22nd-24th Legislature (2001 -2006)

SENATE
GRETCHEN GUESS





Senator Gretchen Guess
District: J
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2001-2002 Representative
2003-2006 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
9/5/69, Anchorage, Alaska

Occupation:
Senior Economic Analyst

Spouse:
Jeff Tyson

Residency in Alaska:
1969-1986, 1987-present

Education:
Steller Secondary School, 1987, Diploma; Carleton College, 1991, Bachelor of Arts, Economics; University of Rochester, 1996, Masters of Science, Public Policy Analysis, magna cum laude

Political and Government Positions:
Alaska House of Representatives.

Business and Professional Positions:
Senior Economic Analyst, Alaska Communications System; Consultant, RAND Corporation; Member, Systems Research and Applications

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Board Member, Standing Together Against Rape; Board Member, Senior Warden’s Committee, St. Mary’s Church; Member, Armed Services YMCA Advisory Council; Trustee, The Nature Conservancy; Board Member, Assets,Inc.

Special Interests:
Volunteering, sports, cooking, reading, family and friends

Other:
Board Member of the Year, S.T.A.R.; "Alaska's Top Forty Under Forty" Award

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 9 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES SENATOR GUESS
(S) JUD 02/12/2003
SB 10 EDUCATION FUNDING:INSTRUCTIONAL COMPONENT SENATOR GUESS
(S) HES 01/21/2003
SB 11 FOUNDATION FORMULA ADJUSTMENTS SENATOR GUESS
(S) HES 02/16/2004
SB 12 TEACHER LOAN ASSUMPTION PROGRAM SENATOR GUESS
(S) HES 01/21/2003
SB 17 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER SENATORS DAVIS, ELLIS, ELTON, FRENCH, GUESS, HOFFMAN, LINCOLN, OLSON
(S) HES 01/21/2003
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 46 STALKING & PROTECTIVE ORDERS SENATOR GUESS
(S) STA 01/29/2003
SB 60 UNIFIED PERMIT APPLICATION SENATOR GUESS
(S) RES 03/17/2003
SB 66 MINING:INFRASTRUCTURE FUND/WATER STANDARD SENATOR GUESS
(S) RES 02/12/2003
SB 146 COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE SENATOR GUESS
CHAPTER 68 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 167 INTRODUCTION OF BILLS SENATOR GUESS
(S) STA 04/02/2003
SB 196 GW BUSH NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND SCHOOL GRANT SENATOR GUESS
(S) HES 04/24/2003
SB 248 HIGH SCHOOL COMPETENCY EXAMS/DIPLOMAS SENATOR GUESS
(S) HES 02/13/2004
SB 284 VOTER AND PERM FUND APP RECORDS PRIVATE SENATOR GUESS
CHAPTER 181 SLA 04 08/26/2004
SB 324 FLORAL BUSINESS TELEPHONE LISTINGS SENATOR GUESS
(S) L&C 02/13/2004
SCR 8 AMENDING UNIFORM RULES 37 AND 44 SENATOR GUESS
(S) STA 04/02/2003
SJR 6 CONST AM: 90 DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION SENATOR GUESS
(S) JUD 05/09/2003



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 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 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 52 SEX CRIME AND PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 41 SLA 03 06/05/2003
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 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 337 ANATOMICAL GIFTS REGISTRY/AWARENESS FUND REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 68 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 344 MINING FEES/LABOR/ROYALTIES/ABANDONMENT REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 26 SLA 04 05/04/2004
HB 347 EXEMPT TAXIS FROM VEHICLE RENTAL TAX REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 29 SLA 04 05/07/2004
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 398 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW TEAM REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
CHAPTER 19 SLA 04 04/21/2004
HB 459 ELECTRONIC/OPTICAL SCAN VOTING MACHINES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 154 SLA 04 07/03/2004
HCR 8 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEK REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/27/2003
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 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
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 4 FORWARD FUNDING FOR EDUCATION SENATOR DAVIS
(S) HES 01/21/2003
SB 6 CHILD PROTECTION: PERS PEACE OFF STATUS SENATOR DAVIS
(S) STA 01/21/2003
SB 13 INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION BY CREDIT RATING SENATORS ELTON, COWDERY
CHAPTER 150 SLA 03 08/06/2003
SB 26 STATE EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY DUTY SENATORS ELTON, TAYLOR
CHAPTER 65 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 52 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE VACANCY SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 01/31/2003
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 85 REPEAT SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES/VICTIM COMP. SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 90 SLA 03 06/13/2003
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 148 PFD: ALLOWABLE ABSENCE FOR MILITARY SVC SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 69 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 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
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 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
SR 3 COMMEMORATING SEN. FRANK FERGUSON& OTHERS SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 4 06/23/2004

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