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House Speaker Mike Chenault  R-29, Kenai

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 208
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-3779
Fax: 907-465-2833

Interim Info:

145 Main St. Loop, Suite 223
Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 907-283-7223
Fax: 907-283-7184
Toll Free: 800-469-3779

Elected to the House:

2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Leadership Positions:

House Speaker: 2009 - present
Finance Co-Chair: 2007 - 2008

Office Staff

Tom Wright
Chief of Staff
907-465-3779
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-2030
Anchorage: May-Dec
Tyra Smith-MacKinnon
Legislative Assistant
907-465-3779
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Joel Lounsbury
House Majority Staff
907-465-3779
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-2030
Anchorage: May-Dec
Wendy Focose
Legislative Assistant
 907-283-7223
Kenai: Jan-Dec

Committee Memberships

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
February 25, 1957
Hobbs, New Mexico
Residency:
Nikiski: 1967 - present
Occupation:
Vice-President, Qwick Construction Company
Family:
Wife - Tanna
Children - Brandon, Elisha, Shanda, Miranda
Education:
Kenai Central High School: Graduated 1975
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Speaker of the House: 2009 - present
Chair, Committee on Committees: 2009 - present
Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 2001 - 2002
Committee on Committees: 2005 - 2008
Econ. Dev., Trade & Tourism: 2009 - present
Finance Committee: 2003 - present
Labor & Commerce: 2009 - present
Legislative Council: 2009 - present
Legislative Budget & Audit: 2003 - 2008
Military & Veterans' Affairs: 2001 - 2003
Natural Gas Pipelines: 2001 - 2002
Oil & Gas: 2001 - 2002
Resources Committee: 2001 - 2002
Special Committee on Oil and Gas: 2001 - 2002
School District Costs Task Force: 2005 - 2007
Finance Subcommittees:
- Administration: 2003 - 2004
- Corrections: 2001 - 2002
- Court System: 2005 - present
- Governor: 2005 - present
- Health & Social Services: 2001 - present
- Legislature: 2005 - present
- Military & Veterans Affairs: 2001 - 2002
- Public Safety: 2001 - 2002
- Resources: 2003 - 2004
- Revenue: 2005 - 2008
- University: 2007 - present
Other Political and Government Positions:
Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board: 1999 - 2000
Kenai Fire Service Board: 1999 - 2000
Business and Professional Positions:
Former President, North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Elks Club
Moose Lodge
Special Interests:
Snow Machines, Golf, Fishing, Children's Sports, Bowling, Computers

Personal Legislation

HB 100 - Urea/Ammonia Facility Tax Credit
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing a credit against the net income tax for an in-state processing facility that manufactures urea or ammonia; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-03-27



HB 115 - AK Sovereignty;US Transfer Land To Alaska
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to the transfer of public land from the federal government to the state and to the disposal of that land; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) Calendar 4/2 : 2015-04-02



HB 132 - AGDC Support Of Natural Gas Projects
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to the purpose, powers, and duties of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation related to the Alaska liquefied natural gas project and an in-state natural gas pipeline; relating to the in-state natural gas pipeline fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 132(L&C)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-01


Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 35 - March 27: Great Alaska Earthquake Day
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act establishing March 27 as Great Alaska Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day.

Version: CSHB 35(STA)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2015-03-27



HB 93 - Probation And Parole: Work, Travel Accom.
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton

An Act relating to the duties of probation officers; and relating to conditions of parole.

Version: CSHB 93(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2015-03-02



HB 128 - Alaska Wild Salmon Day
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

An Act establishing August 10 of each year as Alaska Wild Salmon Day.

Status: (S) STA : 2015-04-01



HB 139 - Gas Pipeline Right-Of-Way;parks;refuges
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

An Act allowing the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, or a subsidiary of the corporation, to build, operate, and maintain a gas pipeline within the boundaries of the Susitna Flats State Game Refuge, the Minto Flats State Game Refuge, the Captain Cook State Recreation Area, the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, the Willow Creek State Recreation Area, and the Denali State Park.

Status: (H) RES : 2015-03-06



HB 140 - Leg. Approval: AK Railroad Revenue Bonds
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson

An Act authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue revenue bonds to finance a positive train control rail transportation safety project that qualifies for federal financial participation; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (S) TRA : 2015-04-01



HB 146 - Municipal Tax Exemption
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act relating to a municipal tax exemption for certain subdivided property.

Version: CSHB 146(CRA)
Status: (S) CRA : 2015-03-30



HJR 4 - Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue Sharing
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

Urging the United States Congress to provide a means for consistently and equitably sharing with all oil and gas producing states adjacent to federal outer continental shelf areas a portion of revenue generated from oil and gas development on the outer continental shelf to ensure that those states develop necessary infrastructure to support outer continental shelf development and preserve environmental integrity; urging the United States Congress to reject any proposal to divert or otherwise reduce revenue sharing to the coastal states and their political subdivisions under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006; and urging the President of the United States to direct, to the maximum extent possible, federal funds received from outer continental shelf development, and not dedicated to states or other federal programs, to federal infrastructure in the affected states.

Version: SCS HJR 4(RES)
Status: Await (H) Concurrence : 2015-04-01



HJR 6 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA Lands
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Supporting the introduction and enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that the federal government is financially responsible under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the remediation of contaminated land subject to conveyance under the Act; urging the United States Department of the Interior to implement the six recommendations to identify and clean up the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act lands in its 1998 report to the United States Congress; and urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to remediate and make free from pollutants lands in the state conveyed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Status: (S) Calendar 4/2 : 2015-04-01



HJR 7 - Oppose Aleutian National Marine Sanctuary
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

Opposing the proposed designation of an Aleutian Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Version: CSHJR 7(FSH)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2015-03-25



HJR 9 - Endorsing ANWR Leasing; Related Issues
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development; urging the United States Department of the Interior to recognize the private property rights of owners of land in and adjacent to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; relating to oil and gas exploration, development, production, and royalties; and relating to renewable and alternative energy technologies.

Version: SCS HJR 9(RES)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-05



HJR 10 - Oppose ANWR Wilderness Designation
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Benjamin Nageak

Opposing the revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; opposing attempts by President Obama to alter management of the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; encouraging the United States Congress to reject a proposal based on the revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan or accompanying Environmental Impact Statement; and encouraging the United States Congress to reject a proposal that does not open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.

Version: SCS CSHJR 10(RES)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-02



HJR 13 - Retain Army Forces In Alaska
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold

Urging the United States Department of the Army to maintain and strengthen the current level of its combat-capable structure in the state and not to reduce personnel at Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Version: SCS CSHJR 13(STA)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-19



HJR 17 - Fed Ammunition Ban; Manufacture Firearms
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

Urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to ensure that federal agencies do not ban certain ammunition; and urging the governor to encourage the manufacture of firearms and ammunition in Alaska.

Status: (H) JUD : 2015-03-06


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