22nd Alaska State Legislature
Senator Gene Therriault (R)
District Q - North Pole



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State Capitol, Room 121
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4797
Fax: (907) 465-3884


Interim:
post office:
119 N. Cushman, Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK 99701-2879
location:
3340 Badger Road.
North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: (907) 488-0857
Fax: (907) 488-4271

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

Staff

Joe Balash
State Affairs Committee Aide
465-4522 (Jan-May)
488-0857 (June-Dec)
Heather Brakes
Legislative Budget & Audit
Committee Aide
465-6590
Wilda Rodman 465-4797 (Jan-May)
488-0857 (June-Dec)
Zach Warwick 465-4797 (Jan-May)

Senate Committee Memberships

Chair:
Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee
State Affairs Committee

Member:
Judiciary Committee
Rules Committee
Special Committee on World Trade & State/Federal Relations
Corrections Finance Subcommittee
Health & Social Services Finance Subcommittee
Military & Veterans' Affairs Finance Subcommittee

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Press Releases

Past Press Release Archive

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 3 : Approp: Env.Assess. Northern Denali Access
An Act making a special appropriation for studies for the northern access into Denali National Park and Preserve; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 4 : Municipal Property Tax Exemption
Passed! Chapter 54 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to an optional exemption from municipal property taxes on residential property owned and occupied by certain volunteers who provide fire fighting or emergency medical services; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 7 : Constables In Unorganized Borough
An Act relating to employment of constables as peace officers in the unorganized borough.

SB 9 : Board of Architects, Engineers, Land Surveyors, & Etc.
Passed! Chapter 46 Session Law 2001
An Act extending the termination date of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; relating to the temporary member of that board; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 10 : Extended Board of Public Accountancy
Passed! Chapter 2 Session Law 2001
An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Public Accountancy.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 11 : Compulsory School Attendance/Alaska History
Passed! Chapter 57 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to required school attendance; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

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 81 : Nonademption of Transfers in Trusts
Passed! Chapter 36 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the nonademption of property transfers; and providing for an effective date.
| 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 178 : Detention of Delinquent Minors
Passed! Chapter 79 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the detention of delinquent minors and to temporary detention hearings; amending Rule 12, Alaska Delinquency Rules; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 214 : Water Quality Standards for Hot Springs
An Act relating to water quality standards applicable to flow-through hot springs pools.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 243 : Chiropractors: Sunset/Licensing
Passed! Chapter 39 Session Law 2002
An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and relating to chiropractors.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 280 : Water/Sewer/Waste Grants To Utilities
An Act permitting grants to certain regulated public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

SB 308 : Coastal Zone Management Policies/Regs/Gas Line
Passed! Chapter 28 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the Alaska coastal management program and the responsibilities of the Alaska Coastal Policy Council; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 309 : Adverse Possession
An Act relating to actions to quiet title to, eject a person from, or recover real property or the possession of it, and to acquisition of real property by adverse possession; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 310 : Pipeline Coordinator;Natural Gas Pipeline
An Act amending the Alaska Right-of-Way Leasing Act to provide for the assignment and coordination in one office within the Department of Natural Resources, the State Pipeline Coordinator's Office, of the responsibility for state authorizations for and state oversight of the preconstruction, design, and construction of pipelines to transport natural gas from the North Slope to market, and to require the cooperation of state agencies in the work of the office; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 311 : State Trust Fund Monies
An Act relating to the public school trust fund, the Alaska children's trust, and the Alaska heritage endowment fund; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 313 : No Legis Approval Of Aerospace Project
An Act repealing a provision relating to legislative approval of construction projects of the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation.
| Opinion and Information from Senator Alan Austerman |

SB 325 : Civil Liability For Defibrillator Use
An Act relating to civil liability for use of an automated external defibrillator; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 326 : Wastewater Discharge Program
Passed! Chapter 50 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to evaluating state assumption of the wastewater discharge program under the federal Clean Water Act; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 331 : District Court Jurisdictional Amount
Passed! Chapter 51 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the jurisdiction of district courts.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 1 : Remove Restrictions on Alaskaland
Urging the United States Congress to remove Land and Water Conservation Fund restrictions on Alaskaland, formerly known as Pioneer Memorial Park.
| Sponsor Statement |

Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 1 : 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 24 : Borough Revenues for Tourism Marketing
Passed! Chapter 14 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to use of borough revenues from a sales tax levied upon room rentals for a tourism marketing campaign; and providing for an effective date.
| 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 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 118 : Senior Citizen-Veteran Property Tax Exemption
Passed! Chapter 23 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to a mandatory exemption from municipal taxes on certain residences; 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 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 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 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 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 |

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 |

SB 49 : No Social Security Number Required on Hunting/Fishing License
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 an application for certain licenses and tags be subscribed and sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 59 : Federal Funds to Municipalities for Roads
An Act relating to awards of federal funds to municipalities for road projects; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

SB 60 : Farm Operations: Disclosure/Nuisances
Passed! Chapter 28 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to agricultural facilities and operations as private nuisances; and to disclosures in transfers of certain real property located within the vicinity of an agricultural facility or an agricultural operation.
| Sponsor Statement |

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 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 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 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 |

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 320 : Motor Vehicle Insurance & Repairs
An Act prohibiting discrimination in insurance rates based on credit rating or credit scoring; 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 28 : Joint Legis Salmon Industry Task Force
Passed! Legislative Resolve 53
Establishing the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force.
| 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 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 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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