22nd Alaska State Legislature
Senator Gary Wilken (R)
District O - Fairbanks



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State Capitol, Room 514
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Forwarded from FBX: 451-5501
Juneau Phone: (907) 465-3709
Fax: (907) 465-4714

Personal Web Site:
www.garywilken.com

Interim:
1851 Fox Ave.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 451-5501
Fax: (907) 456-4714

Elected to the Senate 1996, 2000

Staff

Sheila Peterson 465-2872
calling from statewide
451-5501
calling from Fairbanks
Tim Lamkin 465-3709 (Jan-May)
Yuri Morgan 465-3018 (Jan-May)

Senate Committee Memberships

Chair:
Court System Finance Subcommittee
Education & Early Development Finance Subcommittee
Law Finance Subcommittee

Co-Chair:
Joint Armed Services Committee

Vice-Chair:
Resources Committee

Member:
Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee
Alternate
Finance Committee
Health, Education & Social Services Committee
Transportation Committee
Military & Veterans' Affairs Finance Subcommittee
University of Alaska Finance Subcommittee

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Press Releases

Past Press Release Archive

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Opinion-Editorial

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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 48 : Municipalities: Incorp/Property Valuation
An Act relating to the determination of full and true value of taxable municipal property for purposes of calculating funding for education and certain other programs, to incorporation of third class boroughs, to incorporation of certain boroughs in the unorganized borough and annexation of portions of the unorganized borough to boroughs and unified municipalities, and to the formation of separate unorganized boroughs; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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 126 : Right of Action for Legal Separation
An Act establishing a right of action for a legal separation; and amending Rule 42(a), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 190 : Guardianships; Conservatorships
An Act relating to guardianships, conservatorships, and protective orders; relating to the actions of the office of public advocacy concerning guardianships and conservatorships; relating to the appointment and duties of a court visitor appointed for a patient through the office of public advocacy; amending Rule 77, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

SB 232 : PFD Eligibility for Peace Corp. Volunteers
An Act relating to service in the peace corps as an allowable absence from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement of House Companion |

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 283 : Regulation Of Nursing
An Act relating to temporary permits and licenses by endorsement issued by the Board of Nursing; and relating to the delegation of nursing duties.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 297 : Mental Health Trust Land Unit Employees
Passed! Chapter 27 Session Law 2002
An Act moving employees of the Alaska mental health trust land unit of the Department of Natural Resources from the partially exempt service to the exempt service.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 302 : Definition of Mental Health Professionals
Passed! Chapter 73 Session Law 2002
An Act defining the term 'mental health professional' for the purpose of statutes relating to the evaluation of prisoners who may need psychological or psychiatric treatment, for the purpose of statutes relating to the evaluation of children in need of aid and delinquent minors who may need to be confined in a secure residential psychiatric treatment center or who should be released from such a center, for the purpose of statutes requiring certain professionals to report the possibility that a vulnerable adult has been abused or neglected, and for the purpose of statutes relating to mental health civil commitments.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 321 : Revision Of Veterinary Statutes
An Act relating to the Board of Veterinary Examiners and the practice of veterinary medicine.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 323 : Mandatory Incorporation Of Boroughs
An Act relating to the mandatory incorporation of certain boroughs in the unorganized borough; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 4 : NCAA Basketball Preseason Tournaments
Relating to supporting the Great Alaska Shootout, the Top of the World Classic, and similar preseason basketball tournaments, and requesting that the National Collegiate Athletic Association reject legislative proposal No. 2000-106.
| Sponsor Statement (Companion Bill SJR 5 - current vehicle for this bill) |

SJR 28 : Long-Term Care Insurance
Passed! Legislative Resolve 36
Urging dissemination of information about the costs of long-term care services and the availability of long-term care insurance for individuals.
| Sponsor Statement |

Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

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 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 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 111 : Civil Liability and Livestock
An Act relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting from livestock activities.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 167 : Motor Vehicle License Plates: National Guard/Antique
Passed! Chapter 44 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to license plates for Alaska National Guard personnel and for antique motor vehicles; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 196 : Right of Action for Legal Separation
Passed! Chapter 80 Session Law 2002
An Act establishing a right of action for a legal separation; requiring a report about legal separations; and amending Rule 42(a), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
| 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 |

HB 276 : Regulation of Nursing
Passed! Chapter 97 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to temporary permits and licenses by endorsement issued by the Board of Nursing; and relating to the delegation of nursing duties.

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 |

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 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 35 : Repeal Estate Tax
Relating to urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the estate tax.
| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 37 : Alaska Airlines 70th Anniversary
Passed! Legislative Resolve 46
Congratulating Alaska Airlines on its 70th Anniversary.
| 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 58 : Add Physician Asst. to State Medical Board
Passed! Chapter 16 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the membership and quorum requirements of the State Medical Board.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 258 : Authorizing Electronic Ballots
An Act relating to the use of electronic ballots, and to voting equipment allowing disabled voters to cast secret, independent, and verifiable ballots.
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 265 : Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners
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.

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 294 : Adult Day Services Facilities
An Act relating to adult day services facilities; relating to certain crimes occurring near an adult day services facility; relating to certain contracts for adult day services; relating to reports of harm regarding certain vulnerable adults; and providing for an effective date.

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 |

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

SJR 3 : F-22 Raptor Aircraft at Elmendorf AFB
Passed! Legislative Resolve 6
Relating to the deployment of F-22 Raptor aircraft at Elmendorf Air Force Base.
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 5 : NCAA Basketball Preseason Tournaments
Passed! Legislative Resolve 2
Relating to opposition to National Collegiate Athletic Association legislative proposal 2000-106.
| 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 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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