22nd Alaska State Legislature
Representative Jim Whitaker (R)
District 31 - Fairbanks



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State Capitol, Room 411
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: (877) 465-3004
Phone: (907) 465-3004
Fax: (907) 465-2070


Interim:
119 North Cushman Street, Room 213
Fairbanks, AK 99701-2879
Phone: (907) 452-1088
Fax: (907) 452-1146

Elected to the House: 1998, 2000

Staff

Lori Backes 465-6873 (Jan-May)
452-1088 (Jun-Dec)
Paul Brohard
Intern
465-3004 (Jan-May)
Ryan Colgan 465-3768 (Jan-May)
452-1088 (Jun-Dec)
Holly Halvorson 452-1088

House Committee Memberships

Chair:
Law Finance Subcommittee
Revenue Finance Subcommittee

Member:
Finance Committee
Fiscal Policy Caucus

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 17 : Capital Projects Fund/Distribution of Permanent Fund Income
An Act relating to the capital projects fund, to distribution of money in the earnings reserve account of the Alaska permanent fund to the capital projects fund and to the dividend fund at the end of fiscal year 2001, and to increasing the amount of permanent fund dividends for calendar year 2001; 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 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 151 : Bill Wood Fairbanks International Airport
An Act naming the Bill Wood Fairbanks International Airport; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 187 : Vandalism of Cemeteries and Graves
Passed! Chapter 83 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the destruction, desecration, and vandalism of cemeteries and graves.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 190 : Withdrawn by Sponsor
Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Incentive Act
An Act levying and collecting a tax on certain North Slope natural gas in place if certain requirements relating to its sale and delivery are not met, and imposing a limit on the Department of Natural Resources that relates to the issuance or extension of oil and gas leases containing natural gas that is capable of production in paying quantities; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 296 : Municipal Merger and Consolidation
Passed Legislature! Vetoed by Governor
An Act relating to mergers and consolidations of municipalities.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 302 : Alaska Gas Corporation
An Act establishing the Alaska Gas Corporation, a public corporation, and providing for its structure, management, responsibilities, and operation, and requiring the development of a project plan to evaluate whether construction and operation of a natural gas transmission pipeline project by the corporation is feasible.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 303 : Individual Income Tax
An Act relating to taxation of individual income; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 304 : Permanent Fund Income
An Act relating to the education fund and the infrastructure and economic development fund, to the market value of the permanent fund, to distribution of the income of the permanent fund, and to the determination of net income of the mental health trust fund.

HB 311 : Oil/Gas Taxes and Leases
An Act relating to oil and gas leases; imposing a limit on the Department of Natural Resources that relates to the issuance or extension of oil and gas leases containing natural gas that is capable of production in paying quantities; and establishing tax exemptions related to oil and the recovery of oil from oil and gas leases; and providing for an effective date.

HCR 8 : North Slope Natural Gas Pipeline Routing
Expressing the legislature's opposition to the proposed "northern" or "over-the-top" route for a natural gas pipeline to transport North Slope natural gas reserves to the domestic North American market, and expressing the legislature's support of commercialization of North Slope natural gas for the maximum benefit of the people of the state.
| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 21 : Long-Term State Budgetary/Fiscal Regime
Supporting the passage of a comprehensive long-term state budgetary and fiscal regime.

Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 82 : Farm Operations: Disclosure/Nuisances
An Act relating to agricultural facilities and operations as private nuisances; and to disclosures in transfers of real property located within one mile of an agricultural facility or an agricultural operation.
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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 171 : Alaska History Curriculum
An Act relating to a curriculum for Alaska history; and providing for an effective date.

HB 228 : Sale of Tobacco Products
Passed! Chapter 88 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the accounting of fees from business license endorsements for tobacco products, to the disclosure of certain confidential cigarette and tobacco product information, to notification regarding a cigarette manufacturer's noncompliance with the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement, to business license endorsements for sale of tobacco products, to citations and penalties for illegal sales of tobacco products; and providing for an effective date.
| 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 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 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 308 : Oil/Gas Leases; Discovery Royalty Credit
An Act extending to discoveries of oil or gas in the Tanana River drainage basin the discovery royalty credits that are authorized for lessees of state land drilling exploratory wells and making the first discovery of oil or gas in an oil or gas pool and for licensees under oil and gas exploration licenses making the first discovery of oil or gas in an oil or gas pool that convert those licenses to oil and gas leases.
| 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 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 |

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 |

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