23rd-24th Legislature (2003 -2006)

SENATE
RALPH SEEKINS





Senator Ralph Seekins
District: D
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2006 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
April 1, 1945; Duluth, Minnesota

Occupation:
Automobile dealer

Spouse:
Connie Seekins

Children:
Aaron, Ben, Andrea, Beth; grandchildren: Austin, Christian, Caleb

Residency in Alaska:
Since 1974

Education:
Hardin High School, Hardin, Montana; Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) Major: Biology/Chemistry

Political and Government Positions:
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Board of Trustees, 1994 - Chair; Past member, City of Fairbanks Transportation Commission; Past member, Governor's North Slope Natural Gas Economic Advisory Committee

Business and Professional Positions:
President, Seekins Ford-Lincoln-Mercury; Alaska Wildlife Conservation Association; Chair, 2002 National Ford Dealer Council; Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce,1982, Chair; Past commissioner, Alaska Baseball League; treasurer, Past executive board member and treasurer, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Fundraising co-chair, Tanana Valley United Way, 1996; Past member, Alaska Airlines Advisory Board

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Common Sense for Alaska, First Assembly of God Church, NRA, Fairbanks Rotary Club, Rotary Internation, American Quarter Horse Association, Alaska State Quarter Horse Association, Alaska Outdoor Council, Alaskans First

Special Interests:
Family, outdoor activities, wildlife studies, art, flying, youth sports.

Other:
UAF Business Leader of the Year, 1990; News-Miner Community Service Award Winner, 1989; Finisher, 1989 Yukon Quest.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 19 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) FIN 01/21/2005
SB 42 NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE TASK FORCE SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 7 SLA 05 04/09/2005
SB 64 NATIONAL GUARD/NAVAL MILITIA PAY SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) STA 01/19/2005
SB 67 CLAIMS AGAINST HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 05 06/07/2005
SB 85 OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE ON DALTON HIGHWAY SENATOR SEEKINS
(H) TRA 02/10/2006
SB 104 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 06 05/25/2006
SB 105 NO OVERTIME WAGES FOR FLIGHT CREW SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 19 SLA 05 05/17/2005
SB 137 EVICTIONS FROM UNIV. STUDENT HOUSING SENATOR SEEKINS
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 05/10/2005
SB 146 INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS- PUBLIC ENTITIES SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) STA 03/18/2005
SB 147 SPORT FISH FACILITY BONDS/SURCHARGES SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 94 SLA 05 08/23/2005
SB 170 BD/DEPT OF FISH & GAME POWERS & DUTIES SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) RES 04/12/2005
SB 186 EXECUTIVE BRANCH ETHICS SENATOR SEEKINS
(H) RLS 03/15/2006
SB 187 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS/MEETINGS SENATOR SEEKINS
(H) STA 05/09/2005
SB 221 LIMIT EMINENT DOMAIN SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) JUD 01/09/2006
SB 260 EXTEND TASK FORCE ON WORKERS' COMP SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 6 SLA 06 03/16/2006
SB 298 TRUSTS:LOANS;CLAIMS;POWERS/ IRAS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 66 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 299 NONDISCRIMINATION HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) HES 02/14/2006
SB 300 MOTOR VEHICLE NEGATIVE EQUITY/CONTRACTS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 67 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 301 CHANGE OF VENUE IN CIVIL CASES SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) JUD 02/14/2006
SB 302 HATE CRIMES AGAINST GROUPS SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) JUD 02/14/2006



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 32 APPROP: GRANT TO ARCTIC POWER FOR ANWR REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 23 SLA 05 05/17/2005
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 53 CHILDREN IN NEED OF AID/ADOPTION/GUARDIAN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 64 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 75 HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 87 SLA 05 08/05/2005
HB 91 INDECENT EXPOSURE TO MINORS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 62 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 92 UNIV. OF ALASKA & CORPORATE STOCK REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 18 SLA 06 05/01/2006
HB 116 LIABILITY FOR ALCOHOL LAW VIOLATIONS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 72 SLA 05 07/14/2005
HB 136 DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE SENTENCING REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 68 SLA 05 07/13/2005
HB 181 WAIVE CONTINUING EDUC. REQ FOR MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 63 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 182 WAGE & HOUR ACT: EXEC/PROF/ADMIN/SALES/DP REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 90 SLA 05 08/09/2005
HB 184 FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 82 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 201 PERM. FUND DIVIDEND APPS OF MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 83 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 219 STRANGULATION & SUFFOCATION CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 20 SLA 05 05/17/2005
HB 256 RUTH BURNETT SPORT FISH HATCHERY REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 93 SLA 05 08/23/2005
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 334 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL/EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 357 STATUTORY REFERENCES TO DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 06 05/09/2006
HB 393 INSURANCE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 97 SLA 06 08/02/2006
HCR 1 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2005 REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 03/14/2005
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
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 20 PROSTATE CANCER DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 06/03/2005
HJR 27 ALLOTMENTS FOR NATIVE VIETNAM VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/01/2006
SB 12 HUMAN TRAFFICKING/SEXTOURISM/PROCUREMENTS SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 72 SLA 06 06/16/2006
SB 48 PSYCH. EVALUATION/TREATMENT FOR STUDENTS SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 76 SLA 06 06/19/2006
SB 54 PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 36 SLA 06 05/18/2006
SB 55 AGRICULTURAL LAND SENATOR WAGONER
CHAPTER 37 SLA 06 05/19/2006
SB 56 CRIMINAL LAW/PROCEDURE/SENTENCING SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 05 03/22/2005
SB 60 EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 8 SLA 05 04/09/2005
SB 63 USE SEAT BELT ROAD SIGNS SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 15 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 87 SEAT BELT/CHILD SAFETY DEVICE VIOLATIONS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 2 SLA 06 01/31/2006
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 118 ONLINE ENTICEMENT OF MINOR SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/24/2005
SB 119 BAN ONLINE DIST. OF PORNOGRAPHY TO MINORS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/24/2005
SB 134 PILOT PROJECT: SEX OFFENSE VICTIMS RIGHTS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 74 SLA 06 06/16/2006
SB 140 COMPUTERS & INTERNET SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 97 SLA 05 08/30/2005
SB 155 APPROP: SCHOOLS/UNIV/VIROLOGY LAB/MUSEUM SENATOR STEVENS B
RETURNED TO (H) FIN 05/07/2005
SB 209 ACCESS TO LICENSED CLUB PREMISES SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 69 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 216 BAIL RESTRICTIONS/UNLAWFUL EVASION SENATORS HUGGINS, GREEN
CHAPTER 57 SLA 06 06/13/2006
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
SCR 2 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL YEAR 2005 SENATOR STEVENS G
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 05/17/2005
SJR 10 SUPPORT FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT SENATOR DYSON
(H) STA 04/07/2005
SJR 14 REPEAL FEDERAL ESTATE TAX SENATOR HUGGINS
(H) STA 04/21/2005
SJR 15 BAN LAWSUITS AGAINST FIREARMS INDUSTRY SENATOR HUGGINS
(H) JUD 05/05/2005
SJR 16 STATES' RIGHT TO REGULATE HUNTING/FISHING SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 05/19/2005
SR 2 EAST LYNN CANAL HIGHWAY SENATOR STEDMAN
SENATE RESOLVE 2 05/17/2005
SR 4 USPS AIR SHIPMENT OF BYPASS MAIL SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 3 05/27/2005

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