16th-26th Legislature (1989 -2010)

HOUSE
RICHARD FOSTER





Representative Richard Foster
House Majority Whip
District: 38
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1989-2006 Representative
2007-2008 Representative Majority Whip
2009-2010 Representative Deceased; October 13, 2009

Date/Place of Birth:
August 9, 1946 Nome, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Nome: 1946 - present

Occupation:
Retired Air Taxi

Education:
Nome High School: Graduated 1964 University of Alaska, Fairbanks - B.B.A.: 1964 - 1968

Military:
3 years service U.S. Army, Captain Vietnam Service Medal (2 tours) Bronze Star Medal Two Army Commendation Medals

Other Political and Government Positions:
Majority Whip: 1991 - present Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 1995 - 1996 Chair, Transportation Committee: 1991 - 1994 Co-Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1993 - 1994 Finance Committee: 1993 - 1994, 1997 - present Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1995 - 2000 Deferred Maintenance Task Force Committee: 1997 - 1998 Alcohol & Alcohol Abuse Task Force Committee: 1993 - 1994 Finance Subcommittees: - Chair, Court System: 1999 - 2000 - Chair, Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1993 - 2006 - Chair, Transportation & Public Facilities:1993 - 1998, 2001 - 2006 - Co-Chair, Governor: 1995 - 1996 - Co-Chair, Legislature: 1995 - 1996 Bush Caucus: 1989 - present

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Chair, Sitnasuak Native Corporation Former Board Member, Bering Straits Native Corporation Member, Nome Eskimo Community (IRA Council)

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Former Board Member, Nome Community Center Norton Sound Health Corporation NW Community College Rotary and Lions Clubs Pioneer Igloo #1 Federal Selective Service Board Nome Planning and Zoning Commission Nome School Board Nome City Council

Special Interests:
Enjoying the country, Music by Spank The Dog

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 97 PURCHASE OF STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) JUD 01/31/2001
HB 239 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PILOT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 05/15/2002



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 6 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVE DAVIES
(H) RLS 04/30/2002
HB 8 LEGIS.PIONEER ROAD DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
(S) RLS 05/06/2001
HB 20 MUNICIPAL DIVIDEND: AID TO MUNIS & OTHERS REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
(S) CRA 05/03/2002
HB 53 SEISMIC HAZARDS SAFETY COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE DAVIES
CHAPTER 109 SLA 02 07/01/2002
HB 101 CHARTER SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 70 SLA 01 07/03/2001
HB 127 AVIATION & AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 56 SLA 01 06/29/2001
HB 129 FREE PARK PERMITS: DISABLED VETS/SR. CIT REPRESENTATIVE MASEK BY REQUEST
(H) FIN 04/12/2001
HB 171 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(S) HES 02/20/2002
HB 172 THERAPEUTIC COURTS/ SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES REPRESENTATIVE PORTER
CHAPTER 64 SLA 01 07/03/2001
HB 207 REALIGNMENT OF JUDICIAL DISTRICTS REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
CHAPTER 108 SLA 02 06/28/2002
HB 222 ANNUAL RENTAL FOR MINING CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE FATE
(H) RES 03/30/2001
HB 232 REMOTE RECREATIONAL CABIN SITE SALES REPRESENTATIVE FATE
(H) FIN 04/26/2002
HB 241 RAIL AND UTILITY CORRIDOR TO CANADA REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
(S) RES 02/01/2002
HB 244 RIGHT-OF-WAY TO DENALI BOR. FOR RR/UTIL. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
CHAPTER 2 SLA 02 01/16/2002
HB 252 CHILDREN IN NEED OF AID: SERVICES & LIAB. REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) RLS 05/16/2002
HB 274 WORKERS' COMP: MEDICAL EXAM REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 84 SLA 02 06/20/2002
HB 275 BROADCASTING PROMOTING CHARITABLE GAMING REPRESENTATIVE LANCASTER
(H) STA 05/08/2001
HB 285 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN
(S) FIN 05/10/2002
HB 305 NONCOMPLIANCE WITH SELECTIVE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES MURKOWSKI, HARRIS, MULDER, JAMES
CHAPTER 89 SLA 02 06/27/2002
HB 306 EUTHANASIA FOR DOMESTIC ANIMALS REPRESENTATIVE LANCASTER
CHAPTER 62 SLA 02 06/19/2002
HB 349 AGENCY PROGRAM AND FINANCIAL PLANS REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 98 SLA 02 06/28/2002
HB 382 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES REPRESENTATIVE GUESS
(S) RLS 05/12/2002
HB 409 ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME REPRESENTATIVE LANCASTER BY REQUEST
(H) RLS 04/09/2002
HB 464 CORRESPONDENCE STUDY PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
(S) HES 05/06/2002
HB 489 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) RLS 05/13/2002
HB 491 G.O. BONDS: PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(H) HES 02/19/2002
HB 495 SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION: BONDS/FINANCING AUTH REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) HES 05/01/2002
HCR 20 SEPT 11 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE REPRESENTATIVE STEVENS
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 04/17/2002
HJR 16 OPPOSE CANADIAN FEE TO TRANSPORT FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) RLS 02/28/2001
HJR 17 DESTROY BRADY BILL RECORDS REPRESENTATIVE HAYES
(S) STA 02/11/2002
HJR 27 WWII ALASKA-USSR LEND-LEASE MONUMENTS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 06/25/2001
HJR 30 DESECRATION OF U.S. FLAG REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 59 06/19/2002
HJR 33 SUPPORT WAR ON TERRORISM & SUPPORT PEACE REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 04/12/2002
SB 79 FRED ZHAROFF MEMORIAL BRIDGE SENATOR AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 11 SLA 01 04/10/2001
SB 93 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES TEAM ALASKA TRUST SENATOR PHILLIPS
CHAPTER 21 SLA 01 05/07/2001
SB 145 REGIONAL & VILLAGE PUB.SAFETY OFFICERS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 97 SLA 01 07/10/2001
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 9 NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 03/27/2001
SJR 14 OPPOSE CANADIAN FEE TO TRANSPORT FIREARMS SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 18 04/27/2001