30th-31st Legislature (2017 -2020)

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CHRIS BIRCH





Representative Chris Birch
District: 26
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2017-2018 Representative
2019-2020 Senator Deceased August 7, 2019

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Representative Chris Birch's family has a proud history here in Alaska beginning in 1944, when his father, Frank Birch, served in the US Marine Corps, stationed in Adak.  After the war, Frank returned to Alaska with his wife, Bettijeanne, where he worked as a mining engineer and she as a geologist.

Growing up in mining camps near Fairbanks and the Brooks Range, Chris chose to follow in his father's footsteps, earning a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1972 and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management in 1979. As a licensed professional engineer, he has had broad experience in both public and private sector business operations and management.

This professional experience coupled with his service on the Assembly, along with many other community organizations in Fairbanks and Anchorage, have been instrumental in preparing him to offer the leadership, budget discipline, and experience necessary to move our state forward in challenging times.

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Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 333 MUNI: DRIVER PHONE USE IN SCHOOL ZONE REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH
CHAPTER 96 SLA 18 08/28/2018



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 6 JONESVILLE PUBLIC USE AREA REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER
CHAPTER 14 SLA 18 06/07/2018
HB 16 DRIV. LICENSE REQ;DISABILITY:ID &TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 8 SLA 17 05/19/2017
HB 24 LIST U-47700 AS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H)AWAIT CONC/RECED 04/03/2017
HB 64 READING PROFICIENCY TASK FORCE; DYSLEXIA REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND
CHAPTER 52 SLA 18 07/12/2018
HB 93 AK RAILROAD RIGHTS OF WAY REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) RES 01/30/2017
HB 97 REPEAL AK FIRE STANDS. COUNCIL TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 62 SLA 18 07/20/2018
HB 116 REPEAL ART IN PUBLIC PLACES REQUIREMENT REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN
(H) STA 02/13/2017
HB 123 DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH CARE COSTS REPRESENTATIVE SPOHNHOLZ
(S) RLS 04/25/2018
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 176 EMER. MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICE PAYMENTS REPRESENTATIVE WOOL
CHAPTER 34 SLA 18 06/20/2018
HB 192 APPROP. LIMIT/BUDGET PROCESS/PERM FUND REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
(H) FIN 03/22/2017
HB 197 COMMUNITY SEED LIBRARIES; AGRICULTURE REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSTON
CHAPTER 87 SLA 18 08/20/2018
HB 210 TECH & VOC ED PROG;UNEMPLOY CONTRIBUTIONS REPRESENTATIVE SULLIVAN-LEONARD
(H) L&C 04/05/2017
HB 214 TEEN DATING VIOL:PROGRAMS;AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND
CHAPTER 51 SLA 18 07/11/2018
HB 216 CRIMES;RESTITUTION;DIVIDEND FUND REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
CHAPTER 21 SLA 18 06/14/2018
HB 222 LICENSURE OF MANICURISTS/NAIL TECHS REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
(S) RLS 05/16/2017
HB 233 EXTEND EDUCATION TAX CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
CHAPTER 101 SLA 18 09/05/2018
HB 260 FISH & GAME LICENSES; ELECTRONIC FORM REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 54 SLA 18 07/13/2018
HB 301 ALCOHOL LICENSES:BEV DISP/RESTAUR./LODGE REPRESENTATIVE WOOL
READ 2ND TIME (S) 05/12/2018
HB 312 CRIMES/CRIM PRO;CONTROLLED SUBTANCES;BAIL REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
CHAPTER 22 SLA 18 06/14/2018
HCR 6 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES 20, 21, 23, 24 REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(H) STA 02/15/2017
HCR 7 COOPER LANDING BYPASS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) TRA 03/31/2017
HCR 10 UNIFORM RULES: REGULATION REVIEW REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 10/05/2018
HJR 5 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES REPRESENTATIVE WESTLAKE
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 10/27/2017
HJR 7 CONST. AM.: APPROPRIATION LIMIT REPRESENTATIVE TILTON
(H) STA 01/25/2017
HJR 10 LIMIT DECLARATION OF NATL. MONUMENTS REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER
(H) CRA 02/15/2017
HJR 13 DIVISION OF 9TH CIRCUIT CT OF APPEALS REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN
(H) STA 02/24/2017
HJR 15 OPPOSE FEDERAL ID REQUIREMENTS REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(S) STA 04/17/2017
HJR 22 SUPPORT OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF DEVELOP. REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(H) AET 04/28/2017
HJR 24 OIL FIELD DEVEL./INCREASE TAPS THROUGHPUT REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
(H) RES 05/10/2017
HJR 29 REAUTHORIZE SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS ACT REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 10/08/2018
HJR 38 AK RAILROAD TRANSFER ACT; CONVEYANCES REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(S) TRA 04/24/2018
HR 6 OCS OIL & GAS LEASING REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 10/05/2018
SB 14 TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES/DRIVERS SENATOR COSTELLO
CHAPTER 31 SLA 18 06/18/2018
SB 46 OCT 25: AFR-AMER SOLDIERS AK HWY DAY SENATOR WILSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 17 04/30/2017
SB 63 REGULATION OF SMOKING SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 60 SLA 18 07/17/2018
SB 174 PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 92 SLA 18 08/25/2018
SB 208 MARCH: SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GARDNER
CHAPTER 98 SLA 18 08/29/2018
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

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