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District G - Republican


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State Capitol, Room 516
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2095
Fax: (907) 465-3810
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Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 269-0240
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Elected to the House 1988, 1990
Elected to the Senate 1992, 1996, 2000

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Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
12/02/50; Pomona, CA
Occupation:
Consulting Engineer, Fisherman
Spouse:
Carolyn
Children:
Joseph, Rachel, Nicole
Residency in Alaska:
Ninilchik, 1950 - 74 ; Ketchikan, 1974 - 75; Anchorage, 1975 - present
Education: High School - Ninilchik, 1964-68
College/University - Oregon State University, B.S. Civil Engineering, 1972
Graduate - Stanford University, M.S. Civil/Environmental Engineering, 1973
Post Graduate - University of Alaska Anchorage, Arctic Engineering, 1976
Political and Government Positions:
Current - State Senator, 1993 - present; member, Senate Finance Committee; Subcommittee Chairman for University of Alaska, Department of Revenue, and Department of Environmental Conservation; Vice Chairman, Senate Rules Committee; member, Senate Labor & Commerce Committee; member, Legislative Council; member, Anchorage Caucus; member, Joint Armed Forces Committee; ex-officio member, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Public Advisory Group; member, American Legislative Exchange Council; Member, Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force; Executive Committee Member, Energy Council.
Former - Chairman, Senate Resources Committee; Chairman, Senate Labor & Commerce Committee; Chairman, Senate State Affairs Committee; Chairman, Senate Special Committee on Oil & Gas; member, Senate Community & Regional Affairs Committee; member, Joint Committee on Electric Utility Restructuring; member, Task Force on Deferred Maintenance; member, Senate Telecommunications Committee; Chairman & Commissioner, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Chairman, Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force; State Representative (1989 - 1993); member, Alaska Regional Marine Research Board; member, Anchorage Hazardous Materials Commission; member, Anchorage Local Emergency Planning Committee; member, Anchorage Breakthrough Committee; member, Civil Justice Task Force; member, Joint Task Force on Military Bases; member, Military Base Schools Task Force; member, Teacher of the Year Selection Committee; Co-Chairman, Legislative Children's Caucus; member, House Liability Insurance Task Force. Business and Professional Positions:
Consulting civil engineer; business owner, Loren Leman, P.E.; former Project Manager, CH2M Hill; Alaska Water & Wastewater Management Association; American Society of Civil Engineers; former director, Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association; Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association.
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Civilian Advisory Board member, Anchorage Armed Services YMCA; Air Force Association; Alaskans for a Drug-Free Youth; Director, Challenger Learning Center of Alaska; National Federation of Independent Business; National Rifle Association; Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; Resource Development Council; Arctic Power; Turnagain PTA; Turnagain Community Council; Anchorage Grace Brethren Church.
Special Interests:
Family, reading, fishing, basketball, playing the accordion, Russian Alaska history.
Awards / Honors:
National "Civil Government Award"
     American Society of Civil Engineers
"Defender of Freedom Award"
     National Rifle Association
"Guardian of the Home Award"
     Alaska Private & Home Educators Association
"Guardian of Small Business"
     National Federation of Independent Business
"Friend of Emergency Medical Services Commendation"
     Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services

biography last updated 8/24/00

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Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 25 : An Act relating to sentences for misdemeanors.
| Sponsor Statement |
SB 26 : Passed! Chapter 66, SLA 2000 An Act relating to providing false information or reports to a peace officer.
| Sponsor Statement |
SB 27 : Passed! Chapter 36, SLA 1999 An Act relating to school records and driver license records of certain children.
| Sponsor Statement | Testimoney in Committee |
SB 94 : Passed! Chapter 37, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the medical use of marijuana; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis | Op-Ed |
SB 141 : Passed! Chapter 35, SLA 1999 An Act relating to construction contracts and subcontractors; relating to design- build construction contracts; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |
SB 235 : Passed! Chapter 116, SLA 2000 An Act authorizing the exchange of land between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Eklutna, Inc., between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the United States Department of the Army and the United States Department of the Air Force, between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Chugach Alaska Corporation, and between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the Municipality of Anchorage; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 247 : Passed! Chapter 55, SLA 2000 An Act relating to eligibility of certain veterans for longevity bonus payments; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |
SB 266 : Passed! Chapter 13, SLA 2000 An Act repealing the exemptions from state law relating to the sale and use of TBT-based marine antifouling paints; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |
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.
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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 18 : Passed! Chapter 120, SLA 2000 An Act making a special appropriation in an amount not to exceed $250,000,000 from the earnings reserve account to the principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
HB 34 : Passed! Chapter 62, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the crime of failure to report the commission or attempted commission of certain crimes against children.
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 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 253 : Passed! Chapter 114, SLA 2000 An Act relating to a school disciplinary and safety program; and providing for an effective date.
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 or hearing of a child.
HB 372 : Passed! Chapter 103, SLA 2000 An Act relating to criminal sentencing and restitution.
HB 392 : Passed! Chapter 45, SLA 2000 An Act relating to continuances for temporary custody hearings that follow emergency custody of a child; and amending Rule 10, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules.
HCR 11 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 31 Relating to substance abuse treatment for offenders in the criminal justice system.
HCR 15 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 32 Requesting the governor to proclaim March 2000 as Developmental Disability Awareness Month.
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 13 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 14 Relating to using oil spill settlement funds to create a long-term research and monitoring endowment.
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 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.
HJR 54 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 37 Relating to urging the exclusion of national forests in Alaska from President Clinton's proposal for withdrawal of roadless areas in the national forest system.
SB 1 : An Act relating to good time and release on mandatory parole.
SB 2 : An Act providing for civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
SB 3 : Passed! Chapter 54, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the crimes of murder, solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide; relating to homicides of children; and relating to the crime of interference with custody of a child or incompetent person.
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 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.
SB 12 : Passed! Chapter 3, SLA 1999 An Act classifying anadromous streams and tributaries; relating to the designation of riparian areas; establishing buffers on certain streams and relating to slope stability standards on certain streams; and requiring retention of low value timber along certain water bodies where prudent.
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 46 : Passed! Chapter 16, SLA 1999 An Act naming the Terry Miller Legislative Office Building.
SB 102 : Passed! Chapter 24, SLA 1999 An Act designating the State Trooper Bruce A. Heck Memorial Corridor.
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 231 : Passed! Chapter 22, SLA 2000 An Act naming the Alaska Native Veterans' Honor Bridge.
SB 268 : Passed! Chapter 49, SLA 2000 An Act relating to mandatory 99-year terms of imprisonment for persons convicted of certain murders.
SJR 2 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the rights of prisoners under the criminal administration section.
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 27 : Passed! 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.
SJR 31 : Relating to subsistence activities of urban Alaska Natives under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
SJR 34 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 54 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to public corporations.
SR 1 : Passed! Senate Resolve 1 Relating to declaring March 1999 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
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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