23rd-25th Legislature (2003 -2008)

HOUSE
RALPH SAMUELS





Representative Ralph Samuels
District: 29
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2006 Representative
2007-2008 Representative Majority Leader

Date/Place of Birth:
December 1, 1961 Anchorage, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage: 1961 - present

Occupation:
Airline Executive Businessman

Education:
Attended various schools in Anchorage, King Salmon, & Fairbanks Metlaktla High School: Graduated 1979 University of Alaska, Fairbanks: 1980 - 1985

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 2003 - 2004, 2007-2008 Co-Chair, Resources Committee: 2005 - 2006 Vice-Chair, Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 2005 - 2006 Vice-Chair, Special Committee on Oil & Gas: 2005 - 2006 Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2004 Special Committee on Fisheries: 2003 - 2004 Judiciary Committee: 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2008 Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2007 - 2008 Special Committee on Oil & Gas: 2007 - 2008 Rules Committee: 2007 - 2008 Special Committee on Ways & Means: 2005 - 2006 Finance Subcommittees: - Corrections: 2003 - 2006 - Court System: 2007 - 2008 - Governor: 2007 - 2008 - Law: 2003 - 2008 - Legislative: 2007 - 2008 - Public Safety: 2003 - 2008 - University of Alaska: 2003 - 2004

Other Political and Government Positions:
Former Chair, Public Safety Advisory Commission Municipal Budget Advisory Commission Former Member, Victims for Justice, Anchorage Youth Court

Business and Professional Positions:
Airline Executive, Penair: 1980 - present Alaska Air Carriers Association. Former Chair/Member, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Former Board Member, State Chamber of Commerce

Special Interests:
Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Cooking, Hiking, Hunting

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 22 90-DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION REPRESENTATIVES SAMUELS, ROKEBERG
(H) FIN 04/29/2005
HB 47 BOARD OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
CHAPTER 10 SLA 05 05/03/2005
HB 54 BAIL REVIEW/ CRIME VICTIMS REPRESENTATIVES SAMUELS, STOLTZE
CHAPTER 65 SLA 05 07/13/2005
HB 55 ENFORCEMENT OF VICTIMS' RIGHTS REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, SAMUELS
(H) JUD 01/10/2005
HB 76 BIG GAME SERVICES & COMM. SERVICES BD REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
CHAPTER 84 SLA 05 07/25/2005
HB 78 CRIMINAL LAW/PROCEDURE/SENTENCING REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
(H) JUD 01/18/2005
HB 155 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
(S) FIN 04/15/2005
HB 174 FISHING PERMIT AND VESSEL LICENSE FEES REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
(H) FIN 04/04/2005
HB 251 COMMERCIAL FISHING MULTIPLE PERMIT HOLDER REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
CHAPTER 11 SLA 06 03/30/2006
HB 286 VALUE OF ROYALTY ON GAS PROD./ TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
CHAPTER 81 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 339 DEF. OF VICTIM/PAROLE BOARD HEARINGS REPRESENTATIVES SAMUELS, STOLTZE, MCGUIRE
(H) JUD 01/09/2006
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 16 FUNDING FOR PUBLIC BOARDING SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 54 SLA 06 06/03/2006
HB 17 CINA; ADOPTION; FOSTER CARE REPRESENTATIVES ROKEBERG, GATTO
(H) HES 01/10/2005
HB 26 SHORT-TERM COM FISHING CREWMEMBER LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE MOSES BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 59 SLA 05 06/24/2005
HB 30 APPROP: K-12 EDU OPERATING/DEBT EXPENSES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RLS 02/28/2005
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 75 HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 87 SLA 05 08/05/2005
HB 128 SCHOOLS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) HES 04/06/2005
HB 132 CRIMES AGAINST ELDERLY REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(S) FIN 04/21/2005
HB 184 FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 82 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 190 REQUIRED ID FOR PURCHASING ALCOHOL REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 05/08/2006
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 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 318 LIMITATION ON EMINENT DOMAIN REPRESENTATIVES MCGUIRE, HOLM, HAWKER
CHAPTER 84 SLA 06 07/05/2006
HB3007 CONTEMPT; DETENTION; IDENTIFICATION REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(H) JUD 07/25/2006
HCR 1 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2005 REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 03/14/2005
HCR 11 PARENTS' DAY REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 05/27/2005
HCR 30 AK CLIMATE IMPACT ASSESSMENT COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 07/07/2006
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 23 USPS AIR SHIPMENT OF BYPASS MAIL REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(H) RLS 05/08/2005
HJR 27 ALLOTMENTS FOR NATIVE VIETNAM VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/01/2006
HR 9 USPS AIR SHIPMENT BYPASS MAIL REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
HOUSE RESOLVE 9 05/27/2005
SB 56 CRIMINAL LAW/PROCEDURE/SENTENCING SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 05 03/22/2005
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 104 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 06 05/25/2006
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 224 OLDER ALASKANS' DAY SENATOR STEVENS G
CHAPTER 8 SLA 06 03/23/2006
SJR 5 REAUTHORIZE METHANE HYDRATE RESEARCH ACT SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 05/19/2005
SJR 11 REPEAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS TAX SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 05/19/2005

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