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Representative Pete Higgins  (R-5, Chena Ridge)

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 424
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-3883
Fax: 907-465-3833

Interim Info:

1292 Saddler Way, Ste 328
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-452-6084
Fax: 907-452-6096
Toll Free: 877-465-4976

Elected to the House:

2012

Office Staff

Thomas Studler
Chief of Staff
907-465-6879
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-452-6084
Fairbanks: May-Dec
Joshua Banks
907-465-4976
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-452-6084
Chena Ridge: May-Dec

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
October 26, 1957
Phoenix, Arizona
Residency:
Phoenix, Arizona: 1957 - 1965
Anchorage, Alaska: 1965 - 1967
Fairbanks, Alaska: 1967 - present
Omaha, Nebraska (attend college): 1995 - 1999
Occupation:
Self-Employed, Dentist
Family:
Wife: Christine
5 Children
Education:
Austin E. Lathrop HS, Graduated: 1976
Hutchison Career Center Fairbanks, Alaska: 1979
   - Licensed and Certified A&P Mechanic
University of Alaska Fairbanks: 1991 - 1995
Creighton Dental School, Omaha Nebraska 1995-1999, DDS Degree
Military:
Alaska Air National Guard: 1987 - 1999
   - Crew Chief, KC-135, Service in Operation Desert Shield
Other Political and Government Positions:
28th Alaska Legislature, House of Representatives, District 5: 2013 - 2014
Delegate, Alaska State Republican Convention, Anchorage, Alaska: 2012
Delegate, National Republican Convention, Tempa, Florida: 2012
Candidate, Alaska State Senate: 2010
Delegate, Alaska State Republican Convention, Juneau, Alaska: 2010
Delegate, Alaska State Republican Convention, Anchorage, Alaska: 2008
Delegate, National Republican Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: 2008
Chairman, District 8, Fairbanks, Alaska: 2008
Business and Professional Positions:
Pwner, Pete B. Higgins DDS LLC, Four Corners Dental Group: 1999 - present
   - Offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Wasilla
Owner/Partner, PDNG LLC Mining Company: 2013 - present
President, Alaska Dental Outreach Corporation: 2008
President, Alaska Dental Society: 2007 - 2008
Treasurer, Vice-President, Alaska Dental Society: 2005 - 2007
Special Interests:
Mining, Downhill Skiing, Fishing

Personal Legislation

HB 35 - Home Heating Conversion Loans
Sponsored by Rep. Wilson, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Higgins, Rep. Isaacson, Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins

An Act creating a low-interest loan program for homeowners who improve or replace their home heating systems; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2013-02-13




HB 58 - AIDEA Loan For North Slope Lng Project
Sponsored by Rep. Wilson, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Isaacson, Rep. Higgins

An Act authorizing the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to finance or participate in the financing of a loan guarantee from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sustainable energy transmission and supply development fund in an amount not to exceed $275,000,000 for construction of a natural gas liquefaction facility on the North Slope.

Status: (H) L&C : 2013-01-16




HB 87 - Special Education Service Agency
Signed Into Law! Chapter 23 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins

An Act relating to allocations to the special education service agency and extending the special education service agency; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CCS HB 87
Status: Chapter 23 SLA 13 : 2013-05-29




HB 146 - Proof Of Motor Vehicle Insurance
Signed Into Law! Chapter 24 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins

An Act relating to proof of motor vehicle liability insurance; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 146(TRA)
Status: Chapter 24 SLA 13 : 2013-05-29




HB 209 - Limitations On Use Of Drones
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins

An Act relating to the use, possession, and operation of unmanned aerial vehicles; and prohibiting the use of evidence obtained by the use of unmanned aerial vehicles without a warrant.

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




HB 214 - Mental Health Patient Rights & Grievances
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins, Rep. Geran Tarr, Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to mental health patient rights, notifications, and grievance procedures.

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-04-08




HB 220 - Secondary School Exit Exam; Perf Report
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Higgins, Rep. Millett, Rep. Gara, Rep. Gattis, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Thompson

An Act repealing the secondary student competency examination and related requirements; relating to an annual performance report to the legislature by the Department of Education and Early Development; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 220(FIN)
Status: (S) FIN : 2014-03-26




HB 221 - State Commission For Human Rights
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins

An Act relating to attorney fees for a prevailing party who appeals an order of the State Commission for Human Rights; relating to the State Commission for Human Rights; and amending Rule 508, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure.

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




HB 235 - Confidentiality Of APOC Complaints
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins

An Act requiring the Alaska Public Offices Commission to maintain the confidentiality of certain proceedings, documents, and information.

Status: (H) JUD : 2014-03-12




HB 246 - Creamer's Field Refuge; Wickersham House
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins

An Act adding additional land and water to the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge; designating the House of Wickersham as the official residence of the lieutenant governor and making the House of Wickersham available for other uses; and relating to per diem claims by the lieutenant governor that are related to the location of the official residence of the lieutenant governor.

Version: HB 246 AM S
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-20




HB 255 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Signed Into Law! Chapter 105 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Hughes, Rep. Higgins, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Pruitt

An Act relating to unmanned aircraft systems; and relating to images captured by an unmanned aircraft system.

Version: CSHB 255(JUD)
Status: Chapter 105 SLA 14 : 2014-07-28



Co-Sponsored Legislation

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 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 32 - Lines Of Business On Business License
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Mia Costello, Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act providing for the issuance of one business license for multiple lines of business; and providing for reissuance of a business license to make a change on the license.

Version: CSHB 32(FIN) AM S
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2014-07-25




HB 47 - Injunction Security: Industrial Operation
Passed Legislature! Transmitted 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: Transmitted To Governor : 2014-07-25




HB 59 - Missing Vulnerable Adult Response Plan
Signed Into Law! Chapter 71 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to missing vulnerable adult prompt response and notification plans.

Version: SCS CSHB 59(STA)
Status: Chapter 71 SLA 13 : 2013-07-10




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 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 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 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 93 - Charter Schools
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the authorization, monitoring, and operation of charter schools.

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-04-02




HB 108 - Surcharge On Fines/Elec. Citation Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to electronic citations; creating the electronic citation fund; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-04-13




HB 113 - Alaska Fire Standards Council
Signed Into Law! Chapter 32 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Feige

An Act relating to the membership of the Alaska Fire Standards Council.

Status: Chapter 32 SLA 13 : 2013-06-03




HB 116 - Pers Credit For Military Service
Signed Into Law! Chapter 81 SLA 14
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: Chapter 81 SLA 14 : 2014-07-10




HB 140 - Regulations: Notice, Review, Comment
Signed Into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold

An Act relating to the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal of a regulation; and relating to contact with agencies about regulations.

Version: SCS CSHB 140(JUD)
Status: Chapter 87 SLA 14 : 2014-07-16




HB 150 - Technical/Vocational Education Program
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman

An Act extending the unemployment contributions for the Alaska technical and vocational education program.

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




HB 151 - School Grading Systems
Sponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold

An Act establishing a public school and school district grading system for purposes of improving accountability and transparency; providing for Alaska strategic educators in public schools; and providing for an effective date.

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




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 180 - Military Youth Academy
Signed Into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act relating to the Alaska Challenge Youth Academy; and providing for an effective date.

Status: Chapter 72 SLA 13 : 2013-07-11




HCR 4 - Hmong-American Veterans Day
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 8
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

Proclaiming May 15 to be Hmong-American Veterans Memorial Day.

Status: Legis Resolve 8 : 2013-05-09




HJR 3 - Statehood/ ANCSA/ Native Allotment Land
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Urging the President of the United States to seek and the United States Congress to approve adequate funding for land conveyance activities for the State of Alaska, Alaska Native corporations, and Alaska Natives under the Alaska Statehood Act, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the Native Allotment Act of 1906, the Alaska Native Veterans Allotment Act of 1998, and the Alaska Land Transfer Acceleration Act.

Status: (H) RES : 2013-01-16




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 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 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




HJR 13 - Coast Guard National Security Cutter Funding
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 25
Sponsored by Rep. Alan Austerman

Urging the United States Congress and the President of the United States to complete the funding and acquisition of three additional National Security Cutters and to home port one of the cutters in Kodiak, Alaska.

Version: CSHJR 13(TRA)
Status: Legis Resolve 25 : 2013-06-14




HJR 15 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA Lands
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 28
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; and 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.

Version: SCS CSHJR 15(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 28 : 2014-03-04




HJR 22 - Federal Constitutional Convention
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 68
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

Requesting the United States Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office of federal government officials; and urging the legislatures of the other 49 states to request the United States Congress to call a convention of the states.

Version: HJR 22 AM
Status: Legis Resolve 68 : 2014-07-07




HJR 23 - Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 26
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Proclaiming March 27, 2014, as Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day.

Status: Legis Resolve 26 : 2014-03-04




HR 5 - Federal Assessment Of 2012 Arctic Operations
Passed House! House Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

Supporting full state participation alongside federal officials in the United States Department of the Interior's Expedited Assessment of 2012 Arctic Operations.

Status: (H) Resolve 5 : 2013-01-31



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