23rd-30th Legislature (2003 -2018)

HOUSE
LES GARA





Representative Les Gara
District: 20
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2003-2018 Representative

:

Date and Place of Birth:
February 6, 1963
New York, New York

Occupation:
Attorney, writer

Spouse:
Kelly

Residency in Alaska:
Fairbanks, August 1988-August 1989;
Anchorage, August 1989 to present

Education:
Freeport High School, 1977-1981, Diploma;
Boston University, 1981-1985, B.A.;
Harvard Law School, 1985-1988, J.D

Political and Government Positions:
Law clerk for Justice Jay Rabinowitz, Alaska Supreme Court;
Assistant Attorney General.

Special Interests:
Fishing, rafting, fly-tying.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 13 ELECTION PAMPHLETS AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, GARA
(H) FIN 02/11/2015
HB 19 DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENT. REPRESENTATIVES JOSEPHSON, GARA, KREISS-TOMKINS, GRUENBERG
(H) STA 01/21/2015
HB 23 SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT PREVENTION PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVES TARR, KITO, GARA, JOSEPHSON, DRUMMOND, TUCK, ORTIZ
(H) EDC 01/21/2015
HB 27 DHSS DUTIES;CINA; FOSTER CARE; ADOPTION REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 7 4SSLA 16 07/26/2016
HB 28 PROGRAM FOR FORMER FOSTER CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) HSS 01/21/2015
HB 36 PREKINDERGARTEN SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS REPRESENTATIVES KAWASAKI, GARA, JOSEPHSON, KITO, ORTIZ, DRUMMOND, GRUENBERG, CLAMAN
(H) EDC 01/21/2015
HB 53 USE OF PESTICIDES AND BROADCAST CHEMICALS REPRESENTATIVES KREISS-TOMKINS, ORTIZ, GARA
(H) TRA 01/21/2015
HB 61 MILITARY MERITORIOUS AWARD LICENSE PLATES REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GRUENBERG, VAZQUEZ, LYNN, LEDOUX
(S) STA 04/09/2015
HB 63 STUDENT LOAN INTEREST REDUCTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GARA, ORTIZ, WOOL
(H) EDC 01/21/2015
HB 144 DALTON HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE FEE REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) TRA 03/25/2015
HB 165 MITIGATING FACTOR: SEXUAL ASSAULT PTSD REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) JUD 03/23/2015
HB 174 OIL & GAS PRODUCTION TAX; CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) RES 04/01/2015
HB 198 INCREASE BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDC 04/16/2015
HB 206 GRANTING ST EMPL LEAVE OF ABSENCE W/O PAY REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) STA 04/18/2015
HB 244 LEGISLATIVE PER DIEM/OFFICE ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) STA 01/27/2016
HB 309 INC. TAX FOR SHAREHLDRS OF S CORP FILERS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) L&C 02/24/2016
HB 326 OIL & GAS PRODUCTION TAX AND CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) RES 02/22/2016
HCR 8 QUALITY PRE-K THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL WEEK REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDC 03/06/2015
HJR 1 CONST. AM: REPEAL MARRIAGE SECTION REPRESENTATIVES JOSEPHSON, KREISS-TOMKINS, GARA
(H) STA 01/21/2015
HJR 11 AMEND U.S. CONST RE: CAMPAIGN MONEY REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) STA 02/04/2015



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 3 WORKERS' COMPENSATION DEATH BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVES JOSEPHSON, LYNN
(H) L&C 01/21/2015
HB 6 PRIV EMPLOYER VOLUNTARY VET PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
(S) RLS 04/17/2015
HB 35 MARCH 27: GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 15 04/18/2015
HB 37 ENERGY RESOURCE PRICE GOUGING BY REFINERS REPRESENTATIVES KAWASAKI, WOOL
(H) ENE 01/21/2015
HB 39 PUBL EMPL HEALTH INS; WELLNESS COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 02/06/2015
HB 42 DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENT. REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, NAGEAK
(H) STA 01/21/2015
HB 43 JAN 9: AK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, TALERICO, VAZQUEZ, WOOL, CLAMAN
CHAPTER 1 SLA 15 04/03/2015
HB 46 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD VETERAN MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 33 SLA 15 06/02/2015
HB 48 ESTABLISH MAY 31 AS KATIE JOHN DAY REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
WITHDRAWN 04/01/2016
HB 56 ALASKA FIREFIGHTERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, CLAMAN
CHAPTER 7 SLA 15 05/05/2015
HB 68 ELECTRONIC DISTRIB. OF REPORTS REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS
(S) STA 04/13/2015
HB 70 CREAMER'S FIELD REFUGE REPRESENTATIVE WOOL
CHAPTER 21 SLA 15 05/14/2015
HB 76 GOV COUNCIL ON DISABILITIES/SPECIAL ED REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 5 SLA 16 05/04/2016
HB 77 DISABILITY:ID/LICENSE AND TRAINING RQMTS. REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(S) RLS 04/14/2016
HB 93 PROBATION & PAROLE: WORK, TRAVEL ACCOM. REPRESENTATIVE TILTON
CHAPTER 49 SLA 16 07/28/2016
HB 95 ELECTION REGISTRATION AND VOTING REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
(H) STA 02/04/2015
HB 143 AIDEA BONDS: SWEETHEART CREEK HYDRO PROJ. REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
CHAPTER 37 SLA 16 07/15/2016
HB 153 PALMER HAY FLATS GAME REFUGE REPRESENTATIVE COLVER
CHAPTER 25 SLA 15 05/19/2015
HB 154 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(S) STA 03/23/2016
HB 175 ESTABLISH MILITARY FAMILY DAY REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 4 SLA 16 04/21/2016
HB 188 PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 56 SLA 16 08/06/2016
HB 215 NEW DRUGS FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) HSS 01/19/2016
HB 233 CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
(H) RES 01/19/2016
HB 234 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ
CHAPTER 17 SLA 16 06/13/2016
HB 243 CRIM. CONV. OVERTURNED: RECEIVE PAST PFD REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) FIN 02/03/2016
HB 275 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY;KATIE JOHN DAY REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND
(S) STA 04/04/2016
HB 289 BOARD OF BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
WITHDRAWN 04/17/2016
HB 348 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION COMPACT REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS
(H) STA 02/24/2016
HB 353 COSMETICS INGREDIENTS DISCLOSURE REPRESENTATIVE TARR
(H) L&C 02/24/2016
HB 354 LEGIS CONTRACTS; LIMIT POL. CONTRIBUTIONS REPRESENTATIVE KITO
(H) STA 02/24/2016
HB 358 FISHERIES BYCATCH TAX REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(H) FSH 02/24/2016
HB 367 INSURANCE: USE OF CREDIT SCORE PROHIBITED REPRESENTATIVE WOOL
WITHDRAWN 04/17/2016
HCR 10 MARITIME WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE STUTES
LEGIS RESOLVE 31 08/16/2016
HJR 6 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 09/01/2015
HJR 16 CANADIAN MINES ON TRANSBOUNDARY RIVERS REPRESENTATIVE ORTIZ
(H) RES 02/27/2015
HJR 28 OPPOSING GM SALMON REPRESENTATIVE TARR
(S) RLS 04/17/2016
HJR 30 POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 50 09/15/2016
HJR 31 CONGRESS: OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEC REPRESENTATIVE TARR
(H) STA 02/24/2016
HR 6 MAX F. GRUENBERG JR. COMMITTEE ROOM REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 08/26/2016
SB 9 VOTER LIST ACCURACY; ELECTION PAMPHLETS SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 13 SLA 16 05/27/2016
SB 23 OPIOID OD DRUGS: DISPENSING; IMMUNITY SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 2 SLA 16 03/14/2016
SB 53 ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 33 SLA 16 07/06/2016
SB 165 ALCOHOL: BOARD;MINORS;MARIJUANA CHECKS SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 32 SLA 16 07/06/2016
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
SJR 2 CONST. AM: G.O. BONDS FOR STUDENT LOANS SENATOR MACKINNON
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 09/15/2016