2nd-18th Legislature (1961 -1994)

SENATE
JALMAR KERTTULA





Senator Jalmar Kerttula
District: N
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1961-1972 Representative
1969-1970 Representative Speaker of the House
1973-1994 Senator
1981-1984 Senator Senate President

OCCUPATION:
Businessman from Palmer

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS:
Member, Elks;
Member, Pioneers of Alaska

OTHER:
Kerttula family were original colonizers of the Matanuska Valley Project at Palmer, 1935;
First Alaskan to serve as both Speaker of the House and President of the Senate;
Candidate, Alaska State Governor, 1978

EMPLOYMENT:
Former Democratic State Chairman;
Member, State Investment Advisory Board;
Member, Governor's Pipeline Commission; Chairman, Alaska Democratic Central Committee; Board Member, Alaska Mutual Savings Bank; Real Estate Developer, Matanuska Valley; Manager, Dairy Cooperative

BIRTH DATE/PLACE:
04/06/1928; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

EDUCATION:
College/University: University of Alaska; University of Washington

SPOUSE:
Helen Joyce

CHILREN:
Beth, Anna, Marie

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 6 ANNUITY PROGRAM AMENDMENTS SENATOR KERTTULA
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/29/1993
SB 7 DEBT REIMBURSEMENT/MAINTENANCE GRANTS SENATOR KERTTULA
CHAPTER 78 SLA 93 06/25/1993
SB 8 STATE AID FOR EDUCATION SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) HES 01/11/1993
SB 9 HEALTH INSURANCE FOR STATE RESIDENTS SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) HES 01/11/1993
SB 10 RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 01/11/1993
SB 11 ANTI-STALKING LAW SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) JUD 03/15/1993
SB 12 APPROP: LOCAL SERVICE ROADS & TRAILS SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) CRA 01/11/1993
SB 13 APPROP: MAT-SU COLLEGE BLDG. CONSTRUCTION SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) HES 01/11/1993
SB 86 FUND TRANSFERS UNDER THE UCC SENATOR KERTTULA
CHAPTER 34 SLA 93 05/27/1993
SB 112 UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE REVISIONS SENATOR KERTTULA
CHAPTER 35 SLA 93 05/27/1993
SB 119 CHILD CARE CENTERS IN STATE BUILDINGS SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 02/19/1993
SB 120 EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON WEIGHT SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 02/19/1993
SB 143 STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATE REDUCTION SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 04/18/1993
SB 144 SEPARATING DTPF INTO TWO DEPARTMENTS SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 03/03/1993
SB 146 INTEREST RATE ON AGRICULTURAL LOANS SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) L&C 03/05/1993
SB 191 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) FIN 05/06/1994
SB 194 WAITING LIST FOR PIONEERS HOME SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 04/14/1993
SB 207 LONGEVITY BONUS ANNUITY PROGRAM SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 04/30/1993
SB 219 APPROP:EDUCATION FUNDING/SCHOOL DEBT FY95 SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) CRA 01/10/1994
SB 224 STATE-RELATED USE OF RECYCLED PAPER SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 01/10/1994
SB 225 INSURANCE TAX CREDIT:GIFTS TO COLLEGES SENATOR KERTTULA
CHAPTER 21 SLA 94 05/05/1994
SB 227 MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL TERMS SENATOR KERTTULA
CHAPTER 64 SLA 94 05/25/1994
SB 230 TRANSFER LONGEVITY BONUS PROGRAM TO C&RA SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 01/10/1994
SB 231 PAY PHYSICIAN ASSTS UNDER MEDICAID SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) FIN 03/31/1994
SB 232 SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION BOND REIMBURSEMENT SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) CRA 01/10/1994
SB 233 STATE EDUCATION AID: FUNDING COMMUNITIES SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) CRA 01/10/1994
SB 271 LONGEVITY BONUS ANNUITY PROGRAM SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 02/02/1994
SB 272 DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR CHILDREN SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) HES 02/02/1994
SB 307 PREVAILING WAGE FOR SOME MARITIME WORKERS SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) L&C 02/14/1994
SB 313 HEALTH CARE: INSURANCE;DATA;PRICES SENATOR KERTTULA
(H) STA 05/05/1994
SB 318 EXTEND ALASKA BAR ASSOCIATION SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 02/14/1994
SCR 14 NAME HATCHERY AT MAIN BAY: H.Z. HANSEN SENATOR KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 05/09/1994
SCR 17 HONORING TOMMY MOE SENATOR KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 04/19/1994
SJR 21 THANK MEXICO FOR GRAY WHALE PROTECTION SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) JUD 03/22/1994
SR 3 SUPPORT OF ALASKA TOURISM MKTG COUNCIL SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) L&C 02/14/1994



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 3 REGULATION OF HOME CARE PROVIDERS REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
CHAPTER 45 SLA 94 05/23/1994
HB 4 PROTECT ELDERLY AND DISABLED ADULTS REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
CHAPTER 103 SLA 94 06/09/1994
HB 78 TESTIMONY OF MINORS IN CRIMINAL TRIALS REPRESENTATIVE MACLEAN
CHAPTER 78 SLA 94 06/06/1994
HB 109 BLOOD TESTS ON SEX CRIME PERPETRATORS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 1 SLA 94 02/17/1994
HB 116 STATE SHARE OF FEDERAL GAS ROYALTIES REPRESENTATIVE HANLEY
CHAPTER 53 SLA 93 06/03/1993
HB 117 NAME MANVIL H. OLSON BRIDGE (SCHROCK RD.) REPRESENTATIVE MENARD
CHAPTER 19 SLA 94 05/05/1994
HB 137 PAROLE OF TERMINALLY ILL PRISONERS REPRESENTATIVE MULDER
(S) FIN 03/16/1994
HB 221 WORKERS COMP:VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS, ETC REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON
CHAPTER 94 SLA 94 06/06/1994
HB 252 REFINANCING COMMERCIAL FISHING LOANS REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
CHAPTER 54 SLA 93 06/03/1993
HB 293 EXTEND COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPRESENTATIVE PARNELL
CHAPTER 62 SLA 93 06/18/1993
HB 302 WORKERS COMP FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES REPRESENTATIVE NAVARRE
CHAPTER 72 SLA 94 06/04/1994
HB 330 FUEL STATE AUTO FLEET WITH NATURAL GAS REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
CHAPTER 122 SLA 94 06/28/1994
HB 347 STATE LONG-TERM PLANNING REPRESENTATIVE PARNELL
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/29/1994
HB 420 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES REPRESENTATIVE THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 99 SLA 94 06/08/1994
HB 497 OFFICERS OF UTILITY COOPERATIVES REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
FLD (S), PERM FILED 05/03/1994
HCR 5 TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL GIRLS STATE REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 03/10/1993
HCR 7 ALCOHOL-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 05/26/1993
HCR 27 SUPPORT NRA GUN SAFETY PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 40 04/25/1994
HCR 31 ALCOHOL-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 05/23/1994
HJR 21 IN MEMORIAM THURGOOD MARSHALL REPRESENTATIVE DAVIES
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 03/18/1993
HJR 36 REPEAL 100 HOUR RULE FOR AFDC PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE BRICE
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 04/05/1994
SB 19 CRIME OF CONSPIRACY SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 3 SLA 94 03/01/1994
SB 21 MISC. GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS SENATOR DONLEY
(H) JUD 05/03/1994
SB 49 YEAR-END CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 49 SLA 93 06/03/1993
SB 70 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN GUARANTEES SENATOR DUNCAN
(H) RLS 05/10/1994
SB 71 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 36 SLA 93 05/27/1993
SB 171 AIDEA BONDS; BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROG. SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 27 SLA 93 05/26/1993
SB 185 LIMITATIONS PERIOD FOR TAX ASSESSMENTS SENATOR TAYLOR BY REQUEST
(S) L&C 02/28/1994
SB 217 INCREASE LAND GRANT TO UNIV. OF ALASKA SENATOR FRANK
RETURN TO (H) RLS 05/10/1994
SB 240 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPT'N/STUDENT HOUSING SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 65 SLA 94 05/25/1994
SB 241 MANAGEMENT COOK INLET/KENAI RIVER SALMON SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RES 01/12/1994
SB 260 NAMING PETERSBURG AIRPORT SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) TRA 01/28/1994
SB 306 ANTITRUST EXEMPTION FOR FISHERMEN SENATOR DUNCAN
(H) RLS 05/10/1994
SB 316 FISHING VIOLATIONS:FINES & RECORDS SENATOR HALFORD
RECON NOT TAKEN UP 05/10/1994
SB 319 DRUG FREE RECREATION AND YOUTH CENTERS SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 70 SLA 94 06/03/1994
SB 321 FINGERPRINTING AND CRIME RECORDS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 54 SLA 94 05/24/1994
SCR 1 TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL BOYS' STATE SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 03/10/1993
SCR 13 GOLD RUSH CENTENNIAL DECADE SENATOR SHARP
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 04/22/1994
SCR 15 TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL BOYS' STATE SENATOR PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 04/08/1994
SJR 1 RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SENATOR DONLEY
(S) STA 02/11/1994
SJR 13 EXPORT OF ALASKA OIL SENATOR ELLIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 02/28/1994
SJR 17 MAGNUSON FISHERY CONSRV & MGT ACT SENATOR LITTLE
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 04/05/1994
SJR 34 RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SENATOR LEMAN
(S) STA 04/27/1993
SJR 44 OPEN MEETINGS OF LEGISLATIVE BODIES SENATOR LITTLE
(S) STA 02/11/1994
SJR 46 WAIVE IRS DIESEL FUEL DYE RULE SENATOR HALFORD
LEGIS RESOLVE 31 04/08/1994
SSCR 2 DISAPPROVING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 84 SENATOR DUNCAN
(S) HES 02/24/1993