23rd-28th Legislature (2003 -2014)

SENATE
HOLLIS FRENCH





Senator Hollis French
Senate Minority Leader (2014)
District: J
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2003-2012 Senator
2013-2014 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2014)

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Date and Place of Birth:
October 11, 1958
Newton, Massachusetts

Occupation:
Lawyer, small business owner

Spouse:
Peggy Pepper French

Children:
Christopher

Residency in Alaska:
1978 to present - Anchorage

Education:
Summit County High School, 1972-1976, Diploma
University of Colorado, 1976-1977; University of Alaska, 1986-1990, B.A. English; Cornell Law School, 1992-1995, J.D.

Political and Government Positions:
Assistant District Attorney, 1996-2002; law clerk to superior court judge, 1995-1996.

Business and Professional Positions:
Co-owner, French Apartments, 1989-present; lead operator, ARCO, 1991-1992; production operator, ARCO, 1984-1990, Shell Oil Company, 1980-1984.

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Alaska Bar Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Challenge Alaska, Access Alaska, MADD, Underage Drinking Task Force.

Special Interests:
Hiking, skiing, climbing, running, reading, family camping trips.

Other:
Victims for Justice, High 5 Award, 2002; MADD Volunteer Award, 1999; climbed Mt. McKinley to the summit twice.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 15 PREKINDERGARTEN SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 04/08/2013
SB 67 GAS STORAGE FACILITY TAX CREDIT SENATOR FRENCH
(S) ISE 02/27/2013
SB 114 PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS' CASELOADS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 01/22/2014
SB 118 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM SENATOR FRENCH
(S) HSS 01/22/2014
SB 152 ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION/ABSENTEE VOTING SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 02/03/2014
SB 153 STUDENT LOAN PRINCIPAL REDUCTIONS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) EDC 02/03/2014
SJR 27 AMEND U.S. CONST. RE CAMPAIGN MONEY SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 02/21/2014
SJR 30 CONST. AM: MARRIAGE SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 02/24/2014



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 46 WAIVE CDL SKILL TEST FOR CERTAIN VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 27 SLA 13 06/02/2013
HB 59 MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT RESPONSE PLAN REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 71 SLA 13 07/10/2013
HB 67 VIETNAM VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 13 03/27/2013
HB 84 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 28 SLA 13 06/02/2013
HB 88 STATUTORY REFS TO MENTAL RETARDATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 42 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 116 PERS CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 81 SLA 14 07/10/2014
HB 130 JAY HAMMOND DAY REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 68 SLA 13 07/10/2013
HB 135 PETERSVILLE RECREATIONAL MINING AREA REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 39 SLA 14 06/18/2014
HB 146 PROOF OF MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE HIGGINS
CHAPTER 24 SLA 13 05/29/2013
HB 147 EXTEND AUTISM EARLY DIAGNOSIS TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 35 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 153 NAMING WALTER J. HICKEL PARKWAY REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 67 SLA 13 07/10/2013
HB 180 MILITARY YOUTH ACADEMY REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
CHAPTER 72 SLA 13 07/11/2013
HB 211 EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVES MILLETT, GATTIS, HOLMES, HUGHES, LEDOUX, JOSEPHSON
CHAPTER 19 SLA 14 05/29/2014
HB 216 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF THE STATE REPRESENTATIVES KREISS-TOMKINS, MILLETT, EDGMON, NAGEAK, HERRON
CHAPTER 116 SLA 14 10/23/2014
HB 217 DR. WALTER SOBOLEFF DAY REPRESENTATIVES KREISS-TOMKINS, P.WILSON, MUNOZ, KERTTULA
CHAPTER 109 SLA 14 07/30/2014
HB 223 MUNI TAX EXEMPTION: MIL. FACILITY ZONE REPRESENTATIVES THOMPSON, ISAACSON, SADDLER, TARR
CHAPTER 57 SLA 14 07/07/2014
HB 263 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 113 SLA 14 08/06/2014
HB 269 IMMUNITY FOR VOL. HEALTH CARE PROVIDER REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 6 SLA 14 04/08/2014
HB 309 DISTILLERY LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
CHAPTER 82 SLA 14 07/14/2014
HB 361 LICENSING OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 41 SLA 14 06/18/2014
HCR 2 PURPLE HEART STATE REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 06/02/2013
HCR 5 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 06/02/2013
HCR 21 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH REPRESENTATIVE TARR
LEGIS RESOLVE 36 04/17/2014
HJR 5 OPPOSE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON REPRESENTATIVE TARR
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 04/15/2013
HJR 15 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 03/04/2014
HJR 19 BASE F-35 AIRCRAFT AT EIELSON OR JBER REPRESENTATIVE ISAACSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/04/2014
HJR 23 GOOD FRIDAY EARTHQUAKE REMEMBRANCE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 03/04/2014
HJR 24 ARCTIC COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 07/17/2014
HJR 25 VETERANS: AGENT ORANGE, TOXIN EXPOSURE REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
LEGIS RESOLVE 69 07/10/2014
HJR 26 OFFSHORE OIL & GAS REVENUE SHARING REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 03/04/2014
SB 4 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) L&C 02/13/2013
SB 7 CORPORATE INCOME TAX; FILM TAX CREDIT SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 21 SLA 13 05/28/2013
SB 8 PHARMACY AUDITS SENATOR EGAN
(S) L&C 02/22/2013
SB 11 KNIVES, GRAVITY KNIVES, & SWITCHBLADES SENATOR DYSON
(S) JUD 03/27/2013
SB 16 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 36 SLA 13 06/03/2013
SB 30 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS SENATOR EGAN
(S) STA 01/22/2013
SB 36 MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT RESPONSE PLAN SENATOR ELLIS
(S) RLS 04/02/2013
SB 37 EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL SENATOR FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 37 SLA 13 06/03/2013
SB 38 STATE MEDICAL BOARD SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 41 SLA 13 06/03/2013
SB 50 OIL AND GAS: TAXES, CREDITS, FINANCING SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) TTP 02/11/2013
SB 87 NEWBORN SCREENING FOR HEART DEFECTS SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 56 SLA 13 06/26/2013
SB 104 APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE DIVIDEND FUND SENATOR DYSON
(H) FIN 04/07/2014
SB 110 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 91 SLA 14 07/16/2014
SB 117 REJECT RECOMMENDATION OF COMP. COMMISSION SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, GARDNER, ELLIS
(S) FIN 01/22/2014
SB 124 EXTENDING COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 43 SLA 14 06/18/2014
SB 131 SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION SENATOR GARDNER
(S) HSS 01/22/2014
SB 147 BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION SENATOR GARDNER
(S) EDC 01/31/2014
SB 150 EXPAND MEDICAID COVERAGE SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) HSS 01/31/2014
SB 151 HIGH-RISK CHEMICALS FOR CHILD EXPOSURE SENATOR OLSON
(S) JUD 02/24/2014
SB 163 EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) L&C 02/10/2014
SB 168 PETROLEUM ENGINEERING RESEARCH PROGRAM SENATOR KELLY
(S) FIN 02/10/2014
SB 169 IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM; VACCINE ASSESSMENTS SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 30 SLA 14 06/18/2014
SB 171 MULTIDISCIPLINARY CHILD PROTECTION TEAMS SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 59 SLA 14 07/07/2014
SB 181 ATTY FEES/BOND; PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGANTS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) JUD 02/19/2014
SB 186 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ADVISORY COMMITTEE SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 92 SLA 14 07/16/2014
SB 195 POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION LOANS/GRANTS SENATOR FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 89 SLA 14 07/16/2014
SB 202 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) RES 02/24/2014
SCR 13 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER SENATOR KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 41 07/25/2014
SJR 3 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING SENATOR MICCICHE
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 06/26/2013
SJR 8 MINING/PROCESSING OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 06/26/2013
SJR 14 BASE F-35 AIRCRAFT AT EIELSON AFB SENATOR COGHILL
(H) MLV 02/12/2014
SJR 19 NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS' MONUMENT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) STA 04/01/2014
SJR 20 MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) RLS 03/28/2014
SJR 22 OPPOSE WARRANTLESS DATA COLLECTION SENATOR GIESSEL
LEGIS RESOLVE 51 08/11/2014
SJR 23 CONST. AM: STUDENT LOAN DEBT SENATOR FAIRCLOUGH
HELD TO 4/25 CAL(H) 04/25/2014
SR 5 CHINOOK BYCATCH LIMITS; SEASHARE SENATOR MICCICHE
SENATE RESOLVE 5 06/14/2013