Representative Paul Seaton R-31, Homer
Session Info:State Capitol, Room 102
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: 800-665-2689
Interim Info:270 W Pioneer, #B
Homer, AK 99603
P: 907-235-2921/F: 235-4008
145 Main Street Loop, #217
Kenai, AK 99611
P: 907-283-9170/F: 283-3075
Elected to the House:2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
|Date/Place of Birth:|
October 1, 1945
Seward: 1975 - 1982
Anchor Point: 1983 - 1992
Kachemak City: 1993 - present
Wife - Tina
- Tawny, Business Owner in Minnesota
- Rand, Fish Tender Captain
Hueneme High School, Oxnard CA: Graduated 1963
Ventura College: Graduated AA 1965
University of California, Santa Barbara CA: 1966
University of Alaska, Fairbanks:
- B.S. Biology, 1968
- Master of Arts in Teaching the Biological Sciences, 1969
San Diego State College: 1972
- M.S. Marine Zoology.
University of California, Santa Barbara CA: 1974 - 1976
- studies on crustacean population ecology
Graduated from AVTEC in Diesel Mechanics: 1979
|Alaska State House of Representatives:|
Chair, Standing Committee on Education: 2009 - 2010
Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Chair, Special Committee on Fisheries: 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2008, 2013 - present
Co-Chair, Resources: 2011 - 2012
House Chair of Legislative Council's 90-Day Session Evaluation Subcommittee
Vice-Chair, Administrative Regulation Review Committee: 2007 - 2008
Vice-Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Resources Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2009 - 2010
Member, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2008
Member, Standing Committee on Education: 2009 - present
Member, Health & Social Services Committee: 2003 - present
Member, Joint Legislative Education Task Force: 2007
Member, Resources Committee: 2003 - present
Member, Salmon Industry Task Force Joint Committee: 2004
Member, State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2012
Member, Ways & Means Committee: 2005 - 2008
- Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2007 - 2010
- Education & Early Development: 2005 - 2012
- Environmental Conservation: 2005 - present
- Fish & Game: 2003 - 2006, 2011 - present
- Law: 2009 - 2010
- Revenue: 2003 - 2004
- Transportation & Public Facilities: 2003 - 2008, 2011 - present
Member, Education Funding District Cost Factor Commission
|Other Political and Government Positions:|
Community Rivers Planning Coalition, Anchor Point
Delegate to State Republican Convention, 2002
Lifetime Member, National Education Association: 1968 - present
Member, Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force
Former Member, Seward Fish & Game Advisory Committee
Former Member, Seward Harbor Commission
Former Member, City of Homer 2000 Fisheries Task Force
Member, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Settlement Advisory Council
Member, Education Policy Task Force, Council of State Governments
Member, Education Committee Council of State Governments-West
Member, Higher Education Funding Task Force
Member, Scholarship Funding Task Force
|Business and Professional Positions:|
Business Owner: K-N-S Marine, fish tender business operating 2 vessels contracting with a variety of fish processors.
- Cook Inlet Salmon Drift Gillnet for 19 years, 1966 - 1985
- Halibut, 1974 - present
- Tanner Crab Cook Inlet, (when it reopens)
- Pacific cod with pots, 1992 - 2001
Cook Inlet Keeper
Homer Chamber of Commerce
Founding Board Member, Alaska Marine Conservation Council
Former Member, West Coast Advisory Panel for the National Academy of Sciences
Former Member, National Research Council Committee on Individual Fishing Quotas
Former Member, North Pacific Fisheries Council Committee on 'Harvest Priority' and 'Full Retention and Full Utilization'
Former Member, Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association
North Pacific Fisheries Association
|Service Organizations and Community Involvement:|
KBBI Public Radio
Kachemak Bay Conservation Society
Kachemak Bay National Research Reserve Community Council
Kachemak Bay Rotary Club
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
Alaska Marine Conservation Council
National Rifle Association
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, 2007 Legislative Award
Lowell Thomas Jr. Award for Outstanding Civil Service: 2006
State Chamber of Commerce A+ Rating for Promoting a Sustainable Business Climate: 2006
Defender of Democracy Award: 2004
Reading, Talking Politics, Hunting, Fishing, Lapidary
HB 38 - Aquatic Invasive SpeciesPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to the response to, and control of, aquatic invasive species and establishing the aquatic invasive species response fund.
Version: CSHB 38(RES)
Status: (S) STA : 2016-03-21
HB 39 - Publ Empl Health Ins; Wellness CommitteeSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act establishing the Advisory Committee on Wellness; and relating to the administration of state group health insurance policies.
Status: (H) FIN : 2015-02-06
HB 49 - Benefit CorporationsSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to corporations, including benefit corporations, and other entities; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) RLS : 2015-04-06
HB 59 - Marijuana Concentrates; LicensesSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to marijuana concentrates; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) JUD : 2015-03-11
HB 182 - Individual Income Tax And Tax CreditsSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to the taxation of income of individuals; repealing tax credits applied against the tax on individuals under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act; and providing for an effective date.
Status: Withdrawn : 2016-04-20
HB 191 - Oil And Gas Corporate TaxesSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to the oil and gas corporate income tax; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) RES : 2015-04-11
HB 202 - Workforce & Ed Related Statistics ProgramSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to the duties of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education; relating to a statewide workforce and education-related statistics program; relating to information obtained by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) EDC : 2015-04-16
HB 227 - Medical Assistance ReformSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to medical assistance reform measures; relating to administrative appeals of civil penalties for medical assistance providers; relating to the duties of the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to audits and civil penalties for medical assistance providers; relating to medical assistance cost containment measures by the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to medical assistance coverage of clinic and rehabilitative services; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) FIN : 2016-03-09
HB 237 - Interstate Medical Licensure CompactSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to an interstate compact on medical licensure; amending the duties of the State Medical Board; and relating to the Department of Public Safety's authority to conduct national criminal history record checks of physicians.
Status: (H) FIN : 2016-03-23
HB 338 - Muni. Property Tax ExemptionsSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to the municipal property tax exemption on the residence of a senior, a disabled veteran, and a widow or widower of a senior or disabled veteran; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) CRA : 2016-02-24
HB 344 - Drug Prescription DatabaseSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to the controlled substance prescription database; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) FIN : 2016-03-28
HB 365 - Income Tax; Permanent Fund Tax CreditSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to the permanent fund dividend disbursement; relating to the taxation of income of individuals; relating to tax credit against the individual income tax in the amount of a permanent fund disbursement; repealing tax credits applied against the tax on individuals under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) FIN : 2016-02-24
HB 44 - Sex Abuse/ Assault/ Dating Viol Prev. ProgsSigned 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 275 - Indigenous Peoples Day;katie John DayPassed 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 305 - Recreational/Avocational Training Exempt.Signed Into Law! Chapter 21 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis
An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of postsecondary educational institutions.
Version: CSHB 305(EDC)
Status: Chapter 21 SLA 16 : 2016-06-17
HJR 6 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA LandsSigned 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
HR 6 - Max F. Gruenberg Jr. Committee RoomPassed 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