22nd Alaska State Legislature
Representative Gary Stevens (R)
District 6 - Kodiak



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State Capitol, Room 428
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: (800) 821-4925
Phone: (907) 465-4925
Fax: (907) 465-3517


Interim:
112 Mill Bay Road
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-4925
Fax: (907) 486-5264

Elected to the House: 2000

Staff

Doug Letch
Chief of Staff
465-4925 (Jan-May)
486-4925 (Jun-Dec)
Katrina Matheny 465-4925
Yvonne Davis 465-4925 (Jan-May)

House Committee Memberships

Co-Chair:
Special Committee on Fisheries

Vice-Chair:
Special Committee on Education

Member:
Health, Education & Social Services Committee
Resources Committee
State Affairs Committee
Fiscal Policy Caucus
Education & Early Development Finance Subcommittee
Fish & Game Finance Subcommittee
University of Alaska Finance Subcommittee

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 37 : Student Loan Forgiveness
An Act relating to reimbursement of certain student loans; 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 166 : Public School Exit Exam
An Act relating to the year in which public school student competency testing begins.
| 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 229 : Education Tax on Employment
An Act imposing a tax on employment; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 240 : Medical Insurance for Retired Teachers
An Act relating to eligibility for major medical insurance coverage for beneficiaries of the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 289 : Municipal Manager Plan
An Act relating to the effective date of a municipal manager plan that has been adopted and to the effective date of the repeal of a municipal manager plan, and relating to a special election for mayor when municipal manager plans are adopted or repealed.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 342 : Education Funding
An Act relating to appropriations for operating expenses for primary and secondary public education; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 354 : Corporations: Proxy Voting
An Act allowing certain corporations to prohibit the use of discretionary proxies.

HB 356 : School Progress Report
An Act relating to a report on public schools; and providing for an effective date.

HB 360 : Appropriations: ASMI Generic Salmon Marketing
An Act making appropriations to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute for generic salmon marketing; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 393 : Sales Of Business Opportunities
Passed! Chapter 128 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to unfair and deceptive trade practices and to the sale of business opportunities; amending Rules 4 and 73, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 462 : Confidentiality Of Fishing Records
Passed! Chapter 119 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the release of certain confidential records and reports concerning fishing, fish buying, or fish processing; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 492 : AK Energy Authority & Bulk Fuel Loan Fund
An Act relating to powers of the Alaska Energy Authority, increasing the maximum amount of loans from the bulk fuel revolving loan fund operated by the authority, and providing immunity for the authority for technical assistance; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 20 : Sept 11 Day of Rememberance
Passed! Legislative Resolve 49
Relating to declaring September 11, 2002, as Emergency Service Providers and Armed Forces Appreciation Day.
| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 26 : Steller Sea Lion Research Team to Alaska
Passed! Legislative Resolve 25
Requesting the National Marine Fisheries Service to relocate the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Steller sea lion research team to Alaska.
| Sponsor Statement |

Co-Sponsor of the Following 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 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 32 : Sex Crime and Pornography Forfeitures
An Act relating to the forfeiture of property used to possess or distribute child pornography, to commit indecent viewing or photography, to commit a sex offense, or to solicit the commission of, attempt to commit, or conspire to commit possession or distribution of child pornography, indecent viewing or photography, or a sexual offense.

HB 36 : Enterprise Zones
An Act relating to enterprise zones.

HB 43 : Student Loan Forgiveness
An Act relating to reimbursement of certain student loans; and providing for an effective date.

HB 85 : Aggravating Factors in Sentencing
An Act relating to conduct directed at a school employee as an aggravating factor for criminal sentencing purposes.
| 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 99 : School Discipline and Safety
Passed! Chapter 50 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to school discipline and safety programs; 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 114 : Inhalant Abuse
An Act relating to abuse of inhalants; and relating to minors under the influence of alcohol, inhalants, or drugs.

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 124 : Nursing Home and Assisted Living Homes Employees and Visitors
An Act relating to criminal background checks that must be performed by nursing facilities and assisted living homes; prohibiting nursing facilities from employing persons with certain criminal backgrounds; prohibiting assisted living homes from employing or allowing the residence of persons with certain criminal backgrounds, with exceptions; relating to liability for acts or omissions in the licensing, monitoring, or supervision of assisted living homes; relating to assisted living homes and nursing facilities; 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 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 180 : Youth Services: Regulation & Task Force
Passed! Chapter 143 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to persons who provide services related to children; establishing a legislative task force on child services; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 197 : Health Care Services Directives
An Act relating to health care decisions, including do not resuscitate orders and the donation of body parts, and to powers of attorney relating to health care, including the donation of body parts; and providing for an effective date.
| 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 242 : TRS & PERS Reemploy & Med Benefits; COLA
Passed! Chapter 57 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to reemployment of and medical benefits for retired members of the teachers' retirement system and public employees' retirement system; relating to the inclusion of cost-of-living differentials on compensation and benefits under the public employees' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 248 : PERS Benefits for Juvenile Institution Employees
An Act relating to retirement contributions and benefits under the public employees' retirement system of certain juvenile detention employees and juvenile correctional institution employees.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 255 : Statewide Suicide Prevention Council
An Act establishing the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

HB 272 : Tobacco Use Prevention Trust
An Act establishing an account in the general fund for smoking education and cessation funds; relating to the Alaska tobacco use education and cessation trust; repealing a provision of law relating to funds used for smoking education and cessation programs; and providing for an effective date.

HB 283 : Appointments to Board of Fisheries
An Act relating to appointments to the Board of Fisheries and to the ex officio secretary of the Board of Fisheries.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 284 : Board of Fisheries Conflicts of Interest
An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of Fisheries by members of the board; 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 288 : Limited Entry Buy-Back Program/Assessment
Passed! Chapter 135 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to commercial fishing limited entry permit buy-back programs, to a permit buy-back assessment, and to voluntary relinquishment of commercial fishing permits; and defining 'optimum number.'
| 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 348 : Violation Of A Domestic Violence Order
Passed! Chapter 113 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to violations of domestic violence protective orders.

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.
| 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 398 : Disposition Of Permanent Fund Income
An Act relating to disposition of income of the Alaska permanent 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 |

HCR 11 : Uniform Rules: Standing Committees
Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to the Education Committee, a standing committee of the legislature.

HCR 12 : Foreign Ships and U.S. Longshoremen
Passed! Legislative Resolve 43
Relating to the preservation of employment opportunities for United States longshoremen with respect to unloading and loading of foreign vessels.

HCR 24 : Donate Game Meat To Charitable Organizations
Requesting the Board of Game to clarify regulations regarding donations of big game meat to charitable organizations and the Department of Fish and Game to disseminate information on donating big game meat to charitable organizations.

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

HJR 12 : Const. Am: Hunting, Trapping, Fishing
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to hunting, trapping, and fishing.
| 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 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 65 : Study of Pay Equity for State Employees
Passed! Chapter 48 Session Law 2001
An Act requiring a study regarding equal pay for equal work of certain state employees.
| 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 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 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 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 |

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

District Information

Local Newspaper Columns

Radio Comments

04-29-02

= Gary Stevens, 237K      = Gary Stevens, 1.6M

04-12-02

= Gary Stevens, 235K      = Gary Stevens, 1.6M

03-28-02

= Gary Stevens, 256K      = Gary Stevens, 1.7M

03-15-02

= Gary Stevens, 170K      = Gary Stevens, 1.2M

03-01-02

= Gary Stevens, 222 K      = Gary Stevens, 1.55 megs

02-14-02

= Gary Stevens, 282 K      = Gary Stevens, 1.97 megs

01-31-02

= Gary Stevens, 266 K      = Gary Stevens, 4.3 megs

01-18-02

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