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24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative John Coghill
District 11 - North Pole (more)
House Majority Leader

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North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: (907) 488-5725
Fax: (907) 488-4271

Elected to the House: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004

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HB 16 : Funding For Public Boarding Schools
Signed into Law! Chapter 54 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to funding for school districts operating statewide residential educational programs; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 16 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-03-06
Current Status : Chapter 54 SLA 06 : 06-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 16 puts into statute DOE's current practice. This legislation expands existing programs for students who don't have access to grades 9 through 12 qualify for a stipend in boarding schools by changing the entrance requirements.

HB 46 : Water/ Sewer/ Waste Grants To Utilities
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris, Rep. John Coghill, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to grants to certain public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems.

Version : CS HB 46 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 32
Contact : : 465-3721
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 02-23-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

02-23-05 : HB 46 allows grants to certain regulated public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems.

HB 53 : Children In Need Of Aid/ Adoption/ Guardian
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; amending the construction of statutes pertaining to children in need of aid; relating to guardianships; relating to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings, court records, and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to immunity regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to proceedings regarding voluntary relinquishment and termination of a parent and child relationship, to eligibility for permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of the state, and to juvenile delinquency proceedings and placements; reestablishing and relating to a state citizens' review panel; amending the obligation of a public agency to disclose agency information pertaining to a child in need of aid; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm and to adoptions and foster care; relating to consent for the medication of children in state custody; prescribing the rights of family members related to child-in-need-of-aid cases and establishing a familial priority for adoption; modifying adoption and placement procedures in certain child-in-need-of-aid cases; amending Rules 9 and 13, Alaska Adoption Rules, Rules 3, 17.2, 18, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure, and Rules 14 and 15, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure; relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and amending Rule 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS S SHB 53 (FIN) Am S
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Work Draft for House Finance | [PDF - 1.86 MB]
| Proposed Amendments for House Finance | [PDF - 148 KB]

05-09-05 : An omnibus bill that does many things. It creates a duty and standard of care for social workers who are making decisions for children in state custody. It makes the process transparent by making confidential information currently unavailable accessible to certain people, making court proceedings open to the public, and giving parents the right to a jury trial in proceedings to terminate their parental rights.

HB 91 : Indecent Exposure To Minors
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to indecent exposure.

Version : HB 91 Am
Companion Bill : SB 159
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 62 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Makes repeat convictions of indecent exposure within the observation of a person under sixteen years of age a felony.

HB 133 : Municipal Boundary Changes/ Commission
Signed into Law! Chapter 46 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to incorporation of boroughs, to annexation by local action, and to regulations of the Local Boundary Commission to provide standards and procedures for municipal incorporation, reclassification, dissolution, and certain municipal boundary changes; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS S SHB 133 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-06
Current Status : Chapter 46 SLA 06 : 05-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Makes three changes in the way the Local Boundary Commission deals with municipal incorporation, annexation, detachment, merger, consolidation, reclassification, and dissolution. Removed the election from the bill.

HB 181 : Waive Continuing Education RequirementFor Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act authorizing a waiver for active duty military service of continuing education requirements for renewal of occupational licenses.

Version : CS HB 181 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 63 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Introduced to eliminate the possibility of a professional licensee losing his or her license because of failure to fulfill statutory requirements for continuing education while serving on active duty in a combat zone or area where continuing education classes are not available.

HB 232 : Felony Theft
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to property crimes.

Current Status : (H) JUD : 03-23-05

HB 304 : Commercial Fishing Loan Program
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to the commercial fishing loan program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 304 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This bill would require someone applying for a loan through the Commercial Fishing Resolving Loan Fund (CFRLF) for repair, restoration, or upgrading of vessels and gear, for the purchase of entry permits and gear, and for construction and purchase of vessels to be ineligible for financing from other recognized commercial lending institutions.

HB 314 : Use Of Force To Protect Self/ Home
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill, Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to defense of self, other persons, and property.

Companion Bill : SB 201
Contact : : 465-3719
Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-09-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 389 : Regulation Of Tourist Accommodations
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to tourist accommodations permits and to penalties for failing to comply with permitting requirements; removing a requirement that persons operating tourist accommodations post certain laws and regulations on the premises; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This legislation repeals the permitting requirement for tourist accommodations.

HB 400 : Confiscation Of Firearms
Signed into Law! Chapter 32 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to confiscation of firearms during disaster emergencies.

Version : SCS CS HB 400 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 32 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-28-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

CS to House Bill 400 changes the penalty imposed on individuals that violate the provisions of this bill. An elected official or individual in a governmental position will forfeit their office or position if found guilty; the Alaska Police Standards Council will enforce sanctions against police officers. CS to House Bill 400 also makes a minor change in the title.

HB 419 : Repeal Underground Storage Tank Laws
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act repealing the Board of Storage Tank Assistance, the underground storage tank revolving loan fund, and the tank cleanup loan program; repealing certain reporting requirements relating to underground petroleum storage tank systems; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 419 will modify the end date for the board in order to be consistent with the end date for formal termination of the loan program. Additionally the bill lists out the statutes that relate to the board, the reporting, regulations, fees, revolving loan fund, loan program, definitions, uses of the fund, the respective administrative codes, the orderly completion of the boards obligations, and renumbering instructions related to those statutes repealed.

HB 426 : Medical Assistance/ Ins Cooperation
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to cooperation of insurers with the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to subrogation, assignment, and lien rights and notices for medical assistance claims; relating to recovery of medical assistance overpayments; relating to asset transfers and income diversion by medical assistance applicants; relating to assets and Medicare enrollment as they affect medical assistance coverage; relating to home and community-based services; relating to medical assistance applications for persons under 21 years of age; requiring a report by the Department of Health and Social Services; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 426 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 426 would provide that medical assistance eligibility follow the same guidelines as other public assistance programs. This bill also requires person receiving medical assistance to be a legal resident of the United States and requires a person applying for medical assistance for a minor to be that person's parent or legal guardian, unless the parent or legal guardian is a minor. Lastly, this bill eliminates a loophole brought to my attention last fall.

HB 439 : Insurance Product Regulation Compact
Signed into Law! Chapter 39 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to authorizing the state to join with other states in entering into the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact.

Version : CS HB 439 (L&C) Am
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 39 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

House Bill 439 would enhance state regulation of insurance by creating a Commission governed collectively by the states that would serve as a single point of filing for specified insurance products, and that would establish uniform, national standards for those products.

HB 473 : Payment Date For Bills For Services
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act requiring certain businesses to recognize postmark dates as the date of payment.

Current Status : (H) L&C : 02-13-06

HJR 27 : Allotments For Native Vietnam Veterans
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 37
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation amending the Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Act to allow deserving veterans to obtain allotments of vacant land within the State of Alaska; and to reopen and legislatively approve allotments in the Tongass National Forest.

Version : CS HJR 27 (MLV)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 37 : 06-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 28 : Federal Regulation Of Dentristy
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Affirming the right of the state to exercise its fundamental police powers in relation to the practice of dentistry and to condemn any effort by the government of the United States to usurp the state's rights.

Current Status : (H) L&C : 01-20-06

HJR 32 : Constitutional Amendment: Benefits & Marriage
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Proposing an amendment to the section of the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to marriage.

Companion Bill : SJR 20
Contact : : 465-3719
Current Status : (H) JUD : 02-10-06

| Sponsor Statement |


Past Legislation:
 
· Legislation Proposed during the 23rd Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 22nd Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 21st Legislature

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  · HB 104
  · HB 226
  · HB 277
  · HB 287
  · HCR 2
  · HJR 6
 

HB 42 : Joseph C Williams, Sr. , Coastal Trail
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. James Elkins

An Act naming the Joseph C. Williams, Sr., Coastal Trail.

Version : SCS HB 42 (CRA)
Contact : : 465-3424
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-20-05
Current Status : Chapter 9 SLA 05 : 04-20-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-14-05 : Renames three miles of trail alongside the South Tongass Highway between Ketchikan and Saxman, Alaska the Joe Williams, Sr. Coastal Trail. Mr. Williams was an advocate for the construction of a trail alongside the South Tongass Highway between the cities of Ketchikan and Saxman. This legislation honors the memory of a highly respected member of the native community in Southeast Alaska.

HB 104 : Seat Belt Advertising
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to information, advertisements, and commercials about seat belt laws.

Current Status : (H) STA : 01-24-05

HB 226 : Personal Information Breach
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to breaches of security involving personal information; and relating to credit report security freezes.

Version : CS HB 226 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2647
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 02-13-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

02-10-06 : Passed out of House Judiciary Committee as amended, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Technical amendments were made, along with the incorporation of portions of SB 222, allowing people the right to file a police report regarding an identity theft.

This bill requires that any business that collects this personal customer information as part of their business must notify consumers if the security of that information is compromised. California is currently the only state to mandate consumer notification and this bill is modeled after the California law.

HB 277 : Gamble - Sperl UAS Joint Use Facility
Signed into Law! Chapter 45 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Naming the Charles Gamble Jr. - Donald Sperl Joint Use Facility in Juneau.

Companion Bill : SB 176
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 45 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : The Joint Use Facility/ UAS Student Recreation Center/ National Guard Readiness Center is currently under construction and is slated for completion in July of this year. The facility was built with federal, state and university funds for a total of $16.3 million. Naming the joint use facility after Charles and Donald will show our respect for their dedication to our country and honor them for their valiant service. Their names will live on as a reminder for all of true patriotism.

HB 287 : Medical Facility Certificate Of Need
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act amending the certificate of need requirements to apply only to health care facilities and nursing homes located in a borough with a population of not more than 25,000, in the unorganized borough, or in a community with a critical access hospital.

Contact : : 465-2794
Current Status : (H) HES : 09-27-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

HCR 2 : In - State Natural Gas Needs
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 11
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

Urging Governor Murkowski to take quick action to conduct, approve, or sanction a study of in-state natural gas needs and take-off points for intrastate use of natural gas transported in a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 11 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-18-05 : Urges Governor Murkowski to take quick action to conduct, approve, or sanction a study of in-state natural gas needs and take-off points for intrastate use of natural gas transported in a North Slope natural gas pipeline, with the objective that the study be completed before the final rules relating to the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline take effect on the 90th day following the publication in the Federal Register of the rules adopted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

HJR 6 : Labeling Of Fish / Shellfish Products
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to the labeling of fish and shellfish to identify the country of origin and to distinguish between wild and farmed fish and shellfish.

Version : CS HJR 6 (FSH)
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 5 : 05-19-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-16-05 : Requires labeling of fish products and processed food items containing fish to identify the country of origin and to distinguish between wild and farmed fish and fish products.


Past Co-Sponsored Legislation:
 
· Co-Sponsored Legislation for the 23rd Legislature
· Co-Sponsored Legislation for the 22nd Legislature
· Co-Sponsored Legislation for the 21st Legislature

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