22nd Alaska State Legislature
Senator John Torgerson (R)
District D - Kasilof



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State Capitol, Room 427
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2828
Fax: (907) 465-4779


Interim:
35477 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 101 B
Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: (907) 260-3041
Fax: (907) 260-3044

345 W. Sterling Highway, Suite 102
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: (907) 235-0690
Fax: (907) 235-4008

Elected to the Senate 1994, 1998

Staff

Mary Jackson 465-4989 (Jan-May)
260-3041 (June-Dec)
Nancy Kosch 465-2828 (Jan-May)
235-0690 (June-Dec)
Darwin Peterson 465-4907 (Jan-May)
Kurt Olson 465-3610 (Jan-May)
269-3041 (June-Dec)

Committee Memberships

Chair:
Community & Regional Affairs Committee
Joint Committee on Natural Gas Pipelines
Resources Committee

Member:
Special Committee on Legislative Ethics
Labor & Commerce Committee
Legislative Council Joint Committee
Community & Economic Development Finance Subcommittee
Environmental Conservation Finance Subcommittee
Natural Resources Finance Subcommittee
Education & Early Development Finance Subcommittee
Labor & Workforce Finance Subcommittee

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 2 : Municipal School Bond Reimbursement
An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school construction; and providing for an effective date.
| 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 77 : Net Profit Share Under/Overpayments
Passed! Chapter 37 Session Law 2001
An Act repealing the exception that applies to collection and payment of interest of $150 or less on royalty or net profit share underpayments and overpayments; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 104 : Aid to Volunteer Services
An Act relating to state aid for volunteer services; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

SB 109 : Unincorporated Community Matching Grants
An Act relating to the unincorporated community capital project matching grant program; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

SB 137 : Alaska Human Resource Investment Council
Passed! Chapter 102 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the allocation of money appropriated to the Alaska Human Resource Investment Council; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 140 : Small Water-Power Development Projects
Passed! Chapter 107 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to regulation and licensing of certain water-power development projects; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 141 : Aquatic Farms For Shellfish
An Act relating to aquatic farming of shellfish; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 142 : Lease-Purchase Spring Creek Correctional Center
An Act giving notice of and approving a lease-purchase agreement with the City of Seward for the construction of an addition to the Spring Creek Correctional Center for the purpose of providing secure classroom facilities and housing for prisoners committed to the custody of the commissioner of corrections; and setting conditions and limitations on the facility's construction and operation.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 148 : Remote Water Storage for Fire Departments
An Act relating to remote water storage for fire departments.
| 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 167 : Agricultural Land
An Act instructing the commissioner of natural resources to issue a patent for the remaining interest in certain state land to the owner of the agricultural rights to that land.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 278 : Taking Property By Eminent Domain
An Act requiring a good faith effort to purchase property before that property is taken through eminent domain; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 319 : Shallow Natural Gas: Leasing & Discharges
Passed! Chapter 49 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to shallow natural gas; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 16 : Constitution Amendment: Municipal Annexations
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to certain municipal annexations.
| 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 |

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

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

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