23rd-27th Legislature (2003 -2012)

HOUSE
CARL GATTO





Representative Carl Gatto
District: 13
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2012 Representative

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Date/Place of Birth:
December 29, 1937
New York, New York

Residency in Alaska:
1968 - present

Occupation:
Paramedic/Fire Officer, Anchorage Fire Department

Family:
Wife - Cathy (school nurse)
Children - Kip, Antonia, Samantha, Gabriel

Education:
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
   - M.S. Biology
Brooklyn Polytech, Brooklyn, New York
   - B.A. Mechanical Engineering
University of California, San Jose, CA
   - B.A. Physical Science
   - B.A. Biology
   - Teacher Certification: High School and Special Education
University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
   - A.A. Paramedicine
   - Fire Instructor I, II, III
Brooklyn Tech High School, Brooklyn, New York

Military:
General Electric Company Development of Military Jet Engines

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2009 - present
Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2003 - 2004
Co-Chair, Resources Committee: 2007 - 2008
Co-Chair, Transportation Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2004
Vice-Chair: State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Education & Early Development Committee: 2003 - 2006
Ethics Committee: 2007 - present
Health, Education & Social Services: 2005 - 2006
Judiciary Committee: 2009 - present
Legislative Council Committee: 2005 - 2006
Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003, 2007 - 2008
Regulatory Review Committee: 2009 - present
Resources Committee: 2003 - 2006
State Affairs Committee: 2009 - present
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Education & Early Development: 2003 - 2006
   - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2003 - 2006
   - Public Safety: 2003 - 2004
   - Revenue: 2005 - 2006
Chair, Mat-Su Valley Caucus

Other Political and Government Positions:
National:
NCSL Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
NCSL Committee on Education
NCSL Committee on Legislative Effectiveness
ECS - Education Commission of the States
CSG, Energy & Environment Committee
State Agriculture & Rural Leaders (SARL) Board
Energy Council

State/Local:
Commander, Civil Air Patrol
Commissioner, Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education
Council on Education of Military Children
Vice-President Matanuska-Susitna School Board
Valley Hospital Board of Trustees
Matanuska-Susitna Parks & Recreation Board
Road Service Area Supervisor

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Military Jet Engineer
Irrigation Engineer
Former High School Science Teacher
Paramedic/Firefighter

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Race Director for various walks and runs
Valley Hospital Association
Basketball Coach
Soccer Assistant Coach
Cross-Country Team Photographer
Church Outreach Counselor, Yukon River Trips, International Trips for teens
Palmer Chamber of Commerce
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce

Other Information:
Conservative Patriots Group
Sportsman’s Caucus
Patrick Henry Caucus
Heartland Institute
Awards
   - Defender of Democracy 2004
   - Frontiersman's Most Trusted Elected Official 2006
   - Ag Legislator of the Year 2007

Special Interests:
Family, Triathlons, Hunting, Fishing, School Sports, Private Pilot/Flying, Charity Walks/Races

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 128 72-HOUR NOTICE OF TEACHER STRIKE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) EDU 02/26/2003
HB 136 TEACHER CERTIFICATION DEADLINE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) HES 05/05/2003
HB 207 TAX ON COMMERCIAL VESSEL PASSENGERS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) EDT 03/24/2003
HB 259 PUPIL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING/DRIVER WAGES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 05/01/2003
HB 342 DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE/ALCOHOL OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 126 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 350 CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FOR ARSON REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 30 SLA 04 05/13/2004
HB 351 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION DEVICES REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 60 SLA 04 06/15/2004
HB 387 INCREASE FINE FOR SCHOOL ZONE VIOLATIONS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) TRA 02/09/2004
HB 390 LENGTH OF SCHOOL TERM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) HES 02/18/2004
HB 405 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DESIGNATION/REPORT REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 173 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HCR 14 IMPLEMENT ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) EDU 03/26/2003
HCR 18 CHARTER SCHOOL TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) EDU 04/28/2003
HJR 30 ELIMINATE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFSET REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 05/04/2004



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 17 JURY TRIAL FOR ENDING PARENTAL RIGHTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) JUD 01/21/2003
HB 18 PARENTAL LIABILITY FOR CHILD'S DAMAGE REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 94 SLA 03 06/16/2003
HB 20 REEMPLOYMENT OF RETIRED TEACHERS REPRESENTATIVE STEVENS
(H) RLS 03/07/2003
HB 21 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER REPRESENTATIVES KERTTULA, KAPSNER, CISSNA
(H) FIN 02/26/2003
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 26 INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE STEVENS
(H) EDU 01/21/2003
HB 27 INCREASE DWI PENALTIES REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) TRA 01/21/2003
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 53 PARENT LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE BY CHILD REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) JUD 01/21/2003
HB 68 OFFICE OF VICTIMS' RIGHTS: INCLUDE MUNIS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 6 SLA 03 04/11/2003
HB 69 REGULATION OF SHALLOW NATURAL GAS REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 45 SLA 03 06/06/2003
HB 91 RETIRED PEACE OFFICER'S MEDICAL BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(S) FIN 05/05/2004
HB 102 CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPONS REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
CHAPTER 62 SLA 03 06/11/2003
HB 107 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(H) FIN 02/26/2003
HB 127 ROADSIDE MEMORIALS REPRESENTATIVE WHITAKER
CHAPTER 125 SLA 03 06/18/2003
HB 134 CORRECTIONAL FACILITY EXPANSION REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) FIN 04/22/2003
HB 177 CONCEALED HANDGUNS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 63 SLA 03 06/11/2003
HB 226 ORGANIC FOOD REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 64 SLA 03 06/11/2003
HB 276 BACKGROUND CHECK ON FIRE/EMS VOLUNTEERS REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(H) STA 04/17/2003
HB 284 FISH & GAME PEACE OFFICER RETIREMENT REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) STA 04/25/2003
HB 292 ABORTION: INFORMED CONSENT; INFORMATION REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(H) JUD 05/17/2003
HB 304 JACK COGHILL BRIDGE TO THE INTERIOR REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 7 SLA 04 03/15/2004
HB 337 ANATOMICAL GIFTS REGISTRY/AWARENESS FUND REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 68 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 366 ANIMAL CLASSICS CHARITABLE GAMING REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 162 SLA 04 07/24/2004
HB 395 SHALLOW NATURAL GAS/ OIL AND GAS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(S) RES 05/01/2004
HB 481 CORPORATE INCOME TAX ON VESSELS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) EDT 02/16/2004
HB 493 LONG TERM FISCAL PLAN REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) FIN 04/21/2004
HCR 1 CONGRATULATE GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) STA 01/21/2003
HCR 2 EXTEND RAILROAD TO FT. GREELY/DELTA JUNCT REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 05/02/2003
HCR 8 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEK REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/27/2003
HCR 10 RESTORATION OF RIPARIAN HABITAT REPRESENTATIVE WOLF
(S) RES 05/09/2003
HCR 12 HONORING CONGRESSMAN DON YOUNG REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) STA 03/19/2003
HCR 31 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 43 05/07/2004
HJR 9 CONST AM: APPROPRIATION LIMIT REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
FAILED (S) ON RECON 05/07/2004
HJR 18 SUPPORTING U.S. ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 04/24/2003
HJR 32 LABELING OF FISH & FISH PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 38 04/01/2004
SB 53 REVOKE DRIVER'S LIC. FOR FATAL ACCIDENT SENATOR OGAN
CHAPTER 89 SLA 03 06/13/2003
SB 95 72-HOUR NOTICE OF TEACHER STRIKE SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 130 SLA 03 06/28/2003
SB 179 CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/TEACHERS SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 79 SLA 04 06/17/2004
SB 289 EXTENDING THE SPECIAL ED SERVICE AGENCY SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 27 SLA 04 05/04/2004
SJR 5 DESTROY BRADY BILL RECORDS SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 08/25/2003
SJR 8 DIVISION OF 9TH CIRCUIT CT OF APPEALS SENATOR SEEKINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 08/25/2003

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