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:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 4 LONGEVITY BONUS SABBAT:PFD ELIGIBILITY SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) STA 01/13/1997
SB 28 UNINCORP. COMMUNITY MATCHING GRANTS SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) FIN 05/09/1998
SB 29 STATE AID TO MUNICIPALITIES & UNORG. BOR. SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 75 SLA 97 06/12/1997
SB 30 MANDATORY INCORP OF CERTAIN BOROUGHS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) CRA 01/13/1997
SB 31 SUPPLEMENTAL MUNICIPAL LAND GRANT SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) CRA 01/14/1997
SB 33 ALLOW BROADCASTING OF RAFFLES AND CLASSIC SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) STA 01/13/1997
SB 34 DOT MAINTENANCE FACILITY AT SOLDOTNA SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 77 SLA 97 06/12/1997
SB 97 LEASE-PURCHASE SPRING CREEK CORRECTIONAL SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 03/19/1997
SB 124 CHARITABLE GAMING SALMON AND RACE CLASSIC SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 41 SLA 97 05/27/1997
SB 139 AID TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT/ E.M.T.S SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) CRA 05/09/1997
SB 142 REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE AREAS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 05/07/1997
SB 148 PUBLIC LIBRARIES SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 04/04/1997
SB 193 ADMINISTRATIVE SPENDING LIMIT FOR SCHOOLS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 05/08/1997
SB 251 NAMING HERMAN LEIRER ROAD SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 11 SLA 98 04/09/1998
SB 263 SECONDARY ROADS SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) FIN 05/02/1998
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 282 CHILD ENDANGERMENT SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) JUD 03/20/1998
SB 314 MUNICIPAL FEEDER VESSEL AUTHORITIES SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) FIN 05/09/1998
SJR 8 PRIMARY MFG OF PUBLICLY OWNED TIMBER SENATOR TORGERSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 04/18/1997



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 13 MARINE SAFETY TRAINING & EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 40 SLA 97 05/27/1997
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 356 JOINT COMMITTEE ON MILITARY BASES REPRESENTATIVE MULDER
CHAPTER 31 SLA 98 05/14/1998
HB 380 REDUCE ROYALTY ON COOK INLET OIL & GAS REPRESENTATIVE HODGINS
CHAPTER 29 SLA 98 05/07/1998
HCR 1 NORTH SLOPE NATURAL GAS PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE BARNES
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 03/12/1997
HCR 18 80 YEAR ANNIV OF UNIV. ALASKA FAIRBANKS REPRESENTATIVE DAVIES
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 06/11/1997
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 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 59 DESECRATION OF U.S. FLAG REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 84 06/01/1998
SB 36 PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING SENATOR PHILLIPS
CHAPTER 83 SLA 98 06/11/1998
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 77 ALASKA DAY OF PRAYER SENATOR TAYLOR
CHAPTER 11 SLA 97 04/23/1997
SB 95 WORKERS COMPENSATION SELF-INSURANCE GROUP SENATOR MILLER
(S) L&C 02/17/1997
SB 180 STATE RIGHTS-OF-WAY: RS 2477 SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 26 SLA 98 05/05/1998
SB 192 MAINTENANCE & REPAIR OF STATE VESSELS SENATOR TAYLOR
CHAPTER 58 SLA 98 06/01/1998
SB 307 U.S. SENATE VACANCIES SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 30 SLA 98 05/08/1998
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
SJR 7 AK NAT'L GUARD YOUTH CORPS CHALLENGE PROG SENATOR PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 03/12/1997
SJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING SENATOR PEARCE
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 03/12/1997
SJR 28 FED AUDIT OF NATIVE REGIONAL CORPORATIONS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) STA 04/10/1997

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