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Senator Gary Wilken
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State Capitol, Room 514
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
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Juneau Phone: (907) 465-3709
Fax: (907) 465-4714
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http://www.garywilken.com

Elected to the Senate 1996, 2000

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Biography

Date of Birth: January 24, 1946, Tacoma, Washington
Spouse: Susan.
Children: Matthew, Allison, Karen, and Bob.
Occupation: Small Business Owner.
Length of Residency in Alaska: 42 years Fairbanks: 1951 - 70, 1975 - present.
Education: Diploma, 1964: Lathrop High School, Fairbanks; B.S. 1968, Oregon State University; M.B.A.1970; Oregon State University.
Political and Government Positions: Fairbanks Public Utility Board, 1983 - 95; US Air Force Civilian Advisory Board, 1994 - present.
Business and Professional Positions: Chair, Community Activity Center Task Force, 1985 - 89; Alaska Council on Economic Education, 1984 - 96; MAPCO Alaska - Citizens Advisory Board, 1986 - 96.
Service Organization(s) Membership: Fairbanks Youth Sports Board, 1981 - present; President, Fairbanks Youth Sports Foundation, 1988 - present; Rotary of Fairbanks, 1977 - present, President, 1987; Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, 1983 - present, Chair, 1991 - 92, Co-Chair, Military Affairs Committee; Alaska Crippled Children Board, 1989 - 95; Chair, Methodist Church Pastor Parish Relations Committee, 1994 - 95; President, Lathrop High School Basketball Boosters, 1987 - 89 and 1993 - 96, Soviet Union Visit Team Leader, 1989; Alaska Chamber of Commerce - Long Range Strategic Planning Committee.
Special Interests: Family, hunting, fishing, cyberspace.
Other: Fairbanks Daily News Miner Community Service Award, 1990; University of Alaska Fairbanks Business Leader of the Year, 1995; Rotarian of the Year, 1990; Oregon State University Sports Hall of Fame (Team), 1993; Jim Messer Award.

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Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

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.
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SB 18 : An Act relating to money received by the court system as the result of fish and game violations; and providing for an effective date.
SB 82 : An Act requiring that the cost of contraceptives and related health care services be included in health insurance coverage.
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SB 110 : Passed! Chapter 91, SLA 1999 An Act relating to liability for the release of hazardous substances involving certain property acquired by a governmental entity; relating to making a determination as to when a hazardous substance release has occurred; relating to liability of a party other than the party responsible for the initial release of a hazardous substance; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 111 : An Act designating certain Pioneers' Home receipts as program receipts, appropriations of which are not made from the unrestricted general fund; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 167 : Passed! Chapter 90, SLA 1999 An Act relating to scholarships to attend the University of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 184 : 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.
SB 198 : An Act increasing the base student allocation component of the public school funding formula; and providing for an effective date.
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SCR 8 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 23 Creating the Long-Term Care Task Force of 1999.
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SCR 14 : Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to standing committees; and providing for an effective date.
SJR 38 : Passed! 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.
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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 12 : Passed! Chapter 12, SLA 1999 An Act relating to a utility corridor and railroad right-of-way between the Alaska Railroad and the Alaska-Canada border.
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 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 112 : Passed! Chapter 19, SLA 2000 An Act establishing the Alaska public building fund; and providing for an effective date.
HB 116 : Passed! Chapter 81, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the Board of Agriculture and Conservation, to the director of agriculture, to the agricultural revolving loan fund and to loans from the fund, to the disposal of interests in state agricultural land; 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 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 298 : Passed! Chapter 23, SLA 2000 An Act requiring that certain health care insurers provide coverage for treatment of diabetes.
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 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 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 21 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 4 Relating to new evaluation and selection criteria for military base realignment and closure actions.
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 8 : Passed! Chapter 69, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the minimum plumbing fixtures required for females and males in the state plumbing code; and providing for an effective date.
SB 17 : An Act relating to allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.
SB 20 : 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.
SB 46 : Passed! Chapter 16, SLA 1999 An Act naming the Terry Miller Legislative Office Building.
SB 53 : An Act relating to a state employment preference for certain members of the Alaska National Guard.
SB 73 : Passed! Chapter 83, SLA 2000 An Act relating to assisted living homes; and providing for an effective date.
SB 102 : Passed! Chapter 24, SLA 1999 An Act designating the State Trooper Bruce A. Heck Memorial Corridor.
SB 125 : Passed! Chapter 78, SLA 1999 An Act relating to school crisis response planning.
SB 174 : An Act providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $64,821,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of design, construction, and maintenance of capital improvements at the University of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
SB 186 : Passed! Chapter 3, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the Alaska Higher Education Savings Trust; and providing for an effective date.
SB 231 : Passed! Chapter 22, SLA 2000 An Act naming the Alaska Native Veterans' Honor Bridge.
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.
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 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.
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 Gary Wilken

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District Information

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