18th-26th Legislature (1993 -2010)

SENATE
CON BUNDE





Senator Con Bunde
District: P
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1993-2002 Representative
2003-2008 Senator
2009-2010 Senator Senate Minority Leader

Date/Place of Birth:
August 4, 1938 Mankato, Minnesota

Residency in Alaska:
Ketchikan: 1961 - 1962 Anchorage: 1968 - present

Occupation:
Retired University of Alaska, Anchorage Professor Retired Commercial Pilot

Adult Children:
Joylene, Kurt

Education:
Mankato High School, Minnesota: Graduated 1956 Central Washington University: 1962 - 1966 - B.S. Speech Pathology Central Washington University: 1967 - 1970 - M.S. Speech and Hearing Pathology Anchorage Community College: 1984 - UAA Professional Piloting

Military Service:
3 years service U.S. Army, Specialist 4th Class

Alaska State Senate:
2003 - present Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003 - present Vice-Chair, Finance Committe: 2003 - present Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 2003 - 2004 Finance Subcommittees - Chair, Administration: 2003 - 2004 - Chair, Labor & Workforce Development: 2003 - present - Chair, Law: 2003 - 2004 - Chair, Natural Resources: 2003 - present - Fish & Game: 2005 - present - University of Alaska: 2003 - 2004

Alaska State House of Representatives:
1993 - 2002 Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2001 - 2002 Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1997 - 1998 Co-Chair, Long Term Care Task Force: 1997 - 1998 Co-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1993 - 1996 Vice-Chair, Finance Committee: 1999 - 2002 Vice-Chair, Judiciary Committee: 1997 - 1998 Vice-Chair, Rules Committee: 1995 - 1996 Legislative Budget & Audit Committee: 1995 - 2000 Select Committee on Legislative Ethics: 1997 - 1998 Special Committee on Oil & Gas: 1997 - 1998 Judiciary Committee: 1995 - 1996 Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 1993 - 1994 Resources Committee: 1993 - 1994 Finance Subcommittees: - Chair, Fish & Game: 1999 - 2002 - Chair, Public Safety: 2001 - 2002 - Chair, Revenue: 1999 - 2000 - Natural Resources: 1999 - 2000 - Education: 1993-94, 1997-98 - Court System: 1995 - 1996 - Fish & Game: 1993 - 1998 - University of Alaska: 1993 - 1998

Other Political and Government Positions:
Alaska Board of Fish and Game South-central Citizens Advisory Committee

Business and Professional Positions:
Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage - Speech Communication Commercial Pilot for various companies: 1974 - 1997

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
National Rifle Association Aircraft Owners & Pilots’ Association Alaska Outdoor Council Alaskan Bow Hunters Association Alaska Airmen’s Association National Conference of State Legislatures - Executive Committee Member Commissioner/Former Vice-Chair, Education Commission of the States

Awards and Recognitions:
University of Alaska, Anchorage Outstanding Educator of the Year: 1991 Award of Recognition from Alaskans for Tobacco Free Kids Award of Recognition from Alaska Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind Council Community Service Award from the Alaska Public Health Association

Special Interests:
Community Theater, Aviation, Hunting, Fishing, Dog Mushing, Master Instructor, Bow Hunter Education

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 98 LIABILITY: PLANE AND BOAT PASSENGERS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 119 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 99 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES SENATOR BUNDE
(S) FIN 03/17/2003
SB 141 CHILD SUPPORT/SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS SENATOR BUNDE
(S) L&C 03/17/2003
SB 238 INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM PETITIONS SENATOR BUNDE
(S) STA 01/12/2004
SB 316 SEAT BELT VIOLATION AS PRIMARY OFFENSE SENATOR BUNDE
(H) RLS 05/06/2004
SB 329 NUISANCE MOOSE SENATOR BUNDE BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 72 SLA 04 06/16/2004
SJR 9 SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF MILITARY SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 04/24/2003
SJR 16 END FEDERAL ETHANOL SUBSIDY SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 02/06/2004
SJR 21 CONST AM: INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM PETITIONS SENATOR BUNDE
(S) STA 01/12/2004



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 STALKING & PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVES HEINZE, CRAWFORD
CHAPTER 87 SLA 03 06/13/2003
HB 2 CIVIL STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS/SEX OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 40 SLA 03 06/05/2003
HB 10 GROUP HEALTH INS: PRIVATE GROUPS/PERSONS REPRESENTATIVES HEINZE, ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 54 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 12 HARASSMENT BY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 13 SLA 03 05/01/2003
HB 16 STRANDED GAS DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 4 SLA 03 04/07/2003
HB 25 HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTIVES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 83 SLA 04 06/25/2004
HB 31 INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM PETITIONS REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
CHAPTER 148 SLA 04 07/03/2004
HB 46 PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOTS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 96 SLA 03 06/16/2003
HB 49 EXPAND DNA DATABASE REPRESENTATIVES ANDERSON, HAWKER
CHAPTER 88 SLA 03 06/13/2003
HB 52 SEX CRIME AND PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 41 SLA 03 06/05/2003
HB 69 REGULATION OF SHALLOW NATURAL GAS REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 45 SLA 03 06/06/2003
HB 82 LIMITATIONS ON COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 14 SLA 03 05/01/2003
HB 123 ALASKA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
CHAPTER 133 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 139 CLOSING CERTAIN LAND TO MINERAL ENTRY REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 8 SLA 03 04/16/2003
HB 213 PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 165 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 233 INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 58 SLA 04 06/15/2004
HB 260 IMMUNITY FOR PROVIDING FREE HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 56 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 304 JACK COGHILL BRIDGE TO THE INTERIOR REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 7 SLA 04 03/15/2004
HB 334 UNLAWFUL EXPLOITATION OF MINOR/CHILD PORN REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 131 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 337 ANATOMICAL GIFTS REGISTRY/AWARENESS FUND REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 68 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 339 TRADE PRACTICES: FREE TRIAL/OPT-OUT PLANS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 57 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 344 MINING FEES/LABOR/ROYALTIES/ABANDONMENT REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 26 SLA 04 05/04/2004
HB 350 CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FOR ARSON REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 30 SLA 04 05/13/2004
HB 379 OFFICE OF CITIZENSHIP ASSISTANCE REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 167 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 474 LIABILITY FOR AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 39 SLA 04 06/04/2004
HCR 11 ALASKA WILD SALMON WEEK REPRESENTATIVE WOLF
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 05/08/2003
HCR 31 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 43 05/07/2004
HJR 5 CONST AM: INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM PETITIONS REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 07/03/2004
HJR 14 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR GAMES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/15/2003
HJR 29 US COAST GUARD ROTC/JROTC PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 07/15/2003
HJR 30 ELIMINATE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFSET REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 05/04/2004
SB 1 INCREASE AMT OF BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION SENATOR WILKEN
(S) FIN 03/02/2004
SB 2 PARENT LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE BY CHILD SENATOR DYSON
(S) RLS 05/10/2003
SB 8 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 141 SLA 03 07/10/2003
SB 54 NO OVERTIME PAY FOR FLIGHT CREW SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 11 SLA 03 04/17/2003
SB 65 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES/PERSONNEL SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 160 SLA 04 07/22/2004
SB 78 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 9 SLA 03 04/16/2003
SB 85 REPEAT SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES/VICTIM COMP. SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 90 SLA 03 06/13/2003
SB 147 CONTROL OF NUISANCE WILD ANIMALS SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 132 SLA 03 06/28/2003
SB 148 PFD: ALLOWABLE ABSENCE FOR MILITARY SVC SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 69 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 160 CIVIL LIABILITY FOR DEFIBRILLATOR USE SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 120 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 177 PERS/TRS COLA FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 70 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 289 EXTENDING THE SPECIAL ED SERVICE AGENCY SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 27 SLA 04 05/04/2004
SB 295 EXTEND NAVIGABLE WATERS COMMISSION SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 41 SLA 04 06/04/2004
SB 305 ASSERTING STATE TITLE TO SUBMERGED LAND SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 42 SLA 04 06/04/2004
SCR 4 AVALANCHE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 04/24/2003
SCR 5 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2003 SENATOR STEVENS B
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 04/24/2003
SCR 6 LOCATION OF NEW SEAFOOD LAB SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 04/09/2003
SCR 12 BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS SENATOR WILKEN
TRANSMITTED TO (H) 04/16/2004
SJR 3 CONST AM: APPROPRIATION/SPENDING LIMIT SENATOR DYSON
RETURNED TO (S) FIN 04/13/2004
SJR 4 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 03/27/2003
SJR 5 DESTROY BRADY BILL RECORDS SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 08/25/2003
SJR 10 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RESOLUTION SENATOR GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 08/25/2003
SJR 12 SUPPORTING HALIBUT BYCATCH PROJECT SENATOR STEVENS G
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 05/08/2003
SR 2 RONALD REAGAN DAY SENATOR THERRIAULT
SENATE RESOLVE 2 07/02/2004
SR 3 COMMEMORATING SEN. FRANK FERGUSON& OTHERS SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 4 06/23/2004