23rd-28th Legislature (2003 -2014)

SENATE
HOLLIS FRENCH





Senator Hollis French
District: M
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2003-2012 Senator
2013-2014 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2014)

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Date and Place of Birth:
October 11, 1958
Newton, Massachusetts

Occupation:
Lawyer, small business owner

Spouse:
Peggy Pepper French

Children:
Christopher

Residency in Alaska:
1978 to present - Anchorage

Education:
Summit County High School, 1972-1976, Diploma
University of Colorado, 1976-1977; University of Alaska, 1986-1990, B.A. English; Cornell Law School, 1992-1995, J.D.

Political and Government Positions:
Assistant District Attorney, 1996-2002; law clerk to superior court judge, 1995-1996.

Business and Professional Positions:
Co-owner, French Apartments, 1989-present; lead operator, ARCO, 1991-1992; production operator, ARCO, 1984-1990, Shell Oil Company, 1980-1984.

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Alaska Bar Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Challenge Alaska, Access Alaska, MADD, Underage Drinking Task Force.

Special Interests:
Hiking, skiing, climbing, running, reading, family camping trips.

Other:
Victims for Justice, High 5 Award, 2002; MADD Volunteer Award, 1999; climbed Mt. McKinley to the summit twice.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 17 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER SENATORS DAVIS, ELLIS, ELTON, FRENCH, GUESS, HOFFMAN, LINCOLN, OLSON
(S) HES 01/21/2003
SB 64 CREDIT INFORMATION SENATOR FRENCH
(H) JUD 05/05/2003
SB 81 EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSION SENATOR FRENCH
(S) RES 02/21/2003
SB 85 REPEAT SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES/VICTIM COMP. SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 90 SLA 03 06/13/2003
SB 144 CARBON SEQUESTRATION SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 03/17/2003
SB 154 NURSE EDUC LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 05/07/2003
SB 225 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNCIL EMPLOYEES SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 05/15/2003
SB 251 APPROP: LONGEVITY BONUS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) HES 01/12/2004
SB 252 BUDGET INFORMATION ON PFD APPLICATIONS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 01/12/2004
SB 304 POWERS RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH SENATOR FRENCH
(S) HES 02/06/2004
SB 308 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS SENATOR FRENCH
TRANSMITTED TO (H) 05/10/2004
SB 321 MODIFICATION OF OIL SEVERANCE TAX SENATOR FRENCH
(S) RES 02/16/2004
SB 331 CHARITABLE GAMING QUALIFIED ORGANIZATIONS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) L&C 02/25/2004



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 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 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 49 EXPAND DNA DATABASE REPRESENTATIVES ANDERSON, HAWKER
CHAPTER 88 SLA 03 06/13/2003
HB 51 LABELING OF PRESCRIBED DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 123 SLA 04 06/29/2004
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 59 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 142 SLA 03 07/16/2003
HB 82 LIMITATIONS ON COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 14 SLA 03 05/01/2003
HB 139 CLOSING CERTAIN LAND TO MINERAL ENTRY REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 8 SLA 03 04/16/2003
HB 196 CARBON SEQUESTRATION REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
CHAPTER 152 SLA 04 07/03/2004
HB 233 INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 58 SLA 04 06/15/2004
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 348 NOTICE TO CRIME VICTIMS REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, DAHLSTROM, SAMUELS, MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 15 SLA 04 04/21/2004
HB 350 CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FOR ARSON REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 30 SLA 04 05/13/2004
HB 385 AWARDING CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 111 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 397 DEFENSE CONTACTS WITH VICTIMS & WITNESSES REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 18 SLA 04 04/21/2004
HB 398 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW TEAM REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
CHAPTER 19 SLA 04 04/21/2004
HB 443 TEACHERS AND NURSES HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(S) FIN 05/08/2004
HCR 8 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEK REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/27/2003
HJR 14 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR GAMES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/15/2003
HJR 22 PATRIOT ACT AND DEFENDING CIVIL LIBERTIES REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/15/2003
HJR 29 US COAST GUARD ROTC/JROTC PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 07/15/2003
SB 8 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 141 SLA 03 07/10/2003
SB 9 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES SENATOR GUESS
(S) JUD 02/12/2003
SB 13 INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION BY CREDIT RATING SENATORS ELTON, COWDERY
CHAPTER 150 SLA 03 08/06/2003
SB 19 GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PRIVATE GROUPS SENATOR GUESS
(S) STA 01/21/2003
SB 22 CRIME VICTIMS' COMP.:SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT SENATOR GUESS
(S) JUD 04/11/2003
SB 24 SPECIAL ABSENTEE BALLOTS SENATOR LINCOLN
(S) JUD 03/20/2003
SB 28 GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PRIVATE GROUPS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 01/21/2003
SB 33 POLITICAL PARTY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 01/21/2003
SB 34 ELECTRONIC MAIL SENATOR ELLIS
(S) L&C 01/21/2003
SB 47 EXTEND BOARD OF NURSING SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 02/26/2003
SB 52 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE VACANCY SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 01/31/2003
SB 57 APPROP: ARCTIC WINTER GAMES TEAM ALASKA SENATOR OLSON
(S) CRA 02/05/2003
SB 65 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES/PERSONNEL SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 160 SLA 04 07/22/2004
SB 66 MINING:INFRASTRUCTURE FUND/WATER STANDARD SENATOR GUESS
(S) RES 02/12/2003
SB 79 EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSION SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 17 SLA 03 05/05/2003
SB 126 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 03/07/2003
SB 132 MINTO FLATS GAME REFUGE & TOWNSITE SENATOR LINCOLN
CHAPTER 168 SLA 04 07/26/2004
SB 133 STATE VETERANS' HOME SENATOR ELLIS
(S) CRA 03/10/2003
SB 134 APPROP: STATE VETERANS' HOME SENATOR ELLIS
(S) CRA 03/10/2003
SB 135 VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 03/10/2003
SB 146 COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE SENATOR GUESS
CHAPTER 68 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 217 GENETIC PRIVACY SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 176 SLA 04 07/26/2004
SB 224 MINORS DRIVING AFTER CONSUMING ALCOHOL SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 128 SLA 04 06/29/2004
SB 270 AVALANCHE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 10 SLA 04 03/22/2004
SB 327 ROLLERBLADES,ROLLER SKATES, ROLLER SKIS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 81 SLA 04 06/17/2004
SB 349 MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER LICENSING SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 118 SLA 04 06/29/2004
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 11 GOVERNOR'S CHILDREN'S CABINET SENATOR ELTON
(S) STA 04/22/2003
SJR 4 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 03/27/2003
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 11 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR GAMES SENATOR ELLIS
(S) CRA 03/10/2003
SJR 12 SUPPORTING HALIBUT BYCATCH PROJECT SENATOR STEVENS G
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 05/08/2003
SJR 30 AMEND & FUND NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT SENATOR ELLIS
(S) HES 04/07/2004
SR 3 COMMEMORATING SEN. FRANK FERGUSON& OTHERS SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 4 06/23/2004

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