Senator Loren Leman
District G - Republican

Session:

State Capitol, Room 115
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2095
Fax: (907) 465-3810
Senator_Loren_Leman@Legis.state.ak.us

Interim:

716 W 4th, Suite 520
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 258-8189
Fax: (907) 258-3768

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

Staff:

Annette Kreitzer, (907) 465-3844 or
Annette_Kreitzer@Legis.state.ak.us

Mike Pauley, (907) 465-3841 or
Mike_Pauley@Legis.state.ak.us

Biography

Date/Place of Birth: 12/2/50; Pomona, CA
Occupation: Consulting Engineer, Fisherman
Spouse: Carolyn
Children: Joseph, Rachel, Nicole
Residency in Alaska: Ninilchik, 1950-74; Ketchikan, 1974-75; Anchorage, 1975-present.
Education: High School - Ninilchik, 1964-68; College/University - Oregon State University, B.S. Civil Engineering, 1972; Graduate - Stanford University, M.S. Civil/Environmental Engineering, 1973; Post Graduate - University of Alaska Anchorage, Arctic Engineering, 1976.
Political and Government Positions: State Representative, 1989-93; State Senator, 1993-present; Anchorage Hazardous Materials Commission; Anchorage Local Emergency Planning Committee; Chairman, Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force; Commissioner, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Alaska Regional Marine Research Board; Joint Task Force on Military Bases; Military Schools Task Force; House Liability Insurance Task Force; Anchorage Breakthrough Committee; American Legislative Exchange Council.
Business and Professional Positions: Consulting Civil Engineer; Business Owner; Former Project Manager, CH2M Hill; Commercial Fisherman.
Service Organization(s) Membership: Alaskans for Drug-Free Youth; Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; Alaska Water Management Association; American Society of Civil Engineers; The Nature Conservancy; National Federation of Independent Business; National Rifle Association.
Special Interests: My family, reading, basketball, teaching and coaching youth, fishing, biking, Anchorage Grace Brethren Church.

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Press Releases

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Speeches

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following Legislation

SB 24: 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.
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SB 39: An Act relating to hazardous chemicals, hazardous materials, and hazardous waste.
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SB 41: An Act relating to environmental audits and health and safety audits to determine compliance with certain laws, permits, and regulations.
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SB 98: An Act relating to the conveyance of certain isolated tracts of state land to boroughs and unified municipalities; and providing for an effective date.~
SB 134: An Act relating to home schooling for elementary and secondary students.
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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.
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SB 145: An Act revising the procedures and authority of the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, the Board of Fisheries, and the Department of Fish and Game to establish a moratorium on participants or vessels, or both, participating in certain fisheries; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 152: An Act relating to certified nurse aides; and providing for an effective date. (sponsored by request)
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SB 205: An Act relating to occupational health and safety audits to determine compliance with certain laws, permits, and regulations.
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SB 241: An Act relating to a tax credit program for postsecondary colleges or universities; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 287: An Act relating to parole consideration.
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SB 299: An Act relating to the treatment of well test flares, nonroad engines, and aggregated fuel burning equipment associated with nonroad engines under the state's air quality control program; defining 'stationary source' for purposes of the state's air quality program.
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SB 300: An Act relating to the offense of failure to stop a vehicle when directed by a peace officer.
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SB 301: An Act relating to sentences for misdemeanors.
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SB 302: An Act relating to providing false information or reports to a peace officer.
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SB 318: An Act relating to marriage; and amending Rules 54 and 56, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
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SCR 7: Relating to te thirty-first annual Boys' State.
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SCR 8: Relating to the twenty-ninth annual Girl's State.
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SJR 16: Relating to reauthorization and reform of the Endangered Species Act.
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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.
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SJR 27: Endorsing the Working Families Flexibility Act and the Family Friendly Workplace Act.
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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.
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SJR 40: Relating to the fisheries management fee proposed by President Clinton.
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Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 6: Amending laws relating to the disclosure of information relating to certain minors.
HB 12: Relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting from equine activities.
HB 13: Relating to marine safety training and education programs.
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 46: Relating to mining, and providing for an effective date.
HB 65: An Act relating to partial-birth abortions.
HB 69: An Act relating to designating flunitrazepam as a schedule IA controlled substance; and providing for an effective date.
HB 158: An Act relating to attendance at a public school on a part-time basis.
HB 170: An Act relating to interference with the rights of physically and mentally challenged persons; and relating to service animals during their pre-training and training period.
HB 198: An Act relating to regional dive fishery development associations and to dive fishery management assessments; and providing for an effective date.
HB 248: An Act naming East Egan Drive in Valdez.
HB 261: An Act relating to a surcharge imposed for violations of state or municipal law and to the Alaska police training fund.
HB 296: An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.
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 356: An Act establishing the Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska; 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 405: An Act relating to failing to stop a vehicle when directed to do so by a peace officer.
HB 451: An Act relating to assistive technology devices and mobility aids for physically disabled persons.
HCR 1: Relating to a new Alaska Liquefied natural gas project.
HCR 6: Relating to Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week.
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 25: Relating to Step Family Day.
HCR 26: Urging support of the 1998 International People First Conference.
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 23: Relating to the seizure and sale of Alaska commercial fishing entry permits by the United States Internal Revenue Service.
HJR 49: Relating to opposition to a moratorium on the building of roads in the roadless areas of national forests.
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 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.
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 12: Relating to partial-birth abortions.
SB 25: An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to provide an automated victim notification and prisoner information system.
SB 52: An Act establishing additional tax credits against the fisheries business tax; 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 67: An Act relating to the imposition of criminal sentences; and amending Rule 32.2, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.
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 94: An Act relating to designating flunitrazepam as a schedule IVA controlled substance; and providing for an effective date.
SB 164: An Act relating to the authority of an emergency medical technician at the scene of an accident or emergency.
SB 180: An Act relating to state rights-of-way.
SB 192: An Act relating to maintenance of state marine vessels; and providing for an effective date.
SB 211: An Act renaming the Gravina Veterans' Memorial Bridge as the Ralph M. Bartholomew Veterans' Memorial Bridge.
SB 216: An Act providing for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
SB 218: An Act relating to the crime of murder and to murder of children.
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.
SB 251: An Act naming Herman Leirer Road near Seward.
SB 261: 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.
SB 265: An Act designating the moose as the state land mammal.
SB 278: An Act making a special appropriation to the principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 307: An Act relating to conditions for filling vacancies in the office of United States senator; and providing for an effective date.
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.
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 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 13: Relating to RS 2477 rights-of-way.
SJR 14: Relating to support for federal legislation permitting state concealed handgun permittees to carry concealed handguns in other states.
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 19: Relating to naming Anchorage as the location of the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
SJR 22: Inviting the United States Department of Defense to select Alaska as the site to base and train military troops.
SJR 24: Relating to the Tongass Land Management Plan and to continued Congressional oversight of that plan.
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.
SJR 35: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to participation in an abortion.
SJR 38: Relating to the bombardment of the village of Angoon.
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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Labor and Commerce Committee Legislation

SB 119: An Act relating to fraternal benefit societies; and providing for an effective date.
SB 122: An Act relating to unfair discrimination under a group health insurance policy for services provided by marital and family therapists; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 162: An Act relating to payment of minimum wages to tipped employees; and providing for an effective date.
SB 163: An Act regulating chemical dependency counselors; and providing for an effective date.
SB 169: An Act relating to an exemption from the requirement for payment for overtime under a voluntary work hour plan for work performed by employees at certain mines; and providing for an effective date.
SB 198: An Act relating to partnerships; amending Rules 25(c), 79, and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
SB 233: An Act extending the termination date of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
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SB 234: An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association.
SB 235: An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.
SB 236: An Act extending the termination date of the Citizens' Advisory Commission on Federal Areas in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 237: An Act extending the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
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SB 238: An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives.
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SB 254: An Act relating to the exemption from levy, execution, garnishment, attachment, or other remedy for the collection of debt as applied to a permanent fund dividend.
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SB 268: An Act relating to the assignment to the Department of Labor of certain wage claims; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 269: An Act relating to the state plumbing code; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 283: An Act relating to noneconomic damages resulting from an automobile accident.
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SB 329: An Act establishing an exemption for investment clubs from the business license requirement.
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SB 330: An Act relating to underground facilities.
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SB 335: An Act relating to barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists.
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SB 336: An Act relating to excluding professional hockey team members from worker's compensation coverage.
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SB 345: An Act relating to apportionment of business income.
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SB 346: An Act relating to competition in the provision of local exchange telephone service; and providing for an effective date.

Senate Health Education & Social Services Committee Legislation of Interest

SCR 25: Urging an appeal of a case concerning marriage.
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SJR 42: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to marriage
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