23rd-27th Legislature (2003 -2012)

HOUSE
CARL GATTO





Representative Carl Gatto
District: 13
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2012 Representative

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Date/Place of Birth:
December 29, 1937
New York, New York

Residency in Alaska:
1968 - present

Occupation:
Paramedic/Fire Officer, Anchorage Fire Department

Family:
Wife - Cathy (school nurse)
Children - Kip, Antonia, Samantha, Gabriel

Education:
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
   - M.S. Biology
Brooklyn Polytech, Brooklyn, New York
   - B.A. Mechanical Engineering
University of California, San Jose, CA
   - B.A. Physical Science
   - B.A. Biology
   - Teacher Certification: High School and Special Education
University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
   - A.A. Paramedicine
   - Fire Instructor I, II, III
Brooklyn Tech High School, Brooklyn, New York

Military:
General Electric Company Development of Military Jet Engines

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2009 - present
Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2003 - 2004
Co-Chair, Resources Committee: 2007 - 2008
Co-Chair, Transportation Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2004
Vice-Chair: State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Education & Early Development Committee: 2003 - 2006
Ethics Committee: 2007 - present
Health, Education & Social Services: 2005 - 2006
Judiciary Committee: 2009 - present
Legislative Council Committee: 2005 - 2006
Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003, 2007 - 2008
Regulatory Review Committee: 2009 - present
Resources Committee: 2003 - 2006
State Affairs Committee: 2009 - present
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Education & Early Development: 2003 - 2006
   - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2003 - 2006
   - Public Safety: 2003 - 2004
   - Revenue: 2005 - 2006
Chair, Mat-Su Valley Caucus

Other Political and Government Positions:
National:
NCSL Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
NCSL Committee on Education
NCSL Committee on Legislative Effectiveness
ECS - Education Commission of the States
CSG, Energy & Environment Committee
State Agriculture & Rural Leaders (SARL) Board
Energy Council

State/Local:
Commander, Civil Air Patrol
Commissioner, Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education
Council on Education of Military Children
Vice-President Matanuska-Susitna School Board
Valley Hospital Board of Trustees
Matanuska-Susitna Parks & Recreation Board
Road Service Area Supervisor

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Military Jet Engineer
Irrigation Engineer
Former High School Science Teacher
Paramedic/Firefighter

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Race Director for various walks and runs
Valley Hospital Association
Basketball Coach
Soccer Assistant Coach
Cross-Country Team Photographer
Church Outreach Counselor, Yukon River Trips, International Trips for teens
Palmer Chamber of Commerce
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce

Other Information:
Conservative Patriots Group
Sportsman’s Caucus
Patrick Henry Caucus
Heartland Institute
Awards
   - Defender of Democracy 2004
   - Frontiersman's Most Trusted Elected Official 2006
   - Ag Legislator of the Year 2007

Special Interests:
Family, Triathlons, Hunting, Fishing, School Sports, Private Pilot/Flying, Charity Walks/Races

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 AMEND AMT OF BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) EDC 01/20/2009
HB 2 BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR STILLBIRTH REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 8 SLA 09 05/01/2009
HB 11 INTERPRETATION OF OIL & GAS LEASE REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, SEATON, CISSNA, TUCK, PETERSEN, GUTTENBERG, GATTO
(H) RES 01/20/2009
HB 24 PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, GATTO, LYNN
CHAPTER 45 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 37 RIGHT TO WORK REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) L&C 01/20/2009
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 64 GIFT CARDS REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GARDNER, GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 02/11/2009
HB 66 NET ENERGY METERING REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, AUSTERMAN, GATTO, RAMRAS, MUNOZ, P.WILSON, BUCH
(H) ENE 01/20/2009
HB 70 FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 11 SLA 10 05/04/2010
HB 138 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 03/01/2010
HB 139 ALLOW SCREEN DEVICES IN UTILITY VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 42 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 203 EXPUNGEMENT OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL RECORDS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) JUD 03/23/2009
HB 241 DIVEST INVESTMENTS IN IRAN REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 03/31/2010
HB 252 AQUATIC FARM PROD./AGRICULTURE PROMOTION REPRESENTATIVES AUSTERMAN, GATTO
(H) FSH 01/19/2010
HB 255 ENHANCED DRIVER'S LICENSE AND ID CARD REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) STA 01/19/2010
HB 259 ADULT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, GATTO
(H) HSS 01/19/2010
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 397 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) JUD 02/23/2010
HJR 2 CONST AM: GENDER-NEUTRAL REFERENCES REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 04/06/2009
HJR 16 DISABLED VETERANS PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 06/04/2010
HJR 29 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) RLS 04/02/2009
HJR 35 CONST AM: HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVES KELLY, KELLER, P.WILSON, GATTO
FAILED (H) 04/15/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 6 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS/SENTENCING REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 79 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 10 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, CHENAULT, THOMAS, GARA, HARRIS, KAWASAKI
CHAPTER 10 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 35 NOTICE & CONSENT FOR MINOR'S ABORTION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) HSS 04/03/2009
HB 87 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) L&C 01/26/2009
HB 108 PROP. FORECLOSURE/EXECUTION/TRUST DEEDS REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 62 SLA 10 06/09/2010
HB 167 TAX CREDIT FOR STATE TOURISM PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) FIN 04/08/2009
HB 185 LABOR NEUTRALITY FOR STATE CONTRACTS REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
(H) L&C 03/12/2009
HB 186 AK FIREARMS EXEMPT FROM FED. REGULATION REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 23 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 201 CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 50 SLA 09 07/09/2009
HB 202 RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(S) STA 04/01/2010
HB 209 SURCHARGE: OIL EXPORTED TO CERTAIN STATES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RES 03/30/2009
HB 226 NAMING VETERANS' WAY IN MAT-SU REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 89 SLA 10 06/17/2010
HB 244 PROHIBIT EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) CRA 04/18/2009
HB 266 PERSONAL USE FISHING PRIORITY REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, KELLER, NEUMAN
(H) FSH 01/19/2010
HB 307 SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 4 SLA 10 03/31/2010
HB 311 STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS; REGULATIONS REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
(H) RLS 02/19/2010
HB 319 CONCEALED HANDGUNS/ FED FIREMARMS FORMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 24 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 331 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) FIN 03/01/2010
HB 334 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 10 06/04/2010
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
HJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 07/29/2009
HJR 12 GROUND-BASED MIDCOURSE DEFENSE SYSTEM REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 07/22/2009
HJR 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 18 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/29/2009
HJR 25 HYDROELECTRIC POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/22/2009
HJR 27 STATE SOVEREIGNTY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 07/10/2009
HJR 31 SUPPORT SOLDIERS' BURIAL DESIGNATIONS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 07/09/2009
HJR 32 FEDERAL PREEMPTION OF SALMON MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) FSH 04/10/2009
HJR 33 RESTART COOK INLET PRODUCTION REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(S) RES 04/19/2009
HJR 40 COOK INLET/KACHEMAK BELUGA POPULATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 08/03/2010
HJR 45 OPPOSE FEDERAL CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 67 08/03/2010
HJR 49 OPPOSING EPA CLEAN AIR ACT REGULATIONS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 70 08/03/2010
HR 5 OPPOSING FEDERAL EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(H) RLS 02/18/2009
HR 6 DEVELOP MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 05/05/2009
HR 9 STATE SOVEREIGNTY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 03/13/2009
HR 13 ANCHORAGE VEHICLE INSPECTION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
HOUSE RESOLVE 10 03/17/2010
SB 10 MEDICAID/INS FOR CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 117 SLA 10 07/01/2010
SB 32 MEDICAID:HOME/COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES SENATOR ELLIS
(H) FIN 04/14/2009
SB 57 CHARTER/ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FUNDING SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 09 05/15/2009
SJR 22 FEDERAL PREEMPTION OF SALMON MANAGEMENT SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 04/15/2010

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