22nd Alaska State Legislature
Senator Jerry Ward (R)
District E - Anchorage



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State Capitol, Room 423
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4940
Fax: (907) 465-3766


Interim:
716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 450
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 269-0106
Fax: (907) 269-0109

145 Main Steet Loop
Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: (907) 283-7996
Fax: (907) 283-3075

Elected to the House 1982
Elected to the Senate 1996, 2000

Staff

Loretta Brown
Legislative Aide
465-4940 (Jan-May)
283-7996 (June-Dec)
Diane Bagley
Legislative Aide
465-4940 (Jan-May)
Sue Ann Beierly
Legislative Aide
465-4940 (Jan-May)

Senate Committee Memberships

Chair:
Administration Finance Subcommittee
Corrections Finance Subcommittee
Transportation & Public Facilities Finance Subcommittee

Vice-Chair:
Finance Committee
Transportation Committee
University of Alaska Finance Subcommittee

Member:
Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee
Committee on Committees
Health, Education & Social Services Committee

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Legislation

Prime 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 44 : Alaska Toll Bridge and Causeway Authority
An Act establishing an Alaska Toll Bridge and Causeway Authority; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 45 : Appropriation: Design of Knik Arm Crossing
An Act making an appropriation for the design of the Knik Arm crossing; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 91 : Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
An Act relating to information and services available to pregnant women and other persons; and ensuring informed consent before an abortion may be performed, except in cases of medical emergency.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 97 : Probation and Parole Fees
An Act relating to fees for probation and parole.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 120 : Public School Exit Exam
An Act relating to a public school student high school graduation examination; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 150 : Appropriation: Kenai Youth Detention Center
An Act making appropriations for the design and construction of a youth detention facility in Kenai; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 177 : Driving While Intoxicated: BAC Level/Fines
An Act relating to driving while intoxicated and to presumptions arising from the amount of alcohol in a person's breath or blood; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 187 : Absentee Voting Stations
Passed! Chapter 35 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to absentee voting stations.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 188 : Education Fund/Land Endowment
An Act establishing an education fund and a land endowment for public education; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 208 : Disclosures: Salmon, Halibut, Sablefish
Passed! Chapter 8 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the labeling of, the advertising of, the identification of, and the disclosure of certain information about halibut, salmon, sablefish, halibut products, salmon products, and sablefish products.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 271 : Marine And Rail Transportation Authority
An Act establishing the Alaska Marine Highway Authority; establishing the marine highway transportation fund; relating to ferries and ferry terminals; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 330 : Auction Of State Lands
An Act relating to the sale of state land at auction.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 332 : Mobile Home Dealers
An Act relating to registration of mobile home dealers; and providing for an effective date.

SB 333 : Pension Investment Board Staff
An Act relating to the staff of the Alaska State Pension Investment Board.

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

SCR 12 : Petition Feds to Label Farmed Salmon
Relating to federal labeling requirements for farmed salmon.
| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 20 : Wave Uniform Rules for HB 234
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 234, relating to the tobacco use education and cessation fund and to smoking education and cessation programs; relating to funding the tobacco use education and cessation fund; relating to financing of construction and major maintenance of public school facilities, facilities for the University of Alaska, and facilities for ports and harbors; authorizing the commissioner of revenue to sell the right to receive a portion of the anticipated revenue from a tobacco litigation settlement to the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation; relating to the deposit of certain anticipated revenue from a tobacco litigation settlement; and authorizing the issuance of bonds by the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation with proceeds to finance public school construction and major maintenance, facilities for the University of Alaska, and facilities for ports and harbors.

SCR 22 : Sobriety Awareness Month
Passed! Legislative Resolve 42
Relating to declaring March 2002 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 11 : Perm Fund Income Distribution
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska to guarantee the permanent fund dividend, to provide for inflation proofing, and to require a vote of the people before changing the statutory formula for distribution that existed on January 1, 2001.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 25 : Constitutional Amendment: Education Fund
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to education.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 29 : Labeling Fish as Wild or Farmed
Relating to the labeling of finfish as wild or farmed.
| 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 32 : Const. Amendment: Marine/Rail Transportation Fund
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to a marine and rail transportation fund.
| Sponsor Statement |

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 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 149 : Private Prison in Kenai
Passed! Chapter 32 Session Law 2001
An Act expressing legislative intent regarding correctional facility space; relating to correctional facility space; authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement to lease facilities for the confinement and care of prisoners within the Kenai Peninsula Borough; and providing for an effective date.
| 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 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 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 |

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.

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 |

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 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 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 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 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 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 105 : Victims' Rights/ Prisoner's PFD
Passed! Chapter 92 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to victims' rights; relating to establishing an office of victims' rights; relating to the crime victim's choice to appear or testify in a criminal case; relating to compensation of victims of violent crimes; relating to eligibility for a permanent fund dividend for persons convicted of and incarcerated for certain offenses; relating to notice of appropriations concerning victims' rights; relating to restitution for criminal and delinquency acts; authorizing the state to collect restitution on behalf of victims of crime and delinquent acts and the release of certain information related to that collection; relating to the forfeiture of certain cash and other security for payment of other restitution; relating to access by the Violent Crimes Compensation Board to certain records regarding delinquency acts to award compensation to victims; relating to immunity for damages related to certain collections of restitution; amending Rule 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 9, Alaska Delinquency Rules, and Rules 402 and 501, Alaska Rules of Evidence; 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 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 |

SCR 23 : Alaska Tartan Day
Passed! Legislative Resolve 47
Relating to declaring April 6, 2002, as Alaska Tartan Day.
| Sponsor Statement (Identical to SCR 4) |

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 9 : National Missile Defense System
Passed! Legislative Resolve 7
Relating to the development and deployment of the National Missile Defense System.
| 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 19 : Condemn Hate Crimes; Request Investigation
Relating to condemning a recent hate crime against Alaska Natives; calling for public and private agencies and citizens to speak out condemning racism and discrimination; and joining in a request for a formal investigation by the United States Commission on Civil Rights on racial discrimination and intolerance in Alaska.

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 |

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