18th-22nd Legislature (1993 -2002)

SENATE
RICK HALFORD





Senator Rick Halford
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 2 CRIMES OF MURDER & CHILD MURDERS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) FIN 01/28/1999
SB 3 CRIMES OF MURDER & CHILD MURDERS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 54 SLA 99 06/04/1999
SB 4 VICTIMS' RIGHTS/PRISONER'S PFD SENATOR HALFORD
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/08/2000
SB 13 DISCRETE SALMON STOCK MGMT AND ASSESSMENT SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RES 01/19/1999
SB 45 LAND OWNER IMMUNITY/RT-OF-WAY VACATION SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 94 SLA 99 07/09/1999
SB 68 COOPERATION WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES SENATOR HALFORD
(S) FIN 03/30/1999
SB 171 FISHERY DATA; LAND REC'D BY STATE SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 59 SLA 99 06/10/1999
SJR 5 SNOWMACHINE USE IN DENALI NAT'L PARK SENATOR HALFORD
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 03/26/1999
SJR 34 CONST AM: PERM FUND CORP BD/PUB CORP BD. SENATOR HALFORD
LEGIS RESOLVE 54 05/31/2000



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 3 DRUGS: LISTED CHEMICALS/METHAMPHETAMINE REPRESENTATIVE BRICE
CHAPTER 73 SLA 00 05/22/2000
HB 37 CIGARETTES:SALES/EDUC & CESSAT'N PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 87 SLA 00 05/24/2000
HB 80 EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE FOR NAT'L GUARD REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN
CHAPTER 7 SLA 99 04/13/1999
HB 116 BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
CHAPTER 81 SLA 00 05/24/2000
HB 180 DRUGS WHERE MINORS ARE PRESENT REPRESENTATIVE COWDERY
CHAPTER 32 SLA 00 05/11/2000
HB 191 CHARTER SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CONF COM APPTD H&S 05/01/2000
HB 238 TAX OBLIGATION LOAN PROGRAM FOR FISHERS REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
CHAPTER 127 SLA 00 06/06/2000
HB 253 SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY AND SAFETY PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 114 SLA 00 06/06/2000
HB 288 CHILDREN WITNESSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 67 SLA 00 05/22/2000
HB 372 CRIMINAL SENTENCING AND RESTITUTION REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 103 SLA 00 06/01/2000
HB 392 CONTINUANCES OF CINA HEARINGS REPRESENTATIVE WHITAKER
CHAPTER 45 SLA 00 05/11/2000
HCR 11 SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FOR OFFENDERS REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 31 03/07/2000
HCR 15 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 03/07/2000
HJR 11 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 05/06/1999
HJR 36 AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION REPORT REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 18 05/26/1999
HJR 54 EXCLUDE AK NATL FORESTS FROM ROADLESS POL REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 04/14/2000
SB 43 APPROP: EARNINGS RESERVE TO PERM FUND SENATOR WARD
(S) STA 01/25/1999
SB 53 EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE FOR NAT'L GUARD SENATOR KELLY TIM
(S) RLS 02/17/1999
SB 77 LIABILITY RELATING TO FIREARMS SENATOR KELLY PETE
CHAPTER 17 SLA 99 05/11/1999
SB 95 SCHOOL GRADE LEVELS SENATOR PHILLIPS
(S) FIN 03/30/1999
SB 134 WELL REGULATORY COST CHARGE/CONS. TAX SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 34 SLA 99 06/01/1999
SB 231 NAMING AK NATIVE VETERANS' HONOR BRIDGE SENATOR LINCOLN
CHAPTER 22 SLA 00 04/28/2000
SB 268 MANDATORY 99-YEAR TERM OF IMPRISONMENT SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 49 SLA 00 05/11/2000
SCR 9 JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MERGERS SENATOR PEARCE
(S) RES 05/07/1999
SJR 6 DESTROY BRADY BILL RECORDS SENATOR HOFFMAN
(S) JUD 02/03/1999
SJR 25 VOLUNTARY SCHOOL PRAYER SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 06/22/1999
SJR 28 CONST AM: APPROPRIATION LIMIT SENATOR DONLEY
(S) FIN 01/24/2000
SJR 31 SUBSISTENCE FOR URBAN AK NATIVES SENATOR WARD
(H) RES 04/19/2000
SJR 35 CONST AM: PERM FUND INCOME DISTRIBUTION SENATOR GREEN
(S) FIN 01/31/2000
SR 1 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR WARD
SENATE RESOLVE 1 03/26/1999
SR 2 CLIFF GROH GALLERY SENATOR KELLY TIM
SENATE RESOLVE 2 04/12/1999

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