21st-26th Legislature (1999 -2010)

HOUSE
JOHN HARRIS





Representative John Harris
District: 35
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1999-2010 Representative
2005-2008 Representative Speaker of the House

Date/Place of Birth:
October 15, 1957 Glennallen, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Valdez: 1957 - present

Occupation:
Business Owner Teamster

Spouse:
Nicole

Children:
John Paul

Education:
Valdez High School, Valdez: Graduated 1975 Lincoln Electric Welding School, Cleveland, Ohio Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Speaker of the House: 2005 - 2008
Joint Armed Services Committee: 2003 - 2006
Ethics Committee: 2005 - 2006
Fisheries Committee: 2005 - 2008
Legislative Council Committee: 2005 - 2008
Rule Committee: 2005 - 2008
Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 2003 - 2004
Joint Armed Services Committee: 2001 - 2002
Finance Committee: 2001 - 2002
Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 2001 - 2002
Finance Subcommittees:
- Health & Social Services: 2001 - 2002
- Court System: 2004 - 2008
- Corrections: 2003
- Governor: 2003 - 2008
- Legislature: 2003 - 2008
- University of Alaska: 2003 - 2008

Other Political and Government Positions:
Valdez City Council: 1990 - 1998 Mayor, City of Valdez: 1992 - 1996

Business and Professional Positions:
Owner, Valdez Industrial Supply

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Chambers of Commerce: Valdez, Delta, Glennallen Prince William Sound Community College Advisory Board Board Member, Horizons Unlimited Board Member, Resource of Alaska Board Member, United Way St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church

Special Interests:
Flying, traveling, volunteering

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 110 SALE/LABELING OF MEAT/MILK PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 68 SLA 99 06/23/1999
HB 203 LOANS FROM AGRICULTURAL REVOL. LOAN FUND REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(S) RES 02/28/2000
HB 204 ELK FARMING REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 41 SLA 00 05/11/2000
HB 206 FISH AND GAME LICENSES & TAGS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(S) FIN 04/19/2000
HB 216 SCHOOL BUS SAFETY EQUIPMENT REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 51 SLA 99 06/03/1999
HB 289 AK DEFENSE FORCE/NATL GUARD: TRANSPORT REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 25 SLA 00 05/04/2000
HB 320 APPROVE AK RAILROAD GETTING WHITTIER DOCK REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 100 SLA 00 06/01/2000
HB 341 FARM OPERATIONS: DISCLOSURE/NUISANCES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) JUD 02/04/2000
HB 369 PROPERTY EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(S) JUD 04/07/2000
HB 398 LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSN REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 119 SLA 00 06/06/2000
HJR 8 NATIONAL BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 03/26/1999
HJR 12 NO FED. CLAIM ON STATE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 04/12/1999



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 12 RAIL/UTILITY EASEMENT TO AK-CANADA BORDER REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
CHAPTER 12 SLA 99 05/06/1999
HB 17 PERS CREDIT FOR NONCERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES REPRESENTATIVE BRICE
(H) FIN 03/24/1999
HB 40 DEPT OF COMMERCE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 58 SLA 99 06/09/1999
HB 67 BAIL HEARING FOR SEX OFFENDERS REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 95 SLA 00 05/31/2000
HB 77 JOINT ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE MURKOWSKI
CHAPTER 6 SLA 99 04/12/1999
HB 80 EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE FOR NAT'L GUARD REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN
CHAPTER 7 SLA 99 04/13/1999
HB 82 IMMUNITY:CLAIMS ARISING FROM Y2K PROBLEMS REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 79 SLA 99 06/29/1999
HB 93 RURAL ASSISTANCE HOUSING LOANS REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN
(S) FIN 03/25/1999
HB 101 CORPORATE PUBLIC UTILITY REINSTATEMENT REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN
CHAPTER 45 SLA 99 06/02/1999
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 116 BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
CHAPTER 81 SLA 00 05/24/2000
HB 134 SKI VIOLATIONS BAIL SCHEDULE REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON
(S) JUD 04/12/1999
HB 157 PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCES REPRESENTATIVE SANDERS
CHAPTER 71 SLA 99 06/23/1999
HB 192 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
CHAPTER 7 SLA 00 03/31/2000
HB 226 CREDITED SERVICE FOR ON-THE-JOB INJURIES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 52 SLA 00 05/11/2000
HB 253 SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY AND SAFETY PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 114 SLA 00 06/06/2000
HB 255 HOME RULE COMMUNITIES REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
(S) FIN 04/11/2000
HB 266 DESIGNATING ROWLAND MEMORIAL HIGHWAY REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
(S) TRA 01/27/2000
HB 270 PAYMENT FOR SEXUAL ABUSE EXAMINATIONS REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
CHAPTER 57 SLA 00 05/16/2000
HB 298 REQUIRE HEALTH INS COVERAGE FOR DIABETES REPRESENTATIVE MURKOWSKI
CHAPTER 23 SLA 00 04/28/2000
HB 311 NO SOC SEC. # REQ'D ON HUNT/FISH LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) FIN 04/26/2000
HB 329 INFO AND INFORMED CONSENT FOR ABORTION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) JUD 03/30/2000
HB 349 FISH AND GAME/REFUGES/HABITAT & USE AREAS REPRESENTATIVE MASEK
(S) RES 04/13/2000
HB 362 APPROVING TRANSFER OF RAILROAD LAND REPRESENTATIVE MURKOWSKI
(H) RLS 04/19/2000
HB 363 SALMON PRICE REPORTS/SALE OF FISH REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 62 SLA 00 05/19/2000
HCR 8 ALASKA BID PREF FOR AK RAIL CORP. REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS
(S) TRA 04/27/1999
HCR 10 SALE OF FOUR DAM POOL REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) L&C 05/12/1999
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 13 UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT FOR RESEARCH REPRESENTATIVE THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 05/26/1999
HJR 14 NATIONAL MUSEUM WOMEN'S HISTORY AK COUNCI REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 05/11/1999
HJR 34 REPEAL ESTATE AND GIFT TAX REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 05/26/1999
HJR 36 AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION REPORT REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 18 05/26/1999
HJR 39 SURPLUS SALMON TO AID BALKANS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) STA 05/10/1999
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
HJR 53 CONST AM: WILD FOOD RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE MASEK
(H) FIN 03/29/2000
HJR 56 CONST. AM: PROHIBIT WILDLIFE INITIATIVES REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 05/24/2000
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 9 PERS CREDIT FOR NONCERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES SENATOR WILKEN
CHAPTER 22 SLA 99 05/14/1999
SB 46 NAMING THE CAPITAL SCHOOL BLDG. SENATOR WARD
CHAPTER 16 SLA 99 05/07/1999
SB 102 TROOPER HECK MEMORIAL CORRIDOR SENATOR LINCOLN
CHAPTER 24 SLA 99 05/14/1999
SB 103 NATIVE LANGUAGE EDUCATION SENATOR LINCOLN
CHAPTER 29 SLA 00 05/11/2000
SB 125 SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN SENATOR HOFFMAN
CHAPTER 78 SLA 99 06/24/1999
SB 193 COLLECTION OF UNPAID WAGES/WAGE PAYMENTS SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 48 SLA 00 05/11/2000
SB 268 MANDATORY 99-YEAR TERM OF IMPRISONMENT SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 49 SLA 00 05/11/2000
SJR 3 REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY LEGISLATURE SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) PERMNTLY FILED 05/19/1999
SJR 24 KOSOVO CONFLICT SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 05/26/1999
SJR 25 VOLUNTARY SCHOOL PRAYER SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 06/22/1999

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