21st-26th Legislature (1999 -2010)

HOUSE
JOHN HARRIS





Representative John Harris
District: 12
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1999-2010 Representative
2005-2008 Representative Speaker of the House

Date/Place of Birth:
October 15, 1957 Glennallen, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Valdez: 1957 - present

Occupation:
Business Owner Teamster

Spouse:
Nicole

Children:
John Paul

Education:
Valdez High School, Valdez: Graduated 1975 Lincoln Electric Welding School, Cleveland, Ohio Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Speaker of the House: 2005 - 2008
Joint Armed Services Committee: 2003 - 2006
Ethics Committee: 2005 - 2006
Fisheries Committee: 2005 - 2008
Legislative Council Committee: 2005 - 2008
Rule Committee: 2005 - 2008
Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 2003 - 2004
Joint Armed Services Committee: 2001 - 2002
Finance Committee: 2001 - 2002
Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 2001 - 2002
Finance Subcommittees:
- Health & Social Services: 2001 - 2002
- Court System: 2004 - 2008
- Corrections: 2003
- Governor: 2003 - 2008
- Legislature: 2003 - 2008
- University of Alaska: 2003 - 2008

Other Political and Government Positions:
Valdez City Council: 1990 - 1998 Mayor, City of Valdez: 1992 - 1996

Business and Professional Positions:
Owner, Valdez Industrial Supply

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Chambers of Commerce: Valdez, Delta, Glennallen Prince William Sound Community College Advisory Board Board Member, Horizons Unlimited Board Member, Resource of Alaska Board Member, United Way St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church

Special Interests:
Flying, traveling, volunteering

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 10 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, CHENAULT, THOMAS, GARA, HARRIS, KAWASAKI
CHAPTER 10 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 30 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS REPRESENTATIVES HARRIS, HAWKER, MUNOZ
(H) L&C 01/20/2009
HB 134 CRUISE SHIP WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 53 SLA 09 07/09/2009
HB 207 MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM FISHERMEN'S FUND REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RLS 04/16/2009
HB 220 GAME MANAGEMENT OF BISON REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RES 04/07/2009
HB 318 UNREGULATED POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) CRA 01/29/2010
HB 322 WINTER TIRE REQUIREMENTS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) TRA 01/29/2010
HCR 16 PROCLAIMING SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE DAY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 06/08/2009
HJR 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 23 CONST. AM. FACILITY MAINTENANCE FUND REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) STA 03/12/2009
HR 15 ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF TURKEY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RLS 02/23/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 35 NOTICE & CONSENT FOR MINOR'S ABORTION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) HSS 04/03/2009
HB 44 ENERGY BONDS/INVESTMENTS/ANGDA REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT, P.WILSON
(S) RES 04/16/2009
HB 54 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, CRAWFORD, BUCH, CISSNA, GARA, HOLMES, PETERSEN
(H) L&C 01/20/2009
HB 58 EDUC LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, P.WILSON, MILLETT
(H) FIN 04/01/2009
HB 70 FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 11 SLA 10 05/04/2010
HB 73 LICENSE PLATES: FIREFIGHTER/EMT/FRAT. ORG REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 116 SLA 10 07/01/2010
HB 87 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) L&C 01/26/2009
HB 93 DO NOT CALL REGISTRY--MOBILE/CELL PHONES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 32 SLA 09 06/16/2009
HB 96 INTEREST FORGIVEN ON CERTAIN STATE LOANS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) STA 01/28/2009
HB 119 PRODUCTION TAX ON CERTAIN NATURAL GAS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) L&C 02/06/2009
HB 121 MUNICIPAL AIR QUALITY PROPERTY TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 26 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 126 EXTEND/RESUME STATE CUSTODY OF CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 80 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 131 CHILD SAFETY SEATS & SEAT BELTS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
(H) TRA 02/13/2009
HB 137 COMPACT: EDUCATION OF MILITARY CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 10 SLA 09 05/15/2009
HB 150 POWER COST EQUALIZATION REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FIN 03/18/2009
HB 161 JUNEAU SUBPORT BLDG/AHFC BLDG REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(S) FIN 04/09/2009
HB 167 TAX CREDIT FOR STATE TOURISM PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) FIN 04/08/2009
HB 174 POST-CONVICTION DNA TESTING REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) JUD 03/09/2009
HB 177 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 178 PAYMENTS TO PHYSICIANS:MEDICARE/PROBONO REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) HSS 03/12/2009
HB 186 AK FIREARMS EXEMPT FROM FED. REGULATION REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 23 SLA 10 05/27/2010
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 211 SEAFOOD MARKETING CONTRACTS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FSH 04/01/2009
HB 226 NAMING VETERANS' WAY IN MAT-SU REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 89 SLA 10 06/17/2010
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 281 BOARD OF GAME/FISH & GAME COMMISSIONER REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) CRA 01/19/2010
HB 319 CONCEALED HANDGUNS/ FED FIREMARMS FORMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 24 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 344 SALMON PRODUCT DEVELOP. TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 102 SLA 10 06/25/2010
HB 377 VOLUNTEER AMATEUR SPORTS OFFICIALS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 10 04/30/2010
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HJR 9 AVIATION MUSEUM/CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT REPRESENTATIVE R.FOSTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/22/2009
HJR 12 GROUND-BASED MIDCOURSE DEFENSE SYSTEM REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 07/22/2009
HJR 19 OIL TANKER ESCORT VESSELS/OIL SPILL ANNIV REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/13/2009
HJR 21 GROUNDFISH FISHERIES LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) RLS 04/06/2009
HJR 26 STATEHOOD/ANCSA LAND SURVEY FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 66 08/03/2010
HJR 39 DISAPPROVING FAIRBANKS ANNEXATION REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
(H) CRA 01/27/2010
HJR 43 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) RES 02/17/2010
HR 6 DEVELOP MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 05/05/2009
HR 8 OPPOSE TSA SECURITY RULE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 03/09/2009
HR 9 STATE SOVEREIGNTY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 03/13/2009
HR 10 IN SUPPORT OF SENATOR TED STEVENS REPRESENTATIVE R.FOSTER
HOUSE RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009

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