19th-28th Legislature (1995 -2014)

HOUSE
ALAN AUSTERMAN





Representative Alan Austerman
District: 6
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1995-2014 Representative
2001-2002 Senator
2003-2004 Senator Resigned February 10, 2003
2009-2010 Representative Majority Whip
2011-2012 Representative House Majority Leader

Date/Place of Birth:
May 23, 1943 Everett, Washington

Residency in Alaska:
Kodiak: 1943 - present

Occupation:
Commercial fisherman (crab, salmon, halibut and shrimp) Small Business Owner & Operator

Family:
Wife: Ginny Children: Carol, Dawn

Education:
Kodiak High School: Graduated 1961

Military:
7 years service Alaska National Guard, Sergeant (E-5)

Alaska State House of Representatives:
1995 - 2000, 2009 - present
Community & Regional Affairs: 1995 - 1996, 2011 - present
Co-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Fisheries: 1995 - 1998, 2011 - present
Chair: 1995 - 1998
Legislative Council: 2011 - present
Military & Veterans' Affairs: 2011 - present
Rules: 2011 - present
Finance: 1999 - 2000, 2009 - 2010
Administrative Regulation Review: 1997 - 1998
World Trade & State/Federal Relations:
Vice-Chair: 1997 - 1998
Economic Development: 1997 - 1998
Electric Utility Restructuring: 1997 - 1998
International Trade/Tourism:
Vice-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Resources Committee: 1995 - 1996
Finance Subcommittees
- Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2011 - present
- Fish & Game: 2011 - present
- Governor: 2011 - present
- Legislature: 2011 - present
- University of Alaska: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Environmental Conservation: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Fiscal Policy: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Community & Economic Development: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, Community & Regional Affairs: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, Labor & Workforce Development: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, University of Alaska: 1999 - 2000
- Community & Regional Affairs: 1997 - 1998
- Public Safety: 1995 - 1998
- Administration: 1995 - 1996

Other Political and Government Positions:
Fisheries Policy Advisor, Governor of Alaska: 2003 - 2008 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, 1985 - 1990, 1992 - 1994 Kodiak Island Borough Parks & Recreation City of Kodiak Personnel Board Kodiak Island Transportation Committee Kodiak Island School Budget Review Committee Kodiak Community College Advisory Board Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board.

Business and Professional Positions:
Executive Director, Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau: 1993 - 1994 Owner, Austerman's Office Supply: 1979 - 1994 Police Officer, City of Kodiak Commercial Fisherman Union Longshoreman Sporting Goods Store Manager Hunting and Fishing Lodge Owner: 1985 - 1990 Printing Shop Owner: 1975 - 1988 Newspaper Owner, Kadiak Times: 1976 - 1983

Special Interests:
Hunting, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
President/Board Member, Kodiak Jaycees City of Kodiak Personnel Board President, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board Commissioner, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission North Pacific and Bering Sea Fisheries Advisory Board US/Russia Intergovernmental Consultative Committee on Fisheries Ex-officio Member, Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. Board of Directors Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Energy & Environment Committee Ex-officio Member, Fishery Industrial Technology Center (FITC) Policy Center in Kodiak Co-Founder, Kodiak Rodeo Association Chair, Ducks Unlimited Co-Founder, Kodiak Alaska State Parks Advisory Committee Elks Lodge National Rifle Association Pioneers of Alaska Kodiak Island Sportsmen Association Rotary

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 237 VESSEL LIMITED ENTRY FOR COMM. FISHERIES REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FSH 05/14/1999
HB 265 ALASKA REGIONAL ECONOMIC ASSIST. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 43 SLA 00 05/11/2000
HB 363 SALMON PRICE REPORTS/SALE OF FISH REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 62 SLA 00 05/19/2000
HCR 10 SALE OF FOUR DAM POOL REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) L&C 05/12/1999
HJR 5 DEDICATED HIGHWAY AND HARBOR FUNDS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) JUD 03/15/2000
HJR 39 SURPLUS SALMON TO AID BALKANS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) STA 05/10/1999



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 40 DEPT OF COMMERCE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 58 SLA 99 06/09/1999
HB 77 JOINT ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE MURKOWSKI
CHAPTER 6 SLA 99 04/12/1999
HB 93 RURAL ASSISTANCE HOUSING LOANS REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN
(S) FIN 03/25/1999
HB 103 LIABILITY RELATING TO FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
(H) RLS 03/24/1999
HB 104 ENTRY MORATORIA ON PARTICIPANTS/VESSELS REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON
(S) RES 05/10/1999
HB 109 GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK REPRESENTATIVE OGAN
CHAPTER 56 SLA 99 06/04/1999
HB 124 INCOME TAX ON INDIVIDUALS & FIDUCIARIES REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
(H) STA 01/18/2000
HB 135 POLICE USE OF EAVESDROPPING DEVICES REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 64 SLA 99 06/22/1999
HB 151 REVOCATION OF MINOR DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 88 SLA 99 06/30/1999
HB 165 SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) FIN 04/29/1999
HB 210 SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY & SAFETY PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE BRICE
(H) HES 04/21/1999
HB 255 HOME RULE COMMUNITIES REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
(S) FIN 04/11/2000
HB 307 OIL AND GAS CORPORATE TAX ACCOUNTING REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) O&G 01/21/2000
HB 339 CFAB LOANS FOR TOURISM & NAT RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE MULDER
CHAPTER 102 SLA 00 06/01/2000
HB 411 DISTRIBUTION OF PERMANENT FUND INCOME REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON
(H) FIN 03/29/2000
HCR 8 ALASKA BID PREF FOR AK RAIL CORP. REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS
(S) TRA 04/27/1999
HJR 9 DESTROY BRADY BILL RECORDS REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(S) STA 03/17/1999
HJR 11 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 05/06/1999
HJR 15 SUPPORT AMERICAN LAND SOVEREIGNTY ACT REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 05/11/1999
HJR 40 CONST AM: SESSION LIMIT/INTERIM COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE HALCRO
(H) STA 05/12/1999
HJR 51 ALASKA-CANADA RAIL FEASIBILITY STUDY REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
(H) TRA 03/01/2000