30th-31st Legislature (2017 -2020)

SENATE
CHRIS BIRCH





Senator Chris Birch
Deceased August 7, 2019
District: M
Party: Republican

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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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Past Memberships (Deceased August 7, 2019)

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Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 80 INITIATIVE SEVERABILITY SENATOR BIRCH
(H) STA 05/03/2019
SB 83 TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION/EXEMPTIONS SENATOR BIRCH
CHAPTER 24 SLA 19 08/29/2019
SB 122 PIPELINE ACT EXEMPTIONS SENATOR BIRCH
(S) RES 05/08/2019
SJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES SENATOR BIRCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 03/18/2019



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 12 PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
CHAPTER 7 SLA 19 06/10/2019
HB 14 ASSAULT; SEX OFFENSES; SENT. AGGRAVATOR REPRESENTATIVE LINCOLN
CHAPTER 11 SLA 19 07/19/2019
HB 104 MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR LICENSING REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 9 SLA 19 06/28/2019
HJR 14 URGING SUPPORT FOR NOME DEEP DRAFT PORT REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 09/19/2019
SB 10 EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL SENATOR KAWASAKI
CHAPTER 8 SLA 19 06/26/2019
SB 16 ALCOHOL LIC: RECREATIONAL SITES; BONDS SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 10 SLA 19 07/05/2019
SB 40 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
CHAPTER 27 SLA 19 09/19/2019
SB 53 UNIVERSITY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS SENATOR STEVENS
(S) FIN 02/27/2019
SB 78 ESTABLISH MAY 31 AS KATIE JOHN DAY SENATOR BISHOP
CHAPTER 6 SLA 19 05/30/2019
SB 101 MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 1 SLA 20 03/12/2020
SCR 2 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2019 SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
(H) RLS 04/08/2019

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