20th-24th Legislature (1997 -2006)

HOUSE
ETHAN BERKOWITZ





Representative Ethan Berkowitz
House Minority Leader
District: 26
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1997-2004 Representative
2005-2006 Representative Minority Leader

Date/Place of Birth:
2/4/62; San Francisco, CA

Occupation:
Attorney, Businessman

Spouse:
Mara Kimmel

Children:
Hannah, Noah

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage, South addition; 1990-present

Education:
College/University - Harvard College, 1979-83, A.B., Government and Economics (w/honors) Post Graduate - Cambridge University, 1985-86, Masters of Philosophy, Polar Studies; University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1987-90, J.D.

Political and Government Positions:
State Representative 1997-present; Assistant District Attorney, Anchorage District Attorney's Office; Law Clerk, Alaska State Court of Appeals; Enforcement Officer, United States Antarctic Program.

Business and Professional Positions:
Director, Institute of the North; Partner, EZR Co.; Part Owner, Snow City Cafe; Exporter, United Exporters Company

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Board Member: Boys & Girls Club of Anchorage; Special Olympics; Community Dispute Resolution Center; Board Member (ex officio), Anchorage Economic Development Corporation; Board Member, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Ep S CoR)

Special Interests:
Hockey, fishing, travel, reading

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 63 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE VACANCY REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) STA 01/24/2003
HB 83 REVISED UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACT REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
CHAPTER 170 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 133 REPEAT SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) JUD 02/26/2003
HB 179 TRANSFER BOND BANK & STUDENT LOANSTO AHFC REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) EDU 03/10/2003
HB 196 CARBON SEQUESTRATION REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
CHAPTER 152 SLA 04 07/03/2004
HB 200 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL & LB&A MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) STA 03/19/2003
HB 254 ASSESS NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICERS REQUIRED REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) STA 04/09/2003
HB 352 APPROP: LONGEVITY BONUS REPRESENTATIVES GUTTENBERG, BERKOWITZ, CISSNA, CRAWFORD, CROFT, GARA, GRUENBERG, JOULE, KOOKESH, KERTTULA, KAPSNER, LYNN
(H) STA 01/12/2004
HB 359 INTRAMILITARY IMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES GARA, BERKOWITZ, CRAWFORD
(H) MLV 01/12/2004
HB 446 OIL AND GAS LEASE TRANSFER FEES REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) W&M 02/09/2004
HB 454 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) JUD 02/16/2004
HB 463 POLL LEGISLATORS ON SPECIAL SESSION REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) JUD 02/16/2004
HJR 43 CONST AM: PERM FUND INCOME FOR DIVIDENDS REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ BY REQUEST
(H) STA 02/16/2004



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 10 GROUP HEALTH INS: PRIVATE GROUPS/PERSONS REPRESENTATIVES HEINZE, ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 54 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 21 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER REPRESENTATIVES KERTTULA, KAPSNER, CISSNA
(H) FIN 02/26/2003
HB 51 LABELING OF PRESCRIBED DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 123 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 56 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ATTY FEES/COSTS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 169 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 78 UNIFIED PERMIT APPLICATION REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) RES 02/05/2003
HB 84 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(S) HES 05/10/2004
HB 91 RETIRED PEACE OFFICER'S MEDICAL BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(S) FIN 05/05/2004
HB 178 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) HES 03/07/2003
HB 180 VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 181 STATE VETERANS' HOME REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 182 APPROP: STATE VETERANS' HOME REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 205 PFD: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS & MISC REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) JUD 05/15/2003
HB 304 JACK COGHILL BRIDGE TO THE INTERIOR REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 7 SLA 04 03/15/2004
HB 313 STATE PROCUREMENT PILOT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 51 SLA 03 06/06/2003
HB 512 HYDROGEN ENERGY RESEARCH PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(S) FIN 05/05/2004
HCR 19 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) EDU 05/16/2003
HCR 21 ALASKA ENERGY POLICY TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 06/05/2003
HCR 31 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 43 05/07/2004
HJR 14 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR GAMES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/15/2003
HJR 18 SUPPORTING U.S. ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 04/24/2003
HJR 35 MAD COW DISEASE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 54 07/26/2004
HSCR 1 DISAPPROVING EXECUTIVE ORDER 107 REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) RES 03/28/2003
SJR 5 DESTROY BRADY BILL RECORDS SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 08/25/2003
SJR 9 SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF MILITARY SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 04/24/2003

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