criminal sentences; and amending Rule 32.2, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.
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SB 79: An Act relating to the power of the attorney general to waive immunity from suit in federal court; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 180: An Act relating to state rights-of-way.
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SB 194: An Act relating to annual reports and amendments to articles of incorporation of corporations organized under 43 U.S.C. 1601-1629e, as amended (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act).
SB 216: An Act providing for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
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SB 218: An Act relating to the crime of murder and to murder of children.
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SB 219: An Act relating to establishing an office of crime victims' advocacy; and amending Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 9, Alaska Delinquency Rules, and Rule 501, Alaska Rules of Evidence.
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SB 307: An Act relating to conditions for filling vacancies in the office of United States senator; and providing for an effective date.
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SJR 13: Relating to RS 2477 rights-of-way.
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SJR 14: Relating to support for federal legislation permitting state concealed handgun permittees to carry concealed handguns in other states.
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SJR 28: Requesting the federal government to conduct an audit of the Alaska Native regional corporations to determine their compliance with the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and to review the accountability of the corporations to their shareholders.
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Co-Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 6: Amending laws relating to the disclosure of information relating to certain minors.
HB 16: Relating to delinquent minors, to the taking of action based on the alleged criminal misconduct of ceratin minors, to the services to be provided to the victims of criminal misconduct of minors, and to agency records involving minors alleged to be delinquent based on their criminal misconduct; and amending Rule 19 and repealing Rules 6, 7, 11(a), 12(a), and 21(f), Alaska Delinquency Rules.
HB 45: Relating to runaway and missing minors, and providing for an effective date.
HB 65: An Act relating to partial-birth abortions.
HB 158: An Act relating to attendance at a public school on a part-time basis.
HB 203: An Act relating to actions for unlawful trade practices.
HB 285: An Act relating to suspension or revocation of commercial fishing pemits and privileges.
HB 309: An Act naming the Robert B. Atwood Building.
HB 334: 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 380: An Act relating to a temporary reduction of royalty on oil and gas produced for sale from fields within the Cook Inlet sedimentary basin where production is commenced in fields that have been discovered and undeveloped or that have been shut in.
HB 395: An Act relating to civil liability resulting from the use of a defibrillator in providing emergency aid.
HJR 12: Urging the Secretary of the interior to conduct competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
HJR 16: Relating to a federal balanced budget amendment.
HJR 22: Relating to the maritime boundary between Alaska and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
HJR 51: 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 52: Relating to opposition to the designation of any rivers in Alaska as American Heritage Rivers under the American Heritage Rivers initiative.
HJR 62: Relating to bringing Balto back to Alaska.
SB 1: An Act relating to living and working conditions of prisoners in correctional facilities operated by the state, and authorizing the commissioner of corrections to negotiate with providers of detention and confinement services under contract to apply those conditions and limitations on services to persons held under authority of state law at facilities operated under contract or agreement; relating to services provided to prisoners; amending the definition of 'severely medically disabled' applicable to prisoners seeking special medical parole; amending provisions of the correctional industries program; and extending the termination date of the Correctional Industries Commission and the program.
SB 24: 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.
SB 25: An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to provide an automated victim notification and prisoner information system.
SB 36: An Act relating to transportation of public school students; relating to school construction grants; relating to the public school foundation program and to local aid for education; and providing for an effective date.
SB 63: An Act providing for automatic waiver of juvenile jurisdiction and prosecution of minors as adults for certain violations of laws by minors who use deadly weapons to commit offenses that are crimes against a person, and relating to the sealing of the records of those minors.
SB 77: An Act relating to the Alaska Day of Prayer.
SB 95: An Act relating to worker's compensation self-insurance.
SB 278: An Act making a special appropriation to the principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 306: An Act relating to the authority to claim a child who is the subject of a child support order as a dependent for purposes of a federal income tax exemption; relating to certification of child support arrears; amending Rule 90.3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
SB 309: An Act relating to the use of force by peace officers and correctional officers.
SCR 4: Relating to declaring March 1997 as Sobriety Awarenss Month.
SCR 10: Supporting continued use of Alaska's renewable furbearer resources.
SCR 21: Relating to declaring March 1998 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
SJR 3: 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 7: Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.
SJR 9: Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.
SJR 10: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the election and duties of the attorney general.
SJR 18: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska to guarantee the permanent fund dividend, to provide for inflation-proofing, and to require a vote of the people before spending undistributed income from the earnings reserve of the permanent fund; and relating to the permanent fund.
SJR 37: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to parental consent or notification before an abortion is provided to a minor.
SR 1: Relating to compensation of Holocaust victims and survivors, their heirs, and Jewish communities by the government of Switzerland and the Swiss banking industry.

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