19th-22nd Legislature (1995 -2002)

SENATE
JOHN TORGERSON





Senator John Torgerson
District: D
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1995-2002 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
10/21/47; Iowa City, IA

Occupation:
Self-Employed

Spouse:
Marjorie

Children:
Leila, Jolene, Marissa

Residency in Alaska:
Fairbanks, 1950-60; Seward, 1960-75; Kasilof, 1975-present

Education:
High School - G.E.D., U.S. Army, 1966

Military Service:
U.S. Army, (E-5), 3 years service

Political and Government Positions:
Former Member, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly; Former President, Alaska Municipal League and Kenai Peninsula Caucus; Western States Representative, National Association of Development Organizations

Business and Professional Positions:
Member/Past President, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce; Former Board Member, Alaska Chamber of Commerce

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Founding Board Member/Past President, Peninsula Winter Games; Member/Past President, Kenai Eagles; Member, Soldotna Elks, Kasilof Eagles, Seward American Legion, Pioneers of Alaska; Lifetime Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Special Interests:
Hiking, goldpanning

Legislative Service:

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 20 STATE AID TO MUNIS & UNORGANIZED BOROUGH SENATOR TORGERSON
(S)AWAIT CONC/RECED 05/07/1996
SB 55 REPEALING SUNSET OF ENHANCED 911 SYSTEM SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 8 SLA 95 04/20/1995
SB 65 ELECTRIC & TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 02/22/1995
SB 104 JOINT INSURANCE ARRANGEMENTS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) L&C 03/01/1995
SB 108 ALASKA TOURISM MARKETING COUNCIL SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 03/22/1995
SB 118 TAX CREDIT: GIFTS TO PUBLIC BROADCASTING SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) STA 03/09/1995
SB 120 STATE VETERANS' HOME FACILITIES SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 03/30/1995
SB 147 MUNICIPAL RIVER HABITAT TAX CREDIT SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 41 SLA 95 05/25/1995
SB 160 EXCLUSIONS FROM UNEMPLOYMENT COVERAGE SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 4 SLA 96 03/07/1996
SB 166 BUDGET DEADLINE FOR BOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 1 SLA 96 02/08/1996
SB 198 HOMER AIRPORT CRITICAL HAB. AREA SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 39 SLA 96 05/23/1996
SB 241 STUDDED TIRES ON STERLING HIGHWAY SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 22 SLA 96 05/09/1996
SB 272 SMALL CLAIMS CT JURISDICTION & PROCEDURE SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 03/29/1996
SB 279 CHARITABLE GAMING SALMON AND RACE CLASSIC SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 03/22/1996
SB 280 MANDATORY INCORP OF CERTAIN BOROUGHS SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) STA 04/16/1996
SB 287 UNINCORP. COMMUNITY MATCHING GRANTS SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) FIN 04/30/1996
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
SJR 37 PRIMARY MFG OF PUBLICLY OWNED TIMBER SENATOR TORGERSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 52 05/29/1996



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 23 REFERRALS INVOLVING DENTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE G.DAVIS BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 22 SLA 95 05/10/1995
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 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 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 141 TERM OF FISH BOARD MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 8 SLA 96 03/29/1996
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 197 MINERAL EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 86 SLA 95 06/20/1995
HB 314 DOMESTIC VIOL.& CRIME VICTIMS & WITNESSES REPRESENTATIVE PARNELL
CHAPTER 64 SLA 96 06/17/1996
HB 341 TAX APPEALS/ASSESSMENT/LEVY/COLLECTION REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
CHAPTER 108 SLA 96 06/26/1996
HCR 8 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH REPRESENTATIVE B.DAVIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 04/07/1995
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 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 44 POSTAGE STAMP HONORING ALASKA SALMON REPRESENTATIVE ELTON
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 09/19/1995
HJR 48 KENAI PENINSULA SUBSISTENCE PROPOSAL REPRESENTATIVE NAVARRE
(H)AWAIT CONC/RECED 05/16/1995
HJR 54 FAVOR TRANS-ALASKA GAS SYSTEM & LNG SALES REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA
LEGIS RESOLVE 46 04/17/1996
HJR 59 NPDES PERMIT FOR COOK INLET OIL & GAS REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 58 05/09/1996
SB 22 APPROP: K-12 SUPPORT; DEBT RETIREMENT SENATOR HALFORD
(S) FIN 02/06/1995
SB 25 REPEAL VEGETABLE DEALER LICENSING SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 78 SLA 95 06/09/1995
SB 84 APPROP: TO PERMANENT FUND PRINCIPAL SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 20 SLA 96 05/03/1996
SB 89 PERMANENT FUND BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF SENATOR RIEGER
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/14/1996
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 162 AGRICULTURAL LAND SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 1 FSSLA 96 06/27/1996
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 211 VULNERABLE PEOPLE:NEGLECT/ASSAULT/ABUSE SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 61 SLA 96 06/12/1996
SB 219 DISPOSAL OF FIREARMS BY PUBLIC AGENCIES SENATOR MILLER
(S) JUD 01/31/1996
SB 230 MANAGEMENT OF PARKS & RECREATIONAL AREAS SENATOR PEARCE
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/27/1996
SB 289 MINORS, ESP. RUNAWAYS, & THEIR FAMILIES SENATOR FRANK
CHAPTER 120 SLA 96 06/29/1996
SCR 1 FOUNDATION FORMULA TASK FORCE SENATOR R.PHILLIPS
(S) HES 01/16/1995
SCR 3 LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLANNING COMMISSION SENATOR PEARCE
(S) STA 01/16/1995
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 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 25 ALASKA HOME EDUCATION WEEK SENATOR MILLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 05/02/1996
SJR 7 OPPOSING FEDERAL MANDATES ON STATES SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 04/07/1995
SJR 14 CONFIRMATION OF BD MANAGING PERM FUND SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RLS 03/08/1996
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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