Representative Jeannette James
District 34 - Republican

Session:

State Capitol, Room 102
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3743
Fax: (907) 465-2381

Interim:

PO Box 56622 (mail only)
3340 Badger Rd, Beaver Brook Mall (location)
North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: (907) 488-1546
Fax: (907) 488-4271 (shared)
(see also Session address)

Elected to the House 1992, 1994, 1996

Staff

Barbara Cotting at (907) 465-6822 or Barbara_Cotting@legis.state.ak.us
State Affairs Committee Aide

Walter Wilcox at (907) 465-6819 or Walter_Wilcox@legis.state.ak.us
Administrative Regulation Review Committee Aide

Myrna McGhie at (907) 465-5038 or Myrna_McGhie@legis.state.ak.us
Administrative Legislative Assistant

Patrick Lounsbury at (907) 465-3743 or Patrick_Lounsbury@legis.state.ak.us
Legislative Assistant

Biography

Date/Place of Birth: 11/19/29; Maquoketa, IA
Occupation: Accountant, Management
Spouse: James
Children: James Jr., Jeannette (Jeannie), Alice Marie
Residency in Alaska: Anchorage, 1975-77; Fairbanks, 1977-80; North Pole,
1980-present
Education: High School - Woodburn, OR, 1947; College - Merritt Davis School of Commerce, Salem, OR, 1956-57, Public Accounting; International Training in Communication (ITC) ("Skilled Communicator" Status)
Political and Government Positions: State Representative, 1993-present; Vice Chair, Judiciary, House Ecomonic Task Force, 1993-94; Member, Resources,
Legislative Council, 1993-1994, International Trade & Tourism, 1993-present; City of North Pole Economic Development Committee, 1992; Vice Chair, Republican Party, District 33, 1992 (Redistricted into District 34); Treasurer, Republican Party, District 18, 1984-90; Chair, Fairbanks North Star Borough Platting Board, 1981-84; Fairbanks North Star Borough Planning Commission,
1984-87
Business and Professional Positions: Owner/Manager, James Business Service (a/k/a James and Associates), 1977-1994; Co-Owner/Manager, Jolly Acres
Motel, 1987-present
Service Organization(s) Membership: North Pole Rotary 1990-present; North Pole Chamber of Commerce 1989-present; Airforce Association, 1993-present; Workshop Leader/Speaker; State President, ITC (2 terms); Regional Secretary, Paci fic Northwest Region ITC

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Press Releases

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Speeches, Opinions, and Editorials

Regulation Review Committee

Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 17: Establishing the Department of Natural Resources as the platting authority in certain areas of the state; relating to subdivisions and dedications.
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HB 18: Extending to certain partnerships and corporations the 10 percent procurement preference currently given to certain sole proprietorships who are Alaska bidders and owned by persons with disabilities.
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HB 52: An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products.
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HB 81: An Act relating to the members of the board and staff of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
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HB 157: An Act repealing statutes that condition receipt of certain occupational licenses on compliance with student loan repayment provisions and compliance with support orders or payment schedules related to support orders. ~
HB 161: An Act relating to deregulation of public utilities furnishing collection and disposal service of waste material.
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HB 184: An Act relating to land used for agricultural purposes and to state land classified for agricultural purposes or subject to the restriction of use for agricultural purposes only; and annulling certain program regulations of the Department of Natural Resources that are inconsistent with the amendments made by this Act. ~
HB 200: An Act relating to subpoenas of the Administrative Regulation Review Committee; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 223: An Act removing the exemption from overtime pay requirements for work performed under a flexible work hour plan included as part of a collective bargaining agreement. ~
HB 228: An Act relating to the Board of Agriculture, to the Agriculture Development Corporation, to the Agriculture Revolving Loan Fund Board, and to the disposal of state agricultural land; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 264: An Act providing for a negotiated regulation making process; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 332: An Act relating to adoptive placements by the Department of Health and Social Services. ~
HB 341: An Act relating to the members of the board and staff of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation; and providing for an effective date. ~
HB 349: An Act prohibiting the use of the title 'social worker' without a license; relating to social workers, licensure of social workers, and the Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 428: An Act relating to ferry travel by disabled veterans.
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HJR 2: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to repeal of regulations by the legislature. (jointly sponsored with Rokeberg)
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HJR 14: Relating to supporting the "American Land Sovereignty Protection Act."
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HJR 50: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to a public corporation established to manage the permanent fund.
HJR 52: Relating to opposition to the designation of any rivers in Alaska as American Heritage Rivers under the American Heritage Rivers initiative.
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Co-Sponsor of the following legislation

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 6: Amending laws relating to the disclosure of information relating to certain minors.
HB 7: Authorizing establishment of community dispute resolution centers to foster the resolution of disputes between juvenile offenders and their victims.
HB 12: Relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting from equine activities.
HB 19: An Act relating to licensing of sport fishing services operators and fishing guides; and providing for an effective date.
HB 46: Relating to mining, and providing for an effective date.
HB 68: An Act relating to the exemption from the requirement for payment for overtime under a voluntary work hour plan; and providing for an effective date.
HB 79: An Act relating to the offense of possession of tobacco by a person under 19 years of age.
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 112: An Act amending the definition of "political party" except as the definition of the term applies to the regulation of contributions and expenditures in state and municipal election campaigns, an amendment that also has the effect of changing the definition of "political organization" as applied to the regulation of games of chance and contests of skill.
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 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.
HB 158: An Act relating to attendance at a public school on a part-time basis.
HB 182: An Act relating to the qualifications of the state forester.
HB 198: An Act relating to regional dive fishery development associations and to dive fishery management assessments; and providing for an effective date.
HB 199: An Act relating to the property, transactions, and obligations of spouses; relating to the augmented estate; amending Rule 301, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.
HB 203: An Act relating to actions for unlawful trade practices.
HB 255: An Act relating to subsistence hunting and fishing; and providing for an effective date.
HB 265: 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 300: An Act relating to health insurance; and providing for an effective date.
HB 324: An Act relating to liens for municipal assessments for certain utility improvements.
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 339: An Act relating to the child support enforcement agency; and providing for an effective date.
HB 350: An Act requiring that the cost of contraceptives and related health care services be included in health insurance coverage.
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 366: An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings for a child whose family is homeless or poor.
HB 447: An Act relating to prohibiting persons with convictions for crimes involving domestic violence or stalking or who are respondents in domestic violence protective orders from possessing deadly weapons when contacting the victim of the offense or the petitioner or other person protected by the protective order; and defining 'domestic violence or sexual assault shelter' for purposes of misconduct involving weapons in the fifth degree.
HCR 1: Relating to a new Alaska liquefied natural gas project.
HCR 4: Relating to records generated and maintained by the Department of Health and Social Services.
HCR 6: Relating to Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week.
HCR 13: Relating to management of Alaska's wildlife resources.
HCR 18: Declaring 1997 to be observed as the 80th Anniversery of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and recognizing the vital role played by the Univerisity of Alaska Fairbanks.
HCR 19: Relating to the Alaska Council of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind.
HJR 12: Urging the Secretary of the interior to conduct competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
HJR 23: Relating to the seizure and sale of Alaska commercial fishing entry permits by the United States Internal Revenue Service.
HJR 53: 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 56: Relating to yttrium mining and transfer of the linear induction motor research vehicle to Alaska.
HJR 57: Relating to an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting federal courts from ordering a state or a political subdivision of a state to increase or impose taxes.
HJR 59: Relating to an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting desecration of the Flag of the United States.
SB 1: 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 56: An Act relating to tourist oriented directional signs that are 90 inches in width and 18 inches in height, relating to penalties for violations related to outdoor advertising, and annulling a regulation of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
SB 70: An Act defining the offenses of unlawful discharge of a firearm; and relating to the commission of those offenses by minors.
SB 77: An Act relating to the Alaska Day of Prayer.
SB 109: An Act relating to land used for agricultural purposes and to state land classified for agricultural purposes or subject to the restriction of use for agricultural purposes only; and annulling certain program regulations of the Department of Natural Resources that are inconsistent with the amendments made by this Act.
SB 134: An Act relating to home schooling for elementary and secondary students.
SB 137: An Act exempting certain volunteer emergency medical technicians and volunteer fire fighters from state wage and hour laws; and providing for an effective date.
SB 250: An Act relating to management of game and to the duties of the commissioner of fish and game.
SCR 4: Relating to declaring March 1997 as Sobriety Awarenss Month.
SCR 6: Relating to the Alaska Telemedicine Project.
SCR 7: Relating to the thirty-first annual Boys' State.
SCR 8: Relating to the twenty-ninth annual Girl's State.
SCR 22: Relating to promotion of Kids Voting Alaska programs.
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 8: Urging the United States Congress to give an affirmative expression of approval to a policy authorizing the state to regulate, restrict, or prohibit the export of unprocessed logs harvested from its land and from the land of its political subdivisions and the University of Alaska.
SJR 14: Relating to support for federal legislation permitting state concealed handgun permittees to carry concealed handguns in other states.
SJR 16: Relating to reauthorization and reform of the Endangered Species Act.
SJR 20: Requesting the United States Congress to accommodate Alaska's unique wetlands circumstances by amending the Clean Water Act to modify the wetlands regulatory program and to recognize Alaska's outstanding history of wetlands conservation.
SJR 24: Relating to the Tongass Land Management Plan and to continued Congressional oversight of that plan.
SJR 25: Supporting enhancement of visitor access to Denali National Park and Preserve through development of a northern railroad route corridor access to the vicinity of Wonder Lake.

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