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Representative Dan Saddler  R-13, Eagle River

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 513
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-3783
Fax: 907-465-2293

Interim Info:

12641 Old Glenn Highway Suite 201
Eagle River AK, 99577
Phone: 907-622-3783
Fax: 907-694-1015
Toll Free: 877-460-3783

Elected to the House:

2010, 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Kim Skipper
Chief of Staff
907-465-3783
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-622-3783
Eagle River: May-Dec
Ross Soboleff
907-465-3783
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Eric Swanson
Finance Aide
907-465-3783
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Committee Memberships

Member:
Vice-Chair, Finance
Joint Armed Services
Finance Subcommittees:
Chair, Health & Social Services
Chair, Law

Biography

Residency:
Juneau, 1979-80 (summers)
Anchorage, 1988-92
Eagle River, 1992-present
Family:
Wife: Chris
Children: Danny, Peggy, Don, Sam
Education:
B.A. Journalism, Miami University, 1983
M.A. Journalism, Ohio State University, 1987
Other Political and Government Positions:
Legislative Aide, Alaska House of Representatives, 3 years
Legislative Aide, Alaska State Senate, 2 years
House Majority Press Secretary, 2 years
Deputy Press Secretary, Office of the Governor, 3 years
Special Assistant, Department of Natural Resources, 1 year
Deputy Director, Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions, 3 years
Republican Party District 18 Chairman, 6 years
Business and Professional Positions:
Former board member, Alaska Press Club
Former member, Society of Professional Journalists
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; National Rifle Association; Aircraft Owners and Pilots' Association; Alaska Airmen's Association; Air Force Association; Association of U.S. Army; Anchorage Republican Women's Club; Governor's Annual Picnic committee; Anchorage Folk Festival board; Juneau Folk Festival
Special Interests:
Family, flying, hiking, songwriting and performing, American history.

Personal Legislation

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 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 120 - Transport Network Sves. & Workers Comp
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act relating to workers' compensation and transportation network companies; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-02-20



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 272 - Insurance For Anti-Cancer Medication
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act relating to insurance coverage for anti-cancer medications.

Status: (H) HSS : 2016-01-22



HB 297 - Pharma Board & Employees;drug Dist/Manufac
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act relating to the Board of Pharmacy; relating to the licensing and inspection of certain facilities located outside the state; relating to drug supply chain security; and creating a position of executive administrator for the Board of Pharmacy.

Status: (H) L&C : 2016-02-05



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


Co-Sponsored Legislation

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 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 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 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 81 - Exemption: Licensing Of Contractors
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton

An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of construction contractors.

Version: CSHB 81(FIN)
Status: Withdrawn : 2016-04-16



HB 93 - Probation & Parole: Work, Travel Accom.
Signed Into Law! Chapter 49 SLA 16
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: Chapter 49 SLA 16 : 2016-07-28



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 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 137 - Hunt/ Fish/ Trap: Fees;licenses;exemptions
Signed Into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

An Act relating to the duties of the commissioner of fish and game; establishing an intensive management surcharge; providing for the repeal of the intensive management surcharge; establishing certain special hunting and fishing licenses and permits for residents with developmental disabilities; establishing a separate sustainable wildlife account in the fish and game fund; raising certain fees related to sport fishing, hunting, and trapping; relating to the fish and game fund; providing for the repeal of the sport fishing surcharge and sport fishing facility revenue bonds; relating to hunting and fishing by proxy; relating to fish and game conservation decals; raising the age at which a state resident is required to obtain a license for sport fishing, hunting, or trapping; relating to the Chitina dip net fishery; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CCS HB 137
Status: Chapter 18 SLA 16 : 2016-06-13



HB 143 - AIDEA Bonds: Sweetheart Creek Hydro Proj.
Signed Into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act authorizing the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds to finance the infrastructure and construction costs of the Sweetheart Lake hydroelectric project.

Version: CSHB 143(FIN)
Status: Chapter 37 SLA 16 : 2016-07-15



HB 155 - Fees; Waivers; Credits; Deductions;taxes
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson

An Act repealing an exploration incentive credit; amending the calculation of adjusted gross income for purposes of the tax on gambling activities aboard large passenger vessels; repealing the amount that may be deducted from the motor fuel tax to cover the expense of accounting and filing for the monthly tax return; repealing a provision allowing an investigation expense under the Alaska Small Loans Act to be in place of a fee required under the Alaska Business License Act; repealing the amount that may be deducted from the tobacco excise tax to cover the expense of accounting and filing for the monthly tax return; repealing the discount on cigarette tax stamps provided as compensation for affixing the stamps to packages; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 155(FIN)
Status: (S) RLS : 2016-04-16



HB 161 - Medicaid: Used Durable Medical Equipment
Signed Into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the purchase of durable medical equipment under Medicaid; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 161(HSS)
Status: Chapter 26 SLA 15 : 2015-05-19



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 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 298 - Layoff Of Tenured Teachers
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton

An Act relating to school districts; and relating to layoff plans for tenured teachers.

Status: (H) EDC : 2016-02-05



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



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 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 18 - Limit Declaration Of National Monuments
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 19
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Urging the United States Congress to pass the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act.

Version: SCS CSHJR 18(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 19 : 2015-09-01



HJR 30 - Post-Traumatic Stress Injury
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

Urging the American Psychiatric Association to change the term post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD to post-traumatic stress injury or PTSI; urging the governor to support usage of the term post-traumatic stress injury; respectfully requesting that the Alaska delegation in Congress champion this change of designation in the United States Congress; and designating June 27, 2016, as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.

Version: CSHJR 30(STA)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-12



HJR 301 - Support O&g Leases On Arctic Ocs
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

Opposing the recent decisions to cancel future lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas and to deny the suspension of Shell and Statoil's leases; urging the United States Department of the Interior to continue to promote oil exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas; urging the United States Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to reconsider and approve requests from Shell and Statoil for lease suspensions in the Chukchi Sea Planning Area and Beaufort Sea Planning Area; and urging the ongoing efforts to develop offshore oil and gas in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.

Status: (H) RLS : 2015-11-03



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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