18th-22nd Legislature (1993 -2002)

SENATE
RICHARD HALFORD





Senator Richard Halford
Majority Leader
District: M
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1993-2002 Senator Senate President
1995-2000 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
9/17/44; Boston, MA

Occupation:
Commercial Pilot; Guide

Spouse:
Rona

Children:
Stacy, Katy, Tina, Kellen, Alec

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage, 1966-68; Chugiak/Eagle River, 1968-to present

Education:
High School - Norwell High School,1958-62 College/University - Kings College; Alaska Methodist University, B.A. History - Political Science, Minor in Economics

Military Service:
Alaska Air National Guard, 7 years, 1968-75, Staff Sergeant, Honorable Discharge

Political and Government Positions:
State Senate, 1983-to present; Senate President, 1993-94; Minority Leader, 1985-87, 1989, 1991-92, 1995-96; Chair, Senate Resources Committee; Chair, Joint Special Committee on Mergers; State House of Representatives, 1979-82; Majority Leader, 1981-82

Business and Professional Positions:
Halford Guide Service

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Life Member, National Rifle Association; Alaska Airmen's Association; Alaska Outdoor Council; Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society

Special Interests:
Flying, children and outdoor activities

Other:
Legislator of the Year, Safari Club International, Alaska Chapter,1999; Defender of Freedom Award, National Rifle Association, 1996; Wildlife Conservation Legislator of the Year, Alaska Outdoor Council,1996,1990; Outstanding Republican State Senator, Alaska Republican Party,1992; Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa,1988

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 21 FINES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VIOLATIONS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 47 SLA 95 05/26/1995
SB 22 APPROP: K-12 SUPPORT; DEBT RETIREMENT SENATOR HALFORD
(S) FIN 02/06/1995
SB 84 APPROP: TO PERMANENT FUND PRINCIPAL SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 20 SLA 96 05/03/1996
SB 117 STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 66 SLA 95 06/05/1995
SB 121 APPROP: U OF A DEFERRED MAINTENANCE SENATOR HALFORD
RETURN TO RLS (S) 05/15/1995
SB 251 NUISANCE INJUNCTIONS BY MUNICIPALITIES SENATOR HALFORD
(S) JUD 02/02/1996
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 285 DISCRETE SALMON STOCK MANAGMNT & ASSESSMT SENATOR HALFORD
(H) RES 05/05/1996
SCR 5 SUPPORT SUIT AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SENATOR HALFORD
(S) JUD 01/23/1995
SCR 40 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES 47 AND 55 SENATOR HALFORD
RETURN TO (H) RLS 06/04/1996
SJR 1 USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION SENATOR HALFORD
(S) JUD 01/16/1995
SJR 14 CONFIRMATION OF BD MANAGING PERM FUND SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RLS 03/08/1996
SJR 29 REINDEER INDUSTRY ACT OF 1937 SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RES 05/06/1995
SR 4 REINDEER INDUSTRY ACT OF 1937 SENATOR HALFORD
SENATE RESOLVE 4 08/07/1995



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 25 CRIMINAL DISCOVERY RULES REPRESENTATIVE PARNELL
CHAPTER 95 SLA 96 06/25/1996
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 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 140 SMALL FISH PROCESSOR SURETY BONDS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 46 SLA 95 05/26/1995
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 341 TAX APPEALS/ASSESSMENT/LEVY/COLLECTION REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
CHAPTER 108 SLA 96 06/26/1996
HB 354 RIP FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
CHAPTER 65 SLA 96 06/18/1996
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
HB 493 INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT:ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE REPRESENTATIVE IVAN
CHAPTER 66 SLA 96 06/18/1996
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 23 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FISHING QUOTAS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 09/19/1995
HJR 24 WASTE IN PACIFIC AND BERING SEA FISHERY REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
LEGIS RESOLVE 39 03/11/1996
HJR 27 EXEMPT ALASKA FROM FED CLEAN WATER ACT REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 04/07/1995
HJR 38 MAGNUSON FISHERY CONSERVATION & MGMT ACT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 03/07/1996
HJR 54 FAVOR TRANS-ALASKA GAS SYSTEM & LNG SALES REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA
LEGIS RESOLVE 46 04/17/1996
SB 1 REVIEW OF FEDERALLY MANDATED PROGRAMS SENATOR TAYLOR
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/16/1995
SB 3 ANTITRUST EXEMPTION FOR FISHERMEN SENATOR DUNCAN
CHAPTER 45 SLA 95 05/26/1995
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 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 66 SLED DOG RACE CLASSICS SENATOR GREEN
(S) RLS 02/21/1995
SB 67 UNLAWFUL EVASIONS CLASS A MISDEMEANOR SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 51 SLA 95 05/27/1995
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 91 CRIMINAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV SENATOR TAYLOR
(H) HES 04/05/1995
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 134 ATWOOD CHAIR OF JOURNALISM AT U OF AA SENATOR KELLY
(H) RLS 05/03/1996
SB 150 DUTCH HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 38 SLA 95 05/24/1995
SB 160 EXCLUSIONS FROM UNEMPLOYMENT COVERAGE SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 4 SLA 96 03/07/1996
SB 175 "NO FRILLS" PRISON ACT SENATOR DONLEY
(S)AWAIT CONC/RECED 05/07/1996
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
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 262 MANAGEMENT OF FISH/GAME POPULATION & AREA SENATOR MILLER
(H) JUD 05/02/1996
SB 280 MANDATORY INCORP OF CERTAIN BOROUGHS SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) STA 04/16/1996
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 1 FOUNDATION FORMULA TASK FORCE SENATOR R.PHILLIPS
(S) HES 01/16/1995
SCR 4 POET LAUREATE OF ALASKA SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 04/07/1995
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 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 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 13 RATIFYING FED BALANCED-BUDGET AMENDMENT SENATOR R.PHILLIPS
(S) RLS 04/15/1996
SJR 19 ASK FEDS TO AMEND ANILCA SENATOR MILLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 09/19/1995
SJR 20 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FISHING QUOTAS SENATOR HOFFMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 09/19/1995
SJR 25 PRISONER RIGHTS LIMITED TO FEDERAL RIGHTS SENATOR DONLEY
(S) JUD 03/27/1996
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

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