23rd-30th Legislature (2003 -2018)

HOUSE
LES GARA





Representative Les Gara
District: 23
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2003-2018 Representative

:

Date and Place of Birth:
February 6, 1963
New York, New York

Occupation:
Attorney, writer

Spouse:
Kelly

Residency in Alaska:
Fairbanks, August 1988-August 1989;
Anchorage, August 1989 to present

Education:
Freeport High School, 1977-1981, Diploma;
Boston University, 1981-1985, B.A.;
Harvard Law School, 1985-1988, J.D

Political and Government Positions:
Law clerk for Justice Jay Rabinowitz, Alaska Supreme Court;
Assistant Attorney General.

Special Interests:
Fishing, rafting, fly-tying.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 36 APPROP: MUNI REVENUE SHARING/SAFE COMM REPRESENTATIVES KAPSNER, GARA, GUTTENBERG
(H) FIN 04/08/2005
HB 37 PUBLIC ACCESS TO FISHING STREAMS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(S) RES 05/10/2005
HB 39 APPROP: LONGEVITY BONUS REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GUTTENBERG, KAPSNER, BERKOWITZ, CRAWFORD, KERTTULA
(H) FIN 04/08/2005
HB 63 OIL SEVERANCE TAX REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) O&G 02/03/2006
HB 154 FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 02/16/2005
HB 194 EXEC. BRANCH ETHICS: FINANCIAL INTERESTS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) JUD 01/25/2006
HB 220 MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT RIGHTS:STAFF GENDER REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) FIN 04/04/2005
HB 226 PERSONAL INFORMATION BREACH REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) FIN 02/13/2006
HB 289 LOCAL TAX RELIEF & MUNI. ASSISTANCE FUND REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) CRA 04/28/2005
HB 330 MUNICIPAL ASSISTANCE/ LOCAL TAX RELIEF REPRESENTATIVES GARDNER, GARA, GRUENBERG
(H) W&M 01/20/2006
HB 332 PARENTS& SCHOOLS/ OIL CORP TAXES REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 01/27/2006
HB 333 PRESCHOOL STANDARDS/FUNDING BY OIL TAX REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 01/09/2006
HB 340 TUITION GRANTS FUNDED BY OIL/GAS TAX REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GUTTENBERG
(H) EDU 01/09/2006
HB 347 MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE/LICENSE/ NOTICES REPRESENTATIVES GARA, LYNN
(S) RLS 05/06/2006
HB 383 MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSACTIONS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(S) TRA 04/27/2006
HB 411 TEACHER BONUS/OIL CORP TAXES REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 01/30/2006
HB 423 BUSINESS LICENSE FEE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDT 02/03/2006
HB 436 SOCIAL WORKER CASELOADS & WORKLOADS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) HES 02/08/2006
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
HCR201 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR SB 2002 REPRESENTATIVE GARA
HELD ON SECY'S DESK 06/07/2006



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 3 PUBLIC SCHOOL SCOLIOSIS EXAM REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) EDU 01/10/2005
HB 7 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVES CRAWFORD, GUTTENBERG
(H) RLS 04/25/2005
HB 12 TVS AND MONITORS IN MOTOR VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, LYNN, GARDNER, MCGUIRE
(S) STA 03/27/2006
HB 13 SCHOOL FUNDING & SCHOOL BOND REIMBURSEMNT REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 41 SLA 06 05/25/2006
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 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 64 EXTEND BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 11 SLA 05 05/03/2005
HB 72 LEGISLATIVE OPEN MEETINGS GUIDELINES REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) STA 01/12/2005
HB 82 EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(H) FIN 02/09/2005
HB 84 EXTEND SEISMIC HAZARDS SAFETY COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
(H) MLV 01/19/2005
HB 85 PRESCRIBED MEDICATION FOR STUDENTS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 71 SLA 05 07/14/2005
HB 109 SCREENING NEWBORN FOR HEARING/AUDIOLOGIST REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 43 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 111 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR BIRTHING CENTERS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) FIN 04/04/2005
HB 116 LIABILITY FOR ALCOHOL LAW VIOLATIONS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 72 SLA 05 07/14/2005
HB 122 NATIONAL GUARD INSURANCE & OTHER RELIEF REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(S) FIN 04/29/2006
HB 125 APPROP: DOWLING ROAD EXTENSION REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
(H) FIN 04/08/2005
HB 127 PFD:PEACE CORPS/OLYMPIAN/SANCTIONS REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 04/28/2005
HB 128 SCHOOLS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) HES 04/06/2005
HB 129 TEACHERS AND NURSES HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) HES 02/04/2005
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 137 ALLOWABLE ABSENCES AND PFDS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/09/2005
HB 140 TUITION WAIVERS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(H) EDU 02/14/2005
HB 141 SALE OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND PRECURSORS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) JUD 02/14/2005
HB 145 APPROP: UNIV. INTEGRATED SCIENCE COMPLEX REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
(H) EDU 02/03/2006
HB 148 TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(S) FIN 02/01/2006
HB 155 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
(S) FIN 04/15/2005
HB 162 STATE EMPLOYEE DEPENDENTS DAYCARE CENTERS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/18/2005
HB 175 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 02/08/2006
HB 190 REQUIRED ID FOR PURCHASING ALCOHOL REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 05/08/2006
HB 201 PERM. FUND DIVIDEND APPS OF MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 83 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 208 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(S) FIN 02/21/2006
HB 210 BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TESTING REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 48 SLA 05 06/24/2005
HB 219 STRANGULATION & SUFFOCATION CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 20 SLA 05 05/17/2005
HB 247 CLASS SIZE REDUCTION GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) EDU 04/04/2005
HB 249 ENHANCED 911 SURCHARGES & SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 55 SLA 05 06/24/2005
HB 269 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RELEASE LIABILITY REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 15 SLA 06 04/26/2006
HB 270 PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(H) L&C 04/15/2005
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 328 BAN MIXING ZONES IN SPAWNING AREAS REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, OLSON, GATTO, LEDOUX
(H) RES 01/30/2006
HB 335 ENERGY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) FIN 02/08/2006
HB 385 STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) EDU 01/20/2006
HB 393 INSURANCE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 97 SLA 06 08/02/2006
HB 397 APPROP: ANCHORAGE SIGNAL UPGRADE REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(H) CRA 04/10/2006
HB 399 ELDER FRAUD AND ASSISTANCE/ OPA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 64 SLA 06 06/15/2006
HB 413 BURNING CAPABILITY OF CIGARETTES REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(H) FIN 04/12/2006
HB 435 EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFFING REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) MLV 02/08/2006
HB 446 UNLAWFUL TRADE PRACTICE: PENALTY/INJUNCT. REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 98 SLA 06 08/02/2006
HB 461 LEGISLATIVE DISCLOSURES REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
(H) JUD 04/14/2006
HB1001 PERS & TRS: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
PERMANENTLY FILED 01/09/2006
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
HCR 4 METH WATCH PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 55 06/13/2006
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
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 25 SUPPORTING VETERANS HOME OWNERSHIP ACT REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 08/30/2006
HJR 33 SUPPORTING IN-STATE MED. CARE FOR VETS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
(H) HES 03/03/2006
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 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 104 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 06 05/25/2006
SB 249 REPORTING BAIL AND RELEASE INFORMATION SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 79 SLA 06 06/19/2006
SJR 5 REAUTHORIZE METHANE HYDRATE RESEARCH ACT SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 05/19/2005
SJR 19 TASK FORCE ON HOSPITAL INFECTIONS SENATOR STEVENS G
LEGIS RESOLVE 38 08/18/2006