21st-31st Legislature (1999 -2020)

HOUSE
JOHN COGHILL





Representative John Coghill
District: 32
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
HB 48 HUNT/FISH LICENSE: NO SS# OR OATHS REQ'D REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 39 SLA 01 06/25/2001
HB 85 AGGRAVATING FACTORS IN SENTENCING REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) JUD 04/21/2001
HB 109 ABSENTEE & QUESTIONED BALLOT CERTIFICATES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 12 SLA 01 04/18/2001
HB 110 SOCIAL SECURITY # & DRIVER'S LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 40 SLA 01 06/25/2001
HB 111 CIVIL LIABILITY AND LIVESTOCK REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) JUD 04/24/2001
HB 112 ABORTION: INFORMED CONSENT; INFORMATION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) HES 02/05/2001
HB 120 CRIME PREVENTION & PRIVACY COMPACT REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 53 SLA 01 06/25/2001
HB 160 REPORTING OF ABORTIONS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 141 SLA 02 07/05/2002
HB 161 LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN;MENTAL HLTH AUTH REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) HES 03/09/2001
HB 218 BOARDING SCHOOL FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) EDU 03/27/2001
HB 237 FILLING A VACANCY IN US SENATE REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) JUD 04/09/2001
HB 252 CHILDREN IN NEED OF AID: SERVICES & LIAB. REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) RLS 05/16/2002
HB 261 TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) HES 04/28/2001
HB 274 WORKERS' COMP: MEDICAL EXAM REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 84 SLA 02 06/20/2002
HB 282 PRESCRIPTION DRUG INSURANCE BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVES COGHILL, FATE
(H) L&C 01/18/2002
HB 294 PAYMENT DATE FOR BILLS FOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) L&C 01/14/2002
HB 301 NONCASH CHILD SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVES COGHILL, FATE
(H) HES 01/14/2002
HB 347 TIER IV PUBLIC EMPLOYEES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) STA 01/22/2002
HB 366 RATES FOR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) HES 01/30/2002
HB 367 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COVERAGE REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) HES 01/30/2002
HB 406 GRANTS/AUDITS OF PRIVATE NONPROFIT CORPS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) L&C 02/13/2002
HB 407 CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) FIN 04/16/2002
HB 456 COMMERCIAL FISHING LOAN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) FSH 02/19/2002
HB 463 INFORMED JURY REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) JUD 02/19/2002
HB 475 WATER/SEWER/WASTE GRANTS TO UTILITIES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) CRA 02/19/2002
HB 476 HOLD HARMLESS LAW REGARDING PFDS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) STA 02/19/2002



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 13 MUNICIPAL SERVICE AREAS REPRESENTATIVE BUNDE
CHAPTER 31 SLA 01 05/24/2001
HB 82 FARM OPERATIONS:DISCLOSURE/NUISANCES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RES 04/06/2001
HB 91 ADD PHYSICIAN ASST TO STATE MEDICAL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE FATE
(H) FIN 03/07/2001
HB 101 CHARTER SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 70 SLA 01 07/03/2001
HB 114 INHALANT ABUSE REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) FIN 04/20/2001
HB 128 APPROVAL FOR EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS REPRESENTATIVE OGAN
CHAPTER 76 SLA 02 06/20/2002
HB 164 GRANDPARENTS' RIGHTS REGARDING CINA REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 43 SLA 01 06/25/2001
HB 171 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(S) HES 02/20/2002
HB 178 MANAGMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPRESENTATIVE FATE
(H) FIN 04/26/2002
HB 196 RIGHT OF ACTION FOR LEGAL SEPARATION REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 80 SLA 02 06/20/2002
HB 243 VERIFY AGE REQD FOR DEFENSE IN SEX CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE DYSON
CHAPTER 83 SLA 02 06/20/2002
HB 244 RIGHT-OF-WAY TO DENALI BOR. FOR RR/UTIL. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
CHAPTER 2 SLA 02 01/16/2002
HB 268 LIMITS ON RIGHT TO PRIVACY REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
(H) RLS 05/06/2001
HB 285 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN
(S) FIN 05/10/2002
HB 307 OIL/GAS EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 139 SLA 02 07/05/2002
HB 308 OIL/GAS LEASES; DISCOVERY ROYALTY CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE FATE
(H) O&G 01/14/2002
HB 320 ELECTRONIC BALLOTING EQUIPMENT REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
CHAPTER 6 SLA 02 03/07/2002
HB 376 FISH & GAME IN NAVIGABLE WATERS REPRESENTATIVE OGAN
(H) FIN 04/08/2002
HB 464 CORRESPONDENCE STUDY PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
(S) HES 05/06/2002
HJR 30 DESECRATION OF U.S. FLAG REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
LEGIS RESOLVE 59 06/19/2002
HJR 33 SUPPORT WAR ON TERRORISM & SUPPORT PEACE REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 04/12/2002
HJR 35 REPEAL ESTATE TAX REPRESENTATIVE JAMES
(S) RLS 05/13/2002
HJR 45 SALMON LABELING REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 60 05/17/2002
SB 79 FRED ZHAROFF MEMORIAL BRIDGE SENATOR AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 11 SLA 01 04/10/2001
SCR 2 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 03/27/2001
SCR 4 ALASKA TARTAN DAY SENATOR PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 03/27/2001
SJR 8 VOTING SITES AT MILITARY INSTALLATIONS SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 03/27/2001
SJR 12 ELIMINATE MARRIAGE TAX PENALTY SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 03/27/2001
SJR 14 OPPOSE CANADIAN FEE TO TRANSPORT FIREARMS SENATOR TAYLOR
LEGIS RESOLVE 18 04/27/2001
SJR 31 TAX EXEMPT BONDS TO FUND VETERANS LOANS SENATOR WARD
LEGIS RESOLVE 52 05/03/2002