13th-25th Legislature (1983 -2008)

SENATE
JOHN COWDERY





Senator John Cowdery
District: I
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1983-2000 Representative
2001-2008 Senator

BIRTH DATE/PLACE:
02/11/1930; Adrian, Missouri

OCCUPATION:
Construction Company Owner, Contractor from Anchorage

SPOUSE:
Juanita

CHILDREN:
Bill, Tom, Pamela

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS:
Member, Alaska Pioneers

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, music, boating, flying, photography

EMPLOYMENT:
Founder, Anchorage Caucus; Staff, Anchorage Municipality; Owner/Operator, Construction Company

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 51 LEGIS APPROVAL OF AK RR LAND ACQUISITIONS SENATOR COWDERY
(S) TRA 01/22/2001
SB 83 CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS BY DOTPF SENATOR COWDERY
(H) TRA 05/12/2002
SB 85 FAILURE TO REPORT A VIOLENT CRIME SENATOR COWDERY
(S) JUD 02/13/2001
SB 147 STATE GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES SENATOR COWDERY
(S) FIN 03/30/2001
SB 152 DOTPF-RELATED CONTRACT CLAIMS SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 98 SLA 01 07/10/2001
SB 195 OPERATION OF WHITTIER TUNNEL BY WHITTIER SENATOR COWDERY BY REQUEST
(S) TRA 04/19/2001
SB 196 EXEMPTION FROM TOLL FOR WHITTIER TUNNEL SENATOR COWDERY BY REQUEST
(S) TRA 04/19/2001
SB 197 PROHIBIT TOLL FOR WHITTIER TUNNEL SENATOR COWDERY BY REQUEST
(S) TRA 04/19/2001
SB 215 COMMON CARRIER LIQUOR LICENSE SENATOR COWDERY
(H) FIN 05/09/2002
SB 216 APPROP:UAA STUDY:STUDDED TIRE/CONSTRUCT'N SENATOR COWDERY
(S) FIN 04/30/2001
SB 218 AIRPORTS:BONDS/CONSTR.FUND/FACILITY CHARG SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 99 SLA 01 07/10/2001
SB 225 STANDARDS FOR SEWAGE/GRAYWATER SENATOR COWDERY
(S) TRA 05/04/2001
SB 320 MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE & REPAIRS SENATOR COWDERY
(S) L&C 03/01/2002



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 48 HUNT/FISH LICENSE: NO SS# OR OATHS REQ'D REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 39 SLA 01 06/25/2001
HB 79 EAGLE RIVER VETERANS' MEMORIAL HIGHWAY REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 6 SLA 01 03/29/2001
HB 101 CHARTER SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 70 SLA 01 07/03/2001
HB 110 SOCIAL SECURITY # & DRIVER'S LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 40 SLA 01 06/25/2001
HB 164 GRANDPARENTS' RIGHTS REGARDING CINA REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 43 SLA 01 06/25/2001
HB 167 MOTOR VEH.LIC.PLATES: NATL GUARD/ANTIQUE REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 44 SLA 01 06/25/2001
HB 172 THERAPEUTIC COURTS/ SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
CHAPTER 64 SLA 01 07/03/2001
HB 210 STAT. OF LIMITATIONS:SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 86 SLA 01 07/03/2001
HB 239 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PILOT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 05/15/2002
HB 281 CIVIL LIABILITY FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 88 SLA 02 06/27/2002
HB 300 PROCUREMENT OF TRAVEL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE HAYES
CHAPTER 112 SLA 02 07/01/2002
HB 307 OIL/GAS EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 139 SLA 02 07/05/2002
HB 374 NAMING DOUTHIT VETERANS' MEMORIAL BRIDGE REPRESENTATIVE LANCASTER
CHAPTER 72 SLA 02 06/20/2002
HB 389 MUNI TAX EXEMPTION: DETERIORATED PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 102 SLA 02 06/28/2002
HB 405 CRIMES ON OR AGAINST STATE VESSELS/PLANES REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 87 SLA 02 06/27/2002
HB 411 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 18 SLA 02 05/08/2002
HB 438 DISABLED VETERANS LICENSE PLATES REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 31 SLA 02 05/29/2002
HCR 4 AFRICAN-AMERICAN CITIZEN RECOGNIT'N MONTH REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 40 04/17/2002
HCR 20 SEPT 11 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE REPRESENTATIVE STEVENS
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 04/17/2002
HJR 6 ROADLESS POLICY REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 03/09/2001
HJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE MASEK
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 02/28/2001
HJR 30 DESECRATION OF U.S. FLAG REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 59 06/19/2002
HJR 37 ALASKA AIRLINES 70TH ANNIVERSARY REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 46 04/12/2002
HJR 45 SALMON LABELING REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 60 05/17/2002
SB 1 FOUNDATION FORMULA INCREASE SENATOR WILKEN
(S) FIN 05/10/2002
SB 48 MUNICIPALITIES:INCORP/PROPERTY VALUATION SENATOR WILKEN
(H) CRA 04/12/2001
SB 59 FEDERAL FUNDS TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR ROADS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) RLS 04/03/2002
SB 65 STUDY OF PAY EQUITY FOR STATE EMPLOYEES SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 48 SLA 01 06/25/2001
SB 72 TAKE A CHILD HUNTING SEASON SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 68 SLA 01 07/03/2001
SB 75 SERVICE AREAS:VOTER APPROVAL/TAX ZONES SENATOR HALFORD
(S) CRA 02/06/2001
SB 79 FRED ZHAROFF MEMORIAL BRIDGE SENATOR AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 11 SLA 01 04/10/2001
SB 80 APPROP: SPECIAL OLYMPICS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RLS 02/15/2001
SB 99 DNA REGISTRATION OF BURGLARS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 49 SLA 01 06/25/2001
SB 102 SOCIAL SECURITY # & DRIVER'S LICENSES SENATOR THERRIAULT
(S) RLS 03/13/2001
SB 105 VICTIMS' RIGHTS/ PRISONER'S PFD SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 92 SLA 01 07/05/2001
SB 130 ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY AUTHORITY SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FIN 04/27/2001
SB 140 SMALL WATER-POWER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 107 SLA 02 06/28/2002
SB 145 REGIONAL & VILLAGE PUB.SAFETY OFFICERS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 97 SLA 01 07/10/2001
SB 164 NO GAS PIPELINE OVER BEAUFORT SEA SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 29 SLA 01 05/16/2001
SB 169 HATE CRIMES: AUTOMATIC WAIVER OF MINORS SENATOR DONLEY
(H) JUD 05/06/2001
SB 191 INSURANCE POOLING BY AIR CARRIERS SENATOR TAYLOR
(S) FLD CONCUR(H)AM 05/15/2002
SB 198 STATEWIDE SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 84 SLA 01 07/03/2001
SB 219 NAVIGABLE WATERS COMMISSION SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 71 SLA 02 06/20/2002
SB 226 DESIGN OF HIGHWAY PROJECTS SENATOR DONLEY
CHAPTER 67 SLA 02 06/19/2002
SB 230 PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS FOR CHILDREN SENATOR DAVIS
(H) JUD 05/14/2002
SB 271 MARINE AND RAIL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SENATOR WARD
(S) FIN 05/09/2002
SB 295 LICENSING:DISCLOSURE OF MINORS' RECORDS SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 47 SLA 02 06/19/2002
SCR 2 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 03/27/2001
SCR 4 ALASKA TARTAN DAY SENATOR PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 03/27/2001
SCR 22 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2002 SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 04/17/2002
SCR 28 JOINT LEGIS SALMON INDUSTRY TASK FORCE SENATOR AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 05/03/2002
SJR 3 F-22 RAPTOR AIRCRAFT AT ELMENDORF AFB SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 03/09/2001
SJR 8 VOTING SITES AT MILITARY INSTALLATIONS SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 03/27/2001
SJR 10 US COAST GUARD FUNDING SENATOR AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 04/23/2001
SJR 12 ELIMINATE MARRIAGE TAX PENALTY SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 03/27/2001
SJR 14 OPPOSE CANADIAN FEE TO TRANSPORT FIREARMS SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 18 04/27/2001
SJR 15 CHILEAN FARMED SALMON SENATOR AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 07/07/2001
SJR 17 FEDERAL GUN POLICIES SENATOR DONLEY
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 07/07/2001
SJR 23 CONST AM: APPROPRIATION/SPENDING LIMIT SENATOR DONLEY
(H) FIN 02/08/2002
SJR 31 TAX EXEMPT BONDS TO FUND VETERANS LOANS SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 52 05/03/2002
SJR 32 CONST. AM:MARINE/RAIL TRANSPORTATION FUND SENATOR WARD
(S) FIN 05/09/2002
SR 301 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RESOLUTION SENATOR GREEN
SENATE RESOLVE 2 07/17/2002