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Representative John Coghill
District 32 - Republican


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Representative John Coghill Session:
State Capitol, Room 416
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: (877) 465-3719
Phone: (907) 465-3719
Fax: (907) 465-3258
Send E-Mail

Interim:
119 N Cushman Street, Suite 211
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 456-5081
Fax: (907) 456-8245

Elected to the House: 1998

Staff

Rynnieva Moss 465-4530 or Send E-Mail
Danielle Serino 465-3719 or Send E-Mail
Marilyn Wilson 465-4967 or Send E-Mail

Biography

Portrait of Representative John Coghill and Family Date of Birth: August 15, 1950
Place of Birth: Fairbanks, Alaska
Spouse: Luann Coghill
Children: Shaun (John), Joshua, Jayme
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Length of Residency in Alaska:
47 years Fairbanks: 1975-present Nenana: 1950-75
Education:
Nenana Public School, 1955-68, Diploma
Military Service:
U.S. Air Force, 5 years, SSGT
Political and Government Positions:
Co-Chair: House Health, Education & Social Services Committee
Vice-Chair: House Special Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs
Vice-Chair: House State Affairs Committee
Member of the following Finance Subcommittees:
Education, Military & Veterans Affairs, Natural Resources
Republican District 32 Chairman.
Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1996.
Business and Professional Positions:
Private School Teacher, Pastor's Assistant, Concrete Cutter
Special Interests:
Family activities, carpentry, reading history
Other:
I am a third-generation Alaskan. Born in Fairbanks, raised in Nenana. My first semester at UAF got my draft notice and enlisted in the Air Force. After five years service, worked with Dad in Nenana Fuel Co. until I met Luann. Through the course of time we married and settled in Fairbanks. We built our log cabin together and raised our three children. We have both been very active in our faith. I've served the community through Church jail ministries, family biblical counseling, teaching adult classes to strengthen families and the Pastor's assistant. I am a Constitutionalist and a conservative Republican.

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 125 : An Act repealing the Estate Tax Law of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
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HB 126 : An Act relating to sign language interpreters; establishing the Alaska State Board of American Sign Language Interpreters; and providing for an effective date.
HB 153 : An Act relating to leave for certain state employees.
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HB 179 : An Act eliminating the Alaska Public Offices Commission and all campaign contribution and expenditure limits; repealing lobbying and conflict of interest statutes administered by the Alaska Public Offices Commission; relating to the definition of 'lobby,' 'lobbying,' and 'lobbyist'; repealing the required annual financial disclosures program administered by the Alaska Public Offices Commission; repealing the conflict of interest statutes administered by the Alaska Public Offices Commission; relating to reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures; amending the definition of 'contribution,' 'group,' and 'political party'; changing the residency requirements for candidates for public offices; and providing for criminal penalties for violation of these provisions.
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HB 181 : An Act prohibiting waiver of tuition and fees for employees of the University of Alaska.
HB 226 : 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.
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HCR 1 : Relating to management of Alaska's wildlife and fish resources.
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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.
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HJR 17 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the nomination, selection, appointment, and public approval or rejection of justices of the supreme court and of judges of courts established by the legislature that have as an exclusive purpose the exercise of appellate jurisdiction over judicial acts and proceedings, and requiring legislative confirmation of those justices and judges.
HJR 19 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska requiring legislative confirmation of the appointed members of the judicial council.
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HJR 26 : Relating to establishing maritime boundaries with Canada.
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HJR 27 : Relating to the maritime boundary between Alaska and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
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HJR 34 : Relating to the federal estate and gift taxes.
HJR 35 : Relating to requesting the United States Congress to repeal the "Brady Handgun Protection Act".

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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 5 : An Act relating to vouchers for education; and providing for an effective date.
HB 80 : An Act relating to a state employment preference for certain members of the Alaska National Guard.
HB 109 : An Act relating to management of fish and game in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and navigable waters.
HB 165 : An Act relating to school crisis response planning.
HB 192 : An Act relating to reciting the pledge of allegiance by public school students.
HJR 6 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to state aid for education.
HJR 8 : Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system.
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 : 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 36 : 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.
SCR 2 : Relating to management of Alaska's wildlife and fish resources.
SJR 5 : Opposing the closure of the former Mount McKinley portions of Denali National Park and Preserve to snowmachine use.

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HESS 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 : 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.
For more information contact Rep. Dyson's office at (907) 465-3759.

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