30th-31st Legislature (2017 -2020)

HOUSE
CHUCK KOPP





Representative Chuck Kopp
District: 24
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2017-2020 Representative

:

Chuck Kopp, a lifelong Alaska, is the son of educators and entrepreneurs that moved from Anchorage to Iliamna near Bristol Bay. Chuck has a B.A. in Justice from UAA and chose a career in public safety that spanned over 20 years. He served in the Anchorage and the Kenai Police Departments and graduated from the National Training Center of Polygraph Science as a Certified Expert Polygraph Examiner, skills he put to use in successfully resolving three homicides on the Kenai Peninsula where the victim's bodies were never recovered. 

He served 7 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Kenai, and as Acting City Manager from 2005 – 2006. Alaska Governors Murkowski and Palin both appointed him to an oversight role on their transition teams with respect to the Department of Public Safety. 

Chuck served his community coaching high school wrestling at Region II schools, serving on boards and was Co-Chair of Security for the 2006 Arctic Winter Games committee. He is an Alaska's "Top 40 under 40", and was inducted into the first inaugural class of the Alaska High School Hall of Fame for outstanding performance as a multisport athlete. 

Chuck has served the State of Alaska as a Governor appointee to both the Alaska Judicial Council and Alaska Police Standards Council. Most recent, he has been Chief of Staff for two State Senators. 

Chuck and his wife Trish have been married 28 years and have three children. 

EDUCATION: 

High School, Cook Inlet Academy, Soldotna 1979-1983 

B.A. Justice, University of Alaska, Anchorage 1983-1987 

FBI National Academy, Marine Corps Base Quantico 1996 

Public Administration, Graduate Course Work, U of AK, Southeast 1999 

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSTIONS: 

Governor Palin appointee to Chair Dept. of Public Safety transition team 2006 

Alaska Police Standards Council, Member & Board Chair 2003-2007 

Alaska Judicial Council, Member 2007-2008 

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS: 

Police Reserve Officer, Anchorage Police Department 1986-1989 

Police Officer, City of Kenai, Alaska, and Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska 1989-2009 

Chief of Police, City of Kenai 2002-2008 

Acting City Manager, City of Kenai 2005-2006 

Chief of Staff, serving Alaska State Senators 2009-2016 

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS MEMBERSHIP: 

LeeShore Center 2002-2008 

Alaska Peace Officers Association 1993-2015 

Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center 1995-2002 

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS: 

Music, hiking, trail running, camping, hunting and fishing 

 

OTHER: 

Alaska Peace Officer Association - Statewide "Member of the Year" 2001 

Alaska Journal of Commerce "Top 40 under 40" 2004 

Inductee, ASAA, Alaska High School Sports Hall of Fame 2006a

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 10 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE POSSESSION; SENTENCE REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) JUD 04/12/2019
HB 12 PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
CHAPTER 7 SLA 19 06/10/2019
HB 13 MED. ASSISTANCE WORK REQUIREMENT REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) HSS 02/20/2019
HB 79 PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) RLS 03/18/2020
HB 138 NATIONAL RESOURCE WATER DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) RES 04/17/2019
HB 221 STATE RECOGNITION OF TRIBES REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(S) STA 03/18/2020
HB 263 TRANSFER OF RAIL PROPERTY TO THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) RES 02/21/2020
HB 287 VILLAGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) FIN 03/21/2020
HJR 17 ALLOW TRIBES TO USE FED. EDUCATION MONEY REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) TRB 04/22/2019
HR 9 NATIONAL/STATE DAY OF PRAYER REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(H) CRA 04/27/2019



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 14 ASSAULT; SEX OFFENSES; SENT. AGGRAVATOR REPRESENTATIVE LINCOLN
CHAPTER 11 SLA 19 07/19/2019
HB 34 NAMING SCOTT JOHNSON MEMORIAL BRIDGE REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
CHAPTER 3 SLA 19 05/17/2019
HB 56 ESTABLISH HMONG-AMERICAN VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE TARR
CHAPTER 22 SLA 20 04/29/2020
HB 71 STATE PERSONNEL ACT: VETERANS' EXPERIENCE REPRESENTATIVE STORY
CHAPTER 12 SLA 20 04/20/2020
HB 88 NAMING TROOPER GABE RICH MEMORIAL BRIDGE REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
CHAPTER 4 SLA 19 05/17/2019
HB 98 PROPERTY CRIME; MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT TOOLS REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
(H) JUD 04/05/2019
HB 113 MILITARY FAMILY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE JACKSON
(S) STA 03/18/2020
HB 124 ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS AND NOTARIZATION REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
CHAPTER 24 SLA 20 04/29/2020
HB 139 AK PERM. FUND CORP. PROCUREMENT EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSTON
(S) FIN 01/21/2020
HB 184 CONTROLLED SUB. DATA: EXEMPT VETERINARIAN REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
(H) HSS 01/21/2020
HB 223 NAMING VIETNAM HELI. PILOTS' MEM. BRIDGE REPRESENTATIVE SHAW
(H) RLS 03/11/2020
HB 231 ELECTRONIC DISPLAY OF FISH/GAME LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE VANCE
(H) RES 02/03/2020
HB 232 MUNICIPAL TAX CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE HOPKINS
CHAPTER 15 SLA 20 04/20/2020
HB 268 MUNI BOND BANK: UA, LOAN AND BOND LIMITS REPRESENTATIVE LEBON
(S) FIN 03/24/2020
HB 272 LICENSE PLATES: ALASKA NATIVES REPRESENTATIVE VANCE
(H) TRB 02/24/2020
HB 288 LIABILITY OF CONSULTING PHYSICIAN REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
(H) HSS 02/24/2020
HB 290 ALTERNATIVE TO ARREST: MENTAL HEALTH CTR. REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
WITHDRAWN 03/23/2020
HB 301 ELECTRICIAN & PLUMBER APPRENTICESHIPS REPRESENTATIVE SHAW
CHAPTER 26 SLA 20 04/30/2020
HB 302 RESTRICT ABORTION IF HEARTBEAT DETECTED REPRESENTATIVE VANCE
(H) HSS 02/24/2020
HJR 14 URGING SUPPORT FOR NOME DEEP DRAFT PORT REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 09/19/2019
HJR 23 RESOLUTION: FED SAFE BANKING ACT/CANNABIS REPRESENTATIVE RASMUSSEN
(H) CRA 01/21/2020
HJR 25 ENSURE ACCESS INTO DENALI PARK REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
LEGIS RESOLVE 17 04/20/2020
HR 6 NAT'L. NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS MEMORIAL REPRESENTATIVE LINCOLN
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 06/13/2019
SB 40 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
CHAPTER 27 SLA 19 09/19/2019
SB 55 APPOINTMENTS TO COURT OF APPEALS SENATOR WILSON
CHAPTER 17 SLA 20 04/20/2020
SB 74 INTERNET FOR SCHOOLS SENATOR HOFFMAN
CHAPTER 5 SLA 20 03/25/2020
SB 78 ESTABLISH MAY 31 AS KATIE JOHN DAY SENATOR BISHOP
CHAPTER 6 SLA 19 05/30/2019
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 93 MEDICAL PROVIDER INCENTIVES/LOAN REPAYM'T SENATOR WILSON
CHAPTER 15 SLA 19 08/01/2019
SB 101 MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 1 SLA 20 03/12/2020
SB 155 EXPLORATION & MINING RIGHTS; ANNUAL LABOR SENATOR BISHOP
CHAPTER 31 SLA 20 04/29/2020
SJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES SENATOR BIRCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 03/18/2019

Legislative Service: