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Elected to the Senate 1992, 1994, 1998

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Biography

Date/Place of Birth: 8/29/54; Anchorage, Alaska

Occupation: Construction Worker, Attorney, Labor Relations

Residency in Alaska: Lifelong; Anchorage, 1954-present

Education:

  High School: Dimond High School, 1969-72
American Legion School Award.
  University: University of Oregon, 1972-76
B.S. Political Science, Phi Beta Kapa
Debate Team.
  Post Graduate: University of Washington Law School, 1976-79
Law Degree.
  Mensa: Admitted in 1986.

Political and Government Positions:

  State Senator, 1993-present
    Vice-Chair, Senate Finance Committee, 1999-present
Chair, Capitol Budget Finance Subcommittee, 1999-present
Chair, Department of Law Finance Subcommittee, 1999-present
Chair, Department of Public Safety Finance Subcommittee, 1999-present
Member, Court System Finance Subcommittee, 1999-present
Member, Department of Fish & Game Finance Subcommittee, 1999-present
Member, Department of Military & Veterans Affairs Finance Subcommittee, 1999-present
Co-Chair, Anchorage Caucus, 1997-present
Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1999-present
Member, Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, 1999-present
Member, Legislative Council, 1999 - present
 
State Representative, 1987-92
    Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, 1991-92
Chairman House Labor & Commerce Committee, 1987-91.

Business and Professional Positions:

  Alaska Bar Association, 1979-present.
Former Financial Auditor/Current Member, Construction Laborers 341, 1974-present.
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 1998 - present.

Service Organization(s) Membership:

  Life Member National Rifle Association.
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee

Past Community Service:

  Former Volunteer Fireman
Anchorage School District Curriculum Committee
Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
Forum 49 Board of Directors
Spenard Community Council Road Committee
Anchorage Waterways Council
Co-Chair, Department of Labor Asbestos Task Force
Alaska Bar Association Law Related Education Committee
Volunteer Judge, Anchorage High School Debate Competition

Special Interests:

  Hunting
Fishing
Softball
Bicycling
Target Shooting

Awards:

  • 1989 Alaska Outdoors Council Sportsman Legislator of the Year
  • 1994 NRA Defender of Freedom Award
  • 1995 NRA Honor Roll


  • 1992 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislative Award
  • 1993 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislative Award


  • 1997 Victims for Justice Outstanding Service Award
  • 1998 Outstanding Victim Advocate of the Year


  • 1990 Alaska Public Radio Service Award
  • 1987 A.N.H.S. Outstanding Neighborhood Service Award
  • American Legion School Award
  • 1995 Mayor's Award for Public Service/Midtown Park & Trail Project


  • 1998 National Federation of Independent Businesses Guardian of Small Business Award
  • 1998 Alaska Homebuilders Association's "Big Hammer" Award

Click to View Successful Legislation:
Senator Dave Donley has been one of Alaska's most successful state legislators, authoring over forty major laws. This is a list of those laws prime sponsored by Senator Donley or House Judiciary (JUD) or House Labor and Commerce (L&C) committees when Senator Donley was chair.

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 1 : An Act relating to good time and release on mandatory parole.
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SB 8 : Passed! Chapter 69, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the number of toilets in women's restrooms in certain facilities.
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SB 10 : Passed! Chapter 73, SLA 1999 An Act requiring a utility that provides services in a municipality with a population of more than 100,000 to have an ongoing program of placing existing overhead utility lines underground; and relating to rates for recovering the cost of placing existing overhead utility lines underground.
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SB 11 : Passed! Chapter 65, SLA 1999 An Act relating to good time credits for prisoners serving sentences of imprisonment for certain murders, attempted murders, or conspiracies to commit murder.
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SB 24 : An Act relating to the adoption, amendment, repeal, legislative review, and judicial review of regulations; and amending Rule 202, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure.
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SB 88 : Passed! Chapter 67, SLA 1999 An Act relating to licensure of dietitians and nutritionists; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 174 : G.O. Bonds, University of Alaska
SB 177 : Passed! Chapter 97, SLA 2000 An Act relating to insurance trade practices; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 242 : An Act authorizing appropriation of the proceeds obtained by the state from levy and collection of its ad valorem tax on oil and gas exploration, production, and pipeline property to implement state revenue sharing for the safe communities program; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 268 : Passed! Chapter 49, SLA 2000 An Act relating to mandatory 99-year terms of imprisonment for persons convicted of certain murders.
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SJR 2 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the rights of prisoners under the criminal administration section.
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SJR 27 : Legislative Resolve 47 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to revisions of the state constitution and providing that a court may not change language of a proposed constitutional amendment or revision.
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SJR 28 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the appropriation limit.
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SJR 37 : Requesting the Municipality of Anchorage to name a trail as the Trent-Waldron Memorial Trail.
SR 3 : Passed! Senate Resolve 3 Requesting Opinion in Bess v. Ulmer.

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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

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 80 : Passed! Chapter 7, SLA 1999 An Act relating to a state employment preference for certain members of the Alaska National Guard.
HB 191 : An Act relating to charter schools.
HJR 8 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 1 Relating to a national ballistic missile defense 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 21 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 4 Relating to new evaluation and selection criteria for military base realignment and closure actions.
SB 3 : Passed! Chapter 54, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the crimes of murder, solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide; relating to homicides of children; relating to registration as a sex offender or child kidnapper; relating to the crime of interference with custody of a child or incompetent person; and providing for an effective date.
SB 4 : Vetoed by Governor An Act relating to establishing an office of victims' rights; 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; and amending Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 9, Alaska Delinquency Rules, and Rule 501, Alaska Rules of Evidence.
SB 7 : Awaiting Chapter An Act relating to the University of Alaska and university land, and authorizing the University of Alaska to select additional state land.
SB 9 : Passed! Chapter 22, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the calculation of employee contributions and credited service in the public employees' retirement system for noncertificated employees of school districts, regional educational attendance areas, the special education service agency, the Alaska Vocational Technical Center, and the state boarding schools; and providing for an effective date.
SB 13 : An Act relating to assessment of discrete salmon stocks and to discrete salmon stock assessment surcharges.
SB 21 : An Act making an appropriation for construction and renovation of the University of Alaska, Anchorage Consortium Library Facility; and providing for an effective date.
SB 25 : An Act relating to sentences for misdemeanors.
SB 26 : Passed! Chapter 66, SLA 2000 An Act relating to providing false information or reports to a peace officer.
SB 46 : Passed! Chapter 16, SLA 1999 An Act naming the Terry Miller Legislative Office Building.
SB 77 : Passed! Chapter 17, SLA 1999 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.
SB 95 : An Act relating to the combination of grades that constitute junior high, middle, or secondary school.
SB 102 : Passed! Chapter 24, SLA 1999 An Act designating the State Trooper Bruce A. Heck Memorial Corridor.
SB 108 : An Act relating to fees for probation and parole.
SB 186 : Passed! Chapter 3, SLA 2000 An Act relating to a University of Alaska postsecondary education savings program, to the Alaska Higher Education Savings Trust, and to the Alaska advance college tuition savings fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 198 : An Act increasing the base student allocation component of the public school funding formula; and providing for an effective date.
SB 247 : Passed! Chapter 55, SLA 2000 An Act relating to eligibility of certain persons who receive veterans' benefits for longevity bonus payments; and providing for an effective date.
SB 261 : Passed! Chapter 108, SLA 2000 An Act relating to needle stick and sharps injury protections and the use of safe needles by health care facilities and health care professionals; and providing for an effective date.
SJR 4 : Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system.
SJR 5 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 3 Opposing the closure of the former Mount McKinley portions of Denali National Park and Preserve to snowmachine use.
SJR 6 : 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.
SJR 15 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the appointment and confirmation of supreme court justices and superior court judges and to approval or rejection of justices and judges during certain general elections.
SJR 31 : Relating to subsistence activities of urban Alaska Natives under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
SJR 32 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the office of attorney general.
SJR 34 : Legislative Resolve 54 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to certain public corporations.
SJR 38 : Legislative Resolve 41 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.
SR 2 : Passed! Senate Resolve 2 Dedicating the Terry Miller Gallery of the Chamber of the Alaska Senate to Cliff Groh.

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Archive of Past Legislation

Measures sponsored or co-sponsored by Senator Donley

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