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Representative Lynn Gattis  R-7, Greater Wasilla

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 500
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-4833

Interim Info:

600 E Railroad Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: 907-373-6285
Toll Free: 800-782-4833

Elected to the House:

2012, 2014

Office Staff

Tyson Gallagher
907-465-3973
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Chrystal Randolph
907-465-4833
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Committee Memberships

Biography

Occupation:
Owner, Gattis Aircraft
September 1983 - Present
Sales and leasing of aircraft in Alaska. All aspects of running and managing the business.
Education:
University of Alaska Anchorage, B.A. Aviation Tech
Graduated 1987
Other Political and Government Positions:
Board Member, Mat-Su Borough School Board: Oct 2011 - Jan 2013
Goose Creek Citizens Advisory Board Member
Pt. MacKenzie Comprehensive Plan Board Member
Alaska Transportation Council
Mat-Su Core Area Zoning Board
Business and Professional Positions:
Sales Manager, Northern Air Cargo
November 1987 - December 1992
Traveled to Alaskan remote villages setting up runway accessibilities for larger aircraft.

Sales Manager, Flying Tiger Lines
September 1983 - November 1987
Handled corporate sales and marketing efforts including contracts, bidding, presentations and negotiations. Supervised staff, coordinated sales between employees and increased the company's sales by 300%.

Area Manager for Western Alaska, Kodiak Western Alaska Airlines
June 1979 - September 1983
Responsible for the operations and dispatch for the Dillingham and King Salmon, AK. Budgeting & forecasting, and sales, cargo and passengers of 72 communities in the Western Alaska area. Supervision of more than 50 employees.

Real Estate Agent, Bowden Company Realtors
February 1977 - June 1979
Licensed real estate agent and in charge of the company's marketing activities, including ad placements.

Product Promotion, Stanley Thompson Company
June 1975 - February 1977
Costumer service for rural areas and mail promotions for grocery items.

Financial Management and Associates, Inc.
May 1973 - June 1975
Customer service for rural areas and mail promotions for grocery items.
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Board Member

Personal Legislation

HB 80 - Repeal College/Career Readiness Assess.
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act repealing the requirement for secondary students to take college and career readiness assessments.

Status: (S) EDC : 2015-04-19



HB 107 - Board Of Regents Regional Residency Qualif.
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska.

Version: CSHB 107(EDC) AM
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2016-04-16



HB 131 - Licensure Of Manicurists/Hair Dressing
Signed Into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the licensure of nail technicians and hairdressers; relating to the practice of manicuring; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 131 AM
Status: Chapter 27 SLA 15 : 2015-05-26



HB 160 - Repeal Art In Public Places Requirement
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the art requirements for certain public buildings and facilities and to the funding of works of art.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-03-23



HB 161 - Medicaid: Used Durable Medical Equipment
Signed Into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the purchase of durable medical equipment under Medicaid; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 161(HSS)
Status: Chapter 26 SLA 15 : 2015-05-19



HB 167 - Exemption: Aircraft Emerg Rations & Equip
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act exempting specified aircraft operators from certain requirements related to emergency rations and safety equipment.

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



HB 168 - Aviation: Regulation Of Towers
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the registration and marking of towers; relating to the duties of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and providing for an effective date.

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



HB 172 - Reemployment Of Retired Teachers & Admin
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to reemployment of persons who retire under the defined benefit plan of the teachers' retirement system.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-04-01



HB 181 - Prescription Without Phys. Exam.
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to diagnosis, treatment, and prescription of drugs without a physical examination.

Status: Withdrawn : 2015-04-27



HB 189 - Unfunded Ed. Mandates;training; Teachers
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to the duties of school districts; relating to course mastery requirements; relating to school funding; relating to training for school employees and mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; relating to layoff of tenured teachers; relating to fiscal notes prepared by the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to notification of proposed agency actions; and repealing requirements for minimum expenditures for instruction.

Status: (H) EDC : 2015-04-11



HB 276 - Limited Lic For DUI;treatment & Interlock
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to limitation of a driver's license.

Status: Withdrawn : 2016-03-25



HB 278 - Medical Treatment Without Phys. Exam.
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to diagnosis, treatment, and prescription of drugs without a physical examination.

Status: (H) HSS : 2016-01-27



HB 305 - Recreational/Avocational Training Exempt.
Signed Into Law! Chapter 21 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of postsecondary educational institutions.

Version: CSHB 305(EDC)
Status: Chapter 21 SLA 16 : 2016-06-17



HB 352 - Limit Abortion Serv. Providers In Schools
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to disciplinary sanctions imposed by the State Medical Board; restricting employees and representatives of abortion services providers, and affiliates of abortion services providers, from delivering instruction or distributing materials in public schools and providing civil penalties for violations; relating to revocation or suspension of teacher certificates; relating to the receipt of state funds by teachers and school board members; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) EDC : 2016-02-24



HCR 2 - Jan 24
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

Designating January 24 - 30, 2016, as Alaska School Choice Week.

Version: CSHCR 2(EDC)
Status: Legis Resolve 5 : 2015-09-01



HJR 301 - Support O&g Leases On Arctic Ocs
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

Opposing the recent decisions to cancel future lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas and to deny the suspension of Shell and Statoil's leases; urging the United States Department of the Interior to continue to promote oil exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas; urging the United States Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to reconsider and approve requests from Shell and Statoil for lease suspensions in the Chukchi Sea Planning Area and Beaufort Sea Planning Area; and urging the ongoing efforts to develop offshore oil and gas in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.

Status: (H) RLS : 2015-11-03


Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 15 - Elect Monitoring Credits;mitigating Fctrs
Signed Into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act relating to credits toward a sentence of imprisonment for certain persons under electronic monitoring; and relating to mitigating factors at sentencing.

Version: SCS CSHB 15(JUD)
Status: Chapter 20 SLA 15 : 2015-05-14



HB 35 - March 27: Great Alaska Earthquake Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

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

Version: CSHB 35(STA)
Status: Chapter 2 SLA 15 : 2015-04-18



HB 76 - Gov Council On Disabilities/Special Ed
Signed Into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education.

Status: Chapter 5 SLA 16 : 2016-05-04



HB 77 - Disability: ID/License And Training Requirements
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson

An Act relating to training regarding disabilities for police officers, probation officers, parole officers, correctional officers, and village public safety officers; relating to guidelines for drivers when encountering or being stopped by a peace officer; relating to driver's license examinations; and relating to a voluntary disability designation on a state identification card and a driver's license.

Version: CSHB 77(FIN)
Status: (S) RLS : 2016-04-14



HB 81 - Exemption: Licensing Of Contractors
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton

An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of construction contractors.

Version: CSHB 81(FIN)
Status: Withdrawn : 2016-04-16



HB 93 - Probation & Parole: Work, Travel Accom.
Signed Into Law! Chapter 49 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton

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

Version: SCS CSHB 93(JUD)
Status: Chapter 49 SLA 16 : 2016-07-28



HB 97 - AK Performance Scholarship: Financial Aid
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Colver

An Act relating to application requirements for the Alaska performance scholarship program.

Status: (H) EDC : 2015-02-06



HB 98 - Jury Duty Exemption For Teachers
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Colver

An Act relating to an exemption from jury duty for teachers; and amending Rule 15(l), Alaska Rules of Administration.

Status: (H) EDC : 2015-02-06



HB 143 - AIDEA Bonds: Sweetheart Creek Hydro Proj.
Signed Into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act authorizing the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds to finance the infrastructure and construction costs of the Sweetheart Lake hydroelectric project.

Version: CSHB 143(FIN)
Status: Chapter 37 SLA 16 : 2016-07-15



HB 156 - School Accountability Measures; Federal Law
Signed Into Law! Chapter 54 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to a parent's right to direct the education of a child; relating to the duties of the state Board of Education and Early Development, the Department of Education and Early Development, school boards, and school districts; relating to public school curriculum and assessments; relating to compliance with federal education laws; relating to public school accountability; relating to a statewide assessment plan and review of education laws and regulations; repealing the minimum expenditure for instruction for school districts; relating to sex education, human reproduction education, and human sexuality education; relating to suicide awareness and prevention training; relating to contracts for student assessments; relating to questionnaires and surveys administered in public schools; relating to physical examinations for teachers.

Version: SCS CSHB 156(FIN)(EFD FLD H)
Status: Chapter 54 SLA 16 : 2016-07-28



HB 188 - Person With Disability Savings Accounts
Signed Into Law! Chapter 56 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act establishing a program for financial accounts for individuals with disabilities; exempting the procurement of contracts for the program from the State Procurement Code; exempting certain information on participants in the program from being subject to inspection as a public record; providing that an account under the program for an individual with a disability is not a security; allowing a state to file a claim against an individual's financial account under the program to recover Medicaid payments after the individual's death; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 188(FIN)
Status: Chapter 56 SLA 16 : 2016-08-06



HB 216 - Navigable Water; Interference, Definition
Signed Into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

An Act relating to obstruction or interference with a person's free passage on or use of navigable water; and amending the definition of 'navigable water' under the Alaska Land Act.

Version: SCS CSHB 216(RES)
Status: Chapter 14 SLA 16 : 2016-06-02



HB 222 - Increase Of Appropriation Item
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to increases of appropriation items.

Version: CSHB 222(FIN)
Status: (S) RLS : 2016-04-15



HB 298 - Layoff Of Tenured Teachers
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton

An Act relating to school districts; and relating to layoff plans for tenured teachers.

Status: (H) EDC : 2016-02-05



HB 351 - Adoption Of Regs; Limitations; Void Regs
Sponsored by Rep. Lance Pruitt

An Act relating to adoption of regulations; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2016-03-18



HJR 4 - Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue Sharing
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 8
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: Legis Resolve 8 : 2015-09-01



HJR 6 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA Lands
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 9
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.

Version: SCS HJR 6(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 9 : 2015-09-01



HJR 10 - Oppose ANWR Wilderness Designation
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 1
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: Legis Resolve 1 : 2015-09-01



HJR 13 - Retain Army Forces In Alaska
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 4
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: Legis Resolve 4 : 2015-09-01



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



HJR 18 - Limit Declaration Of National Monuments
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 19
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Urging the United States Congress to pass the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act.

Version: SCS CSHJR 18(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 19 : 2015-09-01



HJR 26 - Constitutional Am.: Elected Attorney General
Sponsored by Rep. Craig Johnson

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the office of attorney general.

Status: (H) JUD : 2015-04-19



HR 6 - Max F. Gruenberg Jr. Committee Room
Passed House! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

Dedicating the House Judiciary Committee Room of the Alaska State Capitol to the late Representative Max F. Gruenberg, Jr.

Version: HR 6 AM
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-02-26


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