SENATE
JAMES KAUFMAN
32nd-33rd Legislature (2021 -2024)

Senator James Kaufman

Email: Senator.James.Kaufman@akleg.gov
District: F
Party: Republican
Toll-Free: 800-478-4950

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 115
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-4949

Interim Contact
1500 W Benson Blvd
Anchorage AK, 99503
Phone: 907-269-0244

Legislative Service
2021-2022 Representative
2023-2024 Senator

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 20 APPROPRIATION LIMIT; GOV BUDGET SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) FIN 04/17/2024
SB 21 STRATEGIC PLANS FOR STATE AGENCIES SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) FIN 04/21/2023
SB 25 REPEALING FUNDS, ACCOUNTS, AND PROGRAMS SENATOR KAUFMAN
CHAPTER 6 SLA 23 06/13/2023
SB 26 LICENSE PLATES: FALLEN PEACE OFFICERS SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) FIN 02/20/2023
SB 33 RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT FUND SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) FIN 02/17/2023
SB 34 CITIZEN ADVISORY COMM ON FEDERAL AREAS SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/15/2024
SB 134 INS. DATA SECURITY; INFO. SECURITY PRGRMS SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/15/2024
SB 147 REEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/15/2024
SB 150 ESTABLISH STATE LOTTERY BOARD/LOTTERIES SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) L&C 05/13/2023
SB 195 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) FIN 03/20/2024
SB 201 OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) FIN 04/08/2024
SB 205 AHFC AUTHORITY TO ACQUIRE BUILDING SENATOR KAUFMAN
RTN TO (S) GOV NEXT 05/14/2024
SB 251 REGULATORY SANDBOX PROGRAM SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) L&C 02/21/2024
SB 253 DNR BIG GAME HUNTING PRGRM/PILOT PROJECT SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) RES 04/08/2024
SJR 4 CONST. AM: APPROP LIMIT SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) FIN 04/17/2024
SJR 9 CONST. AM: PERMANENT FUND, DIVIDENDS SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) JUD 03/10/2023



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 8 ELECTRIC-ASSISTED BICYCLES REPRESENTATIVE CARRICK
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 07/20/2023
HB 23 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH REPRESENTATIVE MINA
CHAPTER 18 SLA 23 07/20/2023
HB 56 VETERINARIANS; CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DATA REPRESENTATIVE RUFFRIDGE
CHAPTER 14 SLA 23 07/06/2023
HB 57 EMERGENCY MED. SVCS: REVIEW ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE WRIGHT
(S) RLS 04/08/2024
HB 61 LIMITATIONS ON FIREARMS RESTRICTIONS REPRESENTATIVE TILTON
CHAPTER 21 SLA 23 07/29/2023
HB 62 RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 23 05/25/2023
HB 103 EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE CRONK
CHAPTER 11 SLA 23 06/21/2023
HB 104 TIMBER SALE: EXPEDITED/SALVAGE/NEGOTIATED REPRESENTATIVE CRONK
(H) CONCURRED(S) AM 05/15/2024
HB 120 STUDENT HUNT/FISH LIC;ANIMAL ADOPT RECORD REPRESENTATIVE TOMASZEWSKI
(S)FLD RECEDE (S)AM 05/15/2024
HB 126 ASSOCIATE AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS REPRESENTATIVE WRIGHT
(H) CONCURRED(S) AM 05/15/2024
HB 155 ESTABLISH AK MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE STAPP
(H) CONCURRED(S) AM 05/15/2024
HB 230 TEACHERS: OUT-OF-STATE EXPERIENCE;RETIRED REPRESENTATIVE HIMSCHOOT
(H) CONCURRED(S) AM 05/15/2024
HB 237 TEMPORARY PERMIT FOR LAPSED NURSE LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE PRAX
RTN TO (H) GOV NEXT 05/10/2024
HB 347 PROPERTY ASSESSMENT REPRESENTATIVE COULOMBE
(S) RLS 05/14/2024
HCR 8 HONORING VIETNAM WAR VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE SHAW
RTN TO (H) GOV NEXT 04/19/2024
HJR 3 CONCEALED HANDGUN RECIPROCITY B/W STATES REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER
(H) CONCURRED(S) AM 05/13/2024
HJR 4 HONORING THE ALASKA-KOREA RELATIONSHIP REPRESENTATIVE MINA
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 03/31/2023
HJR 6 NAT'L PETROLEUM RESERVE IN ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE PATKOTAK
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 02/28/2023
HJR 10 NAT'L PARK SERVICE; HUNTING IN PRESERVES REPRESENTATIVE CRONK
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/20/2023
HJR 11 ADDRESS AIR POLLUTION IN FAIRBANKS REPRESENTATIVE STAPP
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 07/20/2023
HJR 18 SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT REDUCTION REPEAL REPRESENTATIVE GALVIN
RTN TO (H) GOV NEXT 05/15/2024
HJR 20 NAT'L PETROLEUM RESERVE IN ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE BAKER
TRANSM TO GOVERNOR 03/18/2024
SB 10 HUNTING/TRAPPING/FISHING: DISABLED VETS SENATOR KIEHL
CHAPTER 4 SLA 23 05/24/2023
SB 13 UNIVERSITY: TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS COST SENATOR MYERS
RTN TO (S) GOV NEXT 05/15/2024
SB 28 WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS SENATOR CLAMAN
(H) FIN 05/09/2024
SB 29 CIVICS EDUCATION SENATOR STEVENS
(H) CALENDAR 5/15 05/15/2024
SB 38 INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES SENATOR WILSON
CHAPTER 19 SLA 23 07/20/2023
SB 45 DIRECT HEALTH AGREEMENT: NOT INSURANCE SENATOR WILSON
AWAIT TRANSMIT GOV 04/11/2024
SB 46 BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR TOBIN
CHAPTER 2 SLA 24 04/23/2024
SB 51 CONTROLLED SUB. DATA: EXEMPT VETERINARIAN SENATOR TOBIN
(S) L&C 03/10/2023
SB 63 LIMITATIONS ON FIREARMS RESTRICTIONS SENATOR KAWASAKI
(S) JUD 03/22/2023
SB 78 HUNT/FISH LICENSE FOR NONRESIDENT STUDENT SENATOR WILSON
(S) FIN 04/14/2023
SB 87 LUMBER GRADING PROGRAM SENATOR BJORKMAN
CHAPTER 26 SLA 23 08/30/2023
SB 95 LICENSE PLATES; COMM. DRIVER LICENSES SENATOR MERRICK
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/15/2024
SB 99 FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) FIN 03/20/2024
SB 118 CRITICAL NATURAL RESOURCES; REPORTS SENATOR MERRICK
RTN TO (S) GOV NEXT 05/13/2024
SB 119 STATE IDENTIFICATION CARD FOR PRISONERS SENATOR MYERS
CHAPTER 23 SLA 23 08/05/2023
SB 159 ALASKA VETERANS' POPPY DAY SENATOR DUNBAR
RTN TO (S) GOV NEXT 04/26/2024
SB 170 EXTND SR BENEFITS; REPEAL LONGEVITY BONUS SENATOR KAWASAKI
(H) RLS 05/14/2024
SB 174 HONOR & REMEMBER/HONOR & SACRIFICE FLAGS SENATOR BJORKMAN
RTN TO (S) GOV NEXT 05/10/2024
SB 206 WORKERS' COMP. STAY-AT-WORK PROGRAM SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
(H) FIN 05/13/2024
SB 215 TEACHERS: BOARD CERTIFICATION INCENTIVE SENATOR BJORKMAN
(S) FIN 02/28/2024
SB 242 PROPERTY ASSESSMENT SENATOR KIEHL
(S) CRA 02/19/2024
SJR 6 HONORING THE ALASKA-KOREA RELATIONSHIP SENATOR TOBIN
(S) RLS 03/10/2023
SJR 11 WESTERN AK/ARCTIC OIL SPILL RESPONSE SENATOR KIEHL
(H) RLS 05/08/2023
SJR 14 SUPPORT STATE SEAFOOD INDUSTRY SENATOR BISHOP
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/03/2024

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