19th-28th Legislature (1995 -2014)

HOUSE
ALAN AUSTERMAN





Representative Alan Austerman
District: 35
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1995-2014 Representative
2001-2002 Senator
2003-2004 Senator Resigned February 10, 2003
2009-2010 Representative Majority Whip
2011-2012 Representative House Majority Leader

Date/Place of Birth:
May 23, 1943 Everett, Washington

Residency in Alaska:
Kodiak: 1943 - present

Occupation:
Commercial fisherman (crab, salmon, halibut and shrimp) Small Business Owner & Operator

Family:
Wife: Ginny Children: Carol, Dawn

Education:
Kodiak High School: Graduated 1961

Military:
7 years service Alaska National Guard, Sergeant (E-5)

Alaska State House of Representatives:
1995 - 2000, 2009 - present
Community & Regional Affairs: 1995 - 1996, 2011 - present
Co-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Fisheries: 1995 - 1998, 2011 - present
Chair: 1995 - 1998
Legislative Council: 2011 - present
Military & Veterans' Affairs: 2011 - present
Rules: 2011 - present
Finance: 1999 - 2000, 2009 - 2010
Administrative Regulation Review: 1997 - 1998
World Trade & State/Federal Relations:
Vice-Chair: 1997 - 1998
Economic Development: 1997 - 1998
Electric Utility Restructuring: 1997 - 1998
International Trade/Tourism:
Vice-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Resources Committee: 1995 - 1996
Finance Subcommittees
- Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2011 - present
- Fish & Game: 2011 - present
- Governor: 2011 - present
- Legislature: 2011 - present
- University of Alaska: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Environmental Conservation: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Fiscal Policy: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Community & Economic Development: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, Community & Regional Affairs: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, Labor & Workforce Development: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, University of Alaska: 1999 - 2000
- Community & Regional Affairs: 1997 - 1998
- Public Safety: 1995 - 1998
- Administration: 1995 - 1996

Other Political and Government Positions:
Fisheries Policy Advisor, Governor of Alaska: 2003 - 2008 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, 1985 - 1990, 1992 - 1994 Kodiak Island Borough Parks & Recreation City of Kodiak Personnel Board Kodiak Island Transportation Committee Kodiak Island School Budget Review Committee Kodiak Community College Advisory Board Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board.

Business and Professional Positions:
Executive Director, Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau: 1993 - 1994 Owner, Austerman's Office Supply: 1979 - 1994 Police Officer, City of Kodiak Commercial Fisherman Union Longshoreman Sporting Goods Store Manager Hunting and Fishing Lodge Owner: 1985 - 1990 Printing Shop Owner: 1975 - 1988 Newspaper Owner, Kadiak Times: 1976 - 1983

Special Interests:
Hunting, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
President/Board Member, Kodiak Jaycees City of Kodiak Personnel Board President, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board Commissioner, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission North Pacific and Bering Sea Fisheries Advisory Board US/Russia Intergovernmental Consultative Committee on Fisheries Ex-officio Member, Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. Board of Directors Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Energy & Environment Committee Ex-officio Member, Fishery Industrial Technology Center (FITC) Policy Center in Kodiak Co-Founder, Kodiak Rodeo Association Chair, Ducks Unlimited Co-Founder, Kodiak Alaska State Parks Advisory Committee Elks Lodge National Rifle Association Pioneers of Alaska Kodiak Island Sportsmen Association Rotary

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 30 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT, OLSON, FEIGE, LYNN, THOMPSON, MILLETT, T.WILSON, PRUITT, KELLER, STOLTZE, JOHNSON, HAWKER, EDGMON, SEATON, NAGEAK, HERRON, LEDOUX, MUNOZ, AUSTERMAN, COSTELLO, P.WILSON, SADDLER, REINBOLD, GATTIS, HUGHES, FOSTER, ISAACSON
CHAPTER 19 SLA 13 05/28/2013
HB 204 SALMON & HERRING PRODUCT DEV'T TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) FIN 04/09/2014
HB 210 SCHOOLS: RESTRAINT, SECLUSION, CRISIS TRG REPRESENTATIVES MILLETT, AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 95 SLA 14 07/16/2014
HCR 10 SUSPENDING UNIFORM RULES FOR SB 31 REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 06/14/2013
HJR 13 COAST GUARD NAT'L SECURITY CUTTER FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 06/14/2013



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 31 CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) RLS 02/07/2014
HB 40 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTION: FARM STRUCTURES REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
CHAPTER 66 SLA 13 06/28/2013
HB 54 PLACEMENT OF A CHILD IN NEED OF AID REPRESENTATIVES GARA, THOMPSON
(H) RLS 04/10/2013
HB 71 AK REGIONAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
CHAPTER 2 SLA 14 03/25/2014
HB 83 FEDERAL LAWS & EXECUTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 53 SLA 13 06/20/2013
HB 88 STATUTORY REFS TO MENTAL RETARDATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 42 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 130 JAY HAMMOND DAY REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 68 SLA 13 07/10/2013
HB 158 DNR HUNTING CONCESSIONS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
(H) RES 03/05/2013
HB 160 LICENSING OF ATHLETIC TRAINERS REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 36 SLA 14 06/18/2014
HB 306 EVAL. INDIRECT EXPENDITURES; TAX CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 61 SLA 14 07/07/2014
HB 342 AIDEA: LOAN PROGRAMS/FUNDS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
(H) L&C 02/26/2014
HCR 3 JOINT COMMITTEE ON FEDERAL OVERREACH REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) FIN 03/29/2013
HJR 5 OPPOSE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON REPRESENTATIVE TARR
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 04/15/2013
HJR 6 LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS; NPR-A REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/26/2013
HJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
(H) RLS 03/01/2013
HJR 15 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 03/04/2014
HJR 16 NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) RLS 04/12/2013
HJR 24 ARCTIC COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 07/17/2014
HJR 26 OFFSHORE OIL & GAS REVENUE SHARING REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 03/04/2014
HJR 30 IZEMBEK LAND EXCHANGE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 38 09/19/2014
HR 5 FED. ASSESSMENT OF 2012 ARCTIC OPERATIONS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 01/31/2013
SB 24 MARINE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD SENATOR STEVENS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 13 06/03/2013
SB 41 SCHOOL SPORTS/INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 62 SLA 13 06/26/2013