Senator Bert Sharp
District P - Republican

Session:

State Capitol, Room 516
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3004
Fax: (907) 465-2070

Interim:

119 N Cushman St, Suite 201
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 452-7885
Fax: (907) 456-4221

Elected to the House 1988, 1990
Elected to the Senate 1992, 1994

Biography

Date/Place of Birth: 9/26/33; Iowa
Occupation: Finance, Businessman
Spouse: Betsy
Children: Stephen, Mark, Sheryl, Jeffrey
Residency in Alaska: Fairbanks, 1944-present.
Education: High School - Fairbanks High School, 1947-51; College - University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1951-56, B.S. Business Administration.
Military Service: Alaska National Guard, Sergeant First Class, 8 years service.
Political and Government Positions: State Senator, 1993-present; State Representative, 1989-92; Chair, Transportation, 1993-94, Vice Chair, Health, Education & Social Services, 1993-94; Member, Finance, Labor & Commerce and
Legislative Budget & Audit, 1993-94; Special Committee on Oil & Gas, 1989-94; Member, Finance, 1991-92.
Business and Professional Positions: Chief Financial Officer, Golden Valley Electric, 1956-86 (retired); Mt. McKinley Bank Trustee, 1982-present.
Service Organization(s) Membership: Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo #4; Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce; American Association of Retired Persons; University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni.
Special Interests: Private pilot, family outings for camping, fishing and hunting.

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

SB 5: Relating to municipal taxes and fees levied on certain commercial vessels operationg in waterborne commerce for the privilege of entering into the port or levied on passengers who may disembark from a commercial vessel at a port in the state; and levying and providing for the collection and administration of fees on passengers for the privilege of disembarking certain commercial vessels that carry passengers in waterborne commerce at ports in the state; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 13: Relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products, and to the use of the proceeds of those taxes; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 19: 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.
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SB 22: Relating to qualifications for appointment to the Board of Game.
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SB 23: Levying and providing for the collection and administration of excise taxes on the rental or furnishing of transient lodging, and authorizing disposition of estimated receipts from that tax; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 161: An Act relating to management of certain municipal assets by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
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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.
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SB 250: An Act relating to management of game and to the duties of the commissioner of fish and game.
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SB 313: An Act relating to sponsor certification of initiative petitions; relating to sponsor identification during petition circulation; relating to the voidability of an initiated law; placing limitations on the compensation that may be paid to sponsors of initiative petitions; prohibiting payments to persons who sign or refrain from signing initiative petitions; and repealing procedures for filing a supplementary initiative petition.
SCR 11: Creating the Long-Term Care Task Force.
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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 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 58: An Act relating to civil actions; amending Rules 49 and 68, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; amending Rule 702, Alaska Rules of Evidence, and providing fo ran effective date.
HB 69: An Act relating to designating flunitrazepam as a schedule IA controlled substance; and providing for an effective date.
HB 189: An Act relating to sale, gift, and possession of tobacco and tobacco products; and providing for an effective date.
HB 203: An Act relating to actions for unlawful trade practices.
HB 296: An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.
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 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 395: An Act relating to civil liability resulting from the use of a defibrillator in providing emergency aid.
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.
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 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.
SB 7: Reducing certain resident sport fishing, hunting, and trapping license fees, increasing certain nonresident sport fishing license and tag fees, and relating to nonresident sport fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses; and providing for an effective date.
SB 25: An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to provide an automated victim notification and prisoner information system.
SB 30: An Act relating to municipalities; the incorporation of certain boroughs in the unorganized borough; the formation of separate unorganized boroughs; and to taxation in the unorganized boroughs.
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 77: An Act relating to the Alaska Day of Prayer.
SB 84: 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.
SB 134: An Act relating to home schooling for elementary and secondary students.
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 218: An Act relating to the crime of murder and to murder of children.
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 251: An Act naming Herman Leirer Road near Seward.
SB 263: An Act relating to secondary roads; and providing for an effective date.
SB 264: An Act relating to aid for municipal road maintenance; and providing for an effective date.
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 10: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the election and duties of the attorney general.
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 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.

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