21st-26th Legislature (1999 -2010)

HOUSE
JOHN HARRIS





Representative John Harris
Speaker of the House
District: 12
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1999-2010 Representative
2005-2008 Representative Speaker of the House

Date/Place of Birth:
October 15, 1957 Glennallen, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Valdez: 1957 - present

Occupation:
Business Owner Teamster

Spouse:
Nicole

Children:
John Paul

Education:
Valdez High School, Valdez: Graduated 1975 Lincoln Electric Welding School, Cleveland, Ohio Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Speaker of the House: 2005 - 2008
Joint Armed Services Committee: 2003 - 2006
Ethics Committee: 2005 - 2006
Fisheries Committee: 2005 - 2008
Legislative Council Committee: 2005 - 2008
Rule Committee: 2005 - 2008
Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 2003 - 2004
Joint Armed Services Committee: 2001 - 2002
Finance Committee: 2001 - 2002
Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 2001 - 2002
Finance Subcommittees:
- Health & Social Services: 2001 - 2002
- Court System: 2004 - 2008
- Corrections: 2003
- Governor: 2003 - 2008
- Legislature: 2003 - 2008
- University of Alaska: 2003 - 2008

Other Political and Government Positions:
Valdez City Council: 1990 - 1998 Mayor, City of Valdez: 1992 - 1996

Business and Professional Positions:
Owner, Valdez Industrial Supply

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Chambers of Commerce: Valdez, Delta, Glennallen Prince William Sound Community College Advisory Board Board Member, Horizons Unlimited Board Member, Resource of Alaska Board Member, United Way St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church

Special Interests:
Flying, traveling, volunteering

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 30 APPROP: K-12 EDU OPERATING/DEBT EXPENSES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RLS 02/28/2005
HB 46 WATER/SEWER/WASTE GRANTS TO UTILITIES REPRESENTATIVES HARRIS, COGHILL, ROKEBERG
(S) FIN 03/07/2005
HB 138 CLUB ALCOHOL LICENSE-MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) L&C 02/14/2005
HB 217 FULL & TRUE VALUE OF TAXABLE MUNI PROP. REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 5 SLA 06 03/16/2006
HB 284 APPROP: STATUTORY BUDGET RESERVE FUND REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) FIN 04/22/2005
HCR 22 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR SB 158 REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
HELD ON SECY'S DESK 05/10/2005
HCR 23 AMEND UNIFORM RULES ON BILL TITLE CHANGES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RLS 05/10/2005
HJR 12 CONST. AM: BUDGET RESERVE FUND REPEAL REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) FIN 04/26/2005



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 51 EMPLOYER ASSN FOR WORKERS' COMP INS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
(S) FIN 05/06/2006
HB 52 LONG-RANGE FISCAL PLAN REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 03/21/2005
HB 104 SEAT BELT ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(H) STA 01/24/2005
HB 133 MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY CHANGES/ COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 46 SLA 06 05/27/2006
HB 155 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
(S) FIN 04/15/2005
HB 184 FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 82 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
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 9 AGRICULTURE DAY REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 17 05/27/2005
HCR 25 REGULATION OF CORRESPONDENCE PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(H) HES 02/08/2006
HCR 29 PEBBLE COPPER DEPOSIT MANAGEMENT PLAN REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
(H) RES 02/01/2006
HJR 4 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
RETURNED TO (S) RLS 02/07/2005
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 29 COLLECT MORE EXXON VALDEZ SPILL DAMAGES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) RES 02/22/2006
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 155 APPROP: SCHOOLS/UNIV/VIROLOGY LAB/MUSEUM SENATOR STEVENS B
RETURNED TO (H) FIN 05/07/2005
SB 200 USE OF FORCE TO PROTECT SELF/HOME/PROP. SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 68 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 218 SEX OFFENDERS/SENTENCING/ABUSE REPORTS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 14 SLA 06 04/27/2006
SB 298 TRUSTS:LOANS;CLAIMS;POWERS/ IRAS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 66 SLA 06 06/15/2006

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