22nd Alaska State Legislature
Representative John Coghill Jr. (R)
District 32 - North Pole



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State Capitol, Room 102
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: (877) 465-3719
Phone: (907) 465-3719
Fax: (907) 465-3258

Personal Web Site:
www.johncoghill.com

Interim:
119 N Cushman Street, Suite 211
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 456-5081
Fax: (907) 456-8245

Elected to the House 1998, 2000

Staff

Shane Longbine 465-3719 (Jan-May)
Rynnieva Moss
Chief of Staff
State Affairs Committee Aide
465-4963 (Jan-May)
456-5081 (Jun-Dec)
Danielle Serino 465-5038 (Jan-May)
456-5081 (Jun-Dec)

House Committee Memberships

Chair:
State Affairs Committee

Member:
Health, Education & Social Services Committee
Judiciary Committee
Special Committee on Fisheries
Natural Resources Finance Subcommittee
Education & Early Development Finance Subcommittee
Health & Social Services Finance Subcommittee

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Prime Sponsor Legislation

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.
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HB 85 : Aggravating Factors in Sentencing
An Act relating to conduct directed at a school employee as an aggravating factor for criminal sentencing purposes.
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HB 109 : Absentee & Questioned Ballot Certificates
Passed! Chapter 12 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to failure by an election official to execute the voter's certificate on an absentee ballot or by a person authorized by law to execute the voter's certificate on a questioned ballot.
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HB 110 : Social Security Number & Driver's Licenses
Passed! Chapter 40 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to driver's licenses and instructional permits; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 111 : Civil Liability and Livestock
An Act relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting from livestock activities.
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HB 112 : Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
An Act relating to information and services available to pregnant women and other persons; and ensuring informed consent before an abortion may be performed, except in cases of medical emergency.
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HB 120 : Disclosure of Criminal History Records
Passed! Chapter 53 Session Law 2001
An Act adopting the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact; making criminal justice information available to interested persons and criminal history record information available to the public; making certain conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 160 : Reporting of Abortions
Passed! Chapter 141 Session Law 2002
An Act requiring the reporting of induced terminations of pregnancies.
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HB 161 : Long-Term Care Ombudsman; Mental Health Authority
An Act placing certain employees of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority in the exempt service; establishing a minimum salary for the long term care ombudsman; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 218 : Boarding School Funding
An Act relating to funding for school districts operating secondary school boarding programs; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 237 : Filling a Vacancy in US Senate
An Act relating to filling a vacancy in the office of United States senator.
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HB 252 : Children in Need of Aid: Services & LIAB
An Act relating to the construction of certain statutes relating to children; relating to the scope of duty and standard of care for persons who provide services to certain children and families; relating to civil liability for damages to certain children and their families resulting from failure to comply with certain statutes; relating to intensive family preservation services; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 261 : Termination of Parental Rights
An Act relating to the standards that must be used for terminating parental rights; and amending Rule 18(c), Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure.
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HB 274 : Workers' Comp: Hearing/Medical Exam
Passed! Chapter 84 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the qualification of a physician used for an employer's independent medical examination; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 282 : Prescription Drug Insurance Benefits
An Act relating to prescription drug benefits under a group health care insurance plan.
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HB 294 : Payment Date for Bills For Services
An Act requiring certain businesses to recognize postmark dates as the date of payment.
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HB 301 : Noncash Child Support
An Act providing that certain obligors will receive credit against their child support obligation for certain types of noncash child support; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 347 : Tier IV Public Employees
An Act relating to benefits for state officers and employees initially hired after June 30, 2002.

HB 366 : Rates For Assisted Living Facilities
An Act relating to assisted living homes; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 367 : Medical Assistance Program Coverage
An Act relating to coverage of children and pregnant women under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 406 : Grants/Audits Of Private Nonprofit Corps
An Act relating to audits of private, nonprofit corporations that receive grants from the state.

HB 407 : Certificate Of Need Program
An Act relating to the certificate of need program; relating to comprehensive health planning; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 456 : Commercial Fishing Loan Program
An Act relating to the commercial fishing loan program; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 463 : Informed Jury
An Act relating to juries; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 475 : Water/Sewer/Waste Grants To Utilities
An Act permitting grants to certain regulated public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water, wastewater, and solid waste systems.

HB 476 : Hold Harmless Law Regarding PFDs
An Act relating to the 'hold harmless' clauses of the permanent fund dividend program in regard to eligibility for assistance under the Alaska temporary assistance program.

Co-Sponsor Legislation

HB 13 : Municipal Service Areas
Passed! Chapter 31 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to municipal service areas and providing for voter approval of the formation, alteration, or abolishment of certain service areas.
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HB 82 : Farm Operations: Disclosure/Nuisances
An Act relating to agricultural facilities and operations as private nuisances; and to disclosures in transfers of real property located within one mile of an agricultural facility or an agricultural operation.
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HB 91 : Add Physician Assistant to State Medical Board
An Act relating to the membership and quorum requirements of the State Medical Board.
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HB 101 : Charter Schools
Passed! Chapter 70 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to charter schools; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 114 : Inhalant Abuse
An Act relating to abuse of inhalants; and relating to minors under the influence of alcohol, inhalants, or drugs.

HB 128 : Approval for Employment of Minors
Passed! Chapter 76 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the required approval of the commissioner of labor and workforce development for the employment of certain minors; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 164 : Grandparents' Rights Regarding CINA
Passed! Chapter 43 Session Law 2001
An Act prescribing the rights of grandparents related to child-in-need-of-aid hearings; and amending Rules 3, 7, 10, 15, 17, and 19, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure.
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HB 171 : Alaska History Curriculum
An Act relating to a curriculum for Alaska history; and providing for an effective date.

HB 178 : Management of Fish and Game
An Act relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of fish and game, the Department of Fish and Game, and the Board of Game, to taking and use of certain game animals, and to consideration of the budget of the Department of Fish and Game by the legislature; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 196 : Right of Action for Legal Separation
Passed! Chapter 80 Session Law 2002
An Act establishing a right of action for a legal separation; requiring a report about legal separations; and amending Rule 42(a), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
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HB 243 : Verify Age Required for Defense in Sex Crimes
Passed! Chapter 83 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to sexual assault or abuse of a minor.
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HB 244 : Right-of-Way Denali Borough for RR Utility Corridor
Passed into Law! Veto Overridden, Chapter 2 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to a grant of state land to the Denali Borough for a railroad and utility corridor and a railroad development project; repealing provisions relating to a grant of a right-of-way of land for a railroad and utility corridor to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 268 : Limits on Right to Privacy
An Act relating to the constitutional right to privacy.
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HB 285 : Alaska's State Song
An Act adding a second verse to the official Alaska state song.
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HB 307 : Oil/Gas Exploration Incentive Credit
Passed! Chapter 139 Session Law 2002
An Act delaying to June 30, 2007, the last date by which hydrocarbon exploration geophysical work must be performed or drilling of a stratigraphic test well or exploratory well must be completed in order for a person to qualify for an exploration incentive credit.
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HB 308 : Oil/Gas Leases; Discovery Royalty Credit
An Act extending to discoveries of oil or gas in the Tanana River drainage basin the discovery royalty credits that are authorized for lessees of state land drilling exploratory wells and making the first discovery of oil or gas in an oil or gas pool and for licensees under oil and gas exploration licenses making the first discovery of oil or gas in an oil or gas pool that convert those licenses to oil and gas leases.
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HB 320 : Electronic Balloting Equipment
Passed! Chapter 6 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the use of electronic balloting equipment.
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HB 376 : Fish & Game In Navigable Waters
An Act relating to management of fish and game in and on the navigable waters and submerged lands of Alaska.
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HB 464 : Correspondence Study Programs
An Act relating to statewide school district correspondence study and to centralized correspondence study.
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HJR 30 : Desecration of U.S. Flag
Passed! Legislative Resolve 59
Relating to an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting desecration of the Flag of the United States.
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HJR 33 : Support War On Terrorism & Support Peace
Passed! Legislative Resolve 48
Expressing gratitude to President George W. Bush, to the President's cabinet, to the men and women of the United States armed forces, and to the United States Congress and declaring support for the war on terrorism and for the President's effort to support democracies and promote peace worldwide.
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HJR 35 : Repeal Estate Tax
Relating to urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the estate tax.
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HJR 45 : Salmon Labeling
Passed! Legislative Resolve 60
Relating to the labeling of salmon food products.

SB 79 : Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge
Passed! Chapter 11 Session Law 2001
An Act naming the Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge.
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SCR 2 : Approp: Sobriety Awareness Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 10
Relating to declaring March 2001 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
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SCR 4 : Alaska Tartan Day
Passed! Legislative Resolve 9
Relating to declaring April 6, 2001, as Alaska Tartan Day.
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SJR 8 : Voting Sites at Military Installations
Passed! Legislative Resolve 8
Relating to supporting polling places at military installations and reserve component facilities.
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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.
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SJR 14 : Oppose Canadian Fee to Transport Firearms
Passed! Legislative Resolve 18
Urging President Bush, the United States Department of State, and the United States Congress to intervene and negotiate with the government of Canada to reconsider the imposition of a fee to transport firearms through Canada.
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