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Representative Neal Foster  D-39, Nome

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 434
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-3789
Fax: 907-465-3242

Interim Info:

103 E. Front St.
Nome AK, 99762
Phone: 907-443-5036
Fax: 907-443-2162
Toll Free: 800-478-3789

Elected to the House:

(Appointed: 2009) 2010, 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Paul LaBolle
907-465-3789
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Graham Judson
Committee Aide
907-465-3789
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Andrea Watts
907-465-3789
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
May 29, 1972
Residency:
Nome. 1972 - Present
Occupation:
Real Estate Investor
Education:
Nome-Beltz High School, 1990
Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1996
University of Alaska, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 1997
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Alaska State House of Representatives: 2009 - Present
Finance Committee: 2010
Co-Chair Energy: 2011 - 2012
Vice-Chair Community & Regional Affairs: 2011 - 2012
Resources: 2011 - 2012
Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism: 2011 - 2012
Finance Subcommittees:
i. Transportation: 2010 - 2012
ii. Courts: 2010 - 2012
iii. Public Safety: 2010 - 2012
Other Political and Government Positions:
Nome City Council: 2008 - 2009
Alaska Workforce Investment Board: 2003 - 2009
Business and Professional Positions:
President, Bonanza Fuel: 2002 - 2009
President, Banner Wind: 2008 - 2009
President, GBS LLC: 2004 - 2009
Vice-President, Sitnasuak Native Corporation: 1999 - 2009
Interim Manager, The Country Store: 1999
Owner, Foster Properties: 1994 - Current
Economic Development Specialist, Kawerak: 1997 - 1998
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Bering Straits Regional Native Corporation Board: 2006 - Current
Sitnasuak Village Native Corporation Board: 2003 - Current
Siu Alaska Corporation: 2008 - Current
RuralCap: 2010 - Current
Pioneers of Alaska: 2007 - Current
Special Interests:
Triathlons, marathons, private piloting, camping, and real estate remodeling

Personal Legislation

HB 47 - PERS Contributions By Municipalities
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act requiring each municipality with a population that decreased by more than 25 percent between 2000 and 2010 that participates in the defined benefit retirement plan of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska to contribute to the system an amount calculated by applying a rate of 22 percent of the total of all base salaries paid by the municipality to employees of the municipality who are active members of the system during a payroll period; reducing the rate of interest payable by a municipality with a population that decreased by more than 25 percent between 2000 and 2010 that is delinquent in transmitting employee and employer contributions to the defined benefit retirement plan of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska; giving retrospective effect to the substantive provisions of the Act; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RLS : 2016-04-07



HB 48 - Establish May 31 As Katie John Day
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act establishing May 31 of each year as Katie John Day.

Status: Withdrawn : 2016-04-01



HB 82 - Internet Services Funding For Schools
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act relating to funding for Internet services for schools.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-04-11



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

An Act establishing Elders' Day.

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



HB 203 - Education Tax Credits
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act relating to a tax credit for a contribution to a foundation for the purpose of providing fellowships, coordinating mentorships, or providing scholarships for vocational or higher education; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) EDC : 2015-04-16



HB 209 - Water And Sewer Advisory Committee
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act relating to an Alaska Water and Sewer Advisory Committee; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 209(FIN)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-07



HB 335 - Raise Compensation School Attendance Age/Truancy
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act relating to compulsory school attendance; and relating to the crime of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Status: (H) EDC : 2016-02-24


Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 23 - Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Programs
Sponsored by Rep. Tarr, Rep. Kito, Rep. Gara, Rep. Josephson, Rep. Drummond, Rep. Tuck, Rep. Ortiz

An Act relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in public schools.

Status: (H) EDC : 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 44 - Sex Abuse/ Assault/ Dating Viol Prev. Progs
Signed Into Law! Chapter 2 SSSLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to course mastery requirements; relating to the duties of the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to questionnaires administered in a public school; relating to the duties of school districts and regional educational attendance areas; relating to teacher certification requirements; relating to training for school employees and mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; relating to physical examinations for students; relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; relating to dating violence and abuse awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; relating to national criminal history record check requirements for employees of child care facilities and residential child care facilities; relating to mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; repealing the requirement for secondary students to take college and career readiness assessments; establishing the Alaska Safe Children's Act Task Force; relating to suicide prevention training; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 44(FIN)
Status: Chapter 2 SSSLA 15 : 2015-07-09



HB 179 - Food Program Donations; Fish And Game
An Act relating to donations of fish and game to food service programs.

Status: (H) RES : 2015-04-08



HB 199 - Limit Flame Retardant Items/Furniture
Sponsored by Rep. Harriet Drummond

An Act relating to flame retardants and to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of products containing flame retardants; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-04-16



HB 234 - Insurance Coverage For Telemedicine
Signed Into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Liz Vazquez

An Act relating to insurance coverage for mental health benefits provided through telehealth.

Version: SCS CSHB 234(L&C)
Status: Chapter 17 SLA 16 : 2016-06-13



HB 275 - Indigenous Peoples Day;katie John Day
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Harriet Drummond

An Act establishing Katie John Day; and establishing Indigenous Peoples Day.

Version: CSHB 275(STA) AM
Status: (S) STA : 2016-04-04



HB 308 - Child Safety Seat Installation Liability
Signed Into Law! Chapter 31 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to the limitation of liability for the inspection, installation, or adjustment of a child safety seat or in providing education regarding the installation or adjustment of a child safety seat; and relating to child safety devices in motor vehicles.

Version: HB 308 AM
Status: Chapter 31 SLA 16 : 2016-07-01



HB 363 - Extend Exemption For Small Power Plants
Sponsored by Rep. Liz Vazquez

An Act extending the exemption from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska for certain facilities or plants generating energy from renewable energy resources.

Status: (H) L&C : 2016-04-06



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 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



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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