16th-26th Legislature (1989 -2010)

HOUSE
RICHARD FOSTER





Representative Richard Foster
Majority Whip
District: 38
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1989-2006 Representative
2007-2008 Representative Majority Whip
2009-2010 Representative Deceased; October 13, 2009

Date/Place of Birth:
August 9, 1946 Nome, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Nome: 1946 - present

Occupation:
Retired Air Taxi

Education:
Nome High School: Graduated 1964 University of Alaska, Fairbanks - B.B.A.: 1964 - 1968

Military:
3 years service U.S. Army, Captain Vietnam Service Medal (2 tours) Bronze Star Medal Two Army Commendation Medals

Other Political and Government Positions:
Majority Whip: 1991 - present Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 1995 - 1996 Chair, Transportation Committee: 1991 - 1994 Co-Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1993 - 1994 Finance Committee: 1993 - 1994, 1997 - present Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1995 - 2000 Deferred Maintenance Task Force Committee: 1997 - 1998 Alcohol & Alcohol Abuse Task Force Committee: 1993 - 1994 Finance Subcommittees: - Chair, Court System: 1999 - 2000 - Chair, Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1993 - 2006 - Chair, Transportation & Public Facilities:1993 - 1998, 2001 - 2006 - Co-Chair, Governor: 1995 - 1996 - Co-Chair, Legislature: 1995 - 1996 Bush Caucus: 1989 - present

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Chair, Sitnasuak Native Corporation Former Board Member, Bering Straits Native Corporation Member, Nome Eskimo Community (IRA Council)

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Former Board Member, Nome Community Center Norton Sound Health Corporation NW Community College Rotary and Lions Clubs Pioneer Igloo #1 Federal Selective Service Board Nome Planning and Zoning Commission Nome School Board Nome City Council

Special Interests:
Enjoying the country, Music by Spank The Dog

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 71 DISSOLUTION OF NATIVE CORPORATIONS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 120 SLA 94 06/28/1994
HB 93 VILLAGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 48 SLA 93 06/03/1993
HB 119 AUTHORIZE USE OF DAY FINES IN MISD. CASES REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 79 SLA 94 06/06/1994
HB 198 REGIONAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) FIN 03/26/1993
HB 207 ESTABLISH FOUR DOTPF REGIONS BY LAW REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) FIN 03/26/1993
HB 267 REVISE FOUNDATION FORMULA, SMALL SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) FIN 03/02/1994
HB 383 REPORTS RELATING TO MINERAL POLICY REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) RES 01/18/1994
HB 384 FINANCIAL REQMTS: NONCRUDE OIL OPERATIONS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RES 03/02/1994
HB 406 LOCAL TAXES/FEES ON AIR CARRIERS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 29 SLA 94 05/07/1994
HB 407 COMMEMORATIVE GOLD RUSH LICENSE PLATES REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/29/1994
HB 416 PRESENTENCE REPORTS: CINA INFORMATION REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) HES 01/31/1994
HB 463 APPROP: MINORITY SENTENCING STUDY REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) JUD 02/11/1994
HB 464 ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON MINORITY SENTENCING REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) JUD 02/11/1994
HB 498 MINERAL EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H)AWAIT CONC/RECED 05/10/1994
HJR 22 LEGISLATURE OF 25 SENATORS, 50 REPS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) JUD 01/26/1994



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 26 PROHIBITED HIGHWAY ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE MENARD
(H) CRA 03/01/1993
HB 98 BLACK VETS' RECOGNITION BRIDGE,ALASKA HWY REPRESENTATIVE B.DAVIS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 93 06/01/1993
HB 117 NAME MANVIL H. OLSON BRIDGE (SCHROCK RD.) REPRESENTATIVE MENARD
CHAPTER 19 SLA 94 05/05/1994
HB 132 EXTEND RESOURCE EXTRACTION PERMIT/LEASE REPRESENTATIVE BRICE
CHAPTER 37 SLA 94 05/09/1994
HB 139 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN GUARANTEES REPRESENTATIVE DAVIES
(H) FIN 03/09/1994
HB 175 APPROP:WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE MEMORIAL REPRESENTATIVE DAVIDSON
(S) STA 04/18/1993
HB 195 AUTHORIZING YOUTH COURTS REPRESENTATIVE SITTON
(S) RLS 05/06/1994
HB 213 LIMIT ADMINISTRATIVE LAND CLOSURES REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 52 SLA 93 06/03/1993
HB 227 STATE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE FINKELSTEIN
(H) STA 03/12/1993
HB 244 APPROP: SINGLE/DUAL SITE SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
(H) FIN 02/02/1994
HB 332 PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION ESTABLISHED REPRESENTATIVES SITTON, BRICE, NORDLUND
(H) HES 01/14/1994
HB 333 MINING LOCATIONS ON STATE SELECTED LAND REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 47 SLA 94 05/23/1994
HB 404 NATIVE ALLOTMENTS IN STATE PARKS REPRESENTATIVE HOFFMAN
(H) RES 03/02/1994
HB 430 LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVERS REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
(H) RLS 04/12/1994
HCR 6 ARMED FORCES HISTORY MONTH REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 03/10/1993
HCR 20 MILITARY SCHOOL TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE MULDER
LEGIS RESOLVE 17 06/24/1993
HCR 28 GET CLEARY ORDERS DISSOLVED OR CHANGED REPRESENTATIVE BARNES
LEGIS RESOLVE 36 04/22/1994
HJR 23 CONST. AMDT: SUBSISTENCE PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE HOFFMAN
(H) STA 02/03/1993
HJR 24 MILITARY HOUSING SHORTAGE REPRESENTATIVE MULDER
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 02/11/1993
HJR 37 FED MONEY FOR RURAL WATER/SEWER PROJECTS REPRESENTATIVE HOFFMAN
(S) RLS 02/04/1994
HJR 39 AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION FEE & FUEL TAX REPRESENTATIVE BUNDE
(H) TRA 04/07/1993
HJR 52 DETERMINING FEDERAL SHARE OF MEDICAID REPRESENTATIVE NORDLUND
(S) RLS 05/02/1994
SCR 17 HONORING TOMMY MOE SENATOR KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 04/19/1994