22nd Alaska State Legislature
Representative John Harris(R)
District 35 - Kenai



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Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4859
Fax: (907) 465-3799


Elected to the House 1998, 2000

Staff

Bruce Bruseth 465-4859 (Jan-May)
Peter Fellman 465-4859 (Jan-May)
895-4517 (Jun-Dec)
John Manly 465-4859

House Committee Memberships

Chair:
Health & Social Services Finance Subcommittee

Member:
Armed Services Committee
Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee
Finance Committee

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor Legislation

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 127 : Aircraft Emergency Equipment
Passed! Chapter 56 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to aviation and to emergency equipment to be carried on aircraft.

HB 202 : Peace Officer PERS Benefits for Rangers
An Act granting park rangers status as peace officers under the public employees' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 226 : Employment of Persons Under Age 19
An Act relating to the employment of persons 14 years of age or older and under 19 years of age on licensed premises, including hotels, restaurants, or eating places; and relating to hours of work of minors under 16 years of age.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 227 : Land Survey Standards
An Act instructing the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors to adopt minimum technical standards relating to the practice of surveying.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 228 : Sale of Tobacco Products
Passed! Chapter 88 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the accounting of fees from business license endorsements for tobacco products, to the disclosure of certain confidential cigarette and tobacco product information, to notification regarding a cigarette manufacturer's noncompliance with the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement, to business license endorsements for sale of tobacco products, to citations and penalties for illegal sales of tobacco products; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 305 : Noncompliance With Selective Service
Passed! Chapter 89 Session Law 2002
An Act prohibiting certain state employment, a student loan, or a permanent fund dividend for a person who fails to register for the military selective service; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 368 : Fishery Enhancement Loans
An Act authorizing the commissioner of community and economic development to refinance and extend the term of a fishery enhancement loan.
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HB 377 : Workers' Compensation Board Panels
An Act relating to the establishment of an additional southcentral panel to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board and to appointments to that panel; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 392 : Water Rights Amendments
An Act relating to the use and appropriation of water.
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HB 432 : Agriculture Program Coordinator/Animal Feed
An Act relating to the labeling of animal and poultry feeds and to the agriculture program coordinator; relating to the sale, offer for sale, representation, and labeling of food or other agricultural products as organic; relating to the state organic certification program; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 435 : Prices Paid By Milk Processing Plants
An Act relating to the prices paid by milk processing plants to suppliers of fluid milk.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 436 : Mechanical Code
An Act relating to construction, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire safety, and other safety codes adopted by state agencies and municipalities.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 437 : Uniform Mechanical Code
An Act adopting a version of the Uniform Mechanical Code for the state and providing for adoption of future versions of the code; and relating to the building code adopted by the state and to other safety codes.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 455 : Municipal Taxation Of Agricultural Land
Passed! Chapter 117 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the assessment of certain agricultural land for purposes of municipal taxation; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 24 : Extend Federal TANF Grants
Urging the United States Congress to extend the authorization date for supplemental block grants to the State of Alaska under the Federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program.
| Sponsor Statement |

Co-Sponsor Legislation

HB 56 : Minimum Wage
Passed! Chapter 110 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to minimum wages; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 81 : Extending Board of Dental Examiners
Passed! Chapter 24 Session Law 2001
An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Dental Examiners; relating to the Board of Dental Examiners and regulation of the practice of dentistry; and relating to dental hygienists and dental assistants.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 101 : Charter Schools
Passed! Chapter 70 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to charter schools; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 105 : Foundation Formula Increase
An Act relating to the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education; 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 119 : Public Utility Joint Action Agencies
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 (Companion Bill SB 84 - Passed!) |

HB 121 : Charitable Gift Annuities
Passed! Chapter 73 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the issuance of qualified charitable gift annuities.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 171 : Alaska History Curriculum
An Act relating to a curriculum for Alaska history; and providing for an effective date.

HB 173 : Screening Newborns for Hearing Ability
An Act relating to establishing a screening, tracking, and intervention program related to the hearing ability of newborns and infants; providing an exemption to licensure as an audiologist for certain persons performing hearing screening tests; relating to insurance coverage for newborn and infant hearing screening; and providing for an effective date.

HB 175 : Appropriations: Power Projects
An Act making an appropriation to the Alaska Energy Authority to secure repayment of bonds for power and intertie projects; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 176 : Approp: Kake-Petersburg Intertie
An Act making an appropriation to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority for a power transmission intertie between Kake and Petersburg; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 194 : Entry Permit Fees
Passed! Chapter 27 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to fees for commercial fishing licenses and permits; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 208 : Aquatic Farms for Shellfish
Passed! Chapter 81 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to aquatic farming of shellfish; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 241 : Rail and Utility Corridor to Canada
An Act relating to a railroad utility corridor for extension of the Alaska Railroad to Canada and to extension of the Alaska Railroad to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 249 : Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund Property Disposal
An Act relating to disposal of certain property acquired by the agricultural revolving loan fund.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 7 : April 2001 Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 16
Relating to proclaiming April 2001 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 8 : North Slope Natural Gas Pipeline Routing
Expressing the legislature's opposition to the proposed "northern" or "over-the-top" route for a natural gas pipeline to transport North Slope natural gas reserves to the domestic North American market, and expressing the legislature's support of commercialization of North Slope natural gas for the maximum benefit of the people of the state.
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HJR 6 : Roadless Policy
Passed! Legislative Resolve 4
Relating to opposition to the inclusion of national forests in Alaska within former President Clinton's Roadless Area Conservation rule and supporting the overturning of this inclusion by litigation, by congressional action, or by action of President Bush.
| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 7 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Passed! Legislative Resolve 5
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.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 45 : Salmon Labeling
Passed! Legislative Resolve 60
Relating to the labeling of salmon food products.

SB 76 : Right-of-Way Leasing Act: Term & Renewal
Passed! Chapter 18 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the Alaska Right-of-Way Leasing Act; 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 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 |

SJR 3 : F-22 Raptor Aircraft at Elmendorf AFB
Passed! Legislative Resolve 6
Relating to the deployment of F-22 Raptor aircraft at Elmendorf Air Force Base.
| 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 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 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.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 15 : Chilean Farmed Salmon
Passed! Legislative Resolve 22
Relating to imports of salmon from Chile.
| 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 27 : National Guard Armory in Juneau
Passed! Legislative Resolve 28
Relating to an Alaska National Guard Armory in Juneau.

SJR 31 : Tax Exempt Bond to Fund Veterans Loans
Passed! Legislative Resolve 52
Urging the United States Congress to permit the use of tax exempt bonds to fund loans for veterans who served after 1976.
| Sponsor Statement |

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