23rd-28th Legislature (2003 -2014)

SENATE
HOLLIS FRENCH





Senator Hollis French
District: M
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2003-2012 Senator
2013-2014 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2014)

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Date and Place of Birth:
October 11, 1958
Newton, Massachusetts

Occupation:
Lawyer, small business owner

Spouse:
Peggy Pepper French

Children:
Christopher

Residency in Alaska:
1978 to present - Anchorage

Education:
Summit County High School, 1972-1976, Diploma
University of Colorado, 1976-1977; University of Alaska, 1986-1990, B.A. English; Cornell Law School, 1992-1995, J.D.

Political and Government Positions:
Assistant District Attorney, 1996-2002; law clerk to superior court judge, 1995-1996.

Business and Professional Positions:
Co-owner, French Apartments, 1989-present; lead operator, ARCO, 1991-1992; production operator, ARCO, 1984-1990, Shell Oil Company, 1980-1984.

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Alaska Bar Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Challenge Alaska, Access Alaska, MADD, Underage Drinking Task Force.

Special Interests:
Hiking, skiing, climbing, running, reading, family camping trips.

Other:
Victims for Justice, High 5 Award, 2002; MADD Volunteer Award, 1999; climbed Mt. McKinley to the summit twice.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 8 NURSE EDUC LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM SENATOR FRENCH
(S) HES 01/11/2005
SB 49 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES: ANABOLIC STEROIDS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) HES 01/12/2005
SB 50 OIL SEVERANCE TAX SENATOR FRENCH
(S) RES 01/12/2005
SB 117 RECORDED STATEMENTS OF CHILD VICTIMS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 04/04/2005
SB 118 ONLINE ENTICEMENT OF MINOR SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/24/2005
SB 119 BAN ONLINE DIST. OF PORNOGRAPHY TO MINORS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/24/2005
SB 127 EXEC. BRANCH ETHICS: FINANCIAL INTERESTS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) JUD 04/28/2005
SB 239 NORTH SLOPE OIL SEVERANCE TAX SENATOR FRENCH
(S) RES 01/17/2006
SB 240 DRUG OFFENSES: NEIGHBORS AS CRIME VICTIMS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 02/15/2006
SB 242 STATUTORY REFERENCES TO DISABILITIES SENATOR FRENCH
(S) HES 01/18/2006
SB 249 REPORTING BAIL AND RELEASE INFORMATION SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 79 SLA 06 06/19/2006
SB 285 LEGISLATIVE DISCLOSURES SENATOR FRENCH
(S) JUD 05/03/2006
SB 292 NET PRODUCTION TAX ON OIL SENATOR FRENCH
(S) RES 02/17/2006
SCR 17 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR HB 53 SENATOR FRENCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 05/27/2005
SJR 17 COLLECT MORE EXXON VALDEZ SPILL DAMAGES SENATOR FRENCH
(S) JUD 04/27/2006



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 13 SCHOOL FUNDING & SCHOOL BOND REIMBURSEMNT REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 41 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 19 PESTICIDE & BROADCAST CHEMICALS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 42 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 53 CHILDREN IN NEED OF AID/ADOPTION/GUARDIAN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 64 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 91 INDECENT EXPOSURE TO MINORS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 62 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 92 UNIV. OF ALASKA & CORPORATE STOCK REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 18 SLA 06 05/01/2006
HB 181 WAIVE CONTINUING EDUC. REQ FOR MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 63 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 219 STRANGULATION & SUFFOCATION CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 20 SLA 05 05/17/2005
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 357 STATUTORY REFERENCES TO DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 06 05/09/2006
HCR 1 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2005 REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 03/14/2005
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
HCR 13 NATURAL GAS SPUR LINE CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 02/06/2006
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
HJR 9 EXXON VALDEZ JUDGMENT: CONGRESS/REOPENER REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
LEGIS RESOLVE 52 08/30/2006
HJR 27 ALLOTMENTS FOR NATIVE VIETNAM VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/01/2006
SB 12 HUMAN TRAFFICKING/SEXTOURISM/PROCUREMENTS SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 72 SLA 06 06/16/2006
SB 22 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR BIRTHING CENTERS SENATORS DAVIS, DYSON
CHAPTER 78 SLA 05 07/14/2005
SB 25 GENETICALLY MODIFIED FISH/FISH PRODUCTS SENATORS ELTON, STEVENS G
CHAPTER 26 SLA 05 05/19/2005
SB 33 FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS SENATORS DAVIS, GUESS
(S) FIN 01/11/2005
SB 39 BALLOT PROPOSITIONS AND TITLES SENATOR ELTON
(S) STA 01/11/2005
SB 48 PSYCH. EVALUATION/TREATMENT FOR STUDENTS SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 76 SLA 06 06/19/2006
SB 54 PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 36 SLA 06 05/18/2006
SB 63 USE SEAT BELT ROAD SIGNS SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 15 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 99 APPROP: UNIV. INTEGRATED SCIENCE COMPLEX SENATOR ELLIS
(S) HES 02/03/2006
SB 104 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 06 05/25/2006
SB 111 FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT SENATOR ELTON
(S) HES 02/18/2005
SB 134 PILOT PROJECT: SEX OFFENSE VICTIMS RIGHTS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 74 SLA 06 06/16/2006
SB 191 LOCAL TAX RELIEF & MUNI. ASSISTANCE FUND SENATOR ELLIS
(S) CRA 04/28/2005
SB 277 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATOR ELTON
(S) HES 02/13/2006
SR 4 USPS AIR SHIPMENT OF BYPASS MAIL SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 3 05/27/2005

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