19th-28th Legislature (1995 -2014)

HOUSE
ALAN AUSTERMAN





Representative Alan Austerman
District: 6
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1995-2014 Representative
2001-2002 Senator
2003-2004 Senator Resigned February 10, 2003
2009-2010 Representative Majority Whip
2011-2012 Representative House Majority Leader

Date/Place of Birth:
May 23, 1943 Everett, Washington

Residency in Alaska:
Kodiak: 1943 - present

Occupation:
Commercial fisherman (crab, salmon, halibut and shrimp) Small Business Owner & Operator

Family:
Wife: Ginny Children: Carol, Dawn

Education:
Kodiak High School: Graduated 1961

Military:
7 years service Alaska National Guard, Sergeant (E-5)

Alaska State House of Representatives:
1995 - 2000, 2009 - present
Community & Regional Affairs: 1995 - 1996, 2011 - present
Co-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Fisheries: 1995 - 1998, 2011 - present
Chair: 1995 - 1998
Legislative Council: 2011 - present
Military & Veterans' Affairs: 2011 - present
Rules: 2011 - present
Finance: 1999 - 2000, 2009 - 2010
Administrative Regulation Review: 1997 - 1998
World Trade & State/Federal Relations:
Vice-Chair: 1997 - 1998
Economic Development: 1997 - 1998
Electric Utility Restructuring: 1997 - 1998
International Trade/Tourism:
Vice-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Resources Committee: 1995 - 1996
Finance Subcommittees
- Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2011 - present
- Fish & Game: 2011 - present
- Governor: 2011 - present
- Legislature: 2011 - present
- University of Alaska: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Environmental Conservation: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Fiscal Policy: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Community & Economic Development: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, Community & Regional Affairs: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, Labor & Workforce Development: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, University of Alaska: 1999 - 2000
- Community & Regional Affairs: 1997 - 1998
- Public Safety: 1995 - 1998
- Administration: 1995 - 1996

Other Political and Government Positions:
Fisheries Policy Advisor, Governor of Alaska: 2003 - 2008 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, 1985 - 1990, 1992 - 1994 Kodiak Island Borough Parks & Recreation City of Kodiak Personnel Board Kodiak Island Transportation Committee Kodiak Island School Budget Review Committee Kodiak Community College Advisory Board Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board.

Business and Professional Positions:
Executive Director, Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau: 1993 - 1994 Owner, Austerman's Office Supply: 1979 - 1994 Police Officer, City of Kodiak Commercial Fisherman Union Longshoreman Sporting Goods Store Manager Hunting and Fishing Lodge Owner: 1985 - 1990 Printing Shop Owner: 1975 - 1988 Newspaper Owner, Kadiak Times: 1976 - 1983

Special Interests:
Hunting, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
President/Board Member, Kodiak Jaycees City of Kodiak Personnel Board President, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board Commissioner, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission North Pacific and Bering Sea Fisheries Advisory Board US/Russia Intergovernmental Consultative Committee on Fisheries Ex-officio Member, Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. Board of Directors Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Energy & Environment Committee Ex-officio Member, Fishery Industrial Technology Center (FITC) Policy Center in Kodiak Co-Founder, Kodiak Rodeo Association Chair, Ducks Unlimited Co-Founder, Kodiak Alaska State Parks Advisory Committee Elks Lodge National Rifle Association Pioneers of Alaska Kodiak Island Sportsmen Association Rotary

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 84 ASSAULTS BY TWO OR MORE PERSONS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) STA 01/16/1995
HB 117 CHANGE MEMBERSHIP ON THE ASMI BOARD REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FSH 01/25/1995
HB 118 SEAFOOD MARKETING / AQUATIC PRODUCT TAX REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) RES 03/08/1996
HB 140 SMALL FISH PROCESSOR SURETY BONDS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 46 SLA 95 05/26/1995
HB 141 TERM OF FISH BOARD MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 8 SLA 96 03/29/1996
HB 175 SPORT FISH GUIDE & OPERATOR LICENSING REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) FIN 04/25/1996
HB 254 ESTABLISH TWO FISH BOARDS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FSH 03/15/1995
HB 332 PROHIBIT OPERATORS FROM SELLING PULL-TABS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) JUD 05/03/1995
HB 366 MARINE SAFETY TRAINING & EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) FIN 04/15/1996
HB 396 FISHERIES RESOURCE LANDING TAX REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FSH 01/08/1996
HB 397 FISH LANDING TAX/SEAFOOD MARKETING ASSMT. REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 81 SLA 96 06/20/1996
HJR 23 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FISHING QUOTAS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 09/19/1995
HJR 38 MAGNUSON FISHERY CONSERVATION & MGMT ACT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 03/07/1996



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 30 SCHOOL DRESS CODES REPRESENTATIVE B.DAVIS
HELD TO 5/7 CAL(S) 05/06/1996
HB 208 SEAFOOD PROCESSING STANDARDS REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
CHAPTER 48 SLA 95 05/26/1995
HB 256 FREE SPORT FISHING DAYS REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
(H) RES 04/07/1995
HB 507 G.O. BONDS: SCHOOLS & UNIV. REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
(H) HES 02/12/1996
HJR 24 WASTE IN PACIFIC AND BERING SEA FISHERY REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
LEGIS RESOLVE 39 03/11/1996
HJR 54 FAVOR TRANS-ALASKA GAS SYSTEM & LNG SALES REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA
LEGIS RESOLVE 46 04/17/1996
SB 162 AGRICULTURAL LAND SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 1 FSSLA 96 06/27/1996
SB 289 MINORS, ESP. RUNAWAYS, & THEIR FAMILIES SENATOR FRANK
CHAPTER 120 SLA 96 06/29/1996
SCR 18 ANNIVERSARY OF END OF WORLD WAR II SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 07/04/1995