Alaska's State Seal

 
Alaska State Legislature
Information from Representative John Harris
District 35 - Republican


Search Web Site by Keyword

Back to Home Page

Our Promise to Alaskans

What's New!

Members of the Coalitions

Subscribe to Legislative E-News

Press Releases, Audio Clips, and Archives

Research the Issues

Help



Get Real Audio's Player Plug-In

Get Adobe's Acrobat Plug-In

 
Click image for large 5'' x 7'' picture, 112.7k Session:
State Capitol, Room 110
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4859
Fax: (907) 465-3799
Send E-Mail

Elected to the House: 1998

Staff

   Peter Fellman 465-4859 (Jan-May)
Send E-Mail
   John Manly 465-4859 (Jan-May)
Send E-Mail
   Bruce Bruseth 465-4859 (Jan-May)
Send E-Mail

Biography

Date/Place of Birth: October 15, 1957; Glennallen, Alaska
Occupation: Business Owner, Teamster
Residency in Alaska: Valdez; 1957-present

Education:

Valdez High School, 1971-75, Diploma;
Lincoln Electric Welding School, Cleveland, Ohio, Certificate;
Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Certificate.
Political and Government Positions:
Valdez City Council, 1990-98.
Mayor, City of Valdez, 1992-96.
Business and Professional Positions:
Owner, Valdez Industrial Supply
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Chambers of Commerce: Valdez, Delta, Glennallen.
Prince William Sound Community College Advisory Board.
Board Member: Horizons Unlimited, Resource of Alaska, United Way.
Special Interests:
Flying, traveling, helping the less fortunate
Member: St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church
biography last updated 1/31/00

| Top |

Press Releases

| Top |

Opinion-Editorial

| Top |

Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 110 : Passed! Chapter 68 SLA 99 An Act relating to the sale, offer to sell, and labeling of fluid milk, meat, and meat products.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 203 : An Act relating to loans from the agricultural revolving loan fund; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 204 : Passed! Chapter 41, SLA 2000 An Act relating to elk farming.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 206 : An Act relating to the migratory game bird conservation tag, to a nonresident combined sport fishing and hunting license, to the nonresident military small game and sport fishing license, to applications for certain licenses, tags, and permits issued by the Department of Fish and Game, and to duplicate crewmember licenses.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 216 : Passed! Chapter 51 SLA 99 An Act relating to required safety equipment on school buses.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 289 : Passed! Chapter 25, SLA 2000 An Act relating to transportation of members of the Alaska National Guard, the Alaska Naval Militia, and the Alaska State Defense Force by the Alaska marine highway system and the Alaska Railroad; and relating to the Alaska State Defense Force.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 320 : Passed! Chapter 100, SLA 2000 An Act approving the application for and acceptance of a grant of certain federal land by the Alaska Railroad Corporation; approving the conveyance of the entire interest in the Whittier DeLong Dock and associated uplands, tidelands, and submerged lands by the Alaska Railroad Corporation; relating to use and disposition of the Whittier DeLong Dock and associated land; and providing for an effective date.
HB 341 : An Act relating to agricultural facilities and operations as private nuisances; and to disclosures in transfers of real property located within one mile of an agricultural facility or an agricultural operation.
| Sponsor Statement |
HB 369 : An Act relating to property exemptions under the Alaska Exemptions Act; and providing for an effective date.
HB 398 : Passed! Chapter 119, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the Alaska Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association.
| Sponsor Statement |
HJR 8 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 1 Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system.
| Sponsor Statement |
HJR 12 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 5 Relating to federal claims against funds obtained by settlement of state tobacco litigation.
| Sponsor Statement |

| Top |

Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 12 : Passed! Chapter 12 SLA 99 An Act relating to a utility corridor and railroad right-of-way between the Alaska Railroad and the Alaska-Canada border.
HB 17 : 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 Alaska Vocational Technical Center, and the state boarding schools; and providing for an effective date.
HB 40 : Passed! Chapter 58 SLA 99 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 multi- member 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.
HB 67 : Passed! Chapter 95, SLA 2000 An Act relating to release of certain persons alleged to have committed certain sexual offenses.
HB 77 : Passed! Chapter 6 SLA 99 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 99 An Act relating to a state employment preference for certain members of the Alaska National Guard.
HB 82 : Passed! Chapter 79 SLA 99 An Act relating to certain claims arising out of or in connection with the year 2000 date change; amending Rule 23, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
HB 93 : An Act relating to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation's rural assistance loan program and to the definition of 'housing' for purposes of the corporation's housing assistance loan program; and providing for an effective date.
HB 101 : Passed! Chapter 45 SLA 99 An Act relating to the mailing requirements that must be followed by the commissioner of commerce and economic development to involuntarily dissolve certain organized entities; relating to the reinstatement of corporations that are public utilities and that have been involuntarily dissolved; and providing for an effective date.
HB 104 : An Act revising the procedures and authority of the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, the Board of Fisheries, and the Department of Fish and Game in regard to a moratorium on participants or vessels, or both, in certain fisheries; and providing for an effective date.
HB 109 : Passed! Chapter 56 SLA 99 An Act relating to management of fish and game in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and navigable waters.
HB 116 : Passed! Chapter 81, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the Board of Agriculture and Conservation, to the agricultural revolving loan fund, to the disposal of state agricultural land, and to the Alaska Natural Resource Conservation and Development Board; and providing for an effective date.
HB 134 : An Act relating to the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to issue citations for certain skiing violations; relating to establishing a bail schedule for certain skiing violations and to procedures for issuing a citation for a skiing violation.
HB 157 : Passed! Chapter 71 SLA 99 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.
HB 192 : Passed! Chapter 7 SLA 00 An Act relating to reciting the pledge of allegiance by public school students.
HB 226 : Passed! Chapter 52, SLA 2000 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.
HB 253 : Passed! Chapter 114, SLA 2000 An Act relating to a school disciplinary and safety program; and providing for an effective date.
HB 255 : An Act relating to villages; and providing for an effective date.
HB 266 : An Act designating the James Arland Rowland, Jr., Memorial Highway.
HB 270 : Passed! Chapter 57, SLA 2000 An Act relating to payment for certain examinations in cases of sexual assault.
HB 298 : Passed! Chapter 23, SLA 2000 An Act requiring that certain health care insurers provide coverage for treatment of diabetes.
HB 311 : An Act eliminating a requirement that a social security number be provided by an applicant for a hunting or sport fishing license or tag.
HB 329 : An Act relating to services and information available to pregnant women and other persons; and requiring informed consent and a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion may be performed unless there is a medical emergency.
HB 349 : An Act relating to powers of the Board of Game, means of access for hunting, trapping, and fishing, the definition of 'means' and 'methods,' and hunting safety education and game conservation education programs; relating to the purposes of game refuges, fish and game critical habitat areas, and public use areas.
HB 362 : 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.
HB 363 : Passed! Chapter 62, SLA 2000 An Act relating to salmon product reports; and providing for an effective date.
HCR 8 : Urging the Alaska Railroad Corporation to select an Alaska company for the design and construction of three rail barges and the charter and operation of tugboats for service between Seattle and Alaska as indicated in the Request for Proposal 99-13-18685.
HCR 10 : Proposing recommendations concerning the sale of the Four Dam Pool hydroelectric facilities.
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 : 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 an endowment for the sciences at the University of Alaska.
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 34 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 15 Relating to the federal estate and gift taxes.
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 39 : Urging the United States government to purchase surplus pink salmon for aid packages to the Balkans.
HJR 40 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to terms of legislators, to meetings of legislative committees, and to the length of regular sessions of the legislature.
HJR 51 : 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.
HJR 53 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to a preference for taking wildlife for human consumption.
HJR 56 : Legislative Resolve 48 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska prohibiting certain initiatives relating to wildlife.
SB 3 : Passed! Chapter 54 SLA 99 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; 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 9 : Passed! Chapter 22 SLA 99 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.
SB 46 : Passed! Chapter 16 SLA 99 An Act naming the Terry Miller Legislative Office Building.
SB 102 : Passed! Chapter 24 SLA 99 An Act designating the State Trooper Bruce A. Heck Memorial Corridor.
SB 103 : Passed! Chapter 29, SLA 2000 An Act relating to a curriculum for Native language education; and providing for an effective date.
SB 125 : Passed! Chapter 78 SLA 99 An Act relating to school crisis response planning.
SB 193 : Passed! Chapter 48, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the payment of wages and claims for the payment of wages.
SB 268 : Passed! Chapter 49, SLA 2000 An Act relating to mandatory 99-year terms of imprisonment for persons convicted of certain murders.
SJR 3 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the repeal of regulations by the legislature.
SJR 24 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 20 Relating to the Kosovo conflict and to Alaskans serving in the military forces in the area of the conflict.
SJR 25 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 27 Relating to voluntary school prayer.

| Top |

House Community and Regional Affairs Committee

Chairs:
John Harris, Co-Chair Carl Morgan, Co-Chair

Members:
Andrew Halcro Lisa Murkowski
Fred Dyson Reggie Joule
Albert Kookesh

John Manly, Committee Aide
State Capitol, Room 409
Juneau, AK 99801     phone: (907) 465-3882
Committee Meets at 8:00am T/Th in Capitol Room 124

Committee Legislation

HB 233 : An Act granting authority to each municipality to be a debtor under 11 U.S.C. (Federal Bankruptcy Act) and to take any appropriate action authorized by federal law relating to bankruptcy of a municipality.
HB 431 : An Act relating to the facilities constituting a school for purposes of public school funding; and providing for an effective date.
HB 437 : Passed! Chapter 31, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the reinstatement of Native corporations; and providing for an effective date.
HB 440 : An Act relating to needle stick and sharps injury protections and the use of safe needles by health care facilities and health care professionals; relating to the vaccination of health care workers against diseases transmitted by bloodborne pathogens; and providing for an effective date.
HB 442 : An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishing permit; and providing for an effective date.

| Top |