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Representative Wes Keller  (R-7, Mat-Su)

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 118
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-2186
Fax: 907-465-3818

Interim Info:

600 E. Railroad Ave.
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: 907-373-1842
Fax: 907-373-4729
Toll Free: 800-468-2186

Elected to the House:

(Appointed: 2007) 2008, 2010, 2012

Office Staff

Jim Pound
Professional Staff
907-465-2671
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Janet Ogan
Senior Staff
907-465-2186
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-373-1842
Mat-Su: May-Dec
Ernest Prax
Judiciary Aide
907-465-6265
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-373-1842
Mat-Su: May-Dec

Committee Memberships

Chairmanships:
Chair, Judiciary

Member:
Health & Social Services
Rules
State Affairs
Finance Subcommittees:
Court System
Law
Revenue

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
April 24, 1946 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Residency:
Alaska: 1969 - 1988
Wasilla: 1988 - present
Occupation:
Building maintenance and construction contractor.
Family:
Wife: Gayle
Children: Matt, April, Zach and five grandchildren.
Education:
Central High School, Superior, Wisconsin, Graduated in 1964.
University of Wisconsin, Superior - B.S. Degree (Broad Field Science Major and minors in Math and Physics) with Alaska secondary teacher certification in 1986
USAF Pilot training, Del Rio, Texas in 1971.
Military:
Alaska Air National Guard, C-123J pilot after USAF Pilot training at Del Rio, Texas 1971-75.
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Judiciary: 2013 - present
Chair, Health & Social Services: 2011 - 2012
Chair, Administrative Regulation Review: 2009 - 2010
Co-Chair, Health & Social Services: 2009 - 2010
Vice-Chair, Health & Social Services: 2013 - present
Vice-Chair, State Affairs: 2011 - present
Vice-Chair, Fisheries: 2009 - 2010
Rules: 2013 - present
Economic Development, Trade & Tourism: 2008, 2011 - 2012
Judiciary: 2011 - 2012
Community & Regional Affairs: 2009 - 2010
Education: 2009 - 2010
Legislative Higher Education Scholar Funding Task Force: 2009 - 2010
Health, Education & Social Services: 2008
Transportation: 2008
Finance Subcommittees:
    - Court System: 2009 - present
    - Law: 2009 - present
    - Revenue: 2013 - present
    - Health & Social Services: 2009 - 2012
    - Transportation & Public Facilities: 2011 - 2012
    - Administration: 2009 - 2010
Other Political and Government Positions:
Citizens Advisory Commisson on Federal Areas: October 2007 - present
Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education: December 2007 - 2011
Chief of Staff for Alaska Senator Fred Dyson: January 1999 - July 2007
Staff Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures Standing Education Committee: August 2006 - July 2007
Co-Chair, Legislative Education Staff Network Executive Committee: August 2006 - July 2007
Business and Professional Positions:
1992 - 1999: Licensed and bonded residential building contractor. A sole proprietor family business building custom homes, as well as performing remodeling and maintenance contracts.

1991 - 1992: Oilfield hand for Schlumberger Oilfield Services performing well-head maintenance and heavy equipment operation.

1987 - 1990: Training Center administrator for the Alaska Teamsters Training Center at Ship Creek. In prior years performed numerous maintenance and building contracts around rural Alaska.
Special Interests:
Hunting, fishing, flying, boating, hobby auto body and carpentry.

Personal Legislation

HB 3 - Photo Identification Voting Requirement
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to voter identification at the polls; and relating to the counting of absentee and questioned ballots.

Status: (H) RLS : 2013-04-10




HB 15 - Commercial Motor Vehicle Requirements
Signed Into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller, Rep. Doug Isaacson

An Act relating to commercial motor vehicle requirements.

Status: Chapter 4 SLA 13 : 2013-04-09




HB 16 - Adult Public Assistance Eligibility
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to citizenship requirements and an alcohol impairment and drug testing program for applicants for and recipients of specified cash assistance.

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




HB 18 - Personal Use Fishing Priority
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Shelley Hughes, Rep. Wes Keller

An Act providing priority to personal use fisheries when fishing restrictions are implemented to achieve a management goal.

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




HB 19 - Permanent Motor Vehicle Registration/Trailers
Signed Into Law! Chapter 50 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to permanent motor vehicle registration in the unorganized borough and in a municipality that has elected to allow permanent registration; relating to the registration fee for noncommercial trailers and to the motor vehicle tax for trailers; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 19(RLS)(EFD AM)
Status: Chapter 50 SLA 14 : 2014-06-20




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 31 - Constitutional History Curriculum
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act requiring school districts to develop and require completion of a history of American constitutionalism curriculum segment; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RLS : 2014-02-07




HB 53 - Consultation For Opiate Prescription
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act establishing a consultation requirement with respect to the prescription of opiates under certain circumstances.

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




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 102 - Retirement Plans; Roth IRAs; Probate
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to property exemptions for retirement plans, individual retirement accounts, and Roth IRAs; relating to transfers of individual retirement plans; relating to the rights of judgment creditors of members of limited liability companies and partners of limited liability partnerships; relating to the Uniform Probate Code, including pleadings, orders, liability, and notices under the Uniform Probate Code and the Alaska Principal and Income Act, the appointment of trust property, the Alaska Uniform Prudent Investor Act, co-trustees, trust protectors, and trust advisors; relating to the Alaska Principal and Income Act; relating to the Alaska Uniform Transfers to Minors Act; relating to the disposition of human remains; relating to the tax on insurers for life insurance policies; relating to insurable interests for certain insurance policies; relating to restrictions on transfers of trust interests; relating to discretionary interests in irrevocable trusts; relating to the community property of married persons; and amending Rule 64, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 301(a), Alaska Rules of Evidence.

Status: (H) FIN : 2013-03-28




HB 135 - Petersville Recreational Mining Area
Signed Into Law! Chapter 39 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to the reservation of certain mining claims from all uses incompatible with the purposes for establishing the Petersville Recreational Mining Area.

Status: Chapter 39 SLA 14 : 2014-06-18




HB 200 - Activities Of The Judicial Council
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to the Alaska Judicial Council and to judicial retention elections.

Status: (H) JUD : 2013-04-05




HB 203 - Reimbursement Of Health Insurance Claims
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to payment or reimbursement of health care insurance claims.

Status: (H) L&C : 2013-04-10




HB 244 - Advisory Commission On Federal Mgt Areas
Signed Into Law! Chapter 40 SLA 14
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: Chapter 40 SLA 14 : 2014-06-18




HB 260 - Commercial Motor Vehicle Exception
Sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson, Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to transportation of commercial motor vehicles.

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




HB 284 - Compact For A Balanced Budget
Signed Into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to an interstate compact on a balanced federal budget.

Status: Chapter 12 SLA 14 : 2014-04-22




HB 311 - Direct-Entry Midwives
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to direct-entry midwives.

Status: (H) L&C : 2014-02-19




HB 324 - Controlled Subst. Prescription Database
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to the controlled substance prescription database.

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-03-21




HB 351 - Uses Of Nancy Lake State Recreation Area
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

An Act relating to uses that are not incompatible with the purposes of the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area.

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




HJR 1 - Constitutional Am.: Education Funding
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to state aid for education.

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-02-28



Co-Sponsored 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 23 - Knik Arm Crossing
Signed Into Law! Chapter 51 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman, Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act relating to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; relating to the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority; relating to construction of the Knik Arm bridge and appurtenant facilities; relating to toll bridge revenue bonds; establishing the Knik Arm construction fund, the toll bridge revenue fund, the toll bridge revenue bond redemption fund, and the toll bridge revenue bond reserve fund; relating to powers and duties of the state bond committee; and providing for an effective date.

Version: FCCS HB 23
Status: Chapter 51 SLA 14 : 2014-06-20




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 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 46 - Waive CDL Skill Test For Certain Veterans
Signed Into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act relating to regulations adopted by the Department of Administration waiving the commercial motor vehicle driving skills test for certain drivers with military commercial motor vehicle experience.

Status: Chapter 27 SLA 13 : 2013-06-02




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 56 - Passenger Vehicle Rental Tax
Signed Into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Lindsey Holmes, Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act excluding motorcycles and motor-driven cycles from the passenger vehicle rental tax; and providing for an effective date.

Status: Chapter 8 SLA 13 : 2013-05-09




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 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 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 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 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 161 - Auctions For Big Game Harvest Permits
Signed Into Law! Chapter 47 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to auctions or raffles for big game harvest permits and to the selection of nonprofit organizations to conduct auctions and raffles for the Department of Fish and Game.

Version: SCS CSHB 161(RES) AM S
Status: Chapter 47 SLA 14 : 2014-06-20




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 178 - Reclassifying Certain Drug Offenses
Sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson

An Act relating to certain crimes involving controlled substances; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) JUD : 2013-03-20




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




HB 199 - VPSO Firearms
Signed Into Law! Chapter 97 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

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

Status: Chapter 97 SLA 14 : 2014-07-18




HB 212 - Driver's Licensing Exemption: Military
Signed Into Law! Chapter 58 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson, Rep. Shelley Hughes, Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act relating to an exemption from driver licensing requirements for spouses of members of the armed forces of the United States.

Status: Chapter 58 SLA 14 : 2014-07-07




HB 217 - Dr. Walter Soboleff Day
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Muñoz, Rep. Kerttula

An Act establishing November 14 each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff Day.

Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2014-07-25




HB 250 - Medical Malpractice Actions
Signed Into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act making an expression of apology, sympathy, commiseration, compassion, or benevolence by a health care provider inadmissible in a medical malpractice case; requiring a health care provider to advise a patient or the patient's legal representative to seek legal advice before making an agreement with the patient to correct an unanticipated outcome of medical treatment or care; and amending Rules 402, 407, 408, 409, and 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence.

Version: CSHB 250(HSS) AM
Status: Chapter 62 SLA 14 : 2014-07-08




HB 258 - Wrongful Death Of An Unborn Child
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act establishing a right of action for the death of an unborn child in certain circumstances.

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




HB 281 - Prescription Without Physical Examination
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to prescription of drugs by a physician without a physical examination.

Version: CSHB 281(L&C) AM S
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-25




HB 291 - Stipend For Boarding Schools
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act increasing the stipend for boarding school students; and providing for an effective date.

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




HB 293 - License Plates
Signed Into Law! Chapter 98 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to motor vehicle registration plates; relating to special registration plates for firefighters and emergency medical service providers; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 293(STA)
Status: Chapter 98 SLA 14 : 2014-07-25




HB 296 - State Land Disp./Leaseholder Preference
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act providing for certain individuals who have erected a building on land leased from the state to receive a preference right to purchase certain state land without competitive bid.

Status: (H) STA : 2014-03-05




HB 306 - Eval. Indirect Expenditures; Tax Credits
Signed Into Law! Chapter 61 SLA 14
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; relating to lapse dates for capital budget grants; relating to capital expenditures; relating to unexpended balances of capital projects; repealing the capital projects funds; repealing the insurance tax education credit, the income tax education 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; providing for an effective date by repealing the effective dates in sec. 7, ch. 57, SLA 2003, the effective date in sec. 57, ch. 92, SLA 2010, and the effective dates in secs. 40 - 42, ch. 51, SLA 2012; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 306(FIN) AM S
Status: Chapter 61 SLA 14 : 2014-07-07




HB 310 - U.S. Constitutional Convention Delegates
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act relating to the selection and duties of delegates to a convention of the states.

Version: CSHB 310(STA) AM
Status: (S) RLS : 2014-04-08




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 3 - Joint Committee On Federal Overreach
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Establishing the Joint Committee on Federal Overreach.

Status: (H) FIN : 2013-03-29




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




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




HCR 18 - Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 44
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Encouraging hospitals and birthing facilities in the state to participate in the Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative and to support breastfeeding; and recognizing the benefits of breastfeeding.

Status: Legis Resolve 44 : 2014-07-28




HCR 19 - Supporting Efforts Of Recover Alaska
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 45
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

Supporting Recover Alaska in its efforts to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and its effects.

Version: CSHCR 19(HSS)
Status: Legis Resolve 45 : 2014-07-17




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 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 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 14 - Delay Implementing Affordable Care Act
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Requesting the United States Congress, the Governor, and the state's congressional delegation to take actions necessary to delay implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Version: SCS CSHJR 14(HSS) AM S
Status: Returned To (S) RLS : 2013-04-14




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 16 - National Ocean Policy
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

Relating to the National Ocean Council, the development of a national ocean policy, and coastal and marine spatial planning.

Version: CSHJR 16(RES) AM
Status: (S) RLS : 2013-04-12




HJR 18 - Constitutional Am.: Elected Attorney General
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

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

Status: (H) RLS : 2014-03-27




HJR 19 - Base F-35 Aircraft At Eielson Or Jber
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 29
Sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson

Urging the Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, and the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces to base F-35 aircraft assigned to the Pacific Air Forces at Eielson Air Force Base or Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson.

Version: CSHJR 19(MLV) AM S
Status: Legis Resolve 29 : 2014-03-04




HJR 20 - Medical Device Tax
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 47
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.

Status: Legis Resolve 47 : 2014-07-25




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




HJR 24 - Arctic Council
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 34
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: Legis Resolve 34 : 2014-07-17




HJR 32 - Religious Persecution And Peace In Syria
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

Urging the United States government to condemn violent acts of religious persecution and seek a peaceful resolution to the conflicts in Syria.

Version: CSHJR 32(STA)
Status: (S) RLS : 2014-04-11




HR 9 - Delay Implementation Of Ed Standards
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

Urging the commissioner of education and early development and the state Board of Education and Early Development to delay implementation of statewide education standards.

Status: (H) RLS : 2014-04-07



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    akhoumaj: "Operating Budget Conference Committee about to commence. #akleg"
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  • Hail storm at the Capitol today. #akleg

    akhoumaj: "Hail storm at the Capitol today. #akleg"
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  • #Soldotna republican Kurt Olson showing off his awesome chrome howling wolf #bolo tie at today's #Resources Committee hearing. #akleg #reptie

    akhoumaj: "#Soldotna republican Kurt Olson showing off his awesome chrome howling wolf #bolo tie at today's #Resources Committee hearing. #akleg #reptie"
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  • #akleg Class Photo Day.

    akhoumaj: "#akleg Class Photo Day."
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  • Rep Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, listens to an official from the Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development testify on the ballot initiative to increase minimum wage at a joint Judiciary Committee hearing Saturday at the Capitol. #akleg #nofilter #alaska #minimumwage

    akhoumaj: "Rep Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, listens to an official from the Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development testify on the ballot initiative to increase minimum wage at a joint Judiciary Committee hearing Saturday at the Capitol. #akleg #nofilter #alaska #minimumwage"
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  • #Juneau 's amazing #icecave made the cover of the new State Directory. #akleg

    akhoumaj: "#Juneau 's amazing #icecave made the cover of the new State Directory. #akleg"
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  • "Governor's Catch" selection of canned #Wild #Alaska #Seafood sits on the front of Kodiak Rep. Alan Austerman's desk at the Capitol. #akleg #akwild #akfish #salmon

    akhoumaj: ""Governor's Catch" selection of canned #Wild #Alaska #Seafood sits on the front of Kodiak Rep. Alan Austerman's desk at the Capitol. #akleg #akwild #akfish #salmon"
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  • @akshelleyhughes talks about the 1964 Great Alaska #Earthquake during this morning's press availability. Today marks the 50-year Anniversary, and Hughes is working with the AK Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on their Ready Alaska initiative. #akleg

    akhoumaj: "@akshelleyhughes talks about the 1964 Great Alaska #Earthquake during this morning's press availability. Today marks the 50-year Anniversary, and Hughes is working with the AK Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on their Ready Alaska initiative. #akleg"
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  • EPA Chief Gina McCarthy obviously didn't heed the wording attached to this pin. Courtesy Rep. Doug Isaacson of North Pole. #northpolepride #akleg #alaska

    akhoumaj: "EPA Chief Gina McCarthy obviously didn't heed the wording attached to this pin. Courtesy Rep. Doug Isaacson of North Pole. #northpolepride #akleg #alaska"
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