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State Capitol, Room 417
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2487
Fax: (907) 465-4956
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112 Mill Bay Road
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-8872
Fax: (907) 486-5264 (at LIO)

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


Cliff Stone 465-2487
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Suzanne Hancock 465-2487 (Jan-May)
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Ian Fisk 465-2487 (Jan-May)
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Sean Reilly 465-2487 (Jan-May)
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Date/Place of Birth: 5/23/43; Everett, WA
Occupation: Self Employed
Spouse: Ginny
Children: Carol, Dawn
Residency in Alaska: Lifelong; Kodiak
Education: High School - Kodiak High School, 1958-61
Military Service: Alaska National Guard, Sergeant (E-5), 7 years service
Political and Government Positions: Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, 1985-90, 1992-1994; KIB Parks & Recreation; City of Kodiak Personnel Board; Kodiak Island Transportation Committee; Kodiak Island School Budget Review Committee; Kodiak Community College Advisory Board; Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board.
Business and Professional Positions: Executive Director, Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1993-1994; Commercial Fisherman; Police Officer, City of Kodiak; Union Longshoreman; Sporting Goods Store Manager; Hunting and Fishing Lodge Owner, 1985-90; Printing Shop Owner, 1975-88; Owner, Austerman's Office Supply, 1979-94; Newspaper Owner, Kadiak Times, 1976-83.
Service Organization(s) Membership: President/Board Member, Kodiak Jaycees; Co-Founder, Kodiak Rodeo Association; Chair, Ducks Unlimited; Co-Founder, Kodiak Alaska State Parks Advisory Committee; President/Board Member, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce; Elks Club; Pioneers of Alaska; NRA; Kodiak Island Sportsmen Association, and Rotary.
Special Interests:
Hunting, fishing, photography, mountain biking, hiking

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Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 237 : An Act relating to a vessel-based commercial fisheries limited entry system; relating to management of offshore fisheries; relating to loans for the purchase of vessel entry permits; and providing for an effective date.
HB 265 : Passed! Chapter 43, SLA 2000 An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska regional economic assistance program; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 363 : Passed! Chapter 62, SLA 2000 An Act relating to salmon product reports; and providing for an effective date.
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HCR 10 : Proposing recommendations concerning the sale of the Four Dam Pool hydroelectric facilities.
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HJR 5 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska creating a highway fund, a marine highway fund, and a harbor fund.
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HJR 39 : Urging the United States government to purchase surplus pink salmon for aid packages to the Balkans.
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Co-Sponsored of the Following Legislation

HB 40 : Passed! Chapter 58, SLA 1999 An Act combining parts of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development and parts of the Department of Community and Regional Affairs by transferring some of their duties to a new Department of Commerce and Rural Development; transferring some of the duties of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development and the Department of Community and Regional Affairs to other existing agencies; eliminating the Department of Commerce and Economic Development and the Department of Community and Regional Affairs; relating to the Department of Commerce and Rural Development and the commissioner of commerce and rural development; adjusting the membership of certain multi- member bodies to reflect the transfer of duties among departments and the elimination of departments; creating the office of international trade and relating to its duties; and providing for an effective date.
HB 77 : Passed! Chapter 6, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the Joint Armed Services Committee, a permanent interim committee of the Alaska State Legislature; and providing for an effective date.
HB 93 : An Act relating to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation's rural assistance loan program and to the definition of 'housing' for purposes of the corporation's housing assistance loan program; and providing for an effective date.
HB 103 : An Act relating to civil actions by municipalities and certain public corporations and prohibiting certain civil actions by them against firearms or ammunition manufacturers and dealers.
HB 104 : An Act revising the procedures and authority of the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, the Board of Fisheries, and the Department of Fish and Game to establish a moratorium on participants or vessels, or both, participating in certain fisheries; and providing for an effective date.
HB 109 : Passed! Chapter 56, SLA 1999 An Act relating to management of fish and game in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and navigable waters.
HB 124 : An Act relating to the taxation of income and providing a credit for certain property taxes, and permitting the legislature to use certain income tax proceeds to make appropriations for public schools.
HB 135 : Passed! Chapter 64, SLA 1999 An Act relating to use of eavesdropping and recording devices by peace officers.
HB 151 : Passed! Chapter 88, SLA 1999 An Act relating to revocation and reinstatement of the driver's license of a person at least 14 but not yet 21 years of age.
HB 165 : An Act relating to school crisis response planning.
HB 210 : An Act relating to establishing a disciplinary and safety program in public schools; and providing for an effective date.
HB 255 : An Act relating to cities incorporated under state law that are home rule communities.
HB 307 : An Act establishing an oil and gas corporate income tax and making conforming amendments; and amending the tax on corporations levied under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act to eliminate the state corporate income tax on taxable income of less than $10,000; and providing for an effective date.
HB 339 : Passed! Chapter 102, SLA 2000 An Act authorizing the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank to make loans relating to tourism and development or exploitation of natural resources.
HB 411 : An Act relating to the market value of the permanent fund and to distribution of income of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
HCR 8 : Urging the Alaska Railroad Corporation to select an Alaska company for the design and construction of three rail barges and the charter and operation of tugboats for service between Seattle and Alaska as indicated in the Request for Proposal 99-13-18685.
HJR 9 : Urging the President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check system.
HJR 11 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 8 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.
HJR 15 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 13 Relating to support for the "American Land Sovereignty Protection Act" in the United States Congress.
HJR 40 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to terms of legislators, to meetings of legislative committees, and to the length of regular sessions of the legislature.
HJR 51: Expressing support for a cooperative United States-Canada feasibility study on extending the North American rail system through British Columbia and the Yukon Territory to Alaska.

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