Senator Robin Taylor
District A - Republican

Session:

State Capitol, Room 30
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3873
Fax: (907) 465-3922

Interim:

PO Box 1441, Wrangell, AK 99929-1141
Phone: (907) 874-2318 --- Fax: (907) 874-3470
352 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 225-8088 --- Fax: (907) 225-0713
716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 540
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 258-8159 --- Fax: (907) 258-8160
(see also Session address)

Elected to the House 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990
Appointed to the Senate 1992; Elected to the Senate 1992, 1996

Biography

Date/Place of Birth: 2/5/43; Sedro Woolley, WA
Occupation: Attorney
Spouse: Kaye Marie
Children: Robin, Tracy Lynn
Residency in Alaska: Ketchikan, 1961-77; Wrangell, 1977-present.
Education: College - University of Washington, 1961-65, B.A.; Post Graduate - Oregon College of Education, 1965-66, M.A.; Willamette University, 1966-69, J.D.
Political and Government Positions: State Representative, 1985-92; State Senator, Appointed 6/92, Elected 1993-present; Member, Borough Assembly/City Council, Ketchikan, AK, 1973-76; Vice Mayor, City of Ketchikan, 1974-75; District Court Judge, Alaska, 1977-82.
Business and Professional Positions: Alaska Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Judicature Society; President, Alaska Judges Conference, 1981-82; National Board of Directors, American Judicature Society, 1980-83.
Service Organization(s) Membership: Wrangell Elks Lodge; Petersburg Moose Lodge; National Rifle Association; Pioneers of Alaska.
Special Interests: Fishing, hunting, golf, gardening.

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

SB 2: Amending the Alaska Net Income Tax Act to provide that the net proceeds of a qualified nonprofit organization's unrelated business taxable income obtained from permitted gaming activities are not subject to tax; and providing for an effective date.~
SB 15: Relating to punitive damges in a civil action for discrimination related to employment; relating to arbitration in a civil action; amending Rules 79(b) and 82(b), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and repealing Rule 72.1, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.~
SB 16: Restricting the use of certain funds deposited in the fish and game fund; and relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of fish and game.
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SB 17: Creating the crime of criminal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
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SB 21: Relating to ferries and ferry terminals, establishing the Alaska Marine Highway Authority, and relating to maintenance of state marine vessels; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 27: Relating to the relocation to Ketchikan of certain offices, functions, and employees of the Alaska marine highway system.
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SB 38: An Act relating to anatomical gifts, living wills, and do not resuscitate orders.
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SB 58: An Act relating to the privilege to drive of minors and to the penalty for the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years of age.
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SB 60: An Act providing for an advisory vote on the issue of capital punishment.
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SB 77: An Act relating to the Alaska Day of Prayer.
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SB 82: An Act relating to the sale or other disposal of certain state property; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 108: An Act relating to the disposal of state land by lottery.
SB 160: An Act relating to registration, inspection, and testing relating to radiological equipment in dentists' offices.
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SB 170: An Act relating to financial assistance for students attending certain graduate education programs; and providing for an effective date.
SB 192: An Act relating to maintenance of state marine vessels; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 199: An Act relating to charitable gaming and to gaming on state ferries; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 201: An Act relating to prohibiting recovery of damages and prohibiting a remedy to a person in a civil action.
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SB 203: An Act requiring that phonics be taught in kindergarten through third grades in the public school system.
SB 204: An Act providing the commissioner of natural resources with the authority to make grants of state land to municipalities for the construction and operation of sport and recreational facilities and structures.
SB 211: An Act renaming the Gravina Veterans' Memorial Bridge as the Ralph M. Bartholomew Veterans' Memorial Bridge.
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SB 262: An Act relating to regulation of hunting and trapping and to the definition of 'sustained yield.
SB 278: An Act making a special appropriation to the principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 291: An Act relating to living wills, do not resuscitate orders, anatomical gifts, and the care and treatment of persons with serious medical conditions.
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SCR 2: Relating to management of Alaska's wildlife resources.
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SJR 17: Relating to challenging the environmental and economic integrity of Alaska timber as Christmas decor for the United States Capitol.
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SJR 19: Relating to naming Anchorage as the location of the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
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SJR 20: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska requiring that the provisions of a bill that levy new state taxes require the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature.
SJR 39: Relating to improving reading instruction in elementary and secondary schools.

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Co-Sponsor of the following legislation

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 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 33: An Act relating to real estate licensing and the real estate surety fund, and providing for an effective date.
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 109: An Act relating to the management and disposal of state land and resources; relating to certain remote parcel and homestead entry land purchase contracts and patents; 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 182: An Act relating to the qualifications of the state forester.
HB 189: An Act relating to sale, gift, and possession of tobacco and tobacco products; 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 206: An Act relating to credit under the Public Employees' Retirement System for service as a village public safety officer.
HB 212: An Act relating to determination of an established village for purposes of regulating the sale, use, and possession of alcoholic beverages in the unorganized borough; and providing for an effective date.
HB 222: An Act relating to abondoned, wrecked, or junk vehicles.
HB 303: An Act extending the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; and providing for an effective date.
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 373: An Act relating to forests and forestry practices.
HB 380: An Act relating to a temporary reduction of royalty on oil and gas produced for sale from fields within the Cook Inlet sedimentary basin where production is commenced in fields that have been discovered and undeveloped or that have been shut in.
HB 387: An Act relating to dentists.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 8: Relating to the noise level of airports and sport shooting facilities.
SB 12: An Act relating to partial-birth abortions.
SB 14: An Act relating to insurance covering an insured who is a victim of domestic violence and requiring certain disclosures by an insurer.
SB 19: An Act repealing the power and duty of the commissioner of fish and game to assist in the enforcement of federal laws relating to fish and game.
SB 22: An Act relating to qualifications for appointment to the Board of Game.
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 25: An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to provide an automated victim notification and prisoner information system.
SB 28: Relating to the unincorporated community capital project matching grant program; and providing for an effective date.
SB 33: An Act relating to the use of broadcasting to promote or conduct certain classics or sweepstakes; and providing for an effective date.
SB 35: An Act relating to management of state land, water, and land and water as part of a state park, recreational or special management area, or preserve; relating to reports to the legislature concerning prohibitions or restrictions of traditional means of access for traditional recreational uses within a park, recreational or special management area, or preserve; relating to Chilkat State Park.
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 39: An Act relating to hazardous chemicals, hazardous materials, and hazardous waste.
SB 41: An Act relating to environmental audits and health and safety audits to determine compliance with certain laws, permits, and regulations.
SB 52: An Act establishing additional tax credits against the fisheries business tax; and providing for an effective date.
SB 67: An Act relating to the imposition of criminal sentences; and amending Rule 32.2, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.
SB 94: An Act relating to designating flunitrazepam as a schedule IVA controlled substance; and providing for an effective date.
SB 95: An Act relating to worker's compensation self-insurance.
SB 110: An Act relating to licensure of landscape architects.
SB 117: An Act relating to an infant care curriculum in the public school system.
SB 130: An Act amending the retirement incentive programs for municipalities and school districts; and providing for an effective date.
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 159: An Act relating to the new business incentive program.
SB 164: An Act relating to the authority of an emergency medical technician at the scene of an accident or emergency.
SB 175: An Act relating to revenue bonds issued by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority for interties between Healy and Fairbanks and between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula; and providing for an effective date.
SB 180: An Act relating to state rights-of-way.
SB 182: An Act relating to the establishment and operation of charter schools.
SB 197: An Act relating to health care services provided by, and practices of, a health maintenance organization; and prohibiting health maintenance organizations from limiting free speech of health care providers.
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 242: An Act providing for the forfeiture of good time sentence credits of sex offenders who fail to successfully complete sex offender treatment programs.
SB 244: An Act relating to polygraph or other lie-detecting testing for certain correctional officers.
SB 250: An Act relating to management of game and to the duties of the commissioner of fish and game.
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 264: An Act relating to aid for municipal road maintenance; and providing for an effective date.
SB 265: An Act designating the moose as the state land mammal.
SB 304: An Act relating to regulation of highways and motor vehicles; and providing for an effective date.
SB 306: An Act relating to the authority to claim a child who is the subject of a child support order as a dependent for purposes of a federal income tax exemption; relating to certification of child support arrears; amending Rule 90.3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
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.
SB 321: An Act relating to assisted living homes.
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 4: Relating to declaring March 1997 as Sobriety Awarenss Month.
SCR 10: Supporting continued use of Alaska's renewable furbearer resources.
SCR 11: Creating the Long-Term Care Task Force.
SCR 21: Relating to declaring March 1998 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
SCR 22: Relating to promotion of Kids Voting Alaska programs.
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 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 10: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the election and duties of the attorney general.
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 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 22: Inviting the United States Department of Defense to select Alaska as the site to base and train military troops.
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.
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 33: Supporting passage of S. 1221, the "American Fisheries Act," by the United States Congress.
SJR 35: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to participation in an abortion.
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.
SJR 38: Relating to the bombardment of the village of Angoon.
SJR 40: Relating to the fisheries management fee proposed by President Clinton.
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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