22nd Alaska State Legislature
Senator Loren Leman (R)
Senate Majority Leader

District G - Anchorage



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Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
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Elected to the House 1988, 1990
Elected to the Senate 1992, 1996, 2000

Staff

Whitney Highland 465-3712 (Jan-May)
269-0239 (Aug-Dec)
Annette Kreitzer 465-5149

Senate Committee Memberships

Chairman:
Environmental Conservation Finance Subcommittee
Natural Resources Finance Subcommittee
Revenue Finance Subcommittee

Vice-Chairman:
Health, Education & Social Services Committee

Member:
Armed Services Committee
Finance Committee
Labor and Commerce Committee
Special Committee on World Trade & State/Federal Relations
University of Alaska Finance Subcommittee

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 121 : Right-of-Way Leasing Act
Passed! Chapter 26 Session Law 2001
An Act adding, for purposes of the Alaska Right-of-Way Leasing Act, a definition of 'substantial change' as applied to an amended right-of-way lease application; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 128 : Public School Exit Exam Transition Period
An Act relating to a two-year transition for implementation of the public high school competency examination as a graduation requirement; and providing for an effective date.
| 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 153 : Underground Storage Tank Loans & Program
Passed! Chapter 41 Session Law 2002
An Act replacing the storage tank assistance fund with the underground storage tank revolving loan fund and relating to that revolving loan fund; repealing the tank cleanup program and the tank upgrading and closure program; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis | Fact Sheet |

SB 209 : Legislative Approval of Railroad Leases
An Act relating to authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to lease land for a period of up to 55 years.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 211 : Settlement Information Exemptions
An Act relating to collection of settlement information.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 258 : Authorizing Electronic Ballots
An Act relating to the use of electronic ballots, and to voting equipment allowing disabled voters to cast secret, independent, and verifiable ballots.
| Sponsor Statement |

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 281 : Nursing Home/Assisted Living Employees
An Act prohibiting employment by nursing facilities and assisted living homes of persons with certain criminal backgrounds.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 318 : Okay To Assign PFD To Nonprofit Corp
An Act relating to assignments of permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 6 : April 2001 Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Relating to proclaiming April 2001 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
| 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 5 : NCAA Basketball Preseason Tournaments
Passed! Legislative Resolve 2
Relating to opposition to National Collegiate Athletic Association legislative proposal 2000-106.
| 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 |

Legislation of Interest

SB 346 : School District Correspondence Study
An Act relating to statewide school district correspondence study and state supported home schooling programs.
| Sponsor Statement |
| Sen. Leman's letter to Comm. Holloway |
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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 44 : Joe Redington Sr. Memorial Road
Passed! Chapter 1 Session Law 2001
An Act designating the Joe Redington, Sr., Memorial Trail.
| 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 53 : Seismic Hazards Safety Commission
Passed! Chapter 109 Session Law 2002
An Act establishing the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission.

HB 79 : Eagle River Veterans' Memorial Highway
Passed! Chapter 6 Session Law 2001
An Act designating a portion of the Eagle River Loop Road as the Eagle River Veterans' Memorial Highway.
| 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 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 210 : Statute of Limitations: Sexual Assault
Passed! Chapter 86 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor.
| 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 281 : Civil Liability for Providing Alcohol
Passed! Chapter 88 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to civil liability for providing alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age; 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 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 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 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 4 : African-American Citizen Recognition Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 40
Declaring February 2001 to be African-American Citizen Recognition Month.
| 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.

HCR 7 : April 2001 Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 16
Relating to proclaiming April 2001 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
| 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 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 35 : Repeal Estate Tax
Relating to urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the estate tax.
| Sponsor Statement |

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 79 : Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge
Passed! Chapter 11 Session Law 2001
An Act naming the Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge.
| 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 86 : Teacher Employment & Subject Expertise
Passed! Chapter 69 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to employment of teachers who have subject-matter expertise; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 99 : DNA Registration of Burglars
Passed! Chapter 49 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the DNA identification registration system.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 102 : Social Security Numbers and Drivers' Licenses
An Act relating to the information required in an application for, and to display of social security numbers on, certain licenses and instructional permits; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 119 : William R. Wood Fairbanks International Airport
An Act naming the Bill Wood Fairbanks International Airport; 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 265 : Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners
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.

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 279 : Sport Fish Licenses For 9/11 Responders
Passed Legislature! Transmitted to Governor
An Act authorizing the commissioner of fish and game to issue complimentary sport fishing licenses and tags to September 11 emergency responders and their spouses; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 295 : Licensing: Disclosure Of Minors Records
Passed! Chapter 47 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the disclosure of information regarding delinquent minors to certain licensing agencies; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 2 : Approp: Sobriety Awareness Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 10
Relating to declaring March 2001 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
| 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 |

SCR 29 : Hiring Freeze
Relating to urging the Governor to institute a hiring freeze on state government.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 4 : NCAA Basketball Preseason Tournaments
Relating to supporting the Great Alaska Shootout, the Top of the World Classic, and similar preseason basketball tournaments, and requesting that the National Collegiate Athletic Association reject legislative proposal No. 2000-106.
| Sponsor Statement (Companion Bill SJR 5 - current vehicle for this bill) |

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 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 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 |

SJR 38 : Constitutional Amendment: Priority of Expenditures
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to information regarding proposed expenditures.
| Sponsor Statement |

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