19th-25th Legislature (1995 -2008)

SENATE
LYDA GREEN





Senator Lyda Green
District: N
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1995-2006 Senator
2007-2008 Senator Senate President

Date/Place of Birth:
October 16, 1938 Livingston, Texas

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage: 1962 - 1966, 1968 - 1984 Wasilla: 1984 - present

Occupation:
Former Business Owner and Educator

Spouse:
Husband - Curtis, since 1961

Children:
Children - Shelton, Bradley, Kristie Leaf Grandchildren - Kelsie, Connor, Caleb, Noah, Daniel, Torri, Meijan, and Jiabao

Education:
Brazosport High School; Freeport, Texas: 1952 - 1956 Sam Houston State University; Huntsville, Texas: 1956 - 1959 University of Alaska Anchorage: 1986 - 1988 - Slingerland Language Arts Certification

Alaska State Senate:
1995 - present Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 2003 - present Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 Chair, State Affairs Committee: 1997 - 1998 Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2004 Vice-Chair, State Affairs Committee: 1999 - 2000 Vice-Chair, Resources Committee: 1997 - 1998 Vice-Chair, Judiciary Committee: 1995 - 1996 Administrative Regulation Review Joint Committee: 2001 - 2004 Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 2003 - present Select Committee on Legislative Ethics: 2003 - 2004 State/Federal Research & Development Committee: 2001 - 2004 Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1997 - 1998, 2003 - present Finance Committee: 1999 - 2002 Resources Committee: 1999 - 2000 Legislative Council Joint Committee: 1997 - 1998 Transportation Committee: 1995 - 1998 Finance Subcommittees: - Chair, Community & Economic Development: 1999 - 2000 - Chair, Corrections: 2003 - present - Chair, Court System: 2003 - present - Chair, Governor's Office: 2003 - 2004 - Chair, Health & Social Services: 2001 - present - Chair, Labor: 1999 - 2000 - Chair, Legislature: 2003 - 2004 - Chair, Transportation and Public Facilities: 2005 - present - Vice-Chair, Public Safety: 2001 - 2002 - Administration: 1997 - 2000 - Court System: 1995 - 1996 - Education: 1995 - 1996 - Labor: 1997 - 1998 - Natural Resources: 1997 - 1998 - University of Alaska: 2001 - present Matanuska Susitna Caucus: 1995 - 2000

Political and Government Positions:
Matanuska-Susitna Caucus: 1999 - 2000 Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: 1997 Energy Council: 1997 Legislative Management: 1997 Reapportionment Task Force: 1997 Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education: 1991 - 1994 Department of Education Special Education Regulations Task Force: 1993 - 1994

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Owner, The Study (education/tutorial) Adjunct Instructor, Mat-Su Community College: 1991 - 1993 Instructor's Assistant, UAA: 1991 Co-Owner, Anchorage Racquet Club: 1978 - 1988 Teacher, West High School: 1963 - 1964 Administrative Assistant, Pan American Petroleum (AMOCO): 1962-63, 1964-65

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Active in Palmer First Baptist Church Former PTA/PTO school volunteer Former Member and President, Mt. McKinley Lioness Club Former Chair, Miners and Trappers Ball Life Member - National Rifle Assocation Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Palmer Lion's Club

Special Interests:
Family, Reading, Bridge, Piano, Traveling, Tennis

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 62 BIRTH CERTIFICATES FOR CERTAIN ADOPTEES SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 14 SLA 95 05/02/1995
SB 66 SLED DOG RACE CLASSICS SENATOR GREEN
(S) RLS 02/21/1995
SB 156 MANDATORY MEDIATION:CHILD CUSTODY ISSUES SENATOR GREEN
(S) FIN 03/22/1996
SB 162 AGRICULTURAL LAND SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 1 FSSLA 96 06/27/1996
SB 177 CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS/ GUNS ON FERRY SENATOR GREEN
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/19/1996
SB 181 BUSINESS SIGNS/OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SENATOR GREEN
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 05/30/1996
SJR 26 ELECTION OF ATTORNEY GENERAL SENATOR GREEN
(S) STA 04/20/1995



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 2 BOOT CAMP FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS REPRESENTATIVE WILLIS
CHAPTER 110 SLA 96 06/27/1996
HB 21 DRIVER'S LIC REVOCATION;ALCOHOL/DRUGS REPRESENTATIVES PORTER, TOOHEY
CHAPTER 9 SLA 95 04/26/1995
HB 28 POSSESSION OF GUNS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE BUNDE
CHAPTER 33 SLA 95 05/19/1995
HB 38 SENTENCING;3RD SERIOUS FELONY OFFENDER REPRESENTATIVE BUNDE
CHAPTER 7 SLA 96 03/29/1996
HB 63 DOG MUSHING VANITY PLATES REPRESENTATIVE DAVIES
CHAPTER 97 SLA 96 06/25/1996
HB 65 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN GUARANTEES REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
CHAPTER 65 SLA 95 06/05/1995
HB 74 ASSAULT BY ADULTS ON CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE BUNDE
CHAPTER 54 SLA 95 05/27/1995
HB 75 VEHICLE THEFT AND JOYRIDING REPRESENTATIVE SANDERS
CHAPTER 71 SLA 96 06/19/1996
HB 86 MUNICIPAL PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXATION REPRESENTATIVE HANLEY
CHAPTER 40 SLA 95 05/25/1995
HB 104 DISCLOSURE OF JUVENILE RECORDS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/29/1996
HB 121 SALVAGE TIMBER SALES REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
CHAPTER 6 SLA 95 04/12/1995
HB 125 JUVENILE RECORD INFORMATION TO SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
CHAPTER 32 SLA 95 05/19/1995
HB 128 WASTE DISPOSAL PERMIT EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
CHAPTER 11 SLA 95 04/26/1995
HB 146 SLED DOG RACE CLASSIC REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 13 SLA 95 05/02/1995
HB 159 DWI LAWS/ MINOR IN POSSESSION LAWS REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
CHAPTER 80 SLA 95 06/15/1995
HB 169 DEPT. NAT RES. IS LEAD AGENCY FOR MINING REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 60 SLA 95 05/31/1995
HB 188 INDECENT PHOTOGRAPHY REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
CHAPTER 29 SLA 95 05/15/1995
HB 197 MINERAL EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 86 SLA 95 06/20/1995
HB 225 PERMIT TO POSSESS, ETC., ELEPHANTS REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 44 SLA 95 05/25/1995
HB 352 APPROVE PALMER AIRPORT FIRE BLDG. REPRESENTATIVE OGAN
CHAPTER 109 SLA 96 06/27/1996
HB 354 RIP FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
CHAPTER 65 SLA 96 06/18/1996
HB 394 SHALLOW NATURAL GAS LEASING REPRESENTATIVES OGAN, ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 140 SLA 96 07/11/1996
HB 419 AGENCY DISPOSAL OF PROP., INCL. FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 13 SLA 96 04/12/1996
HB 446 NUISANCE INJUNCTION BY HOME RULE MUNI REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 99 SLA 96 06/25/1996
HB 447 PROTECT ACCESS FOR TRADIT'NL OUTDOOR USES REPRESENTATIVE MASEK
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/27/1996
HCR 8 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH REPRESENTATIVE B.DAVIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 04/07/1995
HCR 11 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 1995 REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 03/06/1995
HJR 5 LIMITING TERMS OF STATE LEGISLATORS REPRESENTATIVE THERRIAULT
(S) FIN 04/25/1995
HJR 7 EXPORT OF ALASKA OIL REPRESENTATIVE FINKELSTEIN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/06/1995
HJR 13 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE NAVARRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 07/25/1995
HJR 18 SUPPORT MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCT LEGISLATION REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 04/07/1995
HJR 27 EXEMPT ALASKA FROM FED CLEAN WATER ACT REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 04/07/1995
HJR 30 AMEND US CONSTIT. TO LIMIT FED. COURTS REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY
LEGIS RESOLVE 36 03/07/1996
HJR 44 POSTAGE STAMP HONORING ALASKA SALMON REPRESENTATIVE ELTON
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 09/19/1995
HJR 54 FAVOR TRANS-ALASKA GAS SYSTEM & LNG SALES REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA
LEGIS RESOLVE 46 04/17/1996
SB 4 DWI LAWS SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) JUD 02/22/1995
SB 7 NO BAIL FOR FELONS W/PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS SENATOR SALO
CHAPTER 50 SLA 95 05/27/1995
SB 10 CRIMINAL DISCOVERY RULES SENATOR LEMAN
(S) JUD 01/16/1995
SB 11 DEPOSITIONS IN CRIMINAL CASES SENATOR LEMAN
(S) JUD 01/16/1995
SB 12 DNA TESTING OF CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS SENATOR LEMAN
(S) JUD 01/16/1995
SB 13 DNA EVIDENCE IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL TRIALS SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 7 SLA 95 04/12/1995
SB 14 INCREASED PENALTIES FOR JOYRIDING SENATOR LEMAN
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 05/19/1995
SB 21 FINES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VIOLATIONS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 47 SLA 95 05/26/1995
SB 25 REPEAL VEGETABLE DEALER LICENSING SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 78 SLA 95 06/09/1995
SB 26 DEADLY WEAPON OFFENSES BY JUVENILES SENATOR DONLEY
(H) FIN 05/06/1995
SB 67 UNLAWFUL EVASIONS CLASS A MISDEMEANOR SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 51 SLA 95 05/27/1995
SB 84 APPROP: TO PERMANENT FUND PRINCIPAL SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 20 SLA 96 05/03/1996
SB 86 COMMEMORATIVE GOLD RUSH LICENSE PLATES SENATOR SHARP
CHAPTER 38 SLA 96 05/23/1996
SB 88 PILOT PROGRAM FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS SENATOR SHARP
CHAPTER 77 SLA 95 06/08/1995
SB 89 PERMANENT FUND BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF SENATOR RIEGER
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/14/1996
SB 93 DISPOSAL OF LAND ALONG THE DALTON HWY SENATOR MILLER
CHAPTER 72 SLA 95 06/05/1995
SB 105 PARENTAL CONSENT BEFORE MINOR'S ABORTION SENATOR LEMAN
FAILED (S) ON RECON 03/25/1996
SB 106 NO MINORS WORK/ATTEND ADULT BUSINESSES SENATOR MILLER
CHAPTER 18 SLA 95 05/10/1995
SB 150 DUTCH HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 38 SLA 95 05/24/1995
SB 175 "NO FRILLS" PRISON ACT SENATOR DONLEY
(S)AWAIT CONC/RECED 05/07/1996
SB 190 RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT/STATE LAND AUCTION SENATOR TAYLOR
CHAPTER 3 SLA 96 03/07/1996
SB 192 TRANSFER OF TONGASS NATL FOREST TO STATE SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) RES 01/08/1996
SB 194 CRIMES: GANG-RELATED & MISC. SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 60 SLA 96 06/12/1996
SB 219 DISPOSAL OF FIREARMS BY PUBLIC AGENCIES SENATOR MILLER
(S) JUD 01/31/1996
SB 220 PENALTIES FOR JOYRIDING SENATOR LEMAN
(S) JUD 01/12/1996
SB 230 MANAGEMENT OF PARKS & RECREATIONAL AREAS SENATOR PEARCE
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/27/1996
SB 232 PFD NOTICES & ELIGIBILITY SENATOR FRANK
CHAPTER 46 SLA 96 05/29/1996
SB 262 MANAGEMENT OF FISH/GAME POPULATION & AREA SENATOR MILLER
(H) JUD 05/02/1996
SB 264 LIMIT SUSPENDED IMPOSITION OF SENTENCE SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 55 SLA 96 06/06/1996
SB 270 JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS SENATOR HALFORD
(H) FIN 04/28/1996
SB 274 NOISE AT AIRPORTS & SPORT SHOOTING RANGES SENATOR HALFORD
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 05/24/1996
SB 280 MANDATORY INCORP OF CERTAIN BOROUGHS SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) STA 04/16/1996
SB 285 DISCRETE SALMON STOCK MANAGMNT & ASSESSMT SENATOR HALFORD
(H) RES 05/05/1996
SB 289 MINORS, ESP. RUNAWAYS, & THEIR FAMILIES SENATOR FRANK
CHAPTER 120 SLA 96 06/29/1996
SB 296 NURSING HOME & ASSTD LIVING EMPLOYEES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 35 SLA 96 05/22/1996
SCR 4 POET LAUREATE OF ALASKA SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 04/07/1995
SCR 5 SUPPORT SUIT AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SENATOR HALFORD
(S) JUD 01/23/1995
SCR 6 STATE V. BABBITT LAWSUIT CONTINUATION SENATOR PEARCE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 04/07/1995
SCR 7 PEACEFUL SOLUTION WEEK SENATOR PEARCE
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 04/07/1995
SCR 9 TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL GIRLS' STATE SENATOR TORGERSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 08/07/1995
SCR 10 TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL BOYS' STATE SENATOR TORGERSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 08/07/1995
SCR 13 100TH YEAR OF WOMEN IN STATE LEGISLATURES SENATOR LINCOLN
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 08/07/1995
SCR 18 ANNIVERSARY OF END OF WORLD WAR II SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 07/04/1995
SCR 24 ADFG DIVISION OF GAME/GAME MANAGEMENT SENATOR SHARP
LEGIS RESOLVE 57 05/29/1996
SCR 25 ALASKA HOME EDUCATION WEEK SENATOR MILLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 05/02/1996
SJR 1 USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION SENATOR HALFORD
(S) JUD 01/16/1995
SJR 5 CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS CONSTIT AMDMT SENATOR DONLEY
LEGIS RESOLVE 62 05/29/1996
SJR 6 TRANSFER FED. LAND TO POST-1802 STATES SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 09/19/1995
SJR 7 OPPOSING FEDERAL MANDATES ON STATES SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 04/07/1995
SJR 11 LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATORS SENATOR KELLY
(S) JUD 02/03/1995
SJR 14 CONFIRMATION OF BD MANAGING PERM FUND SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RLS 03/08/1996
SJR 15 GOV & LT GOV MUST RECEIVE 50 % VOTE SENATOR KELLY
(S) FIN 03/08/1995
SJR 19 ASK FEDS TO AMEND ANILCA SENATOR MILLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 09/19/1995
SJR 29 REINDEER INDUSTRY ACT OF 1937 SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RES 05/06/1995
SJR 31 AK STATEHOOD ACT AMENDMENTS SENATOR PEARCE
LEGIS RESOLVE 63 05/29/1996
SJR 32 CONSTITUTIONAL DEFENSE COUNCIL SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) RLS 03/08/1996
SR 4 REINDEER INDUSTRY ACT OF 1937 SENATOR HALFORD
SENATE RESOLVE 4 08/07/1995