13th-25th Legislature (1983 -2008)

SENATE
JOHN COWDERY





Senator John Cowdery
District: O
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 13 INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION BY CREDIT RATING SENATORS ELTON, COWDERY
CHAPTER 150 SLA 03 08/06/2003
SB 31 RAILROAD UTILITY CORRIDOR TO & IN CANADA SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 45 SLA 04 06/04/2004
SB 32 INSURANCE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS SENATOR COWDERY
(S) L&C 01/21/2003
SB 40 CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS BY DOTPF SENATOR COWDERY
FAILED (S) ON RECON 04/07/2004
SB 58 PFD INELIGIBILITY/MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE SENATOR COWDERY
(S) FIN 04/04/2003
SB 59 PERMANENT FUND INELIGIBILITY FOR DUI SENATOR COWDERY
(S) FIN 04/10/2003
SB 125 STATE CONTRACTS SENATOR COWDERY
(S) RLS 05/08/2003
SB 128 COMMON CARRIER LIQUOR LICENSE SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 151 SLA 03 08/06/2003
SB 148 PFD: ALLOWABLE ABSENCE FOR MILITARY SVC SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 69 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 153 LONG-TERM LEASES OF ALASKA RR LAND SENATOR COWDERY
(S) FIN 03/26/2003
SB 221 POSTING NATIONAL MOTTO SENATOR COWDERY
(S) STA 05/13/2003
SB 224 MINORS DRIVING AFTER CONSUMING ALCOHOL SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 128 SLA 04 06/29/2004
SB 235 ALASKA AIRPORT AUTHORITY SENATOR COWDERY
(S) TRA 05/21/2003
SB 237 AK RAILROAD EDUCATION APPRENTICE PROGRAM SENATOR COWDERY
(S) L&C 01/12/2004
SB 242 GAMING SENATOR COWDERY
(S) L&C 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 15 SOLICITATIONS/CONSUMER PROTECTION REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 55 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 16 STRANDED GAS DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 4 SLA 03 04/07/2003
HB 23 RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 26 SLA 03 05/28/2003
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 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 56 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ATTY FEES/COSTS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 169 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 58 REINSTATEMENT OF NATIVE CORPS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 03 04/11/2003
HB 59 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 142 SLA 03 07/16/2003
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 102 CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPONS REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
CHAPTER 62 SLA 03 06/11/2003
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 177 CONCEALED HANDGUNS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 63 SLA 03 06/11/2003
HB 210 CHITINA DIP NET FISHERY REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 118 SLA 03 06/18/2003
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 250 STATE CONTRACTS REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 144 SLA 03 07/16/2003
HB 251 MARINE PILOT FOR FOREIGN PLEASURE CRAFT REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
CHAPTER 39 SLA 03 06/05/2003
HB 273 PARENTS' WAIVER OF CHILD'S SPORTS CLAIM REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 67 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 283 ACREAGE FOR COAL LEASES REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 91 SLA 03 06/13/2003
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 474 LIABILITY FOR AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 39 SLA 04 06/04/2004
HCR 2 EXTEND RAILROAD TO FT. GREELY/DELTA JUNCT REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 05/02/2003
HCR 6 EXTEND JT LEG SALMON INDUSTRY TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE STEVENS
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 03/27/2003
HCR 8 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEK REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/27/2003
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 18 SUPPORTING U.S. ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 04/24/2003
HJR 22 PATRIOT ACT AND DEFENDING CIVIL LIBERTIES REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/15/2003
HJR 30 ELIMINATE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFSET REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 05/04/2004
SB 8 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 141 SLA 03 07/10/2003
SB 26 STATE EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY DUTY SENATORS ELTON, TAYLOR
CHAPTER 65 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 30 ABORTION: INFORMED CONSENT; INFORMATION SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 178 SLA 04 07/26/2004
SB 41 MEDICAL CARE: CRIMES,COSTS,AUDITS SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 66 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 64 CREDIT INFORMATION SENATOR FRENCH
(H) JUD 05/05/2003
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 88 FOREST RESOURCES & PRACTICES STANDARDS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 123 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 98 LIABILITY: PLANE AND BOAT PASSENGERS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 119 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 132 MINTO FLATS GAME REFUGE & TOWNSITE SENATOR LINCOLN
CHAPTER 168 SLA 04 07/26/2004
SB 146 COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE SENATOR GUESS
CHAPTER 68 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 147 CONTROL OF NUISANCE WILD ANIMALS SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 132 SLA 03 06/28/2003
SB 155 PREDATOR CONTROL/AIRBORNE SHOOTING SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 124 SLA 03 06/18/2003
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 217 GENETIC PRIVACY SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 176 SLA 04 07/26/2004
SB 270 AVALANCHE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 10 SLA 04 03/22/2004
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
SB 318 CONSUMPTIVE USE OF FISH AND GAME SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) JUD 04/08/2004
SCR 1 SUPPORT ROADS/HOT SPRINGS LOOP ROAD SENATOR WILKEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 04/24/2003
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 12 BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS SENATOR WILKEN
TRANSMITTED TO (H) 04/16/2004
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 9 SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF MILITARY SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 04/24/2003
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
SJR 16 END FEDERAL ETHANOL SUBSIDY SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 02/06/2004
SJR 17 ALASKA-YUKON INTERGOV RELATIONS ACCORD SENATOR OLSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 08/25/2003
SJR 27 SUBMERGED LAND TITLE DISPUTES SENATOR SEEKINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 45 06/04/2004
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