23rd-28th Legislature (2003 -2014)

SENATE
HOLLIS FRENCH





Senator Hollis French
District: M
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2003-2012 Senator
2013-2014 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2014)

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Date and Place of Birth:
October 11, 1958
Newton, Massachusetts

Occupation:
Lawyer, small business owner

Spouse:
Peggy Pepper French

Children:
Christopher

Residency in Alaska:
1978 to present - Anchorage

Education:
Summit County High School, 1972-1976, Diploma
University of Colorado, 1976-1977; University of Alaska, 1986-1990, B.A. English; Cornell Law School, 1992-1995, J.D.

Political and Government Positions:
Assistant District Attorney, 1996-2002; law clerk to superior court judge, 1995-1996.

Business and Professional Positions:
Co-owner, French Apartments, 1989-present; lead operator, ARCO, 1991-1992; production operator, ARCO, 1984-1990, Shell Oil Company, 1980-1984.

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Alaska Bar Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Challenge Alaska, Access Alaska, MADD, Underage Drinking Task Force.

Special Interests:
Hiking, skiing, climbing, running, reading, family camping trips.

Other:
Victims for Justice, High 5 Award, 2002; MADD Volunteer Award, 1999; climbed Mt. McKinley to the summit twice.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 1 ALASKA MINIMUM WAGE SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, THOMAS, DAVIS, FRENCH
CHAPTER 56 SLA 09 07/09/2009
SB 19 COMPLAINTS AGAINST PEACE OFFICERS/VPSOS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) JUD 02/25/2009
SB 20 WORKERS' COMP MEDICAL/REHAB RECORDS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) L&C 01/21/2009
SB 37 DIVEST INVESTMENTS IN SUDAN SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 04/09/2009
SB 47 STATUTE OF LIMITATION FOR SEXUAL OFFENSES SENATOR FRENCH
(S) RLS 04/01/2009
SB 51 MOTOR VEHICLE WINDOW TINTING SENATOR FRENCH
(H) TRA 04/16/2009
SB 54 PRICE GOUGING INVOLVING ENERGY RESOURCES SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, FRENCH
(S) FIN 04/14/2009
SB 61 MANDATORY UNIVERSAL HEALTH INSURANCE SENATOR FRENCH
(S) L&C 03/16/2009
SB 72 CHILD SAFETY SEATS & SEAT BELTS SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 34 SLA 09 06/17/2009
SB 110 PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE/DNA I.D. SYSTEM SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 20 SLA 10 05/14/2010
SB 151 FALSE SOLICITATION SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 03/18/2009
SB 153 MOBILE HOMES AS REAL PROPERTY SENATOR FRENCH
(S) JUD 03/10/2010
SB 180 FELON CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 04/03/2009
SB 182 REPEAL CBR SUBACCOUNT SENATOR FRENCH BY REQUEST
(S) STA 04/06/2009
SB 184 INTERNET ACCESS TO LEG COMMITTEE MTGS SENATOR FRENCH
(H) FIN 04/15/2010
SB 203 COOK INLET GAS STORAGE FACILITIES SENATORS FRENCH, WIELECHOWSKI
(S) FIN 03/02/2010
SB 205 RCA RATE CHANGE SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, FRENCH
(S) L&C 01/19/2010
SB 276 PHYSICIAN SHORTAGES: GRANTS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) HSS 02/12/2010
SB 285 CORPORATIONS NOT "PERSONS" IN ELECTIONS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 02/19/2010
SJR 24 CONST AM: GUARANTEE PERM FUND DIVIDEND SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 02/10/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 20 FISHERIES LOANS:ENERGY EFFICIENCY/AMOUNT REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, BUCH
CHAPTER 120 SLA 10 08/19/2010
HB 24 PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, GATTO, LYNN
CHAPTER 45 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 50 LIMIT OVERTIME FOR REGISTERED NURSES REPRESENTATIVES P.WILSON, GARA, TUCK, PETERSEN, LYNN, SEATON, GATTO, CISSNA, MUNOZ, GARDNER
CHAPTER 118 SLA 10 07/07/2010
HB 63 COUNCIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: MEMBERS, STAFF REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, HOLMES, COGHILL, P.WILSON
CHAPTER 47 SLA 09 06/23/2009
HB 93 DO NOT CALL REGISTRY--MOBILE/CELL PHONES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 32 SLA 09 06/16/2009
HB 114 STATE TRANS FACILITY FOR EMERGENCY AID REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 10 06/02/2010
HB 126 EXTEND/RESUME STATE CUSTODY OF CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 80 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 137 COMPACT: EDUCATION OF MILITARY CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 10 SLA 09 05/15/2009
HB 177 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 190 CHILDREN'S TRUST REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 115 SLA 10 07/01/2010
HB 274 ESTABLISHING PURPLE HEART DAY REPRESENTATIVES DAHLSTROM, GARDNER, BUCH, KELLER, PETERSEN, LYNN, GATTO, TUCK, DOOGAN, THOMAS, HAWKER, GUTTENBERG, RAMRAS, FAIRCLOUGH, JOHNSON, MILLETT, HERRON
CHAPTER 2 SLA 10 03/22/2010
HB 280 NATURAL GAS: STORAGE/ TAX CREDITS REPRESENTATIVES HAWKER, CHENAULT
CHAPTER 16 SLA 10 05/12/2010
HB 307 SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 4 SLA 10 03/31/2010
HB 334 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 344 SALMON PRODUCT DEVELOP. TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 102 SLA 10 06/25/2010
HB 355 CRIMINAL FINES FOR ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 54 SLA 10 06/09/2010
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HCR 16 PROCLAIMING SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE DAY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 06/08/2009
HCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/13/2010
HJR 9 AVIATION MUSEUM/CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT REPRESENTATIVE R.FOSTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/22/2009
HJR 10 VETERANS' HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 05/25/2009
HJR 16 DISABLED VETERANS PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 06/04/2010
HJR 18 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/29/2009
HJR 19 OIL TANKER ESCORT VESSELS/OIL SPILL ANNIV REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/13/2009
HJR 22 URGING US TO RATIFY LAW OF THE SEA TREATY REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/29/2009
HJR 25 HYDROELECTRIC POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/22/2009
SB 13 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATOR DAVIS
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/04/2010
SB 23 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS SENATOR ELTON
(S) FIN 03/25/2009
SB 32 MEDICAID:HOME/COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES SENATOR ELLIS
(H) FIN 04/14/2009
SB 38 PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS; MANAGED CARE SENATOR ELTON
(S) L&C 04/06/2009
SB 45 VETERANS' CEMETERY/FUND/PLATES/PREFERENCE SENATORS HUGGINS, THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 21 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 87 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) FIN 02/11/2009
SB 133 ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFO EXCHANGE SYSTEM SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 24 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 138 TAX CREDIT FOR STATE TOURISM PROGRAM SENATOR MEYER
(S) FIN 03/20/2009
SB 139 INCENTIVES FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL PROVIDERS SENATOR OLSON
(H) FIN 04/12/2010
SB 172 ALASKA HEALTH CARE COMMISSION SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 96 SLA 10 06/21/2010
SB 199 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR DENTURES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 60 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SB 206 APPROP UNIV ENGINEERING BUILDINGS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 02/10/2010
SB 208 DNR/REVENUE STUDY ON NATURAL GAS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) FIN 04/13/2010
SB 210 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) FIN 02/15/2010
SB 213 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) FIN 04/14/2010
SB 215 PIONEERS HOME RX DRUG BENEFIT SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, OLSON, KOOKESH, ELLIS, DAVIS
CHAPTER 90 SLA 10 06/17/2010
SB 219 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY:PROGRAM/MEDICAID SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 109 SLA 10 06/25/2010
SB 239 IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES/DUI/CHEM. TEST SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 85 SLA 10 06/16/2010
SB 244 GOVERNOR'S DUTY STATION/TRAVEL ALLOWANCES SENATOR STEDMAN
(H) RLS 04/14/2010
SB 257 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 110 SLA 10 06/28/2010
SB 266 VIOLENT CRIMES EMERGENCY COMPENSATION SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 99 SLA 10 06/21/2010
SCR 4 ACCEPT FED. ECONOMIC STIMULUS PAYMENTS SENATOR STEDMAN
HELD ON SECY'S DESK 03/23/2009
SCR 14 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 40 08/03/2010
SJR 17 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/17/2009
SR 9 COMMITTEE ROOM NAMED AFTER WILLIAM BELTZ SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 6 02/10/2010

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