18th-22nd Legislature (1993 -2002)

SENATE
RICK HALFORD





Senator Rick Halford
President
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 18 MARINE PASSENGER VESSELS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RES 01/08/2001
SB 75 SERVICE AREAS:VOTER APPROVAL/TAX ZONES SENATOR HALFORD
(S) CRA 02/06/2001
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 100 PERSONAL MOTOR VEHICLES/ REGISTRATION SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 142 SLA 02 07/05/2002
SB 105 VICTIMS' RIGHTS/ PRISONER'S PFD SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 92 SLA 01 07/05/2001
SB 125 LAND ENTRY UNDER STATE RESERVATION OF RT. SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RES 03/01/2001
SB 145 REGIONAL & VILLAGE PUB.SAFETY OFFICERS SENATOR HALFORD
CHAPTER 97 SLA 01 07/10/2001
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 328 BIG GAME HUNTERS ACCOMPANIED BY GUIDE SENATOR HALFORD BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 14 SLA 02 05/03/2002
SB 329 ALLOW CDQ GROUPS TO HOLD ENTRY PERMITS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RES 02/19/2002
SJR 40 CONST. AM:VOTER APPROVAL OF CERTAIN BILLS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) JUD 02/19/2002



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 44 JOE REDINGTON SR. MEMORIAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE MASEK
CHAPTER 1 SLA 01 03/09/2001
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 111 CIVIL LIABILITY AND LIVESTOCK REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) JUD 04/24/2001
HB 115 EMERGENCY COMMITMENT ORDERS AND TREATMENT REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
CHAPTER 72 SLA 01 07/03/2001
HB 164 GRANDPARENTS' RIGHTS REGARDING CINA REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 43 SLA 01 06/25/2001
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 210 STAT. OF LIMITATIONS:SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 86 SLA 01 07/03/2001
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 374 NAMING DOUTHIT VETERANS' MEMORIAL BRIDGE REPRESENTATIVE LANCASTER
CHAPTER 72 SLA 02 06/20/2002
HCR 6 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEKS REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 03/27/2001
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
SB 49 NO SOC SEC. # REQ'D ON HUNT/FISH LICENSE SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) RLS 01/25/2001
SB 72 TAKE A CHILD HUNTING SEASON SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 68 SLA 01 07/03/2001
SB 79 FRED ZHAROFF MEMORIAL BRIDGE SENATOR AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 11 SLA 01 04/10/2001
SB 86 TEACHER EMPLOYMENT & SUBJECT EXPERTISE SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 69 SLA 01 07/03/2001
SB 119 WILLIAM R. WOOD FAIRBANKS INTL AIRPORT SENATOR WILKEN
(H) RLS 03/19/2001
SB 151 BRISTOL BAY SALMON CLASSIC SENATOR HOFFMAN
CHAPTER 78 SLA 01 07/03/2001
SB 164 NO GAS PIPELINE OVER BEAUFORT SEA SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 29 SLA 01 05/16/2001
SB 230 PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS FOR CHILDREN SENATOR DAVIS
(H) JUD 05/14/2002
SB 248 EXTENDING COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SENATOR AUSTERMAN
(S) JUD 01/18/2002
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 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 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 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 27 NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY IN JUNEAU SENATOR ELTON
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 07/07/2001
SJR 31 TAX EXEMPT BONDS TO FUND VETERANS LOANS SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 52 05/03/2002
SR 301 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RESOLUTION SENATOR GREEN
SENATE RESOLVE 2 07/17/2002

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