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Representative Bob Lynn  R-26, Anchorage

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 108
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-4931
Fax: 907-465-4316

Interim Info:

716 W. 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: 907-269-0205
Fax: 907-269-0207
Toll Free: 800-870-4931

Elected to the House:

2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Nancy Manly
Committee Aide
907-465-2794
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Deneen Tuck
907-465-4931
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269.0205
Anchorage: May-Dec
Esther Mielke
907-465-4931
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
February 23, 1933
East Los Angeles, California
Family:
Spouse - Marlene Wagner Lynn
Children - Debra, Bob Jr., Robyn, Mary, Marla, John
Twenty grandchildren, two great grandchilden
Education:
Garfield High School (East Los Angeles California)
University of Arizona, B.A.
California State University Long Beach, M.A.
   - Educational Administration
Air University, ''Education with Industry''
   - (similar to MBA) relating to government procurement and contracts
University of California Riverside
University of Alaska
Military:
Major, USAF Retired
Vietnam Veteran
Bandsman (enlisted)
Fighter Interceptor Pilot
Air Defense Operations (including Kotzebue, Alaska)
Radar Site Commander, Vietnam
Inspector general, contracts and procurement
Seventeen awards and decorations, including Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, State Afffairs Committee: 2007 - 2008
Chair, Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Member, Armed Services Committee: 2003 - 2008
Member, Economic Development, International Trade and Tourism Committee: 2005 - 2008
Member, Education Committee: 2005 - 2006
Member, Judiciary Committe: 2007 - 2008
Member, Labor and Commerce Committee: 2003 - 2006
Member, Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2004
Member, Resources Committee: 2003 - 2004
Member, State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2006
Member, Majority Caucus 2003 - 2006
Other Political and Government Positions:
City Councilman
Mayor Pro-Tem, Moreno Valley, California
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Alaska Outdoor Council
MADD
Air Force Association
Vietnam Veterans of America
VFW
American Legion
National Breast Cancer Coalition
AMVET
Special Interests:
Church
Anchorage Community Concert Band
Family History
Photography

Personal Legislation

HB 2 - Overtime Exemption For Student Practicums
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act exempting certain unpaid students from the Alaska Wage and Hour Act.

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



HB 3 - Workers' Compensation Death Benefits
Sponsored by Rep. Andrew Josephson, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to a death benefit for health insurance payable to the widows, widowers, and children of police officers, firefighters, or emergency medical technicians who die because of work-related injuries.

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



HB 13 - Election Pamphlets And Absentee Ballots
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Les Gara

An Act requiring notice of the postage required to mail an absentee ballot on the envelope provided by the division of elections for returning an absentee ballot; and repealing the authority to include certain material from a political party in the election pamphlet.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-02-11



HB 30 - Constitutional History Curriculum
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller, Rep. Dan Saddler, Rep. Bob Lynn

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) FIN : 2015-02-27



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 50 - Alaska Oil And Gas Day
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act establishing March 13 each year as Alaska Oil and Gas Day.

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



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 57 - ID Requirements For Voting; Waivers
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

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

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



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 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 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 : 2016-04-21



HB 210 - Election Pamphlet Statements
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to candidate statements and material submitted by political parties that are published in the state election pamphlet; and providing for an effective date.

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



HB 231 - Extend Board Of Parole
Signed Into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Parole; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 231(STA)
Status: Chapter 12 SLA 16 : 2016-05-26



HB 243 - Crim. Conv. Overturned: Receive Past PFD
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to the permanent fund dividend; and relating to a permanent fund dividend for an individual whose conviction has been vacated, reversed, or dismissed or for an individual who has been pardoned because of innocence and wrongful conviction.

Status: (H) FIN : 2016-02-03


Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 1 - State Arctic Policy
Signed Into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

An Act declaring the Arctic policy of the state.

Version: SCS CSHB 1(STA)
Status: Chapter 10 SLA 15 : 2015-05-11



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 27 - Dhss Duties;cina; Foster Care; Adoption
Signed Into Law! Chapter 7 4ssla 16
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to hearings on and plans for permanent placement of a child in need of aid; relating to school placement and transportation for children in foster care; relating to foster care transition programs; relating to emergency and temporary placement of a child in need of aid; relating to transitional living arrangements for children in foster care; and amending Rule 17.2, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure.

Version: SCS CSSSHB 27(HSS) AM S
Status: Chapter 7 4ssla 16 : 2016-07-26



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 66 - Ins. For Depends. Of Deceased Fire/Police
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to providing medical insurance coverage to certain surviving spouses and dependent children of peace officers and firefighters; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SSHB 66
Status: Withdrawn : 2016-04-13



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 90 - Peace Officer/Firefighter Retirement
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to the Protective Occupation Retirement Council; relating to participation of certain employees in the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the public employees' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-30



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 117 - Sexual Assault Examination Kits
Sponsored by Rep. Geran Tarr

An Act requiring a report on untested sexual assault examination kits; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-04-10



HB 147 - Animals: Protection/ Release/ Custody
Signed Into Law! Chapter 60 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Liz Vazquez

An Act relating to cruelty to animals; relating to the seizure of animals; relating to the destruction of animals; relating to the costs of care of animals that have been seized; relating to the inclusion of animals in protective orders and crimes and arrests for violating those protective orders; and relating to the ownership of animals upon divorce or dissolution of marriage.

Version: CSHB 147(JUD)
Status: Chapter 60 SLA 16 : 2016-10-19



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 236 - Right To Refuse To Solemnize Marriage
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

An Act relating to marriage solemnization.

Status: (H) RLS : 2016-04-04



HB 280 - Teachers & Pub Employee Retirement Plans
Sponsored by Rep. Sam Kito

An Act relating to new defined benefit tiers in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2016-03-25



HB 317 - No Common Law Civil In Rem Forfeiture
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act relating to civil in rem forfeiture actions; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 317(FIN)
Status: (S) FIN : 2016-04-16



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



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



HCR 4 - Us Countermand Convention; Delegates
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 46
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.

Version: CSHCR 4(STA)
Status: Legis Resolve 46 : 2016-09-23



HCR 10 - Maritime Workforce Development
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 31
Sponsored by Rep. Louise Stutes

Supporting the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Industry Advisory Committee, the Alaska Workforce Investment Board, the Alaska Vocational Technical Education Center in Seward, and further efforts to carry out the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan.

Version: CSHCR 10(FSH)
Status: Legis Resolve 31 : 2016-08-16



HCR 25 - Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Day
Sponsored by Rep. Chris Tuck

Designating June 27, 2016, as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.

Status: (H) MLV : 2016-02-17



HJR 5 - Recognize Academy Of Model Aeronautics
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 13
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

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

Version: CSHJR 5(TRA) AM
Status: Legis Resolve 13 : 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 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
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
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 49
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: Legis Resolve 49 : 2016-09-15



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 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 28 - Opposing Gm Salmon
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Geran Tarr

Opposing the United States Food and Drug Administration's approval of AquaBounty AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon; urging the United States Congress to enact legislation that requires prominently labeling genetically engineered products with the words Genetically Modified on the product's packaging; and supporting the efforts of the state's congressional delegation to delay the confirmation of the new commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration until the United States Food and Drug Administration agrees to require labeling for genetically engineered salmon.

Version: CSHJR 28(FSH)
Status: (S) RLS : 2016-04-17



HR 6 - Max F. Gruenberg Jr. Committee Room
Passed House! House Resolve 6
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: (H) Resolve 6 : 2016-08-26


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