23rd-27th Legislature (2003 -2012)

HOUSE
CARL GATTO





Representative Carl Gatto
District: 13
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2012 Representative

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Date/Place of Birth:
December 29, 1937
New York, New York

Residency in Alaska:
1968 - present

Occupation:
Paramedic/Fire Officer, Anchorage Fire Department

Family:
Wife - Cathy (school nurse)
Children - Kip, Antonia, Samantha, Gabriel

Education:
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
   - M.S. Biology
Brooklyn Polytech, Brooklyn, New York
   - B.A. Mechanical Engineering
University of California, San Jose, CA
   - B.A. Physical Science
   - B.A. Biology
   - Teacher Certification: High School and Special Education
University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
   - A.A. Paramedicine
   - Fire Instructor I, II, III
Brooklyn Tech High School, Brooklyn, New York

Military:
General Electric Company Development of Military Jet Engines

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2009 - present
Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2003 - 2004
Co-Chair, Resources Committee: 2007 - 2008
Co-Chair, Transportation Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2004
Vice-Chair: State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Education & Early Development Committee: 2003 - 2006
Ethics Committee: 2007 - present
Health, Education & Social Services: 2005 - 2006
Judiciary Committee: 2009 - present
Legislative Council Committee: 2005 - 2006
Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003, 2007 - 2008
Regulatory Review Committee: 2009 - present
Resources Committee: 2003 - 2006
State Affairs Committee: 2009 - present
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Education & Early Development: 2003 - 2006
   - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2003 - 2006
   - Public Safety: 2003 - 2004
   - Revenue: 2005 - 2006
Chair, Mat-Su Valley Caucus

Other Political and Government Positions:
National:
NCSL Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
NCSL Committee on Education
NCSL Committee on Legislative Effectiveness
ECS - Education Commission of the States
CSG, Energy & Environment Committee
State Agriculture & Rural Leaders (SARL) Board
Energy Council

State/Local:
Commander, Civil Air Patrol
Commissioner, Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education
Council on Education of Military Children
Vice-President Matanuska-Susitna School Board
Valley Hospital Board of Trustees
Matanuska-Susitna Parks & Recreation Board
Road Service Area Supervisor

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Military Jet Engineer
Irrigation Engineer
Former High School Science Teacher
Paramedic/Firefighter

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Race Director for various walks and runs
Valley Hospital Association
Basketball Coach
Soccer Assistant Coach
Cross-Country Team Photographer
Church Outreach Counselor, Yukon River Trips, International Trips for teens
Palmer Chamber of Commerce
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce

Other Information:
Conservative Patriots Group
Sportsman’s Caucus
Patrick Henry Caucus
Heartland Institute
Awards
   - Defender of Democracy 2004
   - Frontiersman's Most Trusted Elected Official 2006
   - Ag Legislator of the Year 2007

Special Interests:
Family, Triathlons, Hunting, Fishing, School Sports, Private Pilot/Flying, Charity Walks/Races

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 INCREASE AMT OF BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 6 FSSLA 05 07/22/2005
HB 2 TAX ON COMMERCIAL VESSEL PASSENGERS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) CRA 01/10/2005
HB 11 ADOPTION RECORDS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) HES 01/10/2005
HB 13 SCHOOL FUNDING & SCHOOL BOND REIMBURSEMNT REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 41 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 17 CINA; ADOPTION; FOSTER CARE REPRESENTATIVES ROKEBERG, GATTO
(H) HES 01/10/2005
HB 24 COMMERCIAL PASSENGER OPERATOR VESSEL TAX REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, GATTO
(H) CRA 01/10/2005
HB 48 EXPENDITURE FOR CAPITOL CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, GATTO
(H) STA 01/10/2005
HB 58 OFFENSES AGAINST UNBORN CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, GATTO, WILSON
(H) JUD 04/07/2005
HB 250 CINA FOR VERY YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) HES 04/04/2005
HB 314 USE OF FORCE TO PROTECT SELF/HOME REPRESENTATIVES COGHILL, GATTO, LYNN
(H) JUD 01/09/2006
HB 320 USE OF FORCE TO PROTECT SELF/HOME REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) JUD 01/09/2006
HB 328 BAN MIXING ZONES IN SPAWNING AREAS REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, OLSON, GATTO, LEDOUX
(H) RES 01/30/2006
HB 356 MINORS: MEDICAL CONSENT,INCL BONE MARROW REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) HES 01/11/2006
HB 430 APPROP: PALMER SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 03/24/2006
HCR 9 AGRICULTURE DAY REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 17 05/27/2005
HJR 18 FEDERAL MARINE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ACT REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 03/22/2006
HJR 20 PROSTATE CANCER DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 06/03/2005



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 31 WORKERS' COMP: DISEASE PRESUMPTION REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(S) FIN 05/05/2006
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 149 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES:METH & MARIJUANA REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 53 SLA 06 06/02/2006
HB 190 REQUIRED ID FOR PURCHASING ALCOHOL REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 05/08/2006
HB 210 BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TESTING REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 48 SLA 05 06/24/2005
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 308 CALLER ID HACKERS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(S) FIN 04/25/2006
HB 318 LIMITATION ON EMINENT DOMAIN REPRESENTATIVES MCGUIRE, HOLM, HAWKER
CHAPTER 84 SLA 06 07/05/2006
HB 321 AGGRAVATED DRUNK DRIVING REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
(H) FIN 02/10/2006
HB 326 USE OF LEWD MATERIAL AS HARASSMENT REPRESENTATIVES MEYER, LYNN
CHAPTER 112 SLA 06 08/10/2006
HB 415 RECREATIONAL LAND USE LIABILITY/ADV. POSS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(S) RES 04/12/2006
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
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
SB 20 OFFENSES AGAINST UNBORN CHILDREN SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 73 SLA 06 06/16/2006
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 112 TAX ON RESIDENTS/EMPLOYEES IN REAA;GRANTS SENATOR BUNDE
(H) CRA 03/13/2006
SB 218 SEX OFFENDERS/SENTENCING/ABUSE REPORTS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 14 SLA 06 04/27/2006
SB 224 OLDER ALASKANS' DAY SENATOR STEVENS G
CHAPTER 8 SLA 06 03/23/2006

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