Senator Gary R. Wilken
District O - Republican

Session and Interim:

State Capitol, Room 510
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3709 or 1-888-240-3709
Fax: (907) 465-4714

Senator Wilken can be reached in Fairbanks at (907) 451-5501 during interim.

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Senator_Gary_Wilken@Legis.state.ak.us

Elected to the Senate 1996

Staff

Click on the e-mail address below to send an e-mail message to Elizabeth, Sheila, or Tim.

Elizabeth Hagevig, 465-2705 or Elizabeth_Hagevig@Legis.state.ak.us
Transportation Committee, Community and Regional Affairs Committee

Tim Lamkin, 465-3709 or Tim_Lamkin@Legis.state.ak.us
University of Alaska

Sheila Peterson, 465-3762 or Sheila_Peterson@Legis.state.ak.us
Health, Education & Social Services Committee

Biography

Date of Birth: January 24, 1946, Tacoma, Washington
Spouse: Susan.
Children: Matthew, Allison, Karen, and Bob.
Occupation: Small Business Owner.
Length of Residency in Alaska: 42 years Fairbanks: 1951 - 70, 1975 - present.
Education: Diploma, 1964: Lathrop High School, Fairbanks; B.S. 1968, Oregon State University; M.B.A.1970; Oregon State University.
Political and Government Positions: Fairbanks Public Utility Board, 1983 - 95; US Air Force Civilian Advisory Board, 1994 - present.
Business and Professional Positions: Chair, Community Activity Center Task Force, 1985 - 89; Alaska Council on Economic Education, 1984 - 96; MAPCO Alaska - Citizens Advisory Board, 1986 - 96.
Service Organization(s) Membership: Fairbanks Youth Sports Board, 1981 - present; President, Fairbanks Youth Sports Foundation, 1988 - present; Rotary of Fairbanks, 1977 - present, President, 1987; Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, 1983 - present, Chair, 1991 - 92, Co-Chair, Military Affairs Committee; Alaska Crippled Children Board, 1989 - 95; Chair, Methodist Church Pastor Parish Relations Committee, 1994 - 95; President, Lathrop High School Basketball Boosters, 1987 - 89 and 1993 - 96, Soviet Union Visit Team Leader, 1989; Alaska Chamber of Commerce - Long Range Strategic Planning Committee.
Special Interests: Family, hunting, fishing, cyberspace, the future.
Other: Fairbanks Daily News Miner Community Service Award, 1990; University of Alaska Fairbanks Business Leader of the Year, 1995; Rotarian of the Year, 1990; Oregon State University Sports Hall of Fame (Team), 1993.

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Press Releases

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Legislation of Interest

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.
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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

SB 84: Passed! Chapter 9 SLA 97: An Act relating to fiscal management of endowment assets of the University of Alaska; amending the definition of "university receipts" to include distribution from university endowments and the total return from the University of Alaska's endowment trust fund for land obtained under the Act of Congress of January 21, 1929, as amended, and transferring responsibility for management and investment of those assets; and making technical amendments to provisions relating to federal grants and appropriations from federal land grant college fund sources that must be paid to the state.
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SB 164: Passed! Chapter 84 SLA 97: An Act relating to the authority of an emergency medical technician at the scene of an accident or emergency.
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SB 187: Passed! Chapter 102 SLA 97: An Act relating to disclosure of public records identifying a participant in the advance college tuition payment program; relating to the composition and assets of the Alaska advance college tuition payment fund; relating to administration of the advance college tuition payment program; relating to advance college tuition payment contracts; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 312: An Act relating to animals, to food, to pest control, and to the Alaska Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; and providing for an effective date.
SCR 10: Passed! Legis Resolve 35: Supporting continued use of Alaska's renewable furbearer resources.
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SJR 25: Passed! Legis Resolve 26: 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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Senate Health, Education and Social Services Committee sponsored legislation

SB 99: An Act relating to health care data and registration of births.
SB 100: Passed! Chapter 85 SLA 97: An Act relating to grant authority for services for developmentally delayed or disabled children and their families.
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SB 146: An Act relating to the public school funding program; relating to the definition of a school district, to the transportation of students, to school district layoff plans, to the special education service agency, to the child care grant program; imposing a school tax in the unorganized borough; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 149: Passed! Chapter 95 SLA 97: An Act relating to reports and audits concerning health care facilities, and providing for an effective date.
SB 189: Passed! Chapter 54 SLA 97: An Act relating to eligibility for the default, collection, and repayment of student loans; relating to nonrenewal of certain occupational licenses for default on a student loan; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 289: An Act relating to fines and bail forfeiture amounts for certain offenses committed within highway work zones.
SB 290: An Act naming William Ransom Wood Boulevard in Fairbanks.
SCR 13: Relating to the Alaska Council of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind.
SCR 14: Establishing the Alaska Task Force on Parity for Mental Health.
SJR 23: Passed! Legis Resolve 30: Urging the United States Congress to amend the Social Security Act so that the higher cost of living in Alaska is reflected when the per capita income of the state is used as a factor in determining the federal share of Medicaid costs.

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Co-Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 7: Authorizing establishment of community dispute resolution centers to foster the resolution of disputes between juvenile offenders and their victims.
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: Passed! Chapter 8 SLA 97: Relating to runaway and missing minors, and providing for an effective date.
HB 46: Passed! Chapter 56 SLA 97: Relating to mining, 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 303: An Act extending the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; and providing for an effective date.
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 347: An Act relating to an exemption from overtime wage requirements for certain motor vehicle mechanics.
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.
HB 356: An Act establishing the Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
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: Passed! Legis Resolve 2: Relating to a new Alaska Liquefied natural gas project.
HCR 18: Passed! Legis Resolve 32: 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.
HJR 16: Passed! Legis Resolve 20: Relating to a federal balanced budget amendment.
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 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 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 70: Passed! Chapter 89 SLA 97: An Act defining the offenses of unlawful discharge of a firearm; and relating to the commission of those offenses by minors.
SB 76: An Act relating to long-term plans of certain state agencies and recommendations regarding elimination of duplication in state agency functions.
SB 94: An Act relating to designating flunitrazepam as a schedule IVA controlled substance; and providing for an effective date.
SB 117: An Act relating to an infant care curriculum in the public school system.
SB 161: An Act relating to management of certain municipal assets by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
SB 159: An Act relating to the new business incentive program.
SB 175: Passed! Chapter 103 SLA 97: 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 216: An Act providing for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
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 250: An Act relating to management of game and to the duties of the commissioner of fish and game.
SB 255: An Act establishing the Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
SB 260: An Act requiring that the cost of contraceptives and related health care services be included in health insurance coverage.
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 304: An Act relating to regulation of highways and motor vehicles; and providing for an effective date.
SB 321: An Act relating to assisted living homes.
SCR 11: Creating the Long-Term Care Task Force.
SJR 7: Passed! Legis Resolve 7: Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.
SJR 9: Passed! Legis Resolve 3: 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 22: Passed! Legis Resolve 15: Inviting the United States Department of Defense to select Alaska as the site to base and train military troops.
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.

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