Representative Joe Ryan
District 21 - Republican

Session:

State Capitol, Room 420
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3875
Fax: (907) 465-4588
e-mail: Representative_Joe_Ryan@Legis.state.ak.us

Interim:

716 W 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 258-8161

Elected to the House 1996

Staff

Mark Rosen at Mark_Rosen@legis.state.ak.us

spouse: Patricia
children: Bill, 16
Business: Community Awareness Productions
Hobbies: Politics, traveling and reading - not necessarily in that order.

Tracy Ashe at Tracy_Ashe@legis.state.ak.us

spouse: Keith
Children: Wayne, 11; Ashley, 7; DK, 4
Pets: Molly, Mocha, PJ, and Quack-Quack
Business Owner
Community Activities: UAF Student, Golden Key National Honor Society Member, and Girl Scout Leader
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, photography and Alaska

David Pree at David_Pree@legis.state.ak.us

Biography

Date of Birth: 7/5/36; Cleveland, OH.
Occupation: Self employed businessman.
Spouse
: Kimberly M. Ryan. Kimberly has dedicated her career to geriatric care.
Children: Jay, Kelly, Sean, Kasey, and Liam (9 - who is on the honor roll and blue belt in karate.)
Length of Residency in Alaska: 1975 - present.
Political and Government Positions:

Business and Professional Positions:

Special Interests:

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 67: An Act relating, for purposes of eligibility for a permanent fund dividend, to an absence from the state while on an unpaid sabbaytical under the longevity bonus program: and providing for an effective date.
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HB 152: An Act regulating hospice care.
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HB 196: An Act relating to wills, intestacy, nonprobate transfers, and trusts; and amending Rule 24, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
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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.
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HB 211: An Act providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $38,800,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of design and construction of a library at the University of Alaska, Anchorage; and providing for an effective date.
HB 217: An Act relating to certified nurse aides; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 240: An Act relating to civil liability of certain nonprofit corporations; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 252: An Act relating to criminal records; relating to notice about and registration of sex offenders and child kidnappers; and amending Rules 11(c) and 32(c), Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.
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HB 262: An Act relating to confidentiality of permanent fund dividend application information.
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 266: An Act relating to limited liability companies and limited partnerships; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 306: An Act relating to the real estate surety fund.
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HB 321: An Act relating to trusts, to the prudent investor rule, and to standards of care applicable to personal representatives, conservators, and trustees; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 359: An Act relating to regulation of health insurance plans; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 360: An Act providing for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
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HB 399: An Act relating to an optional exemption from, and deferral of payment of, municipal taxes on deteriorated property, and defining 'deteriorated property' for purposes of the exemption or deferral; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 419: An Act relating to security required when an injunction is issued; amending Rule 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
HB 427: An Act directing the Department of Health and Social Services to contract with a nonprofit group to perform certain activities relating to the provision of mental health services under the medical assistance program for persons under the age of 22; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 438: An Act establishing an exemption for investment clubs from the business license requirement.

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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 4: Withdrawn by Sponsor: An Act relating to permits issued by the Department of Fish and Game for activities in anadromous fish streams, to forest land use plans prepared by the Department of Natural Resources, to rights-of-way, easements, and permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources, and to disposal of state land and interests in state land.
HB 6: Amending laws relating to the disclosure of information relating to certain minors.
HB 26: Relating to big game tags for wolves, and providing for an effective date.
HB 158: An Act relating to attendance at a public school on a part-time basis.
HB 159: An Act relating to sale, possession, and purchase of tobacco and tobacco products; amending Rules 603 and 611(d), Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
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 171: An Act relating to the stat environmental policy and changing the name of the Department of Environmental Conservation to the Department of Environmental Development.
HB 189: An Act relating to sale, gift, and possession of tobacco and tobacco products; and providing for an effective date.
HB 211: An Act providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $38,800,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of design and construction of a library at the University of Alaska, Anchorage; and providing for an effective date.
HB 232: An Act establishing the independent division of administrative hearings in the Department of Administration in order to provide a source of independent administrative hearing officers to preside in contested cases; relating to administrative hearing officers; relating to contested case proceedings; and providing for an effective date.
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 304: An Act relating to the location of the convening of the legislature in regular session; repealing provisions relating to student guests of the legislature; and providing for an effective date.
HB 309: An Act naming the Robert B. Atwood Building.
HB 311: An Act relating to automated teller machines.
HB 339: An Act relating to the child support enforcement agency; and providing for an effective date.
HB 400: An Act combining parts of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development and parts of the Department of Community and Regional Affairs by transferring some of their duties to a new Department of Commerce and Rural Development; transferring some of the duties of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development and the Department of Community and Regional Affairs to other existing agencies; eliminating the Department of Commerce and Economic Development and the Department of Community and Regional Affairs; relating to the Department of Commerce and Rural Development; adjusting the membership of certain multi-member bodies to reflect the transfer of duties among departments and the elimination of departments; and providing for an effective date.
HB 403: An Act amending the foundation formula to provide education funding for the Alaska National Guard Challenge Youth Corps program; relating to limited teacher certificates; and providing for an effective date.
HB 412: An Act providing for the transfer of certain land to the City of Whittier; and providing for an effective date.
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 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 14: Relating to supporting the "American Land Sovereignty Protection Act."
HJR 15: Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.
HJR 16: Relating to a federal balanced budget amendment.
HJR 21: Relating to amendment of Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
HJR 22: Relating to the maritime boundary between Alaska and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
HJR 24: Relating to challenging the environmental and economic integrity of Alaska timber as Christmas decor for the United States Capitol.
HJR 47: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the nomination, selection, appointment, and public approval or rejection of justices of the supreme court and of judges of courts established by the legislature that have as an exclusive purpose the exercise of appellate jurisdiction over judicial acts and proceedings, and requiring legislative confirmation of those justices and judges and of the appointed members of the judicial council.
HJR 54: Relating to establishing maritime boundaries with Canada.
HJR 62: Relating to bringing Balto back 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 11: Relating to state aid for school construction debt; and providing for an effective date.
SB 17: An Act creating the crime of criminal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
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 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 152: An Act relating to certified nurse aides; and providing for an effective date.
SB 216: An Act providing for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
SB 323: An Act relating to sexual offenses, to those who commit sexual offenses, and to registration of sex offenders; Amending Rule 6(r)(2), Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
SCR 3: Urging the Attorney General of the State of Alaska to use every appropriate resource and due diligence to defend the state's interests in the civil action filed against the state challenging the 1996 revisions of the Northstar unit leases, and respectfully requesting the Superior Court of the State of Alaska to give expeditious consideration to the matter.
SCR 4: Relating to declaring March 1997 as Sobriety Awarenss Month.
SCR 9: Declaring June 1 - 7, 1997, to be Alaska Garden Week.
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 19: Relating to naming Anchorage as the location of the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
SJR 35: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to participation in an abortion.

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