20th-24th Legislature (1997 -2006)

HOUSE
ETHAN BERKOWITZ





Representative Ethan Berkowitz
House Minority Leader
District: 26
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1997-2004 Representative
2005-2006 Representative Minority Leader

Date/Place of Birth:
2/4/62; San Francisco, CA

Occupation:
Attorney, Businessman

Spouse:
Mara Kimmel

Children:
Hannah, Noah

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage, South addition; 1990-present

Education:
College/University - Harvard College, 1979-83, A.B., Government and Economics (w/honors) Post Graduate - Cambridge University, 1985-86, Masters of Philosophy, Polar Studies; University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1987-90, J.D.

Political and Government Positions:
State Representative 1997-present; Assistant District Attorney, Anchorage District Attorney's Office; Law Clerk, Alaska State Court of Appeals; Enforcement Officer, United States Antarctic Program.

Business and Professional Positions:
Director, Institute of the North; Partner, EZR Co.; Part Owner, Snow City Cafe; Exporter, United Exporters Company

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Board Member: Boys & Girls Club of Anchorage; Special Olympics; Community Dispute Resolution Center; Board Member (ex officio), Anchorage Economic Development Corporation; Board Member, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Ep S CoR)

Special Interests:
Hockey, fishing, travel, reading

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 39 APPROP: LONGEVITY BONUS REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GUTTENBERG, KAPSNER, BERKOWITZ, CRAWFORD, KERTTULA
(H) FIN 04/08/2005
HB 80 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES: ANABOLIC STEROIDS REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) HES 01/19/2005
HB 224 SALE/SECURITIZATION OF STATE ROYALTY OIL REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) RES 04/01/2005
HB 244 HEALTH COURT TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) HES 04/01/2005
HB 309 UNIFIED PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) O&G 05/08/2005
HB 335 ENERGY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) FIN 02/08/2006
HB 396 ALASKA COMMISSION ON HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) FIN 04/28/2006
HB 401 REVENUE SHARING ENDOWMENT FUND REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) W&M 01/27/2006
HJR 1 CONST AM: BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVES ROKEBERG, BERKOWITZ
(H) W&M 01/10/2005



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 9 HYDROGEN ENERGY RESEARCH PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) FIN 04/19/2005
HB 31 WORKERS' COMP: DISEASE PRESUMPTION REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(S) FIN 05/05/2006
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 60 TRANSPORTATION OF DEAD BODIES REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(H) HES 01/10/2005
HB 122 NATIONAL GUARD INSURANCE & OTHER RELIEF REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(S) FIN 04/29/2006
HB 128 SCHOOLS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) HES 04/06/2005
HB 148 TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(S) FIN 02/01/2006
HB 154 FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 02/16/2005
HB 155 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
(S) FIN 04/15/2005
HB 190 REQUIRED ID FOR PURCHASING ALCOHOL REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 05/08/2006
HB 194 EXEC. BRANCH ETHICS: FINANCIAL INTERESTS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) JUD 01/25/2006
HB 215 PERM FUND CORP. INVESTMENTS/REGULATIONS REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 46 SLA 05 06/24/2005
HB 220 MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT RIGHTS:STAFF GENDER REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) FIN 04/04/2005
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 435 EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFFING REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) MLV 02/08/2006
HB 436 SOCIAL WORKER CASELOADS & WORKLOADS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) HES 02/08/2006
HB 461 LEGISLATIVE DISCLOSURES REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
(H) JUD 04/14/2006
HB 466 NET PRODUCTION TAX ON OIL REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) RES 02/17/2006
HB3004 OIL AND GAS TAX REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) FIN 07/25/2006
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
HCR 6 REESTABLISH INFO INFRASTRUCTURE TASKFORCE REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 39 05/22/2006
HCR 11 PARENTS' DAY REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 05/27/2005
HCR 29 PEBBLE COPPER DEPOSIT MANAGEMENT PLAN REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
(H) RES 02/01/2006
HCR 30 AK CLIMATE IMPACT ASSESSMENT COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 07/07/2006
HJR 5 NO MILK TAX REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(S) RLS 01/13/2006
HJR 6 LABELING OF FISH /SHELLFISH PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 05/19/2005
HJR 29 COLLECT MORE EXXON VALDEZ SPILL DAMAGES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) RES 02/22/2006
HJR 33 SUPPORTING IN-STATE MED. CARE FOR VETS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
(H) HES 03/03/2006
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005

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