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Representative Craig Johnson  R-24, Anchorage

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 216
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-4993
Fax: 907-465-3872

Interim Info:

716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: 907-269-0200
Fax: 907-269-0204
Toll Free: 866-465-4993

Elected to the House:

2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Leadership Positions:

Rules Chair: 2011 - present

Office Staff

Debra Higgins
Rules Committee Aide
907-465-3764
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-0200
Anchorage: May-Dec
Sharon Busch
Legislative Aide
907-465-4993
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Robert Ervine
907-465-4993
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-0200
Anchorage: May-Dec

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
November 22, 1953
Kermit, Texas
Residency:
Alaska Resident since 1978
Southwest Anchorage: 1991 - present
Occupation:
Businessman
Family:
Wife: Nancy
Children: Erin, Jenna
Grand-Children: Grace
Education:
Northeast Oklahoma A&M: 1973-1975
Oklahoma State University: 1975-1977
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair Rules Committee: 2011 - present
Co-Chair, Resources Committee: 2007 - 2010
Vice-chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2010 - present
Vice-chair, Transportation Committee: 2009 - present
Member Committee on Committees: 2010 - present
Member Fisheries Special Committee: 2007 - present
Member Legislative Council: 2010 - present
Member, Rules Committee: 2007 - present
Member, State Affairs Committee: 2007 - 2010
Member, Transportation Committee: 2007 - present
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Member, Administration: 2007 - present
   - Member, Corrections: 2007 - 2010
   - Court System: 2010 - present
   - Member, Fish & Game: 2007 - 2010
   - Member, Governor: 2010 - present
   - Member, Legislature: 2010 - present
   - Member, Natural Resources: 2007 - 2010
Vice-Chair, Alaska Legislative Outdoor Heritage Caucus 2007 - 2010; Co-Chair 2011
House Appointee, Parks Bail Advisory Committee 2007 - present
Other Political and Government Positions:
Council of State Governments West - (CSG West)
   - Chair: 2013 - present
   - Member of Executive Committee
   - Water and Public Lands Committee, Vice Chair, 2009 - 2010; Chair 2010
   - Energy and Environment Committee
National Council of State Legislatures - (NCSL)
   - Agriculture, Environment and Energy Committee,
   - Labor and Workforce & Development Committee
Pacific NorthWest Economic Region - (PNWER)
   - Legislative Academy Alumni
   - Legislative Energy Chair's Task Force
Energy Council - Member of Executive Committee: 2009 - 2010
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation: 2007 - 2010
Business and Professional Positions:
Former General Manager, Alaska Publications;
Former Marketing Director, MarkAir;
Former General Manager, Alaska Journal of Commerce and Alaska Military Weekly
Former Small Business Owner
VP/GM, KYMG Radio
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Bayshore Klatt Community Council Member
Anchorage International Rotary (past member)
Chamber of Commerce Military Committee (past member)
Better Business Bureau, Board of Directors (past director)
Special Interests:
Family, Boating, Golf, Fishing and enjoys Alaska's great outdoors

Personal Legislation

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


Co-Sponsored Legislation

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
Signed Into Law! Chapter 33 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

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

Status: Chapter 33 SLA 15 : 2015-06-02



HB 56 - Alaska Firefighters' Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Matt Claman

An Act establishing Alaska Firefighters' Day.

Version: SCS HB 56(STA)
Status: Chapter 7 SLA 15 : 2015-05-05



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 93 - Probation & Parole: Work, Travel Accom.
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-05



HB 100 - Urea/ Ammonia/ Gas-Liq Facility; Tax Credit
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing a credit against the net income tax for an in-state processing facility that manufactures urea, ammonia, or gas-to-liquid products; relating to establishing the value of the state's royalty share of gas production based on contracts with certain in-state processing facilities that manufacture urea, ammonia, or gas-to-liquid products; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 100(FIN) AM S
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2016-04-17



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) JUD : 2016-02-05



HB 128 - Alaska Wild Salmon Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

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

Version: SCS HB 128(STA)
Status: Chapter 6 SLA 16 : 2016-05-07



HB 132 - AGDC Support Of Natural Gas Projects
Passed Legislature! Vetoed By 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: Vetoed By Governor : 2015-04-17



HB 142 - Establish Elders' Day
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act establishing Elders' Day.

Status: (S) RLS : 2015-04-15



HB 175 - Establish Military Family Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act establishing November 1 as Military Family Day.

Status: Chapter 4 SLA 16 : 2016-04-22



HB 188 - Person With Disability Savings Accounts
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-15



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 287 - Atty Gen: Service On Boards/Commissions
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to the duties and powers of the attorney general; relating to the governor's power to appoint the attorney general to a state board or commission, the governing body of a public corporation, or any other entity that has a governing body; requesting that the governor replace the attorney general on the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation board; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) JUD : 2016-02-01



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



HCR 7 - Child Abuse Prevention Month
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Geran Tarr

Proclaiming April 2015 as Child Abuse Prevention Month; and proclaiming April 10, 2015, as Go Blue Friday.

Version: CSHCR 7(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2015-04-07



HCR 9 - Congenital Diaphragm. Hernia Action Day
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 15
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Proclaiming April 19, 2015, as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day.

Status: Legis Resolve 15 : 2015-04-18



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 7 - Oppose Aleutian National Marine Sanctuary
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 6
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

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

Version: CSHJR 7(FSH)
Status: Legis Resolve 6 : 2015-09-01



HJR 9 - Endorsing ANWR Leasing; Related Issues
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 2
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: Legis Resolve 2 : 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 14 - Call For Us Countermand Convention
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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.

Version: SCS CSHJR 14(STA)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-06



HJR 20 - Fish & Wildlife Management By States
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman

Urging the United States Congress to enact legislation to clarify and recognize each individual state's authority to manage the fish and wildlife within its borders.

Version: CSHJR 20(RES) AM
Status: Returned To (H) RLS : 2016-02-03



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
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 20
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: Legis Resolve 20 : 2015-09-01



HJR 25 - Support Shell Port Of Seattle Lease
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

Supporting the leases issued by the United States Department of the Interior to Royal Dutch Shell in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas; urging the Governor of the State of Washington, the Seattle City Council, and other public officials in the State of Washington to refrain from destructive attacks on the economy, jobs, and lives of the people of this state and the State of Washington and first consider closing the Boeing production facilities to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from commercial activity; and inviting Royal Dutch Shell to use a port in this state as the homeport of its Arctic drilling fleet if the lease with the Port of Seattle is terminated.

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



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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