16th-26th Legislature (1989 -2010)

HOUSE
RICHARD FOSTER





Representative Richard Foster
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 146 SLED DOG RACE CLASSIC REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 13 SLA 95 05/02/1995
HB 192 AHFC HOUSING LOANS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) FIN 04/27/1996
HB 197 MINERAL EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 86 SLA 95 06/20/1995
HB 345 PENSION INVESTMENT BOARD PROCUREMENTS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) FIN 04/26/1996
HB 509 EVALUATORS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) HES 02/12/1996
HJR 32 NAT'L ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) HES 02/27/1995



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 16 FOREST MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE BRICE
(H) STA 03/01/1995
HB 65 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN GUARANTEES REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
CHAPTER 65 SLA 95 06/05/1995
HB 90 CONVENING LEGISLATURE AFTER GOV ELECTION REPRESENTATIVE B.DAVIS
CHAPTER 72 SLA 96 06/19/1996
HB 121 SALVAGE TIMBER SALES REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
CHAPTER 6 SLA 95 04/12/1995
HB 154 REGULATORY TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
(H) FIN 04/30/1996
HB 200 CUSTODY OF PRISONERS REPRESENTATIVE MULDER BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 92 SLA 95 06/28/1995
HB 219 PAROLE OF TERMINALLY ILL PRISONERS REPRESENTATIVE MULDER
CHAPTER 70 SLA 95 06/05/1995
HB 237 WORKERS' COMPENSATION AMENDMENTS REPRESENTATIVE MULDER BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 75 SLA 95 06/06/1995
HB 269 TAX CREDIT: GIFTS TO PUBLIC BROADCASTING REPRESENTATIVE IVAN
HELD TO 5/7 CAL(S) 05/06/1996
HB 338 CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT AMENDMENTS REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
(H) JUD 02/28/1996
HB 373 EDUC FOR FAMILY OF DECEASED MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES MARTIN, BARNES
(H) FIN 02/29/1996
HB 392 NATIVE VILLAGE CORPORATIONS REPRESENTATIVE IVAN
CHAPTER 24 SLA 96 05/09/1996
HB 419 AGENCY DISPOSAL OF PROP., INCL. FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 13 SLA 96 04/12/1996
HB 422 ANNUL ALL ADMIN. REGS; REPEAL APA REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY
(H) STA 01/16/1996
HB 463 REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT RESTRICTIONS REPRESENTATIVE MASEK
(H) STA 02/02/1996
HB 488 SCHOOL DISTRICT MATCHING FUND REQUIREMENT REPRESENTATIVE LONG
(H) HES 04/15/1996
HB 504 PROMOTION BY SEAFOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA
(H) FSH 02/12/1996
HB 507 G.O. BONDS: SCHOOLS & UNIV. REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
(H) HES 02/12/1996
HCR 15 ALCOHOL-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA
(H) HES 02/29/1996
HJR 20 SUPPORT 10TH AMENDMENT ENFORCEMENT ACT REPRESENTATIVE BARNES
LEGIS RESOLVE 70 05/29/1996
HJR 23 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FISHING QUOTAS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 09/19/1995
HJR 54 FAVOR TRANS-ALASKA GAS SYSTEM & LNG SALES REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA
LEGIS RESOLVE 46 04/17/1996
SB 166 BUDGET DEADLINE FOR BOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 1 SLA 96 02/08/1996
SCR 18 ANNIVERSARY OF END OF WORLD WAR II SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 07/04/1995