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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

Office Staff

Paul LaBolle
907-465-3789
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Jessie Miller
907-465-3789
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 

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 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 166 - Bulk Fuel Revolving Loan Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act relating to the bulk fuel revolving loan fund.

Status: (H) CRA : 2013-03-15




HB 181 - Mining License Revenue; Revenue Sharing
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act relating to the accounting for money received by the state from the mining license tax, mining lease payments, and royalties from mining on state tide and submerged land seaward of a municipality, and the availability of that money for appropriation to certain boroughs and municipalities outside of a borough.

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-01-30




HB 194 - Rights-Of-Way
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act vacating a portion of the Copper Center - Valdez right-of-way; relating to rights-of-way acquired under former 43 U.S.C. 932 that cross land owned by a private landowner; and relating to the use of eminent domain to realign a right-of-way.

Version: SSHB 194
Status: (H) TRA : 2014-02-26




HB 205 - Traffic Offenses: Fines/School Zones
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

An Act relating to traffic offenses committed in a school zone; and prohibiting changing lanes in a school zone.

Version: SSHB 205
Status: (H) JUD : 2013-04-12




HB 243 - Reject Recommendation Of Compensation Commission
Sponsored by Rep. Chenault, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Seaton, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Foster, Rep. Nageak, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Millett, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Olson, Rep. Gara, Rep. Kawasaki, Rep. Tuck, Rep. Josephson, Rep. Drummond, Rep. Guttenberg, Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins, Rep. Saddler

An Act disapproving all recommendations of the State Officers Compensation Commission relating to the salaries of state officers; and providing for an effective date.

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




HB 289 - Katie John Day
Sponsored by Rep. Neal Foster

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

Status: (H) STA : 2014-01-29



Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 32 - Lines Of Business On Business License
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit 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: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-22




HB 49 - Chinook Research & Restoration Endowment
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

An Act establishing the Alaska Chinook salmon research and restoration endowment fund and relating to grants from the fund.

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




HB 54 - Placement Of A Child In Need Of Aid
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara, Rep. Steve Thompson

An Act relating to the identification, location, and notification of specified family members and family friends of a child who is in state custody.

Version: SSHB 54
Status: (H) RLS : 2013-04-10




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 71 - AK Regional Economic Assistance Program
Signed Into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 14
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act relating to a vessel-based commercial fisheries limited entry system for the Bering Sea hair crab fishery; requiring the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to report biennially on the vessel-based limited entry fisheries system for the Bering Sea hair crab fishery; establishing the Alaska regional economic assistance program; requiring the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to compile an annual report to the legislature regarding statewide and regional economic development projects and regional development organizations; and providing for an effective date.

Version: FCCS HB 71
Status: Chapter 2 SLA 14 : 2014-03-25




HB 116 - Pers Credit For Military Service
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to the use of credited military service by retired peace officers and firefighters to meet certain requirements for major medical insurance coverage; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 116(L&C)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-18




HB 130 - Jay Hammond Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act establishing July 21 each year as Jay Hammond Day.

Status: Chapter 68 SLA 13 : 2013-07-10




HB 150 - Technical/Vocational Education Program
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman

An Act extending the unemployment contributions for the Alaska technical and vocational education program.

Status: (H) FIN : 2013-04-06




HB 199 - VPSO Firearms
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

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

Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-16




HB 210 - Schools: Restraint, Seclusion, Crisis Trg
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett, Rep. Alan Austerman

An Act relating to crisis intervention training for school personnel; and relating to restraint and seclusion of students in public schools.

Version: CSHB 210(FIN) AM
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-19




HB 211 - Employment Of Persons With Disabilities
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Millett, Rep. Gattis, Rep. Holmes, Rep. Hughes, Rep. LeDoux, Rep. Josephson

An Act relating to the education and employment of individuals with disabilities.

Version: SCS CSHB 211(L&C)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-02




HB 216 - Official Languages Of The State
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins, Rep. Millett, Rep. Edgmon, Rep. Nageak, Rep. Herron

An Act adding the Inupiaq, Siberian Yupik, Central Alaskan Yup'ik, Alutiiq, Unangax, Dena'ina, Deg Xinag, Holikachuk, Koyukon, Upper Kuskokwim, Gwich'in, Tanana, Upper Tanana, Tanacross, Hän, Ahtna, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian languages as official languages of the state.

Version: CSHB 216(STA)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-04-20




HB 233 - Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Programs
Sponsored by Rep. Tarr, Rep. Gara, Rep. Drummond, Rep. Josephson

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

Status: (H) FIN : 2014-03-28




HB 313 - Mitigating Factor: Combat-Related Ptsd
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to mitigation at sentencing in a criminal case for a defendant found by the court to have been affected by combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder or combat-related traumatic brain injury.

Status: (H) JUD : 2014-03-24




HB 335 - Reg. Of Firearms/Knives By University
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act relating to the regulation of firearms and knives by the University of Alaska.

Status: (H) JUD : 2014-02-24




HB 369 - Drug Overdose: Immunity From Prosecution
Sponsored by Rep. Lance Pruitt

An Act relating to restrictions on the criminal prosecution for certain offenses for a person who seeks medical assistance for a person experiencing a drug overdose.

Version: SCS CSHB 369(JUD)
Status: In 2nd Rdg; 4/24 Calendar : 2014-04-23




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 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




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 5 - Oppose Genetically Engineered Salmon
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 6
Sponsored by Rep. Geran Tarr

Opposing the United States Food and Drug Administration's preliminary finding relating to genetically engineered salmon; urging further examination of genetically engineered salmon; opposing AquaBounty's petition to produce genetically engineered salmon; and proposing, if AquaBounty's petition is approved, that its product should be labeled as genetically modified.

Version: CSHJR 5(FSH)
Status: Legis Resolve 6 : 2013-04-15




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 10 - Constitutional Am.: Transportation Fund
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska creating a transportation infrastructure fund.

Version: CSHJR 10(FIN)
Status: (S) FIN : 2014-04-02




HJR 13 - Coast Guard National Security Cutter Funding
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 25
Sponsored by Rep. Alan Austerman

Urging the United States Congress and the President of the United States to complete the funding and acquisition of three additional National Security Cutters and to home port one of the cutters in Kodiak, Alaska.

Version: CSHJR 13(TRA)
Status: Legis Resolve 25 : 2013-06-14




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 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 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



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