26th-27th Legislature (2009 -2012)

SENATE
LINDA MENARD





Senator Linda Menard
District: G
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2009-2012 Senator

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PLACE OF BIRTH:
Cheboygan, Michigan

NAME OF SPOUSE:
Dr. Curtis Menard (deceased)

CHILDREN:
Robert, Curtis (deceased), Steven, & Dr. Dirk Menard, Dr. McKenzy (Menard) Boyd

OCCUPATION:
Legislator

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY IN ALASKA:
43 years

ALASKAN COMMUNITIES LIVED IN:
Anchorage 1968-71 Wasilla 1971-present

EDUCATION:
L’Anse High School 1962, University of Alaska 1975 BA Elementary Education, major-psychology, minor-music.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Mat-Su Borough School Board 1996-07, (President and Vice President of the board); Governor’s State Arts Council; Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas (CACFA); Knik Arm Board and Toll Authority (KABATA); Joint Legislative Taskforce on Higher Education and Career Readiness; Joint Legislative Taskforce on Higher Education Scholarship Funding.

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
All I Saw Cookware (formally Wasilla Design Center): Founder/owner; Palmer & Wasilla Dental Centers, CFO-30+ years

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce: Founder and Vice-Chair; Charter Member Mat-Su Convention and Visitors Bureau; Salvation Army: President and 20 year Advisory Board Member; American Cancer Society: President; Wasilla High School and Middle School PTO: Founder; Mat-Su Mental Health Foundation: Member of the Board; Valley Hospital Association; Mat-Su School Foundation: Founder and Chair 2003-08; Mat-Su Health Foundation: First Chair, Interim Executive Director; Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Board of Directors

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Piano; Wasilla Community Band: Founder/Drum Majorette; Wasilla & Palmer Bridge Club: Founder; Competitive Scrabble; Three-time marathon runner

OTHER:
Henry Toll Fellow 2010; 1994 First Lady’s Volunteer Award; Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 1999; Champion for Children, 2007; Outstanding School Board Member by the Mat-Su principals.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 43 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG SENATOR MENARD
(H) RLS 04/15/2010
SB 44 SAFE ABANDONMENT OF INFANTS SENATOR MENARD
(S) HSS 01/21/2009
SB 58 MARMOT DAY SENATOR MENARD
CHAPTER 57 SLA 09 07/09/2009
SB 73 USE OF HEADLIGHTS REQUIRED SENATOR MENARD
(S) FIN 03/20/2009
SB 129 RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SENATOR MENARD
(H) RLS 04/16/2010
SB 174 SCHOLARSHIPS: AK SCHOLARS/GRANTS/EXCHANGE SENATOR MENARD
(H) FIN 04/13/2010
SB 201 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS SENATORS MENARD, HUGGINS
(S) CRA 01/19/2010
SB 209 STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS; REGULATIONS SENATOR MENARD
CHAPTER 30 SLA 10 06/01/2010
SJR 1 LIMITING TERMS OF STATE LEGISLATORS SENATOR MENARD
(S) CRA 01/21/2009
SJR 8 CONST. AM: HONORARIUM PAYMENTS SENATOR MENARD
(S) STA 02/25/2009



Cosponsored Bills
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 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 35 NOTICE & CONSENT FOR MINOR'S ABORTION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) HSS 04/03/2009
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 123 SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 43 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 137 COMPACT: EDUCATION OF MILITARY CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 10 SLA 09 05/15/2009
HB 168 TRAUMA CARE CENTERS/FUND REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 98 SLA 10 06/21/2010
HB 177 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 184 DEBT AUTHORIZATION FOR UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 94 SLA 10 06/21/2010
HB 186 AK FIREARMS EXEMPT FROM FED. REGULATION REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 23 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 190 CHILDREN'S TRUST REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 115 SLA 10 07/01/2010
HB 210 IZEMBEK STATE GAME REFUGE LAND EXCHANGE REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 119 SLA 10 08/19/2010
HB 226 NAMING VETERANS' WAY IN MAT-SU REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 89 SLA 10 06/17/2010
HB 245 LICENSING FOR OPTOMETRY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 27 SLA 10 06/01/2010
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 319 CONCEALED HANDGUNS/ FED FIREMARMS FORMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 24 SLA 10 05/27/2010
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 349 SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL MEETINGS REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 5 SLA 10 04/14/2010
HB 369 IN-STATE PIPELINE/COORDINATOR/TEAM REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 7 SLA 10 04/26/2010
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
HCR 16 PROCLAIMING SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE DAY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 06/08/2009
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 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 19 OIL TANKER ESCORT VESSELS/OIL SPILL ANNIV REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/13/2009
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 27 STATE SOVEREIGNTY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 07/10/2009
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
SB 1 ALASKA MINIMUM WAGE SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, THOMAS, DAVIS, FRENCH
CHAPTER 56 SLA 09 07/09/2009
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 45 VETERANS' CEMETERY/FUND/PLATES/PREFERENCE SENATORS HUGGINS, THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 21 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 49 BLOOD DONATION AWARENESS FUND SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 02/27/2009
SB 52 SALVIA DIVINORUM AS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SENATOR THERRIAULT
(S) FIN 03/18/2009
SB 57 CHARTER/ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FUNDING SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 09 05/15/2009
SB 79 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 03/05/2009
SB 87 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) FIN 02/11/2009
SB 110 PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE/DNA I.D. SYSTEM SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 20 SLA 10 05/14/2010
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 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 173 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) L&C 03/27/2009
SB 179 PARENTAL NOTICE OF MINOR'S ABORTION SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) HSS 04/03/2009
SB 199 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR DENTURES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 60 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SB 208 DNR/REVENUE STUDY ON NATURAL GAS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) FIN 04/13/2010
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 221 SCHOLARSHIPS/ LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCES SENATOR STEVENS
CHAPTER 14 SLA 10 05/10/2010
SB 239 IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES/DUI/CHEM. TEST SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 85 SLA 10 06/16/2010
SB 242 GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE TAX CREDITS SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 03/22/2010
SB 243 GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE:ROYALTY/PERMIT/FEE SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 38 SLA 10 06/02/2010
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
SB 286 PEACE OFFICER RETIREMENT CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) L&C 02/22/2010
SB 291 NUCLEAR POWER FACILITIES/WASTE TRANSPORT. SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) RES 02/22/2010
SB 292 PAWNBROKERS SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 49 SLA 10 06/04/2010
SB 294 SPORT FISH GUIDE LICENSES-SUNSET SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 48 SLA 10 06/04/2010
SCR 13 SUPPORTING SENIOR CAREGIVERS SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 36 06/17/2010
SCR 14 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 40 08/03/2010
SJR 6 OPPOSE H.R. 45 IN CONGRESS SENATOR THERRIAULT
(S) JUD 02/25/2009
SJR 10 SUPPORT S. 371-CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROC. SENATOR THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 07/10/2009
SJR 12 BYPASS MAIL RATE INCREASE SENATOR OLSON
(S) CRA 03/11/2009
SJR 14 EXEMPTION FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING SENATOR THERRIAULT
(S) RES 03/13/2009
SJR 16 OFFSHORE OIL & GAS REVENUE SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 07/23/2009
SJR 17 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/17/2009
SJR 27 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/25/2010
SR 6 OPPOSE TSA SECURITY RULE SENATOR THERRIAULT
SENATE RESOLVE 4 03/09/2009
SR 9 COMMITTEE ROOM NAMED AFTER WILLIAM BELTZ SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 6 02/10/2010
SR 10 DOMESTIC NATURAL GAS & ALT. ENERGY SENATOR WAGONER
SENATE RESOLVE 7 08/03/2010

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