21st-28th Legislature (1999 -2014)

HOUSE
BETH KERTTULA





Representative Beth Kerttula
House Minority Whip
District: 3
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1999-2006 Representative
2007-2008 Representative Minority Leader
2009-2012 Representative House Minority Leader
2013-2014 Representative Resigned January 24, 2014

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Beth's family has a long
history in Alaska starting in 1918, when her grandfather
Oscar spent the winter in Nome. In 1935 he returned with his
young family to the Matanuska Valley to farm. Beth's
father Jay has the honor of being the state's longest-
serving legislator and the only legislator to have served
as both House Speaker and Senate President. Her mother
Joyce was an English teacher and full-time volunteer as
Jay's office manager.


After growing up as a legislator's child in Juneau and
Palmer, Beth earned her BA from Stanford University and her
JD from the University of Santa Clara. She worked as an
attorney in both private and public practice before running
for office.


Beth has been elected seven times to the Alaska House of
Representatives from District 3 in Juneau. During her
public service she has been a strong voice for Alaskans
retaining control over their resource wealth and responsible
development and has been instrumental in oil and gas
decisions. Beth has also been a leader to restore civility,
ethics and non-partisan decision-making to the legislature.
She was the original sponsor of Alaska's world-renowned
cruise ship pollution legislation.


A trusted and respected leader, Beth served on the House
Finance Committee, was Minority Whip for 3 years, and is
currently the House Minority Leader - the highest rank for
a minority member in the House.


Beth's husband Jim Powell was Deputy Mayor of Juneau.
He works at the Department of Environmental Conservation and
is a PhD student at the University of Alaska.


Beth is a member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, Camp
2, the Fil-Am and the Filipino Communities of Juneau, and
the Alaska Bar Association. Beth owns a very small jewelry
making business and enjoys reading, watching movies and just
being outside with Jim.

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Beth resigned on January 24, 2014.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 39 APPROP: LONGEVITY BONUS REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GUTTENBERG, KAPSNER, BERKOWITZ, CRAWFORD, KERTTULA
(H) FIN 04/08/2005
HB 89 GENETICALLY MODIFIED FISH REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) FSH 01/19/2005
HB 129 TEACHERS AND NURSES HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) HES 02/04/2005
HB 137 ALLOWABLE ABSENCES AND PFDS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/09/2005
HB 139 FELONS' RIGHT TO VOTE REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 03/04/2005
HB 146 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/14/2005
HB 148 TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(S) FIN 02/01/2006
HB 162 STATE EMPLOYEE DEPENDENTS DAYCARE CENTERS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/18/2005
HB 165 BIRTH CERT: FOREIGN-BORN ADOPTED CHILD REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) HES 02/18/2005
HB 200 PUPIL\TEACHER RATIO IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) EDU 03/04/2005
HB 236 NO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ACUPUNCTURISTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 01/30/2006
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 292 MARINE PARKS ADDITIONS/HUNTING ALLOWED REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) RES 04/28/2005
HB 385 STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) EDU 01/20/2006
HB 402 MARRIAGE BROKERS AND ADVERTISERS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) JUD 03/03/2006
HB 450 INDECENT VIEWING OR PHOTOGRAPHY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) JUD 02/13/2006
HB 483 PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCE REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/13/2006
HJR 6 LABELING OF FISH /SHELLFISH PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 05/19/2005
HJR 25 SUPPORTING VETERANS HOME OWNERSHIP ACT REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 08/30/2006
HJR 26 PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) TRA 01/11/2006
HR 13 THOMAS PAINE DAY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 01/30/2006



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 5 POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVES CRAWFORD, GUTTENBERG
(H) STA 01/10/2005
HB 6 FISH & GAME PEACE OFFICER RETIREMENT REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) STA 01/10/2005
HB 7 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVES CRAWFORD, GUTTENBERG
(H) RLS 04/25/2005
HB 9 HYDROGEN ENERGY RESEARCH PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) FIN 04/19/2005
HB 10 GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY HEALTH INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) L&C 01/10/2005
HB 19 PESTICIDE & BROADCAST CHEMICALS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 42 SLA 05 06/07/2005
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 40 RETIRED PEACE OFFICER'S MEDICAL BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(H) STA 01/10/2005
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 59 LIABILITY FOR ABUSE OF VULNERABLE ADULTS REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) JUD 01/10/2005
HB 63 OIL SEVERANCE TAX REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) O&G 02/03/2006
HB 85 PRESCRIBED MEDICATION FOR STUDENTS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 71 SLA 05 07/14/2005
HB 86 OMBUDSMAN HOTLINE REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
(H) JUD 04/25/2005
HB 101 SEX TOURISM REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(S) FIN 02/01/2006
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 122 NATIONAL GUARD INSURANCE & OTHER RELIEF REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(S) FIN 04/29/2006
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 140 TUITION WAIVERS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(H) EDU 02/14/2005
HB 154 FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 02/16/2005
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 195 APPROP: SR CIT/DISABLED VET TAX EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
(H) FIN 04/08/2005
HB 206 ONLINE ENTICEMENT OF MINOR REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) JUD 03/07/2005
HB 207 BAN ONLINE DIST. OF PORNOGRAPHY TO MINORS REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) JUD 03/07/2005
HB 208 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(S) FIN 02/21/2006
HB 214 ANATOMICAL GIFTS & REGISTRY REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 44 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 219 STRANGULATION & SUFFOCATION CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 20 SLA 05 05/17/2005
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 230 LOANS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING TENDERS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 85 SLA 05 07/27/2005
HB 233 PREVENTING HARASSMENT IN SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) JUD 04/28/2005
HB 242 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND & TAXES REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) FIN 02/15/2006
HB 299 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
(H) STA 04/21/2006
HB 308 CALLER ID HACKERS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(S) FIN 04/25/2006
HB 309 UNIFIED PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) O&G 05/08/2005
HB 322 SAFE SURRENDER OF BABIES REPRESENTATIVES LEDOUX, GRUENBERG
(S) RLS 05/03/2006
HB 325 POST-CONVICTION DNA TESTING REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/28/2006
HB 328 BAN MIXING ZONES IN SPAWNING AREAS REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, OLSON, GATTO, LEDOUX
(H) RES 01/30/2006
HB 331 UNDERAGE MILITARY ON LICENSED PREMISES REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
(H) RLS 02/15/2006
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 335 ENERGY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) FIN 02/08/2006
HB 340 TUITION GRANTS FUNDED BY OIL/GAS TAX REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GUTTENBERG
(H) EDU 01/09/2006
HB 343 HARASSMENT/ASSAULT/STALKING REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 87 SLA 06 07/06/2006
HB 345 RAISE COMP. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AGE TO 17 REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
(H) EDU 01/09/2006
HB 357 STATUTORY REFERENCES TO DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 06 05/09/2006
HB 387 TUITION WAIVER FOR NATIONAL GUARD FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/08/2006
HB 393 INSURANCE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 97 SLA 06 08/02/2006
HB 395 FIRE SEASON DATES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 21 SLA 06 05/04/2006
HB 396 ALASKA COMMISSION ON HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) FIN 04/28/2006
HB 399 ELDER FRAUD AND ASSISTANCE/ OPA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 64 SLA 06 06/15/2006
HB 411 TEACHER BONUS/OIL CORP TAXES REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 01/30/2006
HB 412 TUITION WAIVERS:MILITARY/POLICE/FIRE REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
(H) FIN 03/24/2006
HB 413 BURNING CAPABILITY OF CIGARETTES REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(H) FIN 04/12/2006
HB 416 BUSINESS LICENSE FEE REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
(H) FIN 03/03/2006
HB 423 BUSINESS LICENSE FEE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDT 02/03/2006
HB 429 RESTORE DCRA AND DCED REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) FIN 04/28/2006
HB 435 EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFFING REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) MLV 02/08/2006
HB 436 SOCIAL WORKER CASELOADS & WORKLOADS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) HES 02/08/2006
HB 444 HUNTER EDUCATION FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
(H) RES 02/13/2006
HB 445 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/08/2006
HB 449 EMPLOYEE HEALTH INS/FAIR SHARE ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) L&C 02/24/2006
HB 452 ALASKA PRESCRIPTION DRUG TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(H) HES 02/13/2006
HB 460 RURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) STA 02/13/2006
HB 461 LEGISLATIVE DISCLOSURES REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
(H) JUD 04/14/2006
HB 464 WANTON WASTE OF BIG GAME REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) JUD 04/12/2006
HB 465 MARINE SAFETY AND SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
(H) MLV 02/13/2006
HB 466 NET PRODUCTION TAX ON OIL REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) RES 02/17/2006
HB 469 EDUCATION FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) HES 02/13/2006
HB 473 PAYMENT DATE FOR BILLS FOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) L&C 02/13/2006
HB 478 MUNICIPAL HARBOR FACILITY GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/03/2006
HB 481 AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING IN PUBLIC BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) L&C 02/13/2006
HB 484 FISHERY ASSOCIATION REIMBURSEMENT REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 91 SLA 06 07/13/2006
HB1001 PERS & TRS: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
PERMANENTLY FILED 01/09/2006
HB3004 OIL AND GAS TAX REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) FIN 07/25/2006
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
HCR 3 RENEWABLE ENERGY ALASKA PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
(H) RLS 03/15/2005
HCR 9 AGRICULTURE DAY REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 17 05/27/2005
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
HCR 30 AK CLIMATE IMPACT ASSESSMENT COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 07/07/2006
HCR 31 HEALTH INFORMATION & REFERRAL SYSTEM REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HES 02/13/2006
HCR 32 HOME HEALTH AIDES FOR SENIORS REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HES 02/13/2006
HJR 9 EXXON VALDEZ JUDGMENT: CONGRESS/REOPENER REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
LEGIS RESOLVE 52 08/30/2006
HJR 20 PROSTATE CANCER DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 06/03/2005
HJR 29 COLLECT MORE EXXON VALDEZ SPILL DAMAGES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) RES 02/22/2006
HJR 30 PUBLIC HEALTH COMPACT REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HES 02/06/2006
HJR 31 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS DAY REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 54 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 25 GENETICALLY MODIFIED FISH/FISH PRODUCTS SENATORS ELTON, STEVENS G
CHAPTER 26 SLA 05 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 104 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 06 05/25/2006
SB 209 ACCESS TO LICENSED CLUB PREMISES SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 69 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 224 OLDER ALASKANS' DAY SENATOR STEVENS G
CHAPTER 8 SLA 06 03/23/2006