21st-31st Legislature (1999 -2020)

SENATE
JOHN COGHILL





Senator John Coghill
District: B
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1999-2008 Representative
2005-2006 Representative Majority Leader
2009-2010 Representative Resigned; October 27, 2009
2009-2010 Senator Oath taken 10/27/09
2011-2012 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2012)
2013-2014 Senator Senate Minority Leader
2015-2016 Senator Senate Majority Leader
2017-2020 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
August 15, 1950 Fairbanks, Alaska

Residency:
Nenana: 1950 - 1975 Fairbanks: 1975 - present

Occupation:
Small Business Owner

Spouse:
Luann

Children:
Children - Shaun (John), Joshua, Jayme Grandchildren - Alexander, Grace, Joshua, and Kinley

Education:
Nenana Public School: 1955 - 1968, High School Diploma

Military:
5 years service U.S. Air Force, S.Sgt

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Majority Leader: 2003- 2006 Chair, House Rules Committee: 2007 - present Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2001 - 2002 Co-Chair, Joint Armed Services Committee: 2005 - 2006 Co-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1999 - 2000 Vice-Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 1999 - 2000 AK Information Infrastructure Task Force: 2005 - 2006 Judiciary Committee: 2001 - 2006 Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2003 - 2006 Local Government Advisoory Commission: 2005 - 2006 Rules Committee: 2003 - present State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2004 Special Committee on Economic evelopment, International Trade, and Tourism: 2005 - 2006 Special Committee on Education: 2003 Special Committee on Fisheries: 2001 - 2002 Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2001 - 2004 Finance Subcommittees: - Governor: 2003 - 2006 - Health & Social Services: 2001 - 2006 - Legislature: 2003 - 2006 - Natural Resources: 1999 - 2006 - Education & Early Development: 2001 - 2002 - Education: 1999 - 2000 - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 1999 - 2000

Other Political and Government Positions:
Chair, District 18 Republican Party of Alaska Former Chair, District 32 Republican Party of Alaska. Delegate, Republican National Convention: 1996.

Business and Professional Positions:
Small Business Owner Private School Teacher Pastor’s Assistant Concrete Cutter

Special Interests:
Family activities, Carpentry, History

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 9 MILITARY FACILITY ZONES SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 4 SLA 17 04/28/2017
SB 39 MUNI ENERGY IMPROVEMNT ASSESSMNTS/BONDS SENATOR COGHILL
(S) FIN 02/03/2017
SB 48 INS. FOR DEPENDS. OF DECEASED FIRE/POLICE SENATOR COGHILL
(S) FIN 03/10/2017
SB 54 CRIMES;SENTENCING;PROBATION;PAROLE SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 1 4SSLA 17 11/26/2017
SB 67 REPEAL COLLECTION OF CIVIL LITIG. INFO SENATOR COGHILL
(S) JUD 02/22/2017
SB 86 ALASKA RAILROAD CORP: LAND;BONDS,FINANCE SENATOR COGHILL
(H) L&C 04/11/2018
SB 93 CREDIT REPORT SECURITY FREEZE SENATOR COGHILL
(H) RLS 04/04/2018
SB 106 MUNI TAX EXEMPTION: ECON DEVEL PROPERTY SENATOR COGHILL
(S) STA 04/12/2017
SB 114 DRIVER'S LIC. LIMITATION/SUSPENSION; DUI SENATOR COGHILL
(S) STA 04/14/2017
SB 116 EDUCATION TAX CREDITS;SUNSET;REPEALS SENATOR COGHILL
(S) FIN 02/09/2018
SB 122 OCS CITIZEN REVIEW PANEL SENATOR COGHILL
(S) FIN 03/21/2018
SB 167 PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTION: CRIME STOPPERS SENATOR COGHILL
(S) JUD 01/31/2018
SB 182 STATE PROCUREMENT CODE: PROTESTS/REMEDIES SENATOR COGHILL
(S) JUD 02/12/2018
SR 5 PURCHASE OF ALASKA; 150TH ANNIVERSARY SENATOR COGHILL
SENATE RESOLVE 5 11/13/2017



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 2 PRIV EMPLOYER VOLUNTARY VET PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
CHAPTER 71 SLA 18 07/29/2018
HB 23 INS. FOR DEPENDS. OF DECEASED FIRE/POLICE REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
CHAPTER 14 SLA 17 06/21/2017
HB 136 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
CHAPTER 50 SLA 18 07/02/2018
HB 143 NAMING THE DANIEL R. FAUSKE BUILDING REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 17 04/08/2017
HB 151 DHSS;CINA; FOSTER CARE; CHILD PROTECTION REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 15 SLA 18 06/07/2018
HB 240 DRUG PRICING; PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
CHAPTER 100 SLA 18 09/04/2018
HB 287 APPROP: PUPIL TRANSPORTATION; EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 6 SLA 18 05/03/2018
HB 312 CRIMES/CRIM PRO;CONTROLLED SUBTANCES;BAIL REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
CHAPTER 22 SLA 18 06/14/2018
HCR 13 DEDICATING THE AL ADAMS COMMITTEE ROOM REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 11/13/2017
HJR 5 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES REPRESENTATIVE WESTLAKE
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 10/27/2017
HJR 6 SUPPORT ROAD: KING COVE & COLD BAY REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 02/17/2017
SB 152 ESTABLISH: PATRIOT DAY;PTSI AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 105 SLA 18 09/11/2018
SCR 14 DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD SENATOR COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 23 10/08/2018
SCR 17 APRIL 2018:SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 10/08/2018
SJR 5 SUPPORT OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF DEVELOP. SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(S) RES 04/17/2017
SJR 13 URGING CO-MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SEA OTTERS SENATOR STEDMAN
(H) RES 03/29/2018
SJR 14 CONST. AM: PARENTAL CONSENT TO ABORTION SENATOR OLSON
(S) JUD 02/19/2018
SR 4 STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY SENATOR GIESSEL
SENATE RESOLVE 3 11/13/2017