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House Speaker Mike Chenault  (R-28, 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

Leadership Positions:

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

Office Staff

Tom Wright
Chief of Staff
907-465-6618
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-2030
Anchorage: May-Dec
Tyra Smith-MacKinnon
Legislative Assistant
907-465-3779
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Sharon Kelly
Legislative Aide - Budget
907-465-6619
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 1 - Duration Of Driver's License
Signed Into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Chenault, Rep. Johnson

An Act relating to issuance of drivers' licenses.

Version: CSHB 1(STA) AM
Status: Chapter 1 SLA 14 : 2014-03-25




HB 4 - Alaska Gasline Development Corp; RCA
Signed Into Law! Chapter 11 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker, Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation; establishing the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation as an independent public corporation of the state; establishing and relating to the in-state natural gas pipeline fund; making certain information provided to or by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation and its subsidiaries exempt from inspection as a public record; relating to the Joint In-State Gasline Development Team; relating to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; relating to judicial review of a right-of-way lease or an action or decision related to the development or construction of an oil or gas pipeline on state land; relating to the lease of a right-of-way for a gas pipeline transportation corridor, including a corridor for a natural gas pipeline that is a contract carrier; relating to the cost of natural resources, permits, and leases provided to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation; relating to procurement by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation; relating to the review by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska of natural gas transportation contracts; relating to the regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska of an in-state natural gas pipeline project developed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation; relating to the regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska of an in-state natural gas pipeline that provides transportation by contract carriage; repealing the statutes relating to the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority and making conforming changes; exempting property of a project developed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation from property taxes before the commencement of commercial operations; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSSSHB 4(FIN)
Status: Chapter 11 SLA 13 : 2013-05-21




HB 30 - State Agency Performance Audits
Signed Into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Chenault, Rep. Olson, Rep. Feige, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Millett, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Pruitt, Rep. Keller, Rep. Stoltze, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Edgmon, Rep. Seaton, Rep. Nageak, Rep. Herron, Rep. LeDoux, Rep. Muñoz, Rep. Austerman, Rep. Costello, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Saddler, Rep. Reinbold, Rep. Gattis, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Foster, Rep. Isaacson

An Act relating to performance reviews, audits, and termination of executive and legislative branch agencies, the University of Alaska, and the Alaska Court System; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 30(FIN)
Status: Chapter 19 SLA 13 : 2013-05-28




HB 47 - Injunction Security: Industrial Operation
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Feige, Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act requiring a party seeking a restraining order, preliminary injunction, or order staying the operation of certain permits affecting an industrial operation to give security in the amount the court considers proper for costs incurred and damages suffered if the industrial operation is wrongfully enjoined or restrained.

Version: CSHB 47(JUD) AM S
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-18




HB 69 - Federal Regulation
Signed Into Law! Chapter 52 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act prohibiting state and municipal agencies from using assets to implement or aid in the implementation of the requirements of certain federal statutes, regulations, rules, and orders that are applied to infringe on a person's right to bear arms or right to due process or that implement or aid in the implementation of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005; exempting certain firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition in this state from federal regulation; declaring certain federal statutes, regulations, rules, and orders unconstitutional under the Constitution of the United States and unenforceable in this state; requiring the attorney general to file any legal action to prevent implementation of a federal statute, regulation, rule, or order that violates the rights of a resident of the state; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 69(JUD)
Status: Chapter 52 SLA 13 : 2013-06-20




HB 218 - Sentencing;aggravator/Deportation Status
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Chenault, Rep. Millett, Rep. Herron, Rep. Lynn

An Act relating to the aggravating factor at felony sentencing of multiple prior misdemeanors when a prior misdemeanor involves an assault on a correctional employee; providing that deportation is not a proper factor for referral of a case to a three-judge panel for sentencing for a felony; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 218(JUD)
Status: (S) RLS : 2014-03-31




HB 231 - Cattle Brand Registration
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act eliminating the Department of Revenue's duty to register cattle brands.

Status: (S) RLS : 2014-04-17




HB 243 - Reject Recommendation Of Compensation Commission
Sponsored by Rep. Chenault, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Seaton, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Foster, Rep. Nageak, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Millett, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Olson, Rep. Gara, Rep. Kawasaki, Rep. Tuck, Rep. Josephson, Rep. Drummond, Rep. Guttenberg, Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins, Rep. Saddler

An Act disapproving all recommendations of the State Officers Compensation Commission relating to the salaries of state officers; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-01-21




HB 244 - Advisory Commission On Federal Mgt Areas
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Keller, Rep. Millett, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Feige, Rep. Pruitt, Rep. Chenault, Rep. Olson, Rep. Isaacson, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Neuman, Rep. Stoltze, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Saddler

An Act extending the termination date of the Citizens' Advisory Commission on Federal Management Areas in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 244(FIN)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-18




HB 285 - Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act excluding certain land from the Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area.

Status: (H) RLS : 2014-02-10




HB 298 - Confidentiality Of Performance Reviews
Signed Into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to confidentiality of performance review records and reports of the legislative audit division; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 298(FIN)
Status: Chapter 5 SLA 14 : 2014-03-25




HB 305 - Junk Dealer & Metal Scrapper Licensing
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to the records of metal scrappers; repealing the requirement that a junk dealer or metal scrapper obtain a license; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 305(FIN)
Status: (S) RLS : 2014-04-17




HJR 12 - Support In-State Firearms Manufacturing
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 24
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

Encouraging the manufacture of firearms and firearms accessories in the state.

Version: CSHJR 12(EDT)
Status: Legis Resolve 24 : 2013-06-20



Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 22 - Extend Board Of Marine Pilots
Signed Into Law! Chapter 39 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 22(L&C)
Status: Chapter 39 SLA 13 : 2013-06-03




HB 24 - Self Defense
Signed Into Law! Chapter 51 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Neuman, Rep. Isaacson, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Feige

An Act relating to self-defense in any place where a person has a right to be.

Version: CSHB 24(JUD)
Status: Chapter 51 SLA 13 : 2013-06-20




HB 33 - Knives, Gravity Knives, & Switchblades
Signed Into Law! Chapter 54 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman

An Act amending certain provisions of criminal law prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transfer, or possession of switchblades and gravity knives; adding definitions of 'gravity knife' and 'switchblade' to the criminal law; and reserving to the state, with limited exceptions for municipalities, the authority to regulate knives.

Version: SCS HB 33(JUD)
Status: Chapter 54 SLA 13 : 2013-06-20




HB 40 - Municipal Tax Exemption: Farm Structures
Signed Into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act establishing a municipal tax exemption for certain farm structures.

Version: CSHB 40(CRA) AM S
Status: Chapter 66 SLA 13 : 2013-06-28




HB 67 - Vietnam Veterans Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 3 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson

An Act establishing March 29 of each year as Vietnam Veterans Day; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 67(MLV)
Status: Chapter 3 SLA 13 : 2013-03-27




HB 71 - AK Regional Economic Assistance Program
Signed Into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act relating to a vessel-based commercial fisheries limited entry system for the Bering Sea hair crab fishery; requiring the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to report biennially on the vessel-based limited entry fisheries system for the Bering Sea hair crab fishery; establishing the Alaska regional economic assistance program; requiring the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to compile an annual report to the legislature regarding statewide and regional economic development projects and regional development organizations; and providing for an effective date.

Version: FCCS HB 71
Status: Chapter 2 SLA 14 : 2014-03-25




HB 83 - Federal Laws & Executive Orders
Signed Into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to certain federal statutes, regulations, presidential executive orders and actions, and secretarial orders and actions; relating to the duties of the attorney general; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 83(JUD)
Status: Chapter 53 SLA 13 : 2013-06-20




HB 84 - Military Training Credit/Temp. License
Signed Into Law! Chapter 28 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act relating to applying military education, training, and service credit to occupational licensing and certain postsecondary education and employment training requirements; providing for a temporary occupational license for qualified military service members; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 84(FIN)(EFD AM S)
Status: Chapter 28 SLA 13 : 2013-06-02




HB 88 - Statutory Refs To Mental Retardation
Signed Into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act changing the terms 'mental retardation' and 'mentally retarded,' and making conforming changes, in Alaska Statutes.

Version: CSHB 88(HSS)
Status: Chapter 42 SLA 13 : 2013-06-03




HB 92 - Interference With Industrial Operations
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Feige

An Act relating to criminal mischief committed by interfering with an industrial operation.

Status: (H) JUD : 2013-01-30




HB 116 - Pers Credit For Military Service
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to the use of credited military service by retired peace officers and firefighters to meet certain requirements for major medical insurance coverage; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 116(L&C)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-18




HB 130 - Jay Hammond Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act establishing July 21 each year as Jay Hammond Day.

Status: Chapter 68 SLA 13 : 2013-07-10




HB 147 - Extend Autism Early Diagnosis Task Force
Signed Into Law! Chapter 35 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act extending the reporting date for and the termination date of the Comprehensive Autism Early Diagnosis and Treatment Task Force; and providing for an effective date.

Status: Chapter 35 SLA 13 : 2013-06-03




HB 173 - Restrict Medicaid Payment For Abortions
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act defining 'medically necessary abortion' for purposes of making payments under the state Medicaid program.

Status: (H) FIN : 2013-04-06




HB 199 - VPSO Firearms
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

An Act relating to Department of Public Safety regulations allowing village public safety officers to carry firearms.

Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-16




HB 213 - Golf Course Alcoholic Beverage Licenses
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson

An Act relating to golf course alcoholic beverage licenses.

Status: (H) L&C : 2014-01-21




HB 233 - Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Programs
Sponsored by Rep. Tarr, Rep. Gara, Rep. Drummond, Rep. Josephson

An Act relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in public schools.

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-03-28




HB 234 - Extend Regulatory Commission Of Alaska
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker, Rep. Doug Isaacson, Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act extending the termination date of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-19




HB 306 - Eval. Indirect Expenditures; Tax Credits
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson

An Act relating to the review and administration of tax credit programs; requiring the Department of Revenue to report indirect expenditures; relating to the duties of state agencies; requiring the legislative finance division to analyze certain indirect expenditures; relating to lapse dates for appropriations for capital projects; repealing the insurance tax education credit, the income tax education credit, the veteran employment tax credit, the oil or gas producer education credit, the property tax education credit, the mining business education credit, the fisheries business education credit, the fisheries business tax credit for scholarship contributions, the fisheries business salmon product development tax credit, the fisheries business salmon utilization tax credit, the fisheries business landing tax credit for scholarship contributions, the fisheries resource landing tax credit for the fisheries resource harvested under the community development quota, the fisheries resource landing tax education credit, and the film production tax credit; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 306(FIN)
Status: (S) FIN : 2014-04-17




HB 328 - Board/Licensing Of Massage Therapists
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Benjamin Nageak

An Act establishing the Board of Massage Therapists; relating to the licensing of massage therapists; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 328(L&C)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-17




HB 344 - Invasive Aquatic Plant Species Control
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act prohibiting the importation of, sale of, purchase of, or release into the water of the state of certain invasive aquatic plant species.

Status: (H) RES : 2014-02-26




HCR 1 - State Food Resource Development Group
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 1
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Relating to the establishment and operation of a state food resource development working group.

Version: CSHCR 1(EDT)
Status: Legis Resolve 1 : 2013-06-28




HCR 2 - Purple Heart State
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 4
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Proclaiming the state as a Purple Heart State to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's men and women in uniform wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the freedom enjoyed by all Americans.

Status: Legis Resolve 4 : 2013-06-02




HCR 5 - Decoration Of Honor
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

Relating to awarding the Alaska Decoration of Honor to certain members of the military.

Status: Legis Resolve 5 : 2013-06-02




HJR 4 - Oppose Gun Control Orders & Legislation
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Urging the President of the United States to rescind 23 executive orders, executive actions, and executive recommendations, related to regulation of firearms; and urging the United States Congress to refrain from passing legislation that restricts the right of individuals to keep and bear arms.

Version: CSHJR 4(JUD) AM
Status: (S) JUD : 2013-02-28




HJR 5 - Oppose Genetically Engineered Salmon
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 6
Sponsored by Rep. Geran Tarr

Opposing the United States Food and Drug Administration's preliminary finding relating to genetically engineered salmon; urging further examination of genetically engineered salmon; opposing AquaBounty's petition to produce genetically engineered salmon; and proposing, if AquaBounty's petition is approved, that its product should be labeled as genetically modified.

Version: CSHJR 5(FSH)
Status: Legis Resolve 6 : 2013-04-15




HJR 6 - Legacy Oil Well Clean Up/Awareness; NPR-A
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Relating to legacy wells and legacy well sites; urging the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, to open new areas of the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska for environmentally responsible oil and gas development; and requesting the Office of the Governor to increase nationwide awareness about legacy wells and well sites.

Version: SCS HJR 6(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 9 : 2013-06-26




HJR 7 - Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, development, and production; relating to oil and gas exploration, development, production, and royalties; and relating to renewable and alternative energy technologies.

Status: (H) RLS : 2013-03-01




HJR 9 - Mining/Processing Of Rare Earth Elements
Sponsored by Rep. Mia Costello

Supporting the continued and increased exploration, extraction, processing, and production of rare earth elements in the state; and urging the United States Congress to support efforts of the state to develop rare earth elements in the state for the benefit of the economic and national security of the United States.

Status: (H) RES : 2013-02-15




HJR 10 - Constitutional Am.: Transportation Fund
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska creating a transportation infrastructure fund.

Version: CSHJR 10(FIN)
Status: (S) FIN : 2014-04-02




HJR 24 - Arctic Council
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

Urging the United States Department of State to consider the priorities of the state while it holds the position of chair of the Arctic Council; requesting that the United States Department of State work in partnership with state officials to appoint a chair of the Arctic Council; and supporting the strategic recommendation of the January 30, 2014, preliminary report of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission.

Version: CSHJR 24(STA)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2014-04-16




HJR 26 - Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue Sharing
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 30
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.

Status: Legis Resolve 30 : 2014-03-04




HJR 30 - Izembek Land Exchange
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

Requesting that the federal government and the United States Secretary of the Interior reconsider the Izembek Land Exchange decision and approve the Izembek Land Exchange, allowing the residents of King Cove to have road access to the Cold Bay Airport for critical health and safety reasons and to improve the quality of their lives.

Version: HJR 30 AM
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-12



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