Senator Sean Parnell

Senator Sean Parnell
District I - Republican


State Capitol, Room 504
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2995
Fax: (907) 465-6592


716 W 4th, Suite 530
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 258-8194
Fax: (907) 258-3966

Elected to the House 1992, 1994
Elected to the Senate 1996

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Date/Place of Birth: 11/19/62; Hanford, CA
Occupation: Attorney
Spouse: Sandy
Children: Grace, Rachel
Residency in Alaska: Anchorage, 1973-present
Education: High School - East Anchorage High School; College - Pacific Lutheran University, 1980-84, B.B.A.; Post Graduate - University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1984-87, J.D.
Political and Government Positions: State Representative: 1993-1996; Member, House Finance Committee, 1993-96; Chair, Dept. of Public Safety Budget, Dept. of Law Budget, and Court System Budget Subcommittees, 1993-96; Member, Uniform Code Revision Commission, 1993-94. State Senator: 1997-present; Member, Senate Finance Committee, 1997-1998; Chairman, Department of Natural Resources Budget, Information Technology Budget, Health and Social Services Budget, Telecommunications Budget, and Alaska Court System Budget Subcommittees 1997-1998; Member, Senate Judiciary Committee 1997-1998; Member, Telecommunications Information Council; Member, Energy Council; Member Western Legislative Timber Task Force; Member, Bayshore/Klatt Community Council
Business and Professional Positions: Owner of a small law practice
Service Organization(s) Membership: Member, National Federation of Independent Business; Rotary; Former Member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, 1987-91; Volunteer mentor for high school youth groups and organizations.
Special Interests: Family, teaching and coaching high school youth, reading, softball

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Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

SB 76: An Act relating to long-term plans of certain state agencies and recommendations regarding elimination of duplication in state agency functions.
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SB 208: An Act relating to municipal service areas and providing for voter approval of the formation, alteration, or abolishment of certain service areas.
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SB 232: An Act relating to electronic signatures, electronic records, requirements for records, and the reproduction of public records.
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SB 295: An Act relating to children and crimes involving children.
SB 316: An Act relating to rehabilitation programs for perpetrators of domestic violence; and providing for an effective date.~
SB 317: An Act relating to regulation of school buses; and providing for an effective date.
SB 325: An Act relating to an optional municipal tax exemption for real property occupied as the primary residence and permanent place of abode by a resident who is the owner and is disabled.

Co-Sponsor of the following legislation

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 387: An Act relating to dentists.
HJR 12: Urging the Secretary of the interior to conduct competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
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.
HJR 16: Relating to a federal balanced budget amendment.
SB 25: An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to provide an automated victim notification and prisoner information system.
SB 134: An Act relating to home schooling for elementary and secondary students.
HB 158: An Act relating to attendance at a public school on a part-time basis.
HB 65: An Act relating to partial-birth abortions.
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.
SJR 7: Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.
SB 77: An Act relating to the Alaska Day of Prayer.
SJR 35: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to participation in an abortion.
SB 241: An Act relating to a tax credit program for postsecondary colleges or universities; and providing for an effective date.
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.
SB 218: An Act relating to the crime of murder and to murder of children.
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 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.
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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