21st-28th Legislature (1999 -2014)

HOUSE
BETH KERTTULA





Representative Beth Kerttula
House Minority Whip
District: 3
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1999-2006 Representative
2007-2008 Representative Minority Leader
2009-2012 Representative House Minority Leader
2013-2014 Representative Resigned January 24, 2014

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Beth's family has a long
history in Alaska starting in 1918, when her grandfather
Oscar spent the winter in Nome. In 1935 he returned with his
young family to the Matanuska Valley to farm. Beth's
father Jay has the honor of being the state's longest-
serving legislator and the only legislator to have served
as both House Speaker and Senate President. Her mother
Joyce was an English teacher and full-time volunteer as
Jay's office manager.


After growing up as a legislator's child in Juneau and
Palmer, Beth earned her BA from Stanford University and her
JD from the University of Santa Clara. She worked as an
attorney in both private and public practice before running
for office.


Beth has been elected seven times to the Alaska House of
Representatives from District 3 in Juneau. During her
public service she has been a strong voice for Alaskans
retaining control over their resource wealth and responsible
development and has been instrumental in oil and gas
decisions. Beth has also been a leader to restore civility,
ethics and non-partisan decision-making to the legislature.
She was the original sponsor of Alaska's world-renowned
cruise ship pollution legislation.


A trusted and respected leader, Beth served on the House
Finance Committee, was Minority Whip for 3 years, and is
currently the House Minority Leader - the highest rank for
a minority member in the House.


Beth's husband Jim Powell was Deputy Mayor of Juneau.
He works at the Department of Environmental Conservation and
is a PhD student at the University of Alaska.


Beth is a member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, Camp
2, the Fil-Am and the Filipino Communities of Juneau, and
the Alaska Bar Association. Beth owns a very small jewelry
making business and enjoys reading, watching movies and just
being outside with Jim.

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Beth resigned on January 24, 2014.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 21 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER REPRESENTATIVES KERTTULA, KAPSNER, CISSNA
(H) FIN 02/26/2003
HB 42 PUPIL\TEACHER RATIO IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) EDU 01/21/2003
HB 43 STATE EMPLOYEE DEPENDENTS DAYCARE CENTERS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) HES 01/21/2003
HB 78 UNIFIED PERMIT APPLICATION REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) RES 02/05/2003
HB 115 EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) FIN 03/07/2003
HB 228 STATE EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY DUTY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) FIN 05/14/2003
HB 352 APPROP: LONGEVITY BONUS REPRESENTATIVES GUTTENBERG, BERKOWITZ, CISSNA, CRAWFORD, CROFT, GARA, GRUENBERG, JOULE, KOOKESH, KERTTULA, KAPSNER, LYNN
(H) STA 01/12/2004
HB 430 EMPLOYEES UNDER 21 AT LICENSED PREMISES REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 174 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 432 STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) EDU 02/04/2004
HB 433 GENETICALLY MODIFIED FISH REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) FSH 02/04/2004
HB 435 PREPARED FOOD:WILD/FARMED FISH DISCLOSURE REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) FSH 02/04/2004
HB 443 TEACHERS AND NURSES HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(S) FIN 05/08/2004
HB 460 ALLOWABLE ABSENCES AND PFDS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/16/2004
HB 481 CORPORATE INCOME TAX ON VESSELS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) EDT 02/16/2004
HB 491 UNIFORM SECURITIES ACT REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) L&C 02/16/2004
HJR 32 LABELING OF FISH & FISH PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 38 04/01/2004
HJR 35 MAD COW DISEASE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 54 07/26/2004
HJR 41 LAND RECREATIONAL VISITOR PROTECTION ACT REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 56 07/26/2004



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 8 TELEMARKETERS PHONE LISTS/REGISTRATION REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) STA 01/21/2003
HB 10 GROUP HEALTH INS: PRIVATE GROUPS/PERSONS REPRESENTATIVES HEINZE, ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 54 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 15 SOLICITATIONS/CONSUMER PROTECTION REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 55 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 44 USE OF HEADLIGHTS REQUIRED REPRESENTATIVE STEVENS
(H) TRA 01/21/2003
HB 45 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
(S) FIN 05/02/2003
HB 51 LABELING OF PRESCRIBED DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 123 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 56 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ATTY FEES/COSTS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 169 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 63 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE VACANCY REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) STA 01/24/2003
HB 68 OFFICE OF VICTIMS' RIGHTS: INCLUDE MUNIS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 6 SLA 03 04/11/2003
HB 84 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(S) HES 05/10/2004
HB 91 RETIRED PEACE OFFICER'S MEDICAL BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(S) FIN 05/05/2004
HB 92 CLERGY TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(S) HES 04/29/2003
HB 93 BOATING SAFETY, REGISTRATION, NUMBERING REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 34 SLA 04 06/03/2004
HB 98 SPORT FISHING SEASONS FOR YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
CHAPTER 13 SLA 04 04/07/2004
HB 178 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) HES 03/07/2003
HB 180 VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 181 STATE VETERANS' HOME REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 182 APPROP: STATE VETERANS' HOME REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 183 PERS BENEFITS FOR JUV INSTIT EMPLOYEES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
(H) FIN 04/04/2003
HB 188 BAIL SCHEDULE FOR SKIING VIOLATION REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 64 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 196 CARBON SEQUESTRATION REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
CHAPTER 152 SLA 04 07/03/2004
HB 200 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL & LB&A MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) STA 03/19/2003
HB 205 PFD: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS & MISC REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) JUD 05/15/2003
HB 206 COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/19/2003
HB 211 NURSE EDUC LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
(S) FIN 05/16/2003
HB 226 ORGANIC FOOD REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 64 SLA 03 06/11/2003
HB 275 ANIMALS AND CRUELTY TO ANIMALS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 139 SLA 04 06/30/2004
HB 287 WAIVE SOME PFD REQUIREMENTS FOR MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(H) FIN 05/13/2003
HB 296 APPROP: NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) FIN 02/18/2004
HB 302 MAXIMUM PUPIL-TEACHER RATIO/SCHOOL BLDGS. REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 05/07/2003
HB 304 JACK COGHILL BRIDGE TO THE INTERIOR REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 7 SLA 04 03/15/2004
HB 323 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) L&C 05/15/2003
HB 329 RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(H) FIN 03/18/2004
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 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 359 INTRAMILITARY IMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES GARA, BERKOWITZ, CRAWFORD
(H) MLV 01/12/2004
HB 379 OFFICE OF CITIZENSHIP ASSISTANCE REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 167 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 385 AWARDING CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 111 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 441 MODIFICATION OF OIL SEVERANCE TAX REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) W&M 02/16/2004
HB 496 YOUTH VOTE AMBASSADOR / ELECTION BDS REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
CHAPTER 161 SLA 04 07/24/2004
HCR 5 LEGIS. TASK FORCE ON DESIGN OF STATE SEAL REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(S) FIN 03/12/2004
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 19 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) EDU 05/16/2003
HCR 31 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 43 05/07/2004
HJR 8 OPPOSE REDUCTION OF 90% OIL & GAS ROYALTY REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) O&G 01/31/2003
HJR 14 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR GAMES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/15/2003
HJR 16 SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE HEINZE
(H) MLV 03/12/2003
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 42 EXXON VALDEZ DAMAGE CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) RES 02/16/2004
HSCR 1 DISAPPROVING EXECUTIVE ORDER 107 REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) RES 03/28/2003
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 79 EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSION SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 17 SLA 03 05/05/2003
SB 282 RESTAURANTS ETC DISCLOSE WILD/FARMED FISH SENATOR ELTON BY REQUEST OF SALMON INDUSTRY TASK FORCE
CHAPTER 146 SLA 04 07/03/2004