Representative Bill Hudson
District 4 - Republican

Session and Interim:

State Capitol, Room 108
JuneauCity, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3744
Fax: (907) 465-2273

Elected to the House 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996

Staff

Melinda Hofstad, Chief of Staff
(907) 465-6826 or
Melinda_Hofstad@Legis.state.ak.us

Marieke Barnes, Resources Committee Aide
(907) 465-6820 or
Marieke_Barnes@Legis.state.ak.us

Paulyn Swanson, Secretary
(907) 465-3744 or
Paulyn_Swanson@Legis.state.ak.us

Biography

Date of Birth: December 14, 1932; Yuma, Arizona
Spouse: Lucy Diane Hudson
Occupation: Business Associate
Length of Residency in Alaska: 26 years; Soldotna, Ketchikan, Cordova, Kodiak & Dot Lake: Juneau: 12/4/74-present.
Education: High School: Wallace, Idaho; 1951; Diploma; College/University: Columbia University & Julliard School of Music,1951-52; Other: Officer Candidate School, Navy Flight School.U.S. Military Assistance Institute.
Military Service: Coast Guard, 21 years, Recruit to Commander, 6 Decorations.
Political and Government Positions: Advisor to Government of Liberia, West Africa, 1966-68; Director, Alaska Marine Highway, 1974-79; Commissioner of Administration, 1979-82; Executive Director, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, 1983-86; State House of Representatives, District Four, 1987-95 and 1997-1998.
Business and Professional Positions: Marine Consultant; Business Manager for Native Corporation; Real Estate Sales; Business Associate, Vintage Business Park.
Service Organization(s) Membership: Chair, Juneau Salmon Derby, 1995; Board Member, KTOO; REACH; Salvation Army; Salmon for Alaska’s Future; NRA; League of Women Voters; Northern Light Church.
Special Interests: Fishing, travel and family.
Other: Outstanding Young Man of America, 1966; Distinguished Services Award,
1967; Decorated for African Service and Military Retirement.

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 73: An Act extending the termination dates of the salmon marketing programs of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and the salmon marketing assessment; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 120: 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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HB 125: An Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividents to the Alaska children's trust; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 128: An Act relating to water quality; directing the Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct water quality research; establishing the Water Science Oversight Board; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 225: An Act relating to legislative approval of the terms of state employee collective bargaining agreements.
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HB 226: An Act relating to the retirement incentive program for state employees; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 305: An Act relating to the offense of selling or giving tobacco to a minor; and providing for an effective date.
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HCR 10: Supporting construction of the east Lynn Canal highway. ~
HJR 23: Relating to the seizure and sale of Alaska commercial fishing entry permits by the United States Internal Revenue Service.
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HJR 56: Relating to yttrium mining and transfer of the linear induction motor research vehicle to Alaska.
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Co-Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 1: An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products; and providing for an effective date.
HB 2: 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 12: Relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting from equine activities.
HB 49: An Act establishing and relating to a consumer protection section in the Department of Law; increasing penalties for violation of laws relating to consumer protection; requiring special accounting for money from certain actions related to consumer protection; and providing for an effective date.
HB 116: An Act relating to worker's compensation self-insurance.
HB 123: An Act relating to the repeal of the termination date of the federal tax obligation loan program under the Commercial Fishing Loan Act; and providing for an effective date.
HB 198: An Act relating to regional dive fishery development associations and to dive fishery management assessments; and providing for an effective date.
HB 203: An Act relating to actions for unlawful trade practices.
HB 241: 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 303: An Act extending the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; and providing for an effective date.
HB 346: An Act extending the termination date of the Citizens' Advisory Commission on Federal Areas in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HB 356: An Act establishing the Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HB 392: An Act relating to access by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Fish and Game to confidential tax records for fisheries resources prepared or kept by the Department of Revenue under AS 43.75; relating to certain salmon products reports; and providing for an effective date.
HB 395: An Act relating to civil liability resulting from the use of a defibrillator in providing emergency aid.
HB 412: An Act providing for the transfer of certain land to the City of Whittier; and providing for an effective date.
HCR 2: Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to certain committee meetings held outside of the state capital and to recess of the legislature during the period the meetings are held; and providing for an effective date.
HCR 9: Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to committee meetings; and providing for an effective date.
HJR 29: Supporting an increase in federal funding for prostate cancer research.
HJR 49: Relating to opposition to a moratorium on the building of roads in the roadless areas of national forests.
SB 157: An Act establishing a children's trust motor vehicle registration plate.
SCR 11: Creating the Long-Term Care Task Force.
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 40: Relating to the fisheries management fee proposed by President Clinton.

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