24th-30th Legislature (2005 -2018)

SENATE
BERTA GARDNER





Senator Berta Gardner
Senate Minority Leader
District: I
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2005-2010 Representative
2011-2012 Representative House Minority Whip
2013-2014 Senator
2015-2018 Senator Senate Minority Leader

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Date and Place of Birth:
April 12, 1954
Utah

Name of Spouse:
Michael Gardner

Children:
Cassandra, Jared, Dillon

Occupation:
Manager, Brown Bear Software

Residency in Alaska:
1992- present Midtown Anchorage

Education:
1977 BA Psychology, University of California, Riverside

Political and Government Positions:
26th Legislature
Boards and Commissions
Commission on Postsecondary Ed. (Alternate)
Suicide Prevention Council

NCSL
Education Committee
Labor and Economic Development Committee
Legislative Effectiveness Committee

CSG-West
Education Committee

Energy Council
Energy Committee Member

25th Legislature
House Boards and Commissions
Commission of Postsecondary Ed. - Alternate

NCSL
Committee on Labor and economic Development
Legislative Effectiveness

CSG West
Education Committee

Energy Council
Energy Committee Member

President, Rogers Park Community Council; Vice- President, Tudor Area Community Council.

Business and Professional Positions:
Office Manager/Bookkeeper; Child Advocate.

Service Organization(s) Membership:
PTAs; Parent Advisory Councils; CASAs for Children; Bridge Builders; UU Community Services.

Special Interests:
Singing, travel, fishing, reading.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 20 DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENT. SENATOR GARDNER
(S) HSS 01/21/2015
SB 21 PROSTITUTION: IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION SENATOR GARDNER
(S) JUD 02/05/2016
SB 24 RETIREMENT ELIG; LEGISLATIVE ETHICS SENATOR GARDNER
CHAPTER 29 SLA 16 06/22/2016
SB 31 SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT PREVENTION PROGRAMS SENATOR GARDNER
(S) EDC 01/26/2015
SB 38 SEARCH WARRANT FOR ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SENATOR GARDNER
(S) STA 02/04/2015
SB 54 SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION KITS SENATOR GARDNER
(S) STA 02/18/2015
SB 153 WAGE DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENDER SENATOR GARDNER
(S) L&C 01/21/2016
SB 156 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES SENATOR GARDNER
(S) L&C 04/01/2016
SB 162 TERM. OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR SEX ASSAULTS SENATOR GARDNER
(S) JUD 02/08/2016
SB 169 PHARMACIST PRESCRIPTION OF CONTRACEPTIVES SENATOR GARDNER
(S) L&C 02/05/2016
SB 176 EVIDENCE: PRIOR REPORTS OF SEX ASSAULTS SENATOR GARDNER
(S) JUD 02/22/2016
SCR 7 STAND AGAINST RACISM DAY SENATOR GARDNER
(S) STA 03/18/2015
SCR 19 WAYS AND MEANS: UNIFORM RULES SENATOR GARDNER
(S) STA 01/21/2016
SJR 9 EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL DAMAGES/REOPENER SENATOR GARDNER
(S) RES 02/02/2015



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 11 NO INTERNET ACCESS TO SOME CRIM. CASES REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 1 SLA 16 02/26/2016
HB 15 ELECT MONITORING CREDITS;MITIGATING FCTRS REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 20 SLA 15 05/14/2015
HB 44 SEX ABUSE/ASSAULT/DATING VIOL PREV. PROGS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SSSLA 15 07/09/2015
HB 46 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD VETERAN MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 33 SLA 15 06/02/2015
HB 146 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
CHAPTER 36 SLA 15 06/27/2015
HB 161 MEDICAID: USED DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
CHAPTER 26 SLA 15 05/19/2015
HB 188 PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 56 SLA 16 08/06/2016
HCR 10 MARITIME WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE STUTES
LEGIS RESOLVE 31 08/16/2016
HJR 4 OFFSHORE OIL & GAS REVENUE SHARING REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 09/01/2015
HJR 6 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 09/01/2015
SB 1 REGULATION OF SMOKING SENATOR MICCICHE
(H) JUD 04/04/2016
SB 2 EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: VETERAN & SPOUSES SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) STA 03/27/2015
SB 4 FINL. DISCLOSURE: LEGIS AND PUB OFFICIALS SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) JUD 03/13/2015
SB 8 INDUSTRIAL HEMP PRODUCTION LICENSES SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 04/01/2016
SB 9 VOTER LIST ACCURACY; ELECTION PAMPHLETS SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 13 SLA 16 05/27/2016
SB 13 WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF ELECTRONIC DATA SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) CRA 01/21/2015
SB 17 DENIAL OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) STA 01/21/2015
SB 23 OPIOID OD DRUGS: DISPENSING; IMMUNITY SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 2 SLA 16 03/14/2016
SB 25 MILITARY: SEXUAL ASSAULT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) STA 01/21/2015
SB 72 DESIGNATED CAREGIVERS FOR PATIENTS SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 47 SLA 16 07/20/2016
SB 83 PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) STA 03/20/2015
SB 90 MEDICAID: USED DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SENATOR STOLTZE
(S) FIN 04/11/2015
SB 96 OIL & GAS PRODUCTION TAX;CREDITS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) RES 04/01/2015
SB 99 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL; ALCOHOL REG SENATOR MICCICHE
(S) L&C 04/07/2015
SB 104 PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 03/23/2016
SB 109 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) STA 04/13/2015
SB 121 SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 22 SLA 16 06/19/2016
SB 142 INSURANCE FOR ANTI-CANCER MEDICATION SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 34 SLA 16 07/06/2016
SB 159 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY SENATOR OLSON
(S) STA 01/25/2016
SB 170 DNR FEES FOR GEOLOGICAL SERVICES SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 27 SLA 16 06/22/2016
SB 180 PARENT-GUARDIAN/CHILD:TEMP. POWER OF ATTY SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 16 06/22/2016
SB 200 MANDATORY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS SENATOR COSTELLO
CHAPTER 40 SLA 16 07/18/2016
SCR 1 CIVICS EDUCATION TASK FORCE SENATOR STEVENS
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 08/16/2016
SCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2016 SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 08/16/2016
SJR 7 NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS' MONUMENT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 03/18/2015
SJR 8 URGE CONGRESS TO ACT:MILITARY SEX ASSAULT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) STA 01/23/2015
SJR 16 ARCTIC ECONOMIC COUNCIL SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 09/01/2015