22nd Alaska State Legislature
Representative Jeannette James (R)
House Majority Leader

District 34 - North Pole



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State Capitol, Room 214
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: (800) 565-3742
Phone: (907) 465-3743
Fax: (907) 465-2381

Personal Web Site:
www.repjames.org

Interim:
post office:
PO Box 56622
North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: (907) 488-9339
Fax: (907) 488-4271
location:
3340 Badger Road
Beaver Brook Mall, Suite 290
North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: (907) 488-1546

Elected to the House 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000

Staff

Barbara Cotting
Chief of Staff
465-3727 (Jan-May)
488-1546 (June-Dec)
Heath Hilyard
465-3743 (Jan-May)
Myrna McGhie 465-6791 (Jan-May)
488-1546 (June-Dec)
Richard Schmitz 465-3743 (Jan-Sept)

House Committee Memberships

Member:
Administrative Regulatory Review Committee
Armed Services Committee
Committee on Committees
Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade & Tourism
Judiciary Committee
State Affairs Committee
Natural Resources Finance Subcommittee
Education & Early Development Finance Subcommittee
Governor Finance Subcommittee
Legislative Affairs Agency Finance Subcommittee
Labor & Workforce Development Finance Subcommittee

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Press Releases

Past Press Release Archive

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Opinion-Editorial-Speeches

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor Legislation

HB 141 : Leased Vehicle Registration Fee
An Act relating to registration fees for certain leased motor vehicles.
| 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 253 : Child Protection: PERS Peace Officer Status
An Act relating to retirement contributions and benefits under the public employees' retirement system of certain state employees who are employed as social workers or who supervise social workers.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 254 : State Retirement Systems/Warrants
Passed! Chapter 59 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the teachers' retirement system, the judicial retirement system, and the public employees' retirement system and to the tax qualification under the Internal Revenue Code of those systems; amending the definition of 'actuarial adjustment' in the teachers' retirement system and the public employees' retirement system; repealing certain provisions of the teachers' retirement system and the public employees' retirement system; amending the statutory limitation on payment of warrants to make an exception for warrants making benefit payments or refunds under various state retirement and benefit programs; relating to the teachers' retirement system; relating to the public employees' retirement system in regard to temporary legislative employees and peace officers and fire fighters; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 273 : Alaska Airport Authority
An Act relating to the airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Cold Bay, and establishing the Alaska Airport Authority; and providing for an effective date.

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 380 : Reimburse Certain Retiree Medicare Charge
An Act relating to reimbursement for certain Medicare premium charges for persons receiving benefits from the teachers' retirement system, the judicial retirement system, the elected public officers retirement system, and the public employees' retirement system.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 444 : Alaska Public Building Fund
Passed! Chapter 32 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to buildings covered under the Alaska public building fund; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 451 : Municipal Bond Reimbursement
An Act relating to municipal bond reimbursement for school construction; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 464 : Correspondence Study Programs
An Act relating to statewide school district correspondence study and to centralized correspondence study.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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 34 : President's Economic Security Package
Requesting the members of the Alaska delegation in the United States Senate to urge the Majority Leader of the United States Senate to allow President George W. Bush's economic security package to receive a vote.

HJR 35 : Repeal Estate Tax
Relating to urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the estate tax.
| 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 16 : Home Rule Communities
An Act relating to cities incorporated under state law that are home rule communities; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 20 : Aid to Municipalities and Others
An Act relating to organization grants to cities, to state aid to unincorporated communities, and to municipal dividends; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 53 : Seismic Hazards Safety Commission
Passed! Chapter 109 Session Law 2002
An Act establishing the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission.

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 95 : Withdrawn by Sponsor
Control of Capitol Space
An Act relating to control of space in the state capitol and other buildings occupied by the legislature and its agencies; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 100 : Juneteenth Day
Passed! Chapter 9 Session Law 2001
An Act establishing the third Saturday of each June as Juneteenth Day.
| 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 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.
| 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 115 : Emergency Commitment Orders and Treatment
Passed! Chapter 72 Session Law 2001
Act relating to the services of certain medical professionals in civil proceedings for the commitment of certain intoxicated persons; allowing a physician assistant or advanced nurse practitioner to certify the need for emergency treatment as a result of intoxication; and providing for an effective date.

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 144 : Guides for Nonresident Moose Hunters
An Act requiring nonresident hunters to be accompanied when hunting moose; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 151 : Bill Wood Fairbanks International Airport
An Act naming the Bill Wood Fairbanks International Airport; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 160 : Reporting of Abortions
Passed! Chapter 141 Session Law 2002
An Act requiring the reporting of induced terminations of pregnancies.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

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

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 187 : Vandalism of Cemeteries and Graves
Passed! Chapter 83 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the destruction, desecration, and vandalism of cemeteries and graves.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 203 : LBA Study of School Cost Factors
An Act making an appropriation to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee for a study of school district cost factors; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement (Incorporated into Capital Budget) |

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 218 : Boarding School Funding
An Act relating to funding for school districts operating secondary school boarding programs; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 239 : Vocational Education Pilot Program
An Act establishing a pilot program for a regional learning center.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 268 : Limits on Right to Privacy
An Act relating to the constitutional right to privacy.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 285 : Alaska's State Song
An Act adding a second verse to the official Alaska state song.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 287 : Exempt Entry Permits From Creditor Claims
Passed! Chapter 138 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the exemption of commercial fishing entry permits from claims of creditors and execution on an interest in a limited entry permit; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 314 : PFD: Peace Corps Volunteers & Misc
An Act relating to service in the peace corps as an allowable absence from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends and to the period for filing an application for a permanent fund dividend; authorizing the Department of Revenue to issue administrative orders imposing sanctions for certain misrepresentations or other actions concerning eligibility for a permanent fund dividend and providing for administrative appeal of those orders; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 320 : Electronic Balloting Equipment
Passed! Chapter 6 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the use of electronic balloting equipment.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 349 : Agency Program And Financial Plans
Passed! Chapter 98 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to agency programs and financial plans.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 366 : Rates For Assisted Living Facilities
An Act relating to assisted living homes; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 374 : Naming Douthit Veterans' Memorial Bridge
Passed! Chapter 72 Session Law 2002
An Act naming the David Douthit Veterans' Memorial Bridge.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 389 : Municipal Tax Exemption: Deteriorated Property
Passed! Chapter 102 Session Law 2002
An Act eliminating the delayed repeal of a provision authorizing an exemption from and deferral of municipal property taxes on certain types of deteriorated property; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| 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 |

HB 463 : Informed Jury
An Act relating to juries; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.

HCR 4 : African-American Citizen Recognition Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 40
Declaring February 2001 to be African-American Citizen Recognition 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.
| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 26 : House Arrest/Electronic Monitoring
Passed! Legislative Resolve 55
Supporting increased use of the house arrest program/electronic monitoring with sobriety monitoring as a means of preventing crime and reducing the high costs of imprisonment in Alaska.
| Sponsor Statement |

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 16 : Oppose Canadian Fee to Transport Firearms
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.

HJR 27 : WWII Alaska-USSR Lend-Lease Monuments
Passed! Legislative Resolve 26
Supporting the erection of monuments in Alaska, Russia, and Canada to commemorate the World War II lend-lease program between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
| Sponsor Statement |

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.
| Sponsor Statement |

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

SB 58 : Add Physician Asst. to State Medical Board
Passed! Chapter 16 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the membership and quorum requirements of the State Medical Board.

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 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 149 : Teacher Retirement, Re-employment, Certificate
Passed! Chapter 58 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to reemployment of retired teachers, to eligibility for major medical insurance coverage for beneficiaries of the teachers' retirement system, and to teacher certificates; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

SB 263 : After Acquired Title in Real Property
Passed! Chapter 21 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the subsequent acquisition of title to, or an interest in, real property by a person to whom the property has purportedly been granted in fee or fee simple; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | FAQ for SB 263 [PDF] - 1 page(s) - 8 K |

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 |

SCR 22 : Sobriety Awareness Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 42
Relating to declaring March 2002 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
| 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 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 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 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 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 28 : Long-Term Care Insurance
Passed! Legislative Resolve 36
Urging dissemination of information about the costs of long-term care services and the availability of long-term care insurance for individuals.
| Sponsor Statement |

Past Legislation Archive

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District Information

Capitol Report

04-23-02

= Jeannette James, 404K      = Jeannette James, 2.8M

04-02-02

= Jeannette James, 385K      = Jeannette James, 2.6M

03-21-02

= Jeannette James, 343K      = Jeannette James, 2.3M

03-04-02

= Jeannette James, 342K      = Jeannette James, 2.3M

02-11-02

= Jeannette James, 367k      = Jeannette James, 2.6M

01-24-02

= Jeannette James, 456k      = Jeannette James, 7.3M

Jeannette's Gazette

Past District Information Archive



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