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Representative Shelley Hughes  R-11, Palmer

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 13
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-3743

Interim Info:

600 E. Railroad Ave.
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: 907-376-3725
Toll Free: 800-565-3743

Elected to the House:

(Appointed: 2012) 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Ginger Blaisdell
Committee Aide
907-465-5265
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-376-3725
Palmer: May-Dec
Stuart Krueger
907-465-3743
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-376-3725
Palmer: May-Dec
Kimberly Swiantek
907-465-3743
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
Canton, Ohio - 01/06/58
Residency:
Resident of District 8 since 1990
Resident of Alaska since 1976
Resident in following Alaskan communities 1976-1990: Hoonah, Bethel, Fort Yukon, Fairbanks, Seward
Occupation:
Government Affairs Director, Alaska Primary Care Association 10/05 - 11/11; Special Projects Volunteer Director, Crossroads Community Church, Palmer 01/95 - 12/05; Contract Academic Instructor, Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility, Palmer Correctional Center 10/98 - 12/03; Summer Theatre Conservatory Director, LCCP/Haines; VPA/Wasilla 1999, 2000, 2003; Substitute Teacher, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District 09/95 - 05/97; Fort Yukon School District Resource Center Assistant 08/87 - 05/88; Data Coordinator/Secretary, Phillips Alcoholism Treatment Center, Bethel, Alaska 11/85 - 11/86; KYUK Newscaster, Volunteer, Bethel, Alaska 09/85 - 05/87; Teacher, Mount Bethel Christian School, Hoonah, Alaska 09/76 - 09/81; Proud Stay-at-Home Mother of 4 (interspersed with contracts and part-time work) 1980 - 2003
Family:
Husband - Roger (married 36 years)
Children - Peter, Clara, Emily, and Tyler
Grandchildren - Keithan, Caden, Noah, Owen, + one on the way
Education:
University of Alaska, Bachelor of Arts in English, 2002. Summa cum Laude. Rhetoric.
Cuyahoga Community College, Assoc. of Arts, 1985. Magna cum Laude, Valedictorian. Cleveland, Ohio.
- Alaska Public Health Association Health Achievement Award 2009
- Betsey K. Cooke Advocacy MVP Award 2008
- Chancellor's Scholar 2001
- National Collegiate Mathematics Award 2002
- English Department Scholarship Award Spring 2002
- International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Military:
Alaska All Academies Association, Founder, Past-President
- (support organization for cadets/plebes and families at 5 military academies)
Son and Son-in-Law: USAF Reserves, USAF Officer, Active Duty
Husband: Vietnam Veteran
Other Political and Government Positions:
Legislative Aide for Representative Gatto, Alaska State Legislature 12/03 - 01/05
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Alaska All Academies Association, Founder, Past-President
Alaska Outdoor Council
Commonwealth North
American Association of University Women
Resource Development Council
Make Alaska Competitive Coalition
National Rifle Association
Conservative Patriots Group
Mat-Su Republican Women's Club
Valley Republican Women's Club
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce
Palmer Chamber of Commerce
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Mat-Su Business Alliance
Palmer Toastmasters
Palmer Lions Club
Alaska State Fair
State Agriculture and Rural Leaders - Alaska Representative
Outdoor Heritage Council
Recover Alaska
NCSL Labor and Economic Development
NCSL Redistricting and Elections
CSG Public Safety and Justice Task Force
Troop 49 Girl Scouts
Other:
Previous Volunteer Affiliations

- Palmer Little League
- Girl Scouts
- Pioneer Peak PTA
- Colony Middle School Band Boosters
- Valley Festival of Arts
- Colony High School Boys & Girls Basketball
Special Interests:
Grandchildren, Military, Church, Volunteer Work, Speed Walking*, Comedy, the Arts, Travel, Outdoors**
*I like the fact I walk so fast that I pass tall men in airports.
**My children have offered to teach me to snow board but I have not yet accepted the invitation.

Personal Legislation

HB 8 - Powers Of Attorney
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act relating to powers of attorney and other substitute decision-making documents; relating to the uniform probate code; relating to notaries public; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 8(JUD) AM
Status: (S) HSS : 2015-03-11



HB 9 - Private Investigators/Agencies
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act providing for the licensing and regulation of private investigators and private investigator agencies; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21



HB 12 - Mortgage Lending And Loan Originators
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act relating to mortgage lending, mortgage loan originators, and depository institutions; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 12(L&C)
Status: (S) L&C : 2015-04-17



HB 91 - Operating Motor Vehicles In Traffic Lane
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act relating to operating a motor vehicle in lanes of traffic.

Status: (H) TRA : 2015-01-30



HCR 4 - Us Countermand Convention Delegates
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Relating to the duties of delegates selected by the legislature to attend a convention of the states called under art. V, Constitution of the United States, to consider a countermand amendment to the Constitution of the United States; establishing as a joint committee of the legislature the Delegate Credential Committee and relating to the duties of the committee; providing for an oath for delegates and alternates to a countermand amendment convention; providing for a chair and assistant chair of the state's countermand amendment delegation; providing for the duties of the chair and assistant chair; providing instructions for the selection of a convention president; and providing specific language for the countermand amendment on which the state's convention delegates are authorized by the legislature to vote to approve.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-04-09



HJR 5 - Recognize Academy Of Model Aeronautics
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Recognizing the Academy of Model Aeronautics for establishing safety guidelines and best practices.

Version: CSHJR 5(TRA) AM
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-24



HJR 14 - Call For Us Countermand Convention
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Making application to the United States Congress to call a convention of the states to propose a countermand amendment to the Constitution of the United States as provided under art. V, Constitution of the United States; and urging the legislatures of the other 49 states to make the same application.

Status: (H) RLS : 2015-04-09



HR 5 - Establish Hse Commte On Fed Overreach
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Establishing the House Special Committee on Federal Overreach.

Version: SSHR 5
Status: (H) RLS : 2015-04-18


Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 5 - Guardians/Conservators Of Certain Persons
Passed Legislature! Vetoed By Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the persons who may be appointed guardians of incapacitated persons or conservators of protected persons.

Version: SCS HB 5(JUD)
Status: Vetoed By Governor : 2015-05-14



HB 6 - Priv Employer Voluntary Vet Preference
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Chris Tuck

An Act relating to a voluntary preference for veterans by private employers.

Version: CSHB 6(MLV)
Status: (S) RLS : 2015-04-17



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 26 - Extend Cert. D.e. Midwives Bd; Audit Rprt
Signed Into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; requiring an interim report regarding the board's audit compliance and budget deficit; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 26(L&C)
Status: Chapter 18 SLA 15 : 2015-05-14



HB 31 - Controlled Substances And Workers Comp
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act restricting the dispensing, administering, and repackaging of certain controlled substances for employees receiving workers' compensation benefits.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21



HB 33 - Affordable Care Act Navigators
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act relating to health care navigators.

Status: (H) HSS : 2015-01-21



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 43 - Jan 9: AK Law Enforcement Officers' Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn, Rep. Talerico, Rep. Vazquez, Rep. Wool, Rep. Claman

An Act establishing Alaska Law Enforcement Officers' Day.

Version: CSHB 43(STA)
Status: Chapter 1 SLA 15 : 2015-04-03



HB 46 - Workforce Investment Board Veteran Member
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act relating to membership in the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.

Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-05-22



HB 61 - Military Meritorious Award License Plates
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Gara, Rep. Gruenberg, Rep. Vazquez, Rep. Lynn, Rep. LeDoux

An Act relating to special motor vehicle registration plates for recipients of the Bronze Star awarded for valor, Silver Star, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross, Coast Guard Cross, and other awards reflecting valor; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 61(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2015-04-09



HB 64 - Eliminate Daylight Saving Time
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act exempting the state from daylight saving time; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-01-21



HB 68 - Electronic Distrib. Of Reports
Passed House!
An Act relating to the preparation, electronic distribution, and posting of reports by state agencies.

Version: CSHB 68(FIN) AM
Status: (S) STA : 2015-04-13



HB 74 - Donated Leave By Certain Public Employees
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to the donation of leave by public employees.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-01-23



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

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

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-02-23



HB 84 - Review & Reporting Of Federal Receipts; LB&A
Sponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold

An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee; requiring state agencies, municipalities, and regional educational attendance areas to report on federal receipts; and relating to the increase of an appropriation item based on additional federal or program receipts.

Version: SSHB 84
Status: (H) FIN : 2015-03-09



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) JUD : 2015-04-07



HB 107 - Board Of Regents Regional Residency Qualif.
Passed House!
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: (S) EDC : 2015-04-15



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

An Act relating to the sovereignty of the state and the state's right to a credit or setoff for amounts or injuries inequitably or unlawfully caused or claimed by the federal government; requiring the United States to lift certain land orders and federal withdrawals; relating to the transfer of public land or interests in public land from the federal government to the state and to the disposal of that land or any interest in land; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 115(FIN)
Status: (S) RES : 2015-04-07



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 185 - Alcoholic Beverage Control
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

An Act relating to alcoholic beverages; relating to the regulation of manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of alcoholic beverages; relating to licenses, endorsements, and permits involving alcoholic beverages; relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; relating to offenses involving alcoholic beverages; relating to the offense of minor consuming; relating to revocation of a driver's license for a minor consuming offense; relating to the effect of the revocation of a driver's license for a minor consuming offense on a motor vehicle liability insurance policy; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-04-09



HCR 2 - Jan 24
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

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

Version: CSHCR 2(EDC)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-27



HJR 4 - Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue Sharing
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-17



HJR 6 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA Lands
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-17



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

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

Version: CSHJR 7(FSH)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-03



HJR 8 - Feds Allow State To Make Energy Choices
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

Urging the federal government to empower the state to protect the state's access to affordable and reliable electrical generation.

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



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 18 - Limit Declaration Of National Monuments
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-05-11



HJR 22 - Stewart-Hyder Border Hours
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ortiz

Urging the Canada Border Services Agency to keep the border between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, open 24 hours a day.

Status: (S) RLS : 2015-04-18



HJR 24 - Lift Federal Land Withdrawals
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

Urging the federal government to honor its commitments to transfer land to the state; and urging the United States Secretary of the Interior and the United States Congress to adhere to the recommendations of the United States Department of the Interior in its 2006 report under the Alaska Land Transfer Acceleration Act, including lifting withdrawals.

Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-05-26



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


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