21st-28th Legislature (1999 -2014)

HOUSE
BETH KERTTULA





Representative Beth Kerttula
House Minority Leader
District: 3
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1999-2006 Representative
2007-2008 Representative Minority Leader
2009-2012 Representative House Minority Leader
2013-2014 Representative Resigned January 24, 2014

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Beth's family has a long
history in Alaska starting in 1918, when her grandfather
Oscar spent the winter in Nome. In 1935 he returned with his
young family to the Matanuska Valley to farm. Beth's
father Jay has the honor of being the state's longest-
serving legislator and the only legislator to have served
as both House Speaker and Senate President. Her mother
Joyce was an English teacher and full-time volunteer as
Jay's office manager.


After growing up as a legislator's child in Juneau and
Palmer, Beth earned her BA from Stanford University and her
JD from the University of Santa Clara. She worked as an
attorney in both private and public practice before running
for office.


Beth has been elected seven times to the Alaska House of
Representatives from District 3 in Juneau. During her
public service she has been a strong voice for Alaskans
retaining control over their resource wealth and responsible
development and has been instrumental in oil and gas
decisions. Beth has also been a leader to restore civility,
ethics and non-partisan decision-making to the legislature.
She was the original sponsor of Alaska's world-renowned
cruise ship pollution legislation.


A trusted and respected leader, Beth served on the House
Finance Committee, was Minority Whip for 3 years, and is
currently the House Minority Leader - the highest rank for
a minority member in the House.


Beth's husband Jim Powell was Deputy Mayor of Juneau.
He works at the Department of Environmental Conservation and
is a PhD student at the University of Alaska.


Beth is a member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, Camp
2, the Fil-Am and the Filipino Communities of Juneau, and
the Alaska Bar Association. Beth owns a very small jewelry
making business and enjoys reading, watching movies and just
being outside with Jim.

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Beth resigned on January 24, 2014.

Legislative Service:

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 32 NOTIFIC. OF STATE POSITION STATUS CHANGES REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 01/20/2009
HB 45 DIVEST INVESTMENTS IN SUDAN REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GARDNER, PETERSEN, KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/25/2009
HB 47 RUNOFF ELECTION FOR STATE LEGISLATOR REPRESENTATIVES OLSON, KERTTULA
(H) STA 01/20/2009
HB 52 POST-TRIAL JUROR COUNSELING REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 111 SLA 10 06/28/2010
HB 55 PUPIL/TEACHER RATIO IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) EDC 01/20/2009
HB 56 STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS REPRESENTATIVES KERTTULA, TUCK
(H) EDC 01/20/2009
HB 57 CHILD CARE CTRS: STATE EMPLOYEES & OTHERS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 01/20/2009
HB 76 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL & LB&A MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, BUCH, CISSNA, DOOGAN, GARDNER, GUTTENBERG, HOLMES, KAWASAKI, KERTTULA, PETERSEN, SALMON, TUCK
(H) FIN 02/05/2010
HB 111 PERS MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS TO RETIREE ORG. REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) L&C 02/04/2009
HB 142 STAN PRICE STATE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) RES 02/23/2009
HB 275 ANTITRUST ACTIONS & PENALTIES REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, BUCH, CISSNA, CRAWFORD, N.FOSTER, GARA, GARDNER, GUTTENBERG, HOLMES, KAWASAKI, KERTTULA, PETERSEN
(H) L&C 01/19/2010
HJR 48 CRIME VICTIMS FUND PRESERVATION ACT REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 69 08/03/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 8 PIPE FOR A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) TRA 01/20/2009
HB 18 AMOUNT OF 2009 PFD REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
(H) STA 01/20/2009
HB 20 FISHERIES LOANS:ENERGY EFFICIENCY/AMOUNT REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, BUCH
CHAPTER 120 SLA 10 08/19/2010
HB 26 MEDICAID FOR ADULT DENTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 35 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 28 CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) L&C 01/20/2009
HB 30 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS REPRESENTATIVES HARRIS, HAWKER, MUNOZ
(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 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 63 COUNCIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: MEMBERS, STAFF REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, HOLMES, COGHILL, P.WILSON
CHAPTER 47 SLA 09 06/23/2009
HB 69 EARLY CHILDHOOD ED: PARENTS AS TEACHERS REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, PETERSEN, KAWASAKI, GARA
(S) FIN 04/18/2010
HB 70 FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 11 SLA 10 05/04/2010
HB 74 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES JOULE, EDGMON, BUCH
(H) RES 03/05/2009
HB 87 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) L&C 01/26/2009
HB 88 EXTEND BAR ASS'N BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 46 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 96 INTEREST FORGIVEN ON CERTAIN STATE LOANS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) STA 01/28/2009
HB 97 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(H) FIN 02/25/2009
HB 105 STEP PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 36 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 106 VILLAGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
CHAPTER 49 SLA 09 07/07/2009
HB 115 PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE BUCH
(H) JUD 02/23/2010
HB 117 BOARD OF FISHERIES MEETING LOCATION REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) FSH 02/06/2009
HB 119 PRODUCTION TAX ON CERTAIN NATURAL GAS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) L&C 02/06/2009
HB 123 SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 43 SLA 09 06/20/2009
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 148 ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLAN AND GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) ENE 02/23/2009
HB 150 POWER COST EQUALIZATION REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FIN 03/18/2009
HB 151 USE, REGULATION, AND OPERATION OF BOATS REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
CHAPTER 19 SLA 09 05/20/2009
HB 161 JUNEAU SUBPORT BLDG/AHFC BLDG REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(S) FIN 04/09/2009
HB 166 SOUTHEAST ENERGY FUND REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 04/01/2009
HB 168 TRAUMA CARE CENTERS/FUND REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 98 SLA 10 06/21/2010
HB 169 APPROP: TRAUMA CARE FUND REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) FIN 03/09/2009
HB 180 SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(H) FIN 03/12/2009
HB 187 INS. COVERAGE: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN
(H) HSS 03/12/2009
HB 189 OIL AND GAS TAX REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) RES 03/13/2009
HB 190 CHILDREN'S TRUST REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 115 SLA 10 07/01/2010
HB 204 POSTSECONDARY MEDICAL EDUC. PROG. REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(H) FIN 04/03/2009
HB 205 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FOR DECEASED REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) FIN 04/14/2009
HB 222 MED. INS. ELIGIBILITY/NONDISCRIMINATION REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 55 SLA 09 07/09/2009
HB 230 HAZING REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) JUD 04/14/2009
HB 235 PROF STUDENT EXCHANGE LOAN FORGIVENESS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) FIN 02/08/2010
HB 236 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR LEGISLATIVE VACANCY REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) STA 04/16/2009
HB 237 EDUCATION BUDGET & LEGISLATOR SALARIES REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDC 04/17/2009
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 303 SMALL BUSINESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) ENE 01/19/2010
HB 307 SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 4 SLA 10 03/31/2010
HB 331 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) FIN 03/01/2010
HB 335 PHYSICIAN SHORTAGES: GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) HSS 02/10/2010
HB 341 AQUATIC FARMING REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
(H) FSH 02/10/2010
HB 344 SALMON PRODUCT DEVELOP. TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 102 SLA 10 06/25/2010
HB 349 SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL MEETINGS REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 5 SLA 10 04/14/2010
HB 358 CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) STA 02/19/2010
HB 359 CORPORATIONS NOT "PERSONS" IN ELECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) STA 02/19/2010
HB 365 FISH PROCESSOR FEES, LICENSES, RECORDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 74 SLA 10 06/11/2010
HB 399 COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENTS REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HSS 02/23/2010
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HCR 11 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 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 3 CONST.AM:NO GAMING WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL REPRESENTATIVES CRAWFORD, DAHLSTROM
(H) FIN 03/27/2009
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 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 19 OIL TANKER ESCORT VESSELS/OIL SPILL ANNIV REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/13/2009
HJR 24 FED. SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM/MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 04/15/2010
HJR 25 HYDROELECTRIC POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/22/2009
HJR 26 STATEHOOD/ANCSA LAND SURVEY FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 66 08/03/2010
HJR 31 SUPPORT SOLDIERS' BURIAL DESIGNATIONS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 07/09/2009
HJR 38 CONST. AM: INCREASE NUMBER OF LEGISLATORS REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
(H) FIN 03/15/2010
HJR 43 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) RES 02/17/2010
HJR 47 SMALL VESSEL CARGO EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 68 08/03/2010
HR 8 OPPOSE TSA SECURITY RULE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 03/09/2009
HR 12 SUPPORTING KENSINGTON GOLD MINE REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
HOUSE RESOLVE 9 06/08/2009
SB 3 CFEC AS INFORMATION RESOURCE SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 58 SLA 09 07/13/2009
SB 10 MEDICAID/INS FOR CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 117 SLA 10 07/01/2010
SB 13 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATOR DAVIS
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/04/2010
SB 29 NAMING THOMAS B. STEWART LEG. OFFICE BLDG SENATOR ELTON
CHAPTER 11 SLA 09 05/18/2009
SB 32 MEDICAID:HOME/COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES SENATOR ELLIS
(H) FIN 04/14/2009
SB 43 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG SENATOR MENARD
(H) RLS 04/15/2010
SB 50 IDITAROD REGISTRATION PLATES SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 2 SLA 09 03/25/2009
SB 57 CHARTER/ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FUNDING SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 09 05/15/2009
SB 101 STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRES AND SURVEYS SENATOR DAVIS
(H) FIN 03/15/2010
SB 111 INTRASTATE AIR SERVICE CERTIFICATES SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 09 04/19/2009
SB 117 PRICE OF CIGARETTES SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 114 SLA 10 06/30/2010
SB 142 TRANSFER RAILROAD LAND TO DOTPF:FAIRBANKS SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 22 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 159 WORKERS' COMP: FUNERAL EXPENSES/MED INFO SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 77 SLA 10 06/15/2010
SB 163 FISHERMEN'S FUND SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 103 SLA 10 06/25/2010
SB 170 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 27 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 171 PERM. FUND DIV. FOR DECEASED/CONTRIBUTION SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 22 SLA 10 05/27/2010
SB 184 INTERNET ACCESS TO LEG COMMITTEE MTGS SENATOR FRENCH
(H) FIN 04/15/2010
SB 199 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR DENTURES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 60 SLA 10 06/09/2010
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 243 GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE:ROYALTY/PERMIT/FEE SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 38 SLA 10 06/02/2010
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 258 DENTAL CARE INSURANCE/PREFERRED PROVIDERS SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 75 SLA 10 06/15/2010
SB 266 VIOLENT CRIMES EMERGENCY COMPENSATION SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 99 SLA 10 06/21/2010
SB 279 MORTGAGE LENDING SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 61 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SCR 1 BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2009 SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 04/15/2009
SCR 14 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 40 08/03/2010
SJR 27 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/25/2010