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Representative Fred Dyson
District 25 - Republican


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State Capitol, Room 104
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2199
Fax: (907) 465-4587
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Interim:
10928 Eagle River Rd., Suite 140
Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: (907) 694-6683
Fax: (907) 694-1015

Elected to the House 1996, 1998

   Gayle Keller 465-2199 (Jan-May)
694-6683 (June-Dec)
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   Wes Keller 465-3759 (Jan-May)
694-6683 (June-Dec)
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   Peter Torkelson 465-6881 (Jan-May)
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Biography

Date/Place of Birth: January 16, 1939; Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Spouse: Married to Jane since May 28, 1966
Children: Cindy, Wendy, Jana; many foster children
Residency in Alaska: Alaska, since 1964;

Eagle River, 1976 - present
Education:
University of Washington, 5 years, Mechanical Engineering;
Graduate-level courses, including Arctic Engineering & Economics
Political and Government Positions:
Co-Chairman: House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee;
Member: House Special Committee on Oil & Gas;
Member: Community and Regional Affairs;
Member: House Special Committee on Economic Development;
Member: House Special Committee on Fisheries;
Member: Chairman of Children's Caucus (ad hoc)
Business and Professional Positions:
Commercial fishing, salmon, 1976-present;
Consultant, Technical Writer, 1985-present;
Elected Member, Anchorage Municipal Assembly, 1985-91;
Maintenance Supervisor, British Petroleum, 1972-84;
Boating columnist, Anchorage Times; Anchorage Daily News;
Contributing Editor, Alaska Boating Magazine
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Chugiak/Eagle River Chamber of Commerce;
National Rifle Association;
Alaska Right to Life;
Former Member: Eagle River Community Council;
Former Member: Eagle River Limited Road Service Area Board;
Former Member: Alaska State Human Rights Commission;
Former Member: Chugach State Park Citizens Advisory Board;
Former Member: Anchorage Library Commission;
Former Member: Anchorage Aquatic Resources Commission
Special Interests:
Restoration of mechanical antiques;
cars, guns, boats, history, and most sports
biography last updated 1/17/00

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Press Releases

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Children's Caucus News

  • Audio Only 02-08-00: Representative Fred Dyson explains the up and down sides of the information presented by the Department of Health and Social Services.
    = Fred Dyson, 64 K
  • Child Abuse Awareness Campaign's Web Site
    http://www.alaska.net/~rosenbau/

Children's Caucus E-Mail List

To be added to the "Children's Caucus" e-mail list please call 465-2199 and ask to be subscribed.

The Children's Caucus is an Ad Hoc committee chaired by Representative Fred Dyson; Representative Tom Brice (District 30) is Vice-Chair. The members are bi-partisan and from both the Senate and House. There is no membership "list". The meeting is open to all 60 legislators, staff, and the general public.

The purpose of each caucus is to inform legislators, through various presenters, about a particular issue relating to children. The mission is to find out:

  1. The nature of the problem presented.
  2. What the Legislature can do to help.
Meetings have often focused on finding ways to end child sexual abuse and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, but have also covered a wide range of topics.

Legislators are seated at the committee table. There are chairs in the audience for public members and staff (first come, first serve). The meeting is informal and, as we don't want to add starvation to your busy schedules, we invite you to bring your lunch with you.

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Speeches, Opinions, and Editorials

Alaska Constitution - Article VIII, Section 4

"Subsistance is the highest and best use of wild food resources for personal or family use in times or areas of wild fish and game shortages and is a basic human right" ... Rep. Fred Dyson.

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Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 33 : An Act relating to bounty hunters and to capturing criminal suspects or fugitives.
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HB 34 : Passed! Chapter 62 SLA 99 Act relating to the crime of misprision of a crime against a child.
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HB 70 : Passed! Chapter 63 SLA 99 An Act relating to questionnaires or surveys administered in public schools.
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HB 78 : Passed! Chapter 41 SLA 99 Act relating to transfer of a vehicle title by the owner; and providing for an effective date.
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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.
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HB 118 : An Act relating to payment for remedial classes at the University of Alaska.
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HB 119 : An Act relating to the right to attend public school and to students who are over school age.
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HB 177 : Passed! Chapter 40 SLA 99 Act relating to foster parents; relating to the right of foster parents to have notice of, and testify at, delinquency hearings and to the disclosure of minors' records to foster parents; and amending Rules 3, 7, 10, 12, 21, 23, and 25, Alaska Delinquency Rules.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 191 : An Act relating to charter schools; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 195 : An Act relating to school construction grants and to municipal school construction debt reimbursement.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 197 : An Act relating to public school funding; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 235 : An Act relating to removal of motor vehicles from public or private property; amending Rules 79 and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
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HB 241 : Storage of Building Material Regs
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HB 242 : An Act relating to facilities that may be used as a charter school.
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HB 249 : An Act relating to counseling in public schools.
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HB 251 : An Act relating to the criminal and juvenile justice systems; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 252 : An Act relating to child support.
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HB 253 : Passed! Chapter 114, SLA 2000 An Act establishing a school disciplinary and safety program; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 255 : An Act relating to villages; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 372 : Passed! Chapter 103, SLA 2000 An Act relating to criminal sentencing and restitution.
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HB 407 : An Act relating to license plates for antique motor vehicles and to gold rush license plates; and providing for an effective date.
HB 408 : An Act limiting compensation paid to state officers and employees to no more than the governor's compensation except as provided by law.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 409 : An Act prescribing the rights of grandparents related to hearings on petitions to adjudicate a minor as a child in need of aid and to the testimony of grandparents at those hearings; and amending Rules 3, 7, 10, 15, 17(e), and 19, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 410 : An Act relating to the crime of unauthorized interception and distribution of electronic messages; and relating to privacy of information provided to and electronic messages handled by Internet service providers.
HCR 11 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 31 Relating to substance abuse treatment for offenders in the criminal justice system.
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HJR 36 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 18 Relating to rejecting the conclusions in a recent article published by the American Psychological Association that suggests that sexual relationships between adults and children might be positive for children; and urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to similarly reject these conclusions.
| Sponsor Statement |
HJR 42 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to criminal administration.
| Goals & Intent Statement |
Rural Governance: Provides several choices for local communities and groups of communities to organize under state law.
| Goal and Intent Statement | call (907) 694-6683 for copy of draft bill |
Electrical Power Universal Service: An act establishing and providing for safe, reliable, affordable electric power for all Alaskan communities.
| Goals and Intent Statement | call (907) 694-6683 for copy of draft bill |

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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 12 : Passed! Chapter 12 SLA 99 Act relating to a utility corridor and railroad right-of-way between the Alaska Railroad and the Alaska-Canada border.
HB 15 : An Act relating to disclosure of information about certain children; and amending Rule 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules.
HB 16 : An Act transferring to the Department of Health and Social Services the authority to license all assisted living facilities; eliminating the authority of the Department of Administration to license assisted living facilities; and providing for an effective date.
HB 22 : Passed! Chapter 4 SLA 99 Act relating to investigations of property by a municipal assessor or the assessor's agent; and providing for an effective date.
HB 47 : An Act instructing the Department of Corrections to study the principles involved in restorative community justice and produce a plan for the development of a restorative community justice approach for Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HB 67 : Passed! Chapter 95, SLA 2000 An Act relating to release of certain persons alleged to have committed certain sexual offenses.
HB 76 : Passed! Chapter 8 SLA 99 Act relating to an exemption from and deferral of payment on municipal taxes on deteriorated property; and providing for an effective date.
HB 80 : Passed! Chapter 7 SLA 99 An Act relating to a state employment preference for certain members of the Alaska National Guard.
HB 81 : An Act relating to the provision of electric service in the state; and providing for an effective date.
HB 82 : Passed! Chapter 79 SLA 99 Act relating to immunity for certain claims arising out of or in connection with the year 2000 date change; and providing for an effective date.
HB 109 : Passed! Chapter 56 SLA 99 Act relating to management of fish and game in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and navigable waters.
HB 110 : Passed! Chapter 68 SLA 99 Act relating to the sale, offer to sell, and labeling of fluid milk, meat, and meat products.
HB 113 : An Act relating to a program of postsecondary education for high school students.
HB 135 : Passed! Chapter 64 SLA 99 An Act relating to use of eavesdropping and recording devices by peace officers.
HB 146 : An Act relating to civil liability for commercial recreational activities; and providing for an effective date.
HB 151 : Passed! Chapter 88 SLA 99 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 175 : An Act requiring the Department of Health and Social Services to provide notice to a community council on receipt of an application for a license to operate a certain kind of foster group home.
HB 180 : Passed! Chapter 32, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the possession, manufacture, use, display, or delivery of controlled substances while children are present.
HB 192 : Passed! Chapter 7 SLA 00 An Act relating to reciting the pledge of allegiance by public school students.
HB 216 : Passed! Chapter 51 SLA 99 Act relating to school buses.
HB 224 : An Act requiring a public employee labor organization representing employees of a school district, regional educational attendance area, or a state boarding school to give notice before striking.
HB 226 : Passed! Chapter 52, SLA 2000 An Act relating to credited service under the teachers' retirement system for education employees on leave without pay or receiving workers' compensation benefits because of certain on-the-job injuries.
HB 227 : Passed! Chapter 92 SLA 99 An Act making up to 160 acres of land available for selection by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
HB 244 : An Act relating to disclosure of information by the attorney general about possible unfair trade practices; and relating to liability for allegations relating to unfair trade practices.
HB 250 : An Act applicable to the reduction of holdings when the total acreage of oil and gas leases taken or held by a person exceeds the amount that may, by law, be taken or held by one person, and authorizing the University of Alaska to select and manage that excess land; and providing for an effective date.
HB 259 : Passed! Chapter 123, SLA 2000 An Act relating to eligibility to be represented by the public defender before and during the probable cause and temporary placement hearing that is held after the state takes emergency custody of a child.
HB 268 : An Act relating to the Alaska Higher Education Savings Trust; and providing for an effective date.
HB 270 : Passed! Chapter 57, SLA 2000 An Act relating to sexual assault and sexual abuse and to payment for certain examinations in cases of alleged sexual assault or sexual abuse.
HB 273 : An Act relating to the disclosure of subscriber information by Internet service providers.
HB 277 : An Act relating to payment of retirement benefits for subsequently reemployed retired members of the teachers' retirement system.
HB 278 : An Act relating to privacy, to private genetic information, to the rights of employees related to electronic monitoring by employers, and to certain consumer information; and amending Rule 26, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
HB 288 : Passed! Chapter 67, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the creation of an aggravating factor for the commission of domestic violence in the physical presence of a child.
HB 318 : Passed! Chapter 26, SLA 2000 An Act relating to property disposal by law enforcement agencies.
HB 329 : An Act relating to unborn children and abortion.
HB 346 : Passed! Chapter 76, SLA 2000 An Act relating to services for persons with developmental disabilities.
HB 349 : An Act relating to powers of the Board of Game, means of access for hunting, trapping, and fishing, the definition of 'means' and 'methods,' and hunting safety education and game conservation education programs; relating to the purposes of game refuges, fish and game critical habitat areas, and public use areas.
HB 387 : An Act prohibiting governmental entities, including municipalities and school districts, from restricting a person's free exercise of religion.
HB 392 : Passed! Chapter 45, SLA 2000 An Act relating to continuances for temporary placement hearings that follow emergency custody of a minor; and amending Rule 10, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules.
HCR 2 : Relating to the sovereignty of the State of Alaska and the sovereign right of the State of Alaska to manage the natural resources of Alaska.
HCR 12 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 21 Relating to the state's interest in oil and gas company mergers and establishing a Joint Special Committee on Mergers as a joint committee of the legislature.
HCR 19 : Designating the month of March as Women's History Month and urging all Alaskans to join in the celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, 2000.
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 12 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 5 Relating to federal claims against funds obtained by settlement of state tobacco litigation.
HJR 14 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 12 Relating to the National Museum of Women's History and the National Museum of Women's History Alaska Council.
HJR 18 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an office of administrative hearings.
HJR 20 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 16 Urging the Congress to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the marriage penalty by providing that income tax rate bracket amounts, and the amount of the standard deduction, for joint returns shall be twice the amounts applicable to unmarried individuals.
HJR 21 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 4 Relating to new evaluation and selection criteria for military base realignment and closure actions.
HJR 28 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 6 Requesting that the National Marine Fisheries Service and the United States Congress act immediately to reverse the decline of the Cook Inlet beluga whale population and to regulate the harvest of the beluga whales in Cook Inlet until the beluga whale population has recovered.
HJR 35 : Relating to requesting the United States Congress to repeal the "Brady Handgun Protection Act".
HJR 38 : Relating to voluntary school prayer.
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 49 : 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, 2000.
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.
HJR 53: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to a preference for taking wildlife for human consumption.
SB 4 : Vetoed by Governor An Act relating to victims' rights; 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; relating to notice of appropriations concerning victims' rights; amending Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 9, Alaska Delinquency Rules, and Rule 501, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.
SB 27 : Passed! Chapter 36 SLA 99 An Act relating to school records and driver license records of certain children.
SB 45 : Passed! Chapter 94 SLA 99 An Act providing that a person who grants certain conservation easements to the state or a municipality that provide public access for recreational purposes and the grantee of the easement are immune from tort liability, other than gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct, for damages to a person who uses the easement under certain conditions; relating to the vacation by the state or a municipality of rights-of-way acquired by the state under former 43 U.S.C. 932; and providing for an effective date.
SB 73 : Passed! Chapter 83, SLA 2000 An Act relating to assisted living homes; and providing for an effective date.
SB 77 : Passed! Chapter 17 SLA 99 An Act prohibiting certain civil actions against firearms or ammunition manufacturers and dealers.
SB 103 : Passed! Chapter 29, SLA 2000 An Act relating to a curriculum for Native language education; and providing for an effective date.
SB 125 : Passed! Chapter 78 SLA 99 An Act relating to school crisis response planning.
SCR 15: Passed! Legislative Resolve 39 Relating to Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Awareness Weeks.
SJR 25 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 27 Relating to voluntary school prayer.

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Archive of Past Legislation

Measures sponsored or co-sponsored by Representative Fred Dyson

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Health, Education, & Social Services Committee

Chairs:
Fred Dyson, Chair  

Members:
Jim Whitaker Joe Green
Carl Morgan Tom Brice
Allen Kemplen John Coghill

Wes Keller, Committee Aide
State Capitol, Room 104
Juneau, AK 99801     phone: (907) 465-3759
Committee Meets at 3:00pm T/Th in Capitol Room 106

Committee Legislation

HB 147 : An Act relating to vulnerable adults; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |
For more information contact Rep. Coghill's office at (907) 465-3719.
HB 148 : An Act establishing an in-home and community-based services program for certain adults with long-term care needs; and providing for an effective date.
For more information contact Rep. Coghill's office at (907) 465-3719.
HB 186 : An Act allowing the disclosure of reports with regard to inspection and investigations of certain health care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, and assisted living homes; authorizing the Department of Health and Social Services to license home health agencies; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |
For more information contact Rep. Whitaker's office at (907) 465-3004.
HB 187 : Passed! Chapter 55 SLA 99 An Act relating to the certificate of need program for nursing care facilities and other facilities; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |
For more information contact Rep. Whitaker's office at (907) 465-3004.
HB 213 : An Act relating to the medical use of marijuana; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Short Analysis | Sectional Analysis | Letters of Support |
For more information contact Rep. Dyson's office at (907) 465-3759.
HB 416 : An Act relating to insurance coverage for prostate cancer screening.
HB 427 : An Act relating to the school year for purposes of the postsecondary student loan program; and providing for an effective date.
HCR 21 : Recognizing and observing June 17, 2000, as Juneteenth Day.
HCR 24 : Creating the Alaska Health Care Commission.
HCR 25 : Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 204, relating to the Alaska Commission on Aging.

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District Information

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DFYS Emergency Custody Brochure

Information for Parents about Emergency Custody

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