24th-29th Legislature (2005 -2016)

HOUSE
KURT OLSON





Representative Kurt Olson
District: 30
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2005-2016 Representative

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Date/Place of Birth:
March 24, 1948
Sacramento, California

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage: 1977 - 1982
Kenai: 1982 - 1995
Soldotna: 1995 - present

Family:
Spouse - Barbara
Children - Madelyn, Valerie

Education:
Cupertino High School: 1966
California State University
   - B.A. 1977

Military:
USAF: 1967 - 1971; Honorable Discharge

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2007 - 2010
Chair, Oil & Gas Committee: 2008
Co-chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Oil & Gas Committee: 2007
Member, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2007 - 2008
Member, Resources Committee: 2005 - 2010
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Administration: 2005 - 2010
   - Court System: 2007 - 2008
   - Environmental Conservation: 2005 - 2010
   - Fish & Game: 2007 - 2010
   - Law: 2007 - 2008
   - Public Safety: 2007 - 2008
   - Revenue: 2007 - 2008

Other Political and Government Positions:
Soldotna City Council (2 years)
Central Emergency Services Service Area Board of Directors (elected 3 times, 8 years total, 3 as chair)

Business and Professional Positions:
Alaska Legislative Aide
Commercial Lines Insurance Broker
Custom Seafood Processor
The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Industry

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Rotary (Spenard, Kenai, and Soldotna)
Peninsula Winter Games Board of Directors
Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce (Board of Directors - Soldotna 5 years)
Kenai Wild Salmon Brand Board of Directors
Soldotna Elks Lodge

Special Interests:
Fishing, hiking, and photography

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 26 EXTEND CERT. D.E. MIDWIVES BD; AUDIT RPRT REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 18 SLA 15 05/14/2015
HB 31 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND WORKERS COMP REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) L&C 01/21/2015
HB 32 WORKERS COMP: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TESTS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) L&C 01/21/2015
HB 33 AFFORDABLE CARE ACT NAVIGATORS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) HSS 01/21/2015
HB 34 WORKERS' COMPENSATION AMOUNT FOR PPD REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) L&C 01/21/2015
HB 214 REPEAL WORKERS' COMP APPEALS COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) FIN 04/10/2016



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 STATE ARCTIC POLICY REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 10 SLA 15 05/11/2015
HB 4 AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 19 SLA 15 05/14/2015
HB 35 MARCH 27: GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 15 04/18/2015
HB 43 JAN 9: AK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, TALERICO, VAZQUEZ, WOOL, CLAMAN
CHAPTER 1 SLA 15 04/03/2015
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 59 MARIJUANA CONCENTRATES; LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) JUD 03/11/2015
HB 61 MILITARY MERITORIOUS AWARD LICENSE PLATES REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GRUENBERG, VAZQUEZ, LYNN, LEDOUX
(S) STA 04/09/2015
HB 81 EXEMPTION: LICENSING OF CONTRACTORS REPRESENTATIVE TILTON
WITHDRAWN 04/16/2016
HB 100 UREA/AMMONIA/GAS-LIQ FACILITY; TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 58 SLA 16 09/12/2016
HB 115 AK SOVEREIGNTY;US TRANSFER LAND TO ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) JUD 02/05/2016
HB 132 AGDC SUPPORT OF NATURAL GAS PROJECTS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 04/17/2015
HB 175 ESTABLISH MILITARY FAMILY DAY REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 4 SLA 16 04/21/2016
HB 282 AGDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RES 01/29/2016
HB 287 ATTY GEN: SERVICE ON BOARDS/COMMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) JUD 02/01/2016
HB 298 LAYOFF OF TENURED TEACHERS REPRESENTATIVE TILTON
(H) EDC 02/05/2016
HB 305 RECREATIONAL/AVOCATIONAL TRAINING EXEMPT. REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
CHAPTER 21 SLA 16 06/17/2016
HJR 6 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 09/01/2015
HJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 09/01/2015
HJR 10 OPPOSE ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE NAGEAK
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 09/01/2015
HJR 13 RETAIN ARMY FORCES IN ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 09/01/2015
HJR 26 CONST. AM: ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(H) JUD 04/19/2015
HR 6 MAX F. GRUENBERG JR. COMMITTEE ROOM REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 08/26/2016
SB 23 OPIOID OD DRUGS: DISPENSING; IMMUNITY SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 2 SLA 16 03/14/2016
SB 63 NAMING ST. LIBRARY/MUSEUM & READING ROOM SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 6 SLA 15 05/05/2015
SB 71 VACCINE CERTIFICATION FOR PHARMACISTS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 16 SLA 15 05/11/2015
SB 74 MEDICAID REFORM;TELEMEDICINE;DRUG DATABAS SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 25 SLA 16 06/21/2016
SB 200 MANDATORY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS SENATOR COSTELLO
CHAPTER 40 SLA 16 07/18/2016

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