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State Capitol, Room 111
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
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Elected to the House 1984, 1986
Elected to the Senate 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998

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Biography

Place of Birth: Fairfield, IL
Occupation: Businesswoman; former banker and teacher
Spouse: Michael F.G. Williams
Children: Tate Hanna Pearce-Williams.
Residency in Alaska: Since 1977; Fairbanks, Kotzebue, and Anchorage
Education: College - Indiana University, B.A. Biological Sciences, 1973; Post Graduate - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A. 1984; University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, The Executive Program, 1989
Political and Government Positions: State Senator, 1988-present; State Representative, 1984-88; Chair, Oil & Gas Committee, 1989-90, Chair, Labor & Commerce, 1991-92; Co-Chair, Finance, 1993-94; Senate President, 1995-1996 & 1999-2000, Co-Chair Finance, 1997-1998; Vice-Chair, Transportation 1999-2000; The Energy Council, Executive Committee, 1989-94, Chair, 1993-94; SUMMERSCENE, Director, The Louisville Zoo, Curator, 1974-77.
Business and Professional Positions: Partner: Cloverland North and 4150 Company; Investor/Board Member: Wave Energy; Resources Consultant: ASRC; Officer and Branch Manager, Bank of the North; Chemistry/Biology Teacher, Indiana.
Service Organization(s) Membership: Board Service: Alaska Special Olympics, AADC, AWAIC, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Kotzebue Chamber & PIC, and Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation. Member: Anchorage Chamber, Commonwealth North, AOPA, Resource Development Council, ARWC, AWPC, Exxon Valdez Advisory Committee, Alaska Miners Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Arctic Power, USTA, Alaska Support Industry Alliance, Alaska Federation of Republican Women.
Special Interests: My family, our home and friends, flying, breeding & racing standardbred horses, United Methodist Church.

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Press Releases

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Op-Eds & Speeches

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Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 5 : An Act relating to the crime of misprision of felony.
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SB 35 : Passed! Chapter 1, SLA 1999 An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots.
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SB 133 : Passed! Chapter 25, SLA 1999 Combine APUC and AOGCC.
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SB 134 : Passed! Chapter 34, SLA 1999 An Act authorizing the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to determine the amount of and to collect a charge for operating wells subject to the commission's jurisdiction, and to allocate expenses of investigation and hearing, and repealing the oil and gas conservation tax; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 176 : Passed! Chapter 9, SLA 2000 An Act permitting a physical fitness facility or gymnasium to limit public accommodation to only males or only females.
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SB 183 : An Act creating the Fisheries Commission of Alaska; relating to the management of fisheries; and providing for an effective date.
SB 193 : Passed! Chapter 48, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the payment of wages and claims for the payment of wages.
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SB 229 : Passed! Chapter 5, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the employment of hearing examiners and mediators by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska; repealing a requirement that the principal office of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission move to the same location as the principal office of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska; relating to the sharing of record-keeping facilities and clerical staff by the two commissions; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 269 : Passed! Chapter 15, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the deadline for the submission of monetary terms of collective bargaining contracts between the state and a labor or employee organization representing state employees to the legislature.
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SB 273 : Passed! Chapter 128, SLA 2000 An Act requiring oil discharge prevention and contingency plans and proof of financial responsibility for nontank vessels and railroad tank cars; authorizing inspection of nontank vessels and trains; and providing for an effective date.
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SCR 7 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 7 Supporting the responsible development of the Tulsequah Chief Mine through the cooperative effort of Alaska and British Columbia and urging Governor Knowles to withdraw his request for a referral of the Tulsequah Chief Mine to the International Joint Commission under the Boundary Waters Treaty.
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SCR 9 : 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.
SCR 12 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 35 Relating to declaring March 2000 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
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Legislation of Interest

SJR 39 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 38 Encouraging the United States Congress to pass S. 2214, a bill opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to responsible exploration, development, and production of its oil and gas resources.
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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 3 : Passed! Chapter 73, SLA 2000 An Act relating to controlled substances and to the possession of certain chemicals; and providing for an effective date.
HB 25 : Passed! Chapter 34, SLA 2000 An Act relating to a municipal river habitat protection tax credit.
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 61 : Passed! Chapter 39, SLA 1999 An Act relating to an exemption from the requirement for payment for overtime under a voluntary written agreement for certain employees in the airline industry; 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 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 191 : An Act relating to charter schools.
HB 270 : Passed! Chapter 57, SLA 2000 An Act relating to payment for certain examinations in cases of sexual assault.
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 346 : Passed! Chapter 76, SLA 2000 An Act requiring the Department of Health and Social Services to establish a waiting list for state-funded services for persons with developmental disabilities and requiring the department to submit an annual report concerning the waiting list and persons with developmental disabilities.
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.
HJR 8 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 1 Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system.
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 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 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 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 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 45 : Passed! Chapter 94, SLA 1999 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 68 : An Act relating to cooperation with federal programs relating to management of fish and game.
SB 195 : An Act relating to the certificate of need program; 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 5 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 3 Opposing the closure of the former Mount McKinley portions of Denali National Park and Preserve to snowmachine use.
SJR 22 : Relating to the National Museum of Women's History and the National Museum of Women's History Alaska Council.
SJR 25 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 27 Relating to voluntary school prayer.
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 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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Archive of Past Legislation

Measures sponsored or co-sponsored by Senator Drue Pearce

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District Information

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