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State Capitol, Room 423
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4940
Fax: (907) 465-3766
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716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 450
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
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145 Main Steet Loop
Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: (907) 283-7996
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Elected to the House 1982
Elected to the Senate 1996

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Biography

Date of Birth: July 19, 1948; Anchorage, Alaska.
Spouse: Margaret
Children: Katheleen Bloodgood, Kirsten Deacon, Jeri Ann Strand.
Occupation: Real Estate Businessman.
Length of Residency in Alaska: 49 years, 1948-Present.
Education: High School: West High School, 1966, GED; Technical/Vocational: Heavy Equipment School, Navy Sea Bees
Military Service: Viet Nam: U.S. Navy, 3 years 7 months, Construction Man, Viet Nam; Service Medal, Honorable Discharge.
Political and Government Positions: Past Member, Municipal Health Commission; Commissioner, Municipal Transportation; Commissioner, Municipal Veteran Affairs; Representative, Alaska House of Representatives in the Thirteenth Legislative Session; Rural Affairs Coordinator, Department of Corrections; Legislative Aide.
Business and Professional Positions: Real Estate Businessman
Service Organization(s) Membership: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10252, American Legion Post 28, Kenai Chamber of Commerce, and Nikiski Chamber of Commerce.
Special Interests: Fishing, hunting, and boating.

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Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 29 : Passed! Chapter 53, SLA 1999 An Act relating to licensure of physicians; and providing for an effective date.
SB 33 : Passed! Chapter 61, SLA 1999 An Act relating to contracts for the performance of certain state functions previously performed by state employees and to the Commission on Privatization and Delivery of Government Services; and providing for an effective date.
SB 36 : An Act relating to state procurement of certain computer-related contracts.
SB 43 : An Act making a special appropriation from the earnings reserve account to the principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 46 : Passed! Chapter 16, SLA 1999 An Act naming the Terry Miller Legislative Office Building.
SB 69 : An Act authorizing an advisory vote by the qualified voters of the state on the question of the election of the attorney general; and providing for an effective date.
SB 70 : An Act making a special appropriation to the budget reserve fund.
SB 108 : An Act relating to fees for probation and parole.
SB 116 : 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 multimember 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.
SB 119 : An Act relating to absences from the state while serving on oceangoing vessels of the United States merchant marine for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.
SB 168 : An Act relating to a tuition voucher system for education, and to a land endowment for public education.
SB 172 : An Act authorizing an advisory vote on long-range fiscal plans.
SB 196 : An Act relating to selection of members of the planning commission for a first or second class borough.
SB 208 : An Act establishing the Alaska Marine and Rail Transportation Authority; relating to ferries and ferry terminals; relating to the Alaska Railroad Corporation; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 243 : An Act relating to and authorizing the use of insulated gloves as well as tools equipped with insulated handles for certain electrical and telecommunications work.
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SB 262 : An Act relating to motor vehicle license plates for disabled persons.
SCR 12 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 35 Relating to declaring March 2000 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
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SJR 7 : Relating to federal claims against funds obtained by settlement of state tobacco litigation.
SJR 8 : Passed! Chapter 22, SLA 1999 Relating to the 2000 decennial United States census and to the development of redistricting data for use by the state in legislative redistricting.
SJR 10 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska requiring that the provisions of a bill that levy new state taxes or increase the rate of a state tax require the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature.
SJR 13 : Relating to the membership of the Pacific Salmon Commission.
SJR 14 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the election and the duties of the attorney general.
SJR 25 : Passed! Chapter 27, SLA 1999 Voluntary School Prayer
SJR 26 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to education.
SJR 31 : Relating to subsistence activities of urban Alaska Natives under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
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SR 1 : Passed! Senate Resolve 1 Relating to declaring March 1999 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

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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 191 : An Act relating to charter schools.
HB 238 : Passed! Chapter 127, SLA 2000 An Act establishing a federal tax obligation loan program under the commercial fishing loan program; and providing for an effective date.
HB 253 : Passed! Chapter 114, SLA 2000 An Act relating to a school disciplinary and safety program; and providing for an effective date.
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.
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 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 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; and 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 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 sentences for second degree murder.
SB 77 : Passed! Chapter 17, SLA 1999 An Act prohibiting certain civil actions against firearms or ammunition manufacturers and dealers.
SB 102 : Passed! Chapter 24, SLA 1999 An Act designating the State Trooper Bruce A. Heck Memorial Corridor.
SB 142 : An Act relating to infestations and diseases of timber.
SB 231 : Passed! Chapter 22, SLA 2000 An Act naming the Alaska Native Veterans' Honor Bridge.
SCR 15 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 39 Relating to Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Awareness Weeks.
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 20 : Relating to the removal of beaver from Washington, D.C.
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 28 : proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the appropriation limit.
SJR 34 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 54 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to certain public corporations.
SJR 35 : Proposing amendments 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.
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 Ward

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Senate Transportation Committee Legislation

SB 64: An Act relating to commercial vehicle registration fees and taxes; and providing for an effective date.
SB 135: An Act relating to metropolitan planning organizations.
SB 178: An Act relating to taxes on motor fuel used in or on boats and watercraft; and providing for an effective date.
SB 203: An Act relating to metropolitan planning organizations and to designation of a metropolitan planning organization for the Anchorage metropolitan area; and providing for an effective date.
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Senate State Affairs Committee Legislation

SB 292 : An Act relating to public school student immunizations.
SB 305 : An Act relating to wildfires and other natural disasters.
SCR 16 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 42 Relating to Avalanche Awareness Month.

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