22nd Alaska State Legislature
Senator Alan Austerman (R)
District C - Kodiak Archipelago/Southeast Islands



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Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2487
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Fax: (907) 465-4956


Interim:
112 Mill Bay Road
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-8872
Fax: (907) 486-5264 (at LIO)

Elected to the House: 1994, 1996, 1998
Elected to the Senate 2000


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Staff

Cliff Stone
Chief of Staff
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Suzanne Hancock 486-8872 (Jun-Sept)
Ian Fisk 465-2487 (Oct-May)

Senate Committee Memberships

Chair:
Labor & Workforce Development Finance Subcommittee
Military & Veterans' Affairs Finance Subcommittee
Public Safety Finance Subcommittee
Fish Caucus

Co-Chair:
Fiscal Policy Caucus

Member:
Armed Services Committee
Community & Regional Affairs Committee
Finance Committee
Labor & Commerce Committee
Special Committee on World Trade & State/Federal Relations
Fish & Game Finance Subcommittee
University of Alaska Finance Subcommittee

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor Legislation

SB 61 : Student Loan Forgiveness
An Act relating to forgiveness of certain student loans; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 79 : Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge
Passed! Chapter 11 Session Law 2001
An Act naming the Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 165 : Education Tax on Employment
An Act imposing a tax on employment; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 203 : Regional Development Organization Tax Credit
An Act creating a tax credit under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act for contributions to regional development organizations; and providing for an effective date.

SB 243 : Chiropractors: Sunset/Licensing
Passed! Chapter 39 Session Law 2002
An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and relating to chiropractors.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 248 : Extending Council On Domestic Violence
An Act extending the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 277 : Definitions Of Fisheries Businesses
An Act relating to the tax levied on pollock processed by a floating fisheries business; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 28 : Joint Legis Salmon Industry Task Force
Passed! Legislative Resolve 53
Establishing the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 10 : U.S. Coast Guard Funding
Passed! Legislative Resolve 19
Urging the United States Congress to fully fund the operational readiness and recapitalization requirements of the United States Coast Guard.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 15 : Chilean Farmed Salmon
Passed! Legislative Resolve 22
Relating to imports of salmon from Chile.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 33 : Constitutional Amendment: TaxCap
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to limiting the rate of state income and sales and use taxes.
| Sponsor Statement |

Co-Sponsor Legislation

HB 3 : Deposits to the Permanent Fund
An Act relating to deposits to the Alaska permanent fund from mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sale proceeds, net profit shares under AS 38.05.180(f) and (g), federal mineral revenue sharing payments received by the state from mineral leases, and bonuses received by the state from mineral leases, and limiting deposits from those sources to the 25 percent required under art. IX, sec. 15, Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 48 : No Social Security Number Required on Hunting/Fishing License
Passed! Chapter 39 Session Law 2001
An Act eliminating a requirement that a social security number be provided by an applicant for certain hunting or sport fishing licenses, tags, and permits; eliminating a requirement that applications for certain licenses and tags be sworn to by the applicants before an officer authorized to administer oaths; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 111 : Civil Liability and Livestock
An Act relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting from livestock activities.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 167 : Motor Vehicle License Plates: National Guard/Antique
Passed! Chapter 44 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to license plates for Alaska National Guard personnel and for antique motor vehicles; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 172 : Therapeutic Drug and Alcohol Courts
Passed! Chapter 64 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to therapeutic courts for offenders; to the authorized number of superior court judges; amending Rule 35, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 411 : Physician Assistants
Passed! Chapter 18 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to physician assistants; providing that a physician assistant is a health care provider covered by certain laws relating to medical malpractice actions; adding physician assistants to the list of providers against whom unfair discrimination relating to health care insurance is prohibited and to the list of providers who can provide proof of disablement or handicap for the purpose of motor vehicle registration or for the purpose of obtaining a special license plate or a special parking permit; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 6 : Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week
Passed! Legislative Resolve 11
Requesting the Governor to declare March 18 - 24, 2001, to be Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.

HJR 37 : Alaska Airlines 70th Anniversary
Passed! Legislative Resolve 46
Congratulating Alaska Airlines on its 70th Anniversary.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 72 : Take a Child Hunting Season
Passed! Chapter 68 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to 'take-a-child-hunting' seasons for big game.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 78 : Municipal Regulation of Radio Antennas
Passed! Chapter 19 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to municipal regulation of radio antennas.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 80 : Appropriation: Special Olympics
An Act making a special appropriation to the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs for a grant to 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 84 : Public Utility Joint Action Agencies
Passed! Chapter 4 Session Law 2001
An Act exempting certain joint action agencies from regulation by the state or municipalities; relating to the relationship between certain joint action agencies and the public utilities that form the joint action agencies; relating to powers and immunities of certain joint action agencies; requiring filing of certain joint action agency agreements; relating to the financial affairs of certain joint action agencies; declaring certain joint action agencies to be political subdivisions for certain purposes; relating to liability and indemnification of officers, employees, and agents of certain joint action agencies; and defining 'agency agreement' and 'parties to the agency agreement' as used with reference to certain joint action agencies.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 90 : Office of Citizenship Assistance
An Act establishing the Office of Citizenship Assistance; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 130 : Alaska Marine Highway Authority
An Act establishing the Alaska Marine Highway Authority; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 140 : Small Water-Power Development Projects
Passed! Chapter 107 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to regulation and licensing of certain water-power development projects; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 145 : Village Public Safety Officer Program
Passed! Chapter 97 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the expansion of the village public safety officer program to include the provision of probation and parole supervision services, and to retirement benefits for village public safety officers.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 164 : No Gas Pipeline over Beaufort Sea
Passed! Chapter 29 Session Law 2001
An Act prohibiting leases under the Right-of-Way Leasing Act on state land in or adjacent to the Beaufort Sea; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 191 : Insurance Pooling by Air Carriers
An Act relating to insurance pooling by air carriers; amending the definition of group health insurance, and allowing the Department of Administration to obtain a policy or policies of group health care insurance for employers that are small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, or small associations for insurance purposes; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 198 : Statewide Suicide Prevention Council
Passed! Chapter 84 Session Law 2001
An Act establishing the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 266 : Fishery Enhancement Loans
Passed! Chapter 26 Session Law 2002
An Act authorizing the commissioner of community and economic development to refinance and extend the term of a fishery enhancement loan.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 271 : Marine And Rail Transportation Authority
An Act establishing the Alaska Marine Highway Authority; establishing the marine highway transportation fund; relating to ferries and ferry terminals; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 313 : No Legis Approval Of Aerospace Project
An Act repealing a provision relating to legislative approval of construction projects of the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation.
| Opinion and Information from Senator Alan Austerman |

SB 320 : Motor Vehicle Insurance & Repairs
An Act prohibiting discrimination in insurance rates based on credit rating or credit scoring; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 22 : Sobriety Awareness Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 42
Relating to declaring March 2002 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 8 : Voting Sites at Military Installations
Passed! Legislative Resolve 8
Relating to supporting polling places at military installations and reserve component facilities.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 9 : National Missile Defense System
Passed! Legislative Resolve 7
Relating to the development and deployment of the National Missile Defense System.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 12 : Eliminate Marriage Tax Penalty
Passed! Legislative Resolve 13
Urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to reduce the marriage penalty.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 17 : Federal Gun Policies
Passed! Legislative Resolve 21
Relating to requesting that President Bush renounce and reverse Clinton Administration anti-gun-ownership policies and reorient the United States Department of Justice towards policies that accurately reflect the intent of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution to grant individual Americans the right to keep and bear arms.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 19 : Condemn Hate Crimes; Request Investigation
Relating to condemning a recent hate crime against Alaska Natives; calling for public and private agencies and citizens to speak out condemning racism and discrimination; and joining in a request for a formal investigation by the United States Commission on Civil Rights on racial discrimination and intolerance in Alaska.

SJR 23 : Constitutional Spending Limit
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit and a spending limit.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 32 : Const. Amendment: Marine/Rail Transportation Fund
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to a marine and rail transportation fund.
| Sponsor Statement |

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