14th-23rd Legislature (1985 -2004)

SENATE
ROBIN TAYLOR





Senator Robin Taylor
Senate Majority Leader
District: A
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1985-1990 Representative
1991-1992 Representative Appointed to fill vacancy in Senate left by Lloyd Jones's resignation.
1991-1992 Senator Appointed to fill vacancy left by Lloyd Jones's resignation.
1993-2002 Senator
2003-2004 Senator Resigned midnight 9/14/03

Date/Place of Birth:
2/5/43; Sedro Woolley, WA

Occupation:
Attorney

Spouse:
Kaye Marie

Children:
Robin, Tracy Lynn

Residency in Alaska:
Ketchikan, 1961-77; Wrangell, 1977-present

Education:
College/University - University of Washington, 1961-65, B.A. Post Graduate - Oregon College of Education, 1965-66, M.A.; Willamette University, 1966-69, J.D.

Political and Government Positions:
Assumed Senate seat vacated by Lloyd Jones on June 15, 1992; elected to State Senate, 1992. Elected to State House of Representatives in 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1990. District Court Judge, 1977-82; Vice-Mayor, City of Ketchikan, 1974-75; Member, Borough Assembly/City Council, Ketchikan, AK, 1973-76.

Business and Professional Positions:
Alaska Bar Association; American Judicature Society; President, Alaska Judges Conference, 1981-82; National Board of Directors, American Judicature Society, 1980-83

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Wrangell Elks Lodge, Petersburg Moose Lodge, National Rifle Association, Pioneers of Alaska

Special Interests:
Fishing, hunting, golf, gardening

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 2 GAMING PROCEEDS TAX EXEMPTION SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) L&C 01/13/1997
SB 15 CIVIL ARBITRATION AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 03/13/1997
SB 16 USE OF F&G FUND/COMMISSIONER'S POWERS SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 04/09/1997
SB 17 CRIMINAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV SENATOR TAYLOR
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/19/1998
SB 21 ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY AUTHORITY SENATOR TAYLOR
RETURN TO (H) RLS 05/11/1997
SB 27 FERRY SYSTEM HEADQUARTERS IN KETCHIKAN SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) STA 03/19/1997
SB 38 ANATOMICAL GIFTS,LIVING WILLS & DNR ORDER SENATOR TAYLOR
CHAPTER 80 SLA 97 06/13/1997
SB 58 MINOR CONSUMING ALCOHOL: PENALTY SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 04/03/1997
SB 60 ADVISORY VOTE ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT SENATOR TAYLOR
(H) FIN 05/08/1997
SB 77 ALASKA DAY OF PRAYER SENATOR TAYLOR
CHAPTER 11 SLA 97 04/23/1997
SB 82 LEGIS. APPROVAL FOR STATE PROP. DISPOSALS SENATOR TAYLOR
(H) FIN 03/14/1997
SB 108 STATE LAND LOTTERY PROGRAM SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 03/27/1998
SB 160 DENTAL RADIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT SENATOR TAYLOR BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 79 SLA 98 06/09/1998
SB 170 REPAY GRADUATE EDUCATION AID SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 04/30/1997
SB 173 DIVE FISHERY MANAGEMENT ASSN & ASSESSMENT SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) RES 04/11/1997
SB 192 MAINTENANCE & REPAIR OF STATE VESSELS SENATOR TAYLOR
CHAPTER 58 SLA 98 06/01/1998
SB 201 PROHIBIT RECOVERY BY WRONGDOER SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) JUD 05/09/1997
SB 203 PHONICS CURRICULUM SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 04/09/1998
SB 204 STATE LAND FOR MUNICIP. SPORT FACILITIES SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) RLS 02/19/1998
SB 211 RENAMING VET MEM BRIDGE IN KETCHIKAN SENATOR TAYLOR
CHAPTER 28 SLA 98 05/06/1998
SB 262 MANAGEMENT OF HUNTING SENATOR TAYLOR
(H) FIN 05/01/1998
SB 278 APPROP: TO PERMANENT FUND PRINCIPAL SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 04/22/1998
SB 291 LIV. WILLS/ANATOMICAL GIFTS/PATIENT CARE SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) RLS 03/25/1998
SCR 2 MANAGEMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 51 03/20/1998
SJR 17 NO ALASKA CHRISTMAS TREE FOR FED CAPITOL SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) RLS 03/11/1997
SJR 19 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 05/21/1997
SJR 29 CONST AM: SUPERMAJORITY FOR TAX LEVIES SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 02/19/1998
SJR 39 SUPPORT READING EXCELLENCE ACT SENATOR TAYLOR
(H) HES 03/11/1998



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 6 RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT MINORS REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 64 SLA 97 06/04/1997
HB 7 VICTIM/JUVENILE OFFENDER MEDIATION REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
CHAPTER 108 SLA 98 06/17/1998
HB 13 MARINE SAFETY TRAINING & EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 40 SLA 97 05/27/1997
HB 16 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PROCEDURES REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 107 SLA 98 06/17/1998
HB 33 REAL ESTATE LICENSING REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 45 SLA 98 05/22/1998
HB 45 RUNAWAY AND MISSING MINORS REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 8 SLA 97 04/10/1997
HB 46 MINING: CREDITS/LEASES/REC. AREA REPRESENTATIVES KELLY, THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 56 SLA 97 05/30/1997
HB 65 PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTIONS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 15 SLA 97 05/02/1997
HB 69 ROHYPNOL AS SCHEDULE IV-A DRUG REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY
CHAPTER 16 SLA 97 05/03/1997
HB 109 MANAGEMENT OF STATE LAND AND RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 91 SLA 97 06/20/1997
HB 158 RIGHT TO ATTEND SCHOOL ON PART-TIME BASIS REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 60 SLA 97 05/30/1997
HB 170 SERVICE ANIMALS FOR PHYS/MENT. CHALLENGED REPRESENTATIVE BRICE
CHAPTER 103 SLA 98 06/16/1998
HB 182 QUALIFICATIONS OF STATE FORESTER REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
CHAPTER 113 SLA 98 06/19/1998
HB 189 RESTRICT TOBACCO SALES REPRESENTATIVE COWDERY
CHAPTER 135 SLA 98 06/25/1998
HB 198 DIVE FISHERY MANAGEMENT ASSN. & ASSESSMNT REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
CHAPTER 90 SLA 97 06/20/1997
HB 203 ACTIONS FOR UNLAWFUL TRADE PRACTICES REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 96 SLA 98 10/21/1998
HB 206 PERS FOR VILLAGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
CHAPTER 92 SLA 98 06/12/1998
HB 212 LOCAL OPTION BOUNDARIES FOR VILLAGES REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA
CHAPTER 86 SLA 97 06/13/1997
HB 222 ABANDONED,WRECKED,OR JUNK VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 108 SLA 97 07/02/1997
HB 230 AHFC HOUSING FUNDS & PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVE IVAN
CHAPTER 97 SLA 98 06/12/1998
HB 248 EAST EGAN DRIVE IN VALDEZ REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA
CHAPTER 111 SLA 97 07/02/1997
HB 252 CRIMINAL RECORDS & OFFENDER REGISTRATION REPRESENTATIVE RYAN
CHAPTER 106 SLA 98 06/17/1998
HB 303 EXTEND COUNCIL ON DOM.VIOL. & SEX.ASSAULT REPRESENTATIVE ELTON
CHAPTER 87 SLA 98 06/12/1998
HB 309 NAMING ATWOOD BLDG IN ANCHORAGE REPRESENTATIVE COWDERY
CHAPTER 3 SLA 98 03/06/1998
HB 334 TUITION WAIVER FOR POLICE WIDOW/CHILD REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 38 SLA 98 05/20/1998
HB 356 JOINT COMMITTEE ON MILITARY BASES REPRESENTATIVE MULDER
CHAPTER 31 SLA 98 05/14/1998
HB 373 FOREST RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS
PASSED (S) ON RECON 05/12/1998
HB 380 REDUCE ROYALTY ON COOK INLET OIL & GAS REPRESENTATIVE HODGINS
CHAPTER 29 SLA 98 05/07/1998
HB 387 DENTISTS ABILITY TO DO CPR REPRESENTATIVE THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 33 SLA 98 05/14/1998
HB 399 EXEMPT/DEFERRAL DETERIORATED PROPTY TAX REPRESENTATIVE RYAN
CHAPTER 70 SLA 98 06/03/1998
HB 405 FLEEING OR EVADING A PEACE OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 136 SLA 98 06/25/1998
HB 451 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY & MOBILITY AIDS REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
CHAPTER 102 SLA 98 06/16/1998
HCR 1 NORTH SLOPE NATURAL GAS PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE BARNES
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 03/12/1997
HCR 6 ALCOHOL-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA
LEGIS RESOLVE 41 06/11/1997
HCR 18 80 YEAR ANNIV OF UNIV. ALASKA FAIRBANKS REPRESENTATIVE DAVIES
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 06/11/1997
HCR 26 1998 INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE FIRST CONFERENC REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 03/20/1998
HJR 12 LEASES IN NATL PETROLEUM RESERVE REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/12/1997
HJR 16 SUPPORT FEDERAL BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 05/07/1997
HJR 22 ALASKA/RUSSIA MARITIME BOUNDARY REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY
(H)AWAIT CONC/RECED 05/07/1998
HJR 23 SALE OF LTD ENTRY PERMITS BY IRS REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 05/07/1997
HJR 29 FUNDING FOR PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH REPRESENTATIVE ELTON
LEGIS RESOLVE 57 04/08/1998
HJR 49 NAT'L FOREST ROAD-BUILDING MORATORIUM REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
LEGIS RESOLVE 50 03/20/1998
HJR 51 SUPPORT H.R. 2924 REPRESENTATIVE MASEK
LEGIS RESOLVE 61 05/08/1998
HJR 52 OPPOSE AMERICAN HERITAGE RIVERS REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
LEGIS RESOLVE 62 05/08/1998
HJR 53 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LAND GRANT BILL REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 65 05/08/1998
HJR 56 YTTRIUM MINING REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 73 06/01/1998
HJR 59 DESECRATION OF U.S. FLAG REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 84 06/01/1998
HJR 62 BRING BALTO BACK TO ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE OGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 75 06/01/1998
HJR 63 ADAK AIRPORT REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
LEGIS RESOLVE 81 06/03/1998
SB 1 "NO FRILLS" PRISON ACT SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 49 SLA 97 05/29/1997
SB 8 AIRPORT/SHOOTING FACILITY NOISE LEVELS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 19 SLA 97 05/07/1997
SB 11 SCHOOL DEBT REIMBURSEMENT SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 77 SLA 98 06/08/1998
SB 12 PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTIONS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) HES 01/13/1997
SB 14 INS:DISCLOSURES; DOMESTIC VIOL. VICTIMS SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 39 SLA 97 05/22/1997
SB 19 REPEAL FED ENFORCEMENT DUTIES/F&G COMSNR SENATOR SHARP
(H) RLS 04/24/1997
SB 22 BOARD OF GAME QUALIFICATIONS SENATOR SHARP
(H) RLS 04/09/1997
SB 24 PARENTAL CONSENT BEFORE MINOR'S ABORTION SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 14 SLA 97 05/02/1997
SB 25 AUTOMATED VICTIM NOTIFICATION SYSTEM SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 73 SLA 97 06/12/1997
SB 28 UNINCORP. COMMUNITY MATCHING GRANTS SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) FIN 05/09/1998
SB 33 ALLOW BROADCASTING OF RAFFLES AND CLASSIC SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) STA 01/13/1997
SB 35 MANAGEMENT OF PARKS & RECREATIONAL AREAS SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 27 SLA 97 05/09/1997
SB 36 PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING SENATOR PHILLIPS
CHAPTER 83 SLA 98 06/11/1998
SB 39 HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS, MATERIALS, AND WASTE SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 71 SLA 97 06/11/1997
SB 41 ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 29 SLA 97 05/11/1997
SB 52 FISHERIES BUSINESS TAX CREDITS SENATOR MACKIE
(S) RES 01/30/1997
SB 67 TRUTH IN SENTENCING SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 37 SLA 97 05/15/1997
SB 94 ROHYPNOL AS SCHEDULE IV-A DRUG SENATOR ELLIS
(S) JUD 02/24/1997
SB 95 WORKERS COMPENSATION SELF-INSURANCE GROUP SENATOR MILLER
(S) L&C 02/17/1997
SB 110 LICENSING OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS SENATOR MACKIE
CHAPTER 47 SLA 98 05/22/1998
SB 117 INFANT CARE CURRICULUM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 4 SLA 98 03/20/1998
SB 130 RIP FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITY SENATOR DUNCAN
CHAPTER 92 SLA 97 06/20/1997
SB 134 HOME SCHOOLING EDUCATION PROGRAM SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 68 SLA 97 06/04/1997
SB 137 EXEMPT VOL. EMT/FIRE FGTR WAGE & HOUR LAW SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 23 SLA 97 05/08/1997
SB 159 NEW BUSINESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 98 04/06/1998
SB 164 AUTHORITY OF EMERGENCY MED TECHS SENATOR WILKEN
CHAPTER 84 SLA 97 06/13/1997
SB 175 AIDEA REVENUE BONDS FOR INTERTIES SENATOR SHARP
CHAPTER 103 SLA 97 07/02/1997
SB 180 STATE RIGHTS-OF-WAY: RS 2477 SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 26 SLA 98 05/05/1998
SB 182 CHARTER SCHOOL ESTABLISHMENT & OPERATION SENATOR WARD
(S) FIN 05/08/1997
SB 197 REGULATING HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGS. SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 60 SLA 98 06/01/1998
SB 216 CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEXUAL PREDATORS SENATOR HALFORD
3RD RDG,5/12 CAL(H) 05/11/1998
SB 218 CRIMES OF MURDER & CHILD MURDERS SENATOR HALFORD
3RD RDG,5/12 CAL(H) 05/12/1998
SB 219 OFFICE OF VICTIMS' ADVOCACY SENATOR HALFORD
(H) FIN 05/10/1998
SB 242 FORFEIT GOOD TIME OF SOME SEX OFFENDERS SENATOR WARD
3RD RDG,5/12 CAL(H) 05/11/1998
SB 244 POLYGRAPHS FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS SENATOR WARD
3RD RDG,5/12 CAL(H) 05/11/1998
SB 250 MANAGEMENT OF GAME SENATOR SHARP
CHAPTER 76 SLA 98 06/06/1998
SB 251 NAMING HERMAN LEIRER ROAD SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 11 SLA 98 04/09/1998
SB 261 SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2001 SENATOR MILLER
CHAPTER 16 SLA 98 04/29/1998
SB 264 AID FOR MUNICIPAL ROAD MAINTENANCE SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) FIN 05/06/1998
SB 265 MOOSE AS STATE MAMMAL SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 17 SLA 98 04/30/1998
SB 304 REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES & HWYS SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 64 SLA 98 06/03/1998
SB 306 TAX EXEMPTIONS IN CHILD SUPPORT CASES SENATOR DONLEY
(H) JUD 04/23/1998
SB 307 U.S. SENATE VACANCIES SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 30 SLA 98 05/08/1998
SB 309 USE OF NONLETHAL AND DEFENSIVE WEAPONS SENATOR WARD
(H) JUD 04/03/1998
SB 321 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES SENATOR MILLER
(S) FIN 03/10/1998
SB 323 SEX OFFENSES & OFEENDER REGISTRATION SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 81 SLA 98 06/10/1998
SCR 4 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 03/12/1997
SCR 10 SUPPORTING USE OF FURBEARER RESOURCE SENATOR WILKEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 05/21/1997
SCR 11 LONG-TERM CARE TASK FORCE SENATOR SHARP
LEGIS RESOLVE 76 06/01/1998
SCR 21 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 54 03/20/1998
SCR 22 KIDS VOTING ALASKA PROGRAMS SENATOR MILLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 67 05/08/1998
SJR 8 PRIMARY MFG OF PUBLICLY OWNED TIMBER SENATOR TORGERSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 04/18/1997
SJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING SENATOR PEARCE
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 03/12/1997
SJR 10 ELECTION OF ATTORNEY GENERAL SENATOR GREEN
(S) FIN 04/28/1998
SJR 13 OPPOSE DEPT OF INTERIOR RS 2477 POLICY SENATOR HALFORD
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 04/18/1997
SJR 14 SUPPORT FEDERAL CONCEALED GUN LEGISLATION SENATOR HALFORD
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 05/21/1997
SJR 16 REFORM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 23 05/21/1997
SJR 20 MODIFY FED WETLANDS PROGRAM FOR AK NEEDS SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 05/07/1997
SJR 22 ALASKA MILITARY BASES SENATOR KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 04/18/1997
SJR 25 SUPPORT ACCESS TO DENALI/WONDER LAKE SENATOR WILKEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 05/21/1997
SJR 28 FED AUDIT OF NATIVE REGIONAL CORPORATIONS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) STA 04/10/1997
SJR 33 SUPPORT AMERICAN FISHERIES ACT SENATOR MACKIE
LEGIS RESOLVE 56 04/08/1998
SJR 35 CONST AM: PARTICIPATION IN ABORTION SENATOR MILLER
FAILD(H) RECON NTCE 05/11/1998
SJR 37 CONST AM: MINORS' ABORTIONS SENATOR LEMAN
(S) FIN 03/24/1998
SJR 38 APOLOGY TO VILLAGE OF ANGOON SENATOR MACKIE
LEGIS RESOLVE 66 05/08/1998
SJR 40 FISHERIES MANAGEMENT FEE SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 80 06/01/1998
SR 1 SWISS COMP OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS SENATOR DONLEY
SENATE RESOLVE 1 03/20/1998