16th-26th Legislature (1989 -2010)

HOUSE
RICHARD FOSTER





Representative Richard Foster
House Majority Whip
District: 39
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1989-2006 Representative
2007-2008 Representative Majority Whip
2009-2010 Representative Deceased; October 13, 2009

Date/Place of Birth:
August 9, 1946 Nome, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Nome: 1946 - present

Occupation:
Retired Air Taxi

Education:
Nome High School: Graduated 1964 University of Alaska, Fairbanks - B.B.A.: 1964 - 1968

Military:
3 years service U.S. Army, Captain Vietnam Service Medal (2 tours) Bronze Star Medal Two Army Commendation Medals

Other Political and Government Positions:
Majority Whip: 1991 - present Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 1995 - 1996 Chair, Transportation Committee: 1991 - 1994 Co-Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1993 - 1994 Finance Committee: 1993 - 1994, 1997 - present Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1995 - 2000 Deferred Maintenance Task Force Committee: 1997 - 1998 Alcohol & Alcohol Abuse Task Force Committee: 1993 - 1994 Finance Subcommittees: - Chair, Court System: 1999 - 2000 - Chair, Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1993 - 2006 - Chair, Transportation & Public Facilities:1993 - 1998, 2001 - 2006 - Co-Chair, Governor: 1995 - 1996 - Co-Chair, Legislature: 1995 - 1996 Bush Caucus: 1989 - present

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Chair, Sitnasuak Native Corporation Former Board Member, Bering Straits Native Corporation Member, Nome Eskimo Community (IRA Council)

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Former Board Member, Nome Community Center Norton Sound Health Corporation NW Community College Rotary and Lions Clubs Pioneer Igloo #1 Federal Selective Service Board Nome Planning and Zoning Commission Nome School Board Nome City Council

Special Interests:
Enjoying the country, Music by Spank The Dog

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 190 REQUIRED ID FOR PURCHASING ALCOHOL REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 05/08/2006
HB 229 REINSTATEMENT OF NATIVE CORPORATIONS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 77 SLA 05 07/14/2005



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 15 LIQUOR LIC: OUTDOOR REC. LODGE/BARS/PUBS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 41 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 16 FUNDING FOR PUBLIC BOARDING SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 54 SLA 06 06/03/2006
HB 26 SHORT-TERM COM FISHING CREWMEMBER LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE MOSES BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 59 SLA 05 06/24/2005
HB 27 MUNI PROP TAX EXEMPTION FOR POLICE HOMES REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT, GRUENBERG
(S) CRA 04/19/2005
HB 29 HEALTH CARE INSUR./ COMP HEALTH INS. ASSN REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 108 SLA 06 08/08/2006
HB 32 APPROP: GRANT TO ARCTIC POWER FOR ANWR REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 23 SLA 05 05/17/2005
HB 33 REGULATIONS AFFECTING SMALL BUSINESSES REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 91 SLA 05 08/09/2005
HB 37 PUBLIC ACCESS TO FISHING STREAMS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(S) RES 05/10/2005
HB 41 ASSAULT ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, EVENTS, BUSES REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 86 SLA 06 07/06/2006
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 52 LONG-RANGE FISCAL PLAN REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 03/21/2005
HB 57 SALE OF STATE LAND TO ADJACENT LANDOWNERS REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 99 SLA 06 08/04/2006
HB 61 GAMING: CALCUTTA POOLS & CRANE CLASSICS REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 43 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 75 HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 87 SLA 05 08/05/2005
HB 83 SEISMIC HAZARDS SAFETY COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
CHAPTER 71 SLA 06 06/16/2006
HB 103 CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 04/22/2005
HB 109 SCREENING NEWBORN FOR HEARING/AUDIOLOGIST REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 43 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 122 NATIONAL GUARD INSURANCE & OTHER RELIEF REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(S) FIN 04/29/2006
HB 131 ACCESS DEVICE & I.D. DOCUMENT CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 67 SLA 05 07/13/2005
HB 132 CRIMES AGAINST ELDERLY REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(S) FIN 04/21/2005
HB 136 DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE SENTENCING REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 68 SLA 05 07/13/2005
HB 144 COMMUNITY DIVIDEND PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 04/08/2005
HB 149 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES:METH & MARIJUANA REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 53 SLA 06 06/02/2006
HB 169 REAL ESTATE LICENSEES REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 74 SLA 05 07/14/2005
HB 182 WAGE & HOUR ACT: EXEC/PROF/ADMIN/SALES/DP REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 90 SLA 05 08/09/2005
HB 208 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(S) FIN 02/21/2006
HB 211 DENTISTS; HYGIENISTS; BD OF DENTAL EXAM. REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 47 SLA 05 06/24/2005
HB 213 ALCOHOL SERVER EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 75 SLA 05 07/14/2005
HB 219 STRANGULATION & SUFFOCATION CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 20 SLA 05 05/17/2005
HB 273 PFD: DELAY PAYMENT FOR ALLOWABLE ABSENCES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 04/24/2006
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 278 RETIREMENT SYSTEM LIABILITY/BONDS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
(S) FIN 05/02/2006
HB 318 LIMITATION ON EMINENT DOMAIN REPRESENTATIVES MCGUIRE, HOLM, HAWKER
CHAPTER 84 SLA 06 07/05/2006
HB 324 BAN ORANGE HAWKWEED/PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
(S) L&C 04/05/2006
HB 331 UNDERAGE MILITARY ON LICENSED PREMISES REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
(H) RLS 02/15/2006
HB 334 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL/EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 377 EXEMPTION: RES. BLDG. DRAWINGS & SPECS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 111 SLA 06 08/10/2006
HB 379 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, INCL. ANALOGS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 19 SLA 06 05/01/2006
HB 380 ANIMALS & ANIMAL OR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 59 SLA 06 06/13/2006
HB 386 EXTEND NORTH SLOPE SEVERANCE TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
(H) FIN 04/10/2006
HB 387 TUITION WAIVER FOR NATIONAL GUARD FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/08/2006
HB 394 INSURANCE POLICIES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 110 SLA 06 08/10/2006
HB 395 FIRE SEASON DATES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 21 SLA 06 05/04/2006
HB 399 ELDER FRAUD AND ASSISTANCE/ OPA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 64 SLA 06 06/15/2006
HB 400 CONFISCATION OF FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 32 SLA 06 05/18/2006
HB 432 YUKON RIVER FERRY SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) FIN 03/24/2006
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 30 AK CLIMATE IMPACT ASSESSMENT COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 07/07/2006
HJR 6 LABELING OF FISH /SHELLFISH PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 05/19/2005
HJR 8 SUPPORTING ALASKA ARMY NATL. GUARD REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 05/19/2005
SB 54 PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 36 SLA 06 05/18/2006
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 174 PASSENGER VEHICLE RENTAL TAX SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 1 SLA 06 01/26/2006
SB 188 BULK FUEL REVOLVING LOAN FUND CAP SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 78 SLA 06 06/19/2006
SB 200 USE OF FORCE TO PROTECT SELF/HOME/PROP. SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 68 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 216 BAIL RESTRICTIONS/UNLAWFUL EVASION SENATORS HUGGINS, GREEN
CHAPTER 57 SLA 06 06/13/2006
SB 274 GOVT. FIREARM DISPOSAL AND INVENTORY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 70 SLA 06 06/15/2006