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Representative Laddie Shaw
Republican, District 9
State Representative 2018-present

During the 2023 session Representative Shaw voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Shaw voted NO for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Shaw voted Yes on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a member of the State Affairs Committee he recommended Do Pass and as a co-sponsor, Representative Shaw voted for HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative Shaw voted against the House budget and later voted YES on the conference committee final budget. 

 

Of bills favorable to UA, he voted YES for HB114, YES for HB127, excused for HB229, and voted NO for HB322.

 

In 2022, he voted for HB114 which was sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

 

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative Shaw voted for HB 127.

 

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. Representative Shaw was excused from the vote when HB229 was passed by the House, 23-9. 

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative Shaw voted against the amendment and later voted against HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative Shaw voted against HB 281. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative Shaw voted YES.

In 2021, he was the co-sponsor of HB 179 which would prohibit restrictions on firearms including the UA campuses. HB 179 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. He was a co-sponsor of HB 108 which referenced university consulting as assisting with concurrent vocational education. HB 108 was referred to the Education Committee. He voted in favor of HJR 19 which was a resolution in support of federal infrastructure funding and includes UA. He voted for the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). He voted for HB 127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. HB127 was referred to the Senate. He voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee and voted for HB 100 which would provide votech funding to UA. HB 100 passed the Senate and was signed by the governor.

 

2021 Operating Budget: Representative Shaw voted No on House Passage, No on House CBR and No on House Effective Date. Regarding HB 69 Conference Committee, voted No for House Adoption, No on House CBR, and No on Effective Date. voted YES on HCR2001 bring HB 69 back, YES on rescinding the failed effective date vote, YES on effective date. Voted No on House passage and YES on the Conference Committee adoption for the Mental Health Budget. (HB 71)

 

As a member of the House UA subcommittee, Representative Shaw voted to restore the funding for the universities by opposing the governor’s plan to cut the budget by $134m. However, as a member of the minority caucus, Representative Shaw voted against the operating budget (HB39), which reduced the cuts proposed by the governor. After the governor’s veto, the legislature transmitted HB2001 to the governor adding back $110m to UA’s FY20 operating budget for a total of $302m or $25m below FY19. 

Representative Shaw voted against HB2001 and was excused from voting on SB2002 for the capital budget.

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Representative Craig Johnson
Republican, District 10
State Representative 2023-present

During his first term in returning to the House, Representative Craig Johnson voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Johnson voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Johnson voted Yes on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a member of the State Affairs Committee, Representative Johnson voted Do Pass and as a co-sponsor voted for HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

Representative Julie Coulombe
Republican, District 11
State Representative 2023-present

During Representative Coulombe’s first term in the House she voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Coulombe voted NO for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14. Representative Coulombe also voted No for the effective date along with five of her colleagues.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Coulombe voted Yes on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a co-sponsor, Representative Coulombe voted for HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

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Representative Calvin Schrage
Republican, District 12
State Representative 2021-present

During his three years in the legislative, Representative Schrage was very supportive of UA.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Schrage voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Schrage voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Schrage voted No on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Schrage voted for HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative Schrage voted for the House budget and later voted YES on the conference committee final budget. 

 

Of bills favorable to UA, he voted YES for HB114, YES for HB127, YES for HB229, and voted YES for HB322.

 

In 2022, Representative Schrage was a sponsor of HB48, regarding eligibility for the Performance Scholarship. HB48 was referred to the Finance committee and it did not pass the House. In 2020, he voted for HB114 which was sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

 

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative Schrage was a sponsor for HB127 and voted for HB 127 on the House floor.

 

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. As a bill sponsor, Representative Schrage voted for HB229 which was passed by the House, 23-9. 

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative Schrage voted for the amendment and later voted for HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative Schrage voted for HB 281. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative Schrage voted YES.

In this first term, Representative Schrage voted Do Pass in the Resource Committee for the University Land Grant Resolution. (SJR8) As a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee, he voted Do Pass As one HJR 19 which is a resolution of support for federal infrastructure funding for Alaska. Representative Schrage was a co-sponsor for HB127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. As a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee, he voted Do Pass for HB 133 which addresses advanced college tuition as well as other state savings accounts. As a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee, he voted Do Pass HB 100 which provides funding for votech education and includes the university. 

 

He voted for the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). He voted for HB 127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. HB127 was referred to the Senate. He voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee and voted for HB 100 which would provide votech funding to UA. HB 100 passed the Senate and signed by the governor.

2021 Operating Budget: Representative Schrage voted YES on House Passage, YES on House CBR and YES on House Effective Date. Regarding HB 69 Conference Committee, voted YES for House Adoption, YES on House CBR, and YES on Effective Date. voted YES on HCR2001 bring HB 69 back, YES on rescinding the failed effective date vote, YES on effective date. Voted YES on House passage and YES on the Conference Committee adoption for the Mental Health Budget. (HB 71)

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Representative Andy Josephson
Democrat, Formerly District 13
State Representative 2013-present

Representative Josephson continues his outstanding support for UA including his work on the House Finance Committee and University Subcommittee.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Josephson voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Josephson voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Josephson spoke against and voted No on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents. He voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Josephson voted NO for HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Josephson met with the UAA Faculty and Staff Executive Committee.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative Josephson voted for the House budget and later voted YES on the conference committee final budget. It should be noted that Representative Josephson was a key supporter in establishing a separate fund and in restoring the Alaska Higher Education investment fund. As a member of the House University subcommittee, he was influential in passing a budget increase for UA.

Of bills favorable to UA, he voted YES for HB114, YES for HB127, YES for HB229, and voted YES for HB322.

 

In 2022, he voted for HB114 sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative Josephson voted No Recommendation as a member of the Finance Committee and later voted for HB 127.

 

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. As a bill sponsor, Representative Josephson voted Do Pass as a member of the Finance Committee and later voted for HB229 which was passed by the House, 23-9. 

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative Josephson voted for the amendment and later voted for HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative Josephson voted for HB 281. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative Josephson voted YES.

 

It should be noted that Representative Josephson was a key supporter in establishing a separate fund and in restoring the Alaska Higher Education investment fund. As a member of the House University subcommittee, he was influential in passing a budget increase for UA.

In 2021 Representative Josephson was a co-sponsor of the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). Representative Josephson pre-filed in 2022, HB229 which would address the ongoing funding issue with the Higher Education Investment Fund and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation. As a member of the Finance Committee, he voted No Recommendation for HB127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. He later voted for HB 127 during the floor vote which passed 31-6. HB 127 was then referred to the Senate. He was a co-sponsor for HB 100 which provides funding for votech education and includes the university and as a member of the Finance Committee he voted Do Pass. He voted in favor of HJR 19 which was a resolution in support of federal infrastructure funding and includes UA. He voted for the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). He voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee and voted for HB 100 which would provide votech funding to UA. HB 100 passed the Senate and was signed by the governor.

 

As a member of the University Subcommittee, he voted for the $15.7m increase for UA.

 

2021 Operating Budget: Representative Josephson voted YES on House Passage, YES on House CBR and YES on House Effective Date. Regarding HB 69 Conference Committee, voted YES for House Adoption, YES on House CBR, and YES on Effective Date. voted YES on HCR2001 bring HB 69 back, YES on rescinding the failed effective date vote, YES on effective date. Voted YES on House passage and YES on the Conference Committee adoption for the Mental Health Budget. (HB 71)

Representative Alyse Galvin
Republican, District 14
State Representative 2023-present

In her first term in the House, Representative Galvin was very supportive of the university as a member of the House Finance Committee and the University Subcommittee. Her positive interaction with university students is very much appreciated.

 

Representative Galvin voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Galvin voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Galvin spoke against the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents. She voted No during the joint session and voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of 29-31. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Galvin voted No for HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Galvin met with the UAA Faculty and Staff Association Executive Committee during the fall of 2022.

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Representative Thomas McKay
Democrat, District 15
State Representative 2023-present

During his first term, Representative McKay voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative McKay voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative McKay spoke in favor during the floor vote for the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a member of the Community and Regional Affairs Committee, Representative McKay recommended Do Pass on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

As a member of the Education Committee, Representative McKay recommended Do Pass on HB21 which offered a health insurance option for state employees. HB21 was referred to the Finance Committee. He also recommended Do Pass on HB144 which extends the education tax credit and recommended Do Pass on HB148 which increases the amount and eligibility for the AK Performance Scholarship. Both HB144 and HB 148 were referred to the Finance Committee. Representative McKay recommended Do Pass on HB9 that would add a faculty member to the UA Board of Regents. HB9 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

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Representative Jennifer Armstrong
Democrat, Formerly District 16
State Representative 2023-present

During her first term in the House, Representative Armstrong was supportive of the university.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Armstrong voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Armstrong voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Armstrong voted No on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Armstrong voted No for HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Armstrong was a sponsor of HB9 which would add a faculty member to the UA Board of Regents.

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Representative Zack Fields
Democrat, District 17
State Representative 2018-present

Representative Fields continues to be very supportive of UA.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Fields voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Fields voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Fields voted No on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Fields voted No on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Fields as a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee voted Do Not Pass on HB21 which would offer additional options for health insurance. HB21 was referred to Finance. Representative Fields was a sponsor of HB9 which would add a faculty member to the UA Board of Regents. HB9 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative Fields voted for the House budget and later voted YES on the conference committee final budget. 

 

Of bills favorable to UA, he voted YES for HB114, YES for HB127, YES for HB229, and voted YES for HB322.

 

During the 2022 session, was added as a co-sponsor for SB32 which would expand the Middle College program. SB32 did not pass the House. Representative Fields was a sponsor for HB21 which would add a faculty member to the UA Board of Regents. HB21 was referred to House Finance and not passed by the House. Representative Fields was a sponsor of HB48, regarding eligibility for the Performance Scholarship. HB48 was referred to the Finance committee and it did not pass the House. 

 

In 2022, he voted for HB114 which was sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

 

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative Fields voted for HB 127.

 

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. Representative Fields voted for HB229 which was passed by the House, 23-9. 

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative Fields voted for the amendment and later voted for HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative Fields voted for HB 281. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative Fields voted YES.

In 2021, Representative Fields voted Do Pass in the Resource Committee for the University Land Grant Resolution. (SJR8). He was also a co-sponsor SB 32 which would expand the Alaska Middle College program.

 

As a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee, he voted Do Pass for HJR 19 which is a resolution of support for federal infrastructure funding for Alaska. As a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee, he voted Do Pass for HB 133 which addresses advanced college tuition as well as other state savings accounts.

As a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee, he voted Do Pass HB 100 which provides funding for votech education and includes the university. He was the co-sponsor of HB 21 which would have added a faculty member to the BOR and HB 48 which addresses AK Performance Scholarship eligibility. Both bills were referred to the Education Committee. He voted for HB 127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. HB127 was referred to the Senate. He voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee and voted for HB 100 which would provide votech funding to UA. HB 100 passed the Senate and was signed by the governor.

Representative Cliff Groh
Republican, District 18
State Representative 2023-present

This is Representative Groh's first term in the House.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Groh voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Groh voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Groh voted No on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Groh voted Yes on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Groh was a sponsor of HB9 which would add a faculty member to the UA Board of Regents. HB9 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

 

Representative Groh met with the Executive Committee of the UAA Faculty and Staff Association during the fall of 2022.

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Representative Genevieve Mina
Democrat, District 19
State Representative 2023-present

This is Representative Mina's first term in the House. Her positive interaction with university students is very much appreciated.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Mina voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Mina voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Mina voted No on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Mina voted No on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative was a sponsor of HB9 which would add a faculty member to the UA Board of Regents. HB9 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Representative Mina met with the Executive Committee of the UAA Faculty and Staff Association during the fall of 2022.

Representative Andrew Gray
Republican, District 20
State Representative 2023-present

This is Representative Gray’s first year in the House. His positive interaction with university students is very much appreciated.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Gray voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Gray voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

From the floor, Representative Gray spoke against the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Gray voted No on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Gray was a sponsor of HB9 which would add a faculty member to the UA Board of Regents. HB9 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

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Representative Donna Mears
Independent, District 21
State Representative 2023-present

This is Representative Mears' first term.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Mears voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Mears voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Mears voted No on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted No on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a member of the Community and Regional Committee, Representative Mears voted Do Not Pass on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. She also voted No during the floor vote. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

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Representative Stanley Wright
Democrat, District 22
State Representative 2023-present

This is Representative Wright's first term.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Wright voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Wright voted No for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14. Representative Wright also voted No for the effective date which was approved 34-6 by the House.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Wright voted Yes on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a co-sponsor and as a member of the State Affairs Committee, Representative Wright voted Do Pass on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Wright as a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee voted No Recommendation on HB21 which would offer additional options for health insurance. HB21 was referred to Finance.

 

Representative Wright had a UAA intern in his office during the session and he reportedly was a supporter of the education tax credit.

District23
Representative Jamie Allard
Republican, District 23
State Representative 2023-present

This is Representative Allards' first term.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Allard voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Allard voted No for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14. Representative Allard also voted No for the effective date which was approved 34-6 by the House.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Allard voted Yes on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a co-sponsor and as a member of the State Affairs Committee, Representative Allard voted Do Pass on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Allard as Co-Chair of the Education Committee voted Do Not Pass on HB9 which would add a faculty member to the UA Board of Regents.

District24
Representative Dan Saddler
Democrat, District 24
State Representative 2023-present

While this is Representative Saddler's first term after the 2022 general election, he had served in the House previously from 2011-2018.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Saddler voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Saddler voted No for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

From the floor, Representative Saddler spoke in favor of the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a co-sponsor, Representative Saddler Yes on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

Representative Saddler as a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee voted No Recommendation on HB21 which would offer additional options for health insurance. HB21 was referred to Finance.

Representative DeLena Johnson
Republican, District 25
State Representative 2017-present

During the 2023 session Representative Johnson voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. However Representative Johnson did vote Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Johnson voted Yes on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a co-sponsor, Representative Johnson voted Yes on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative Johnson voted for the House budget and then voted NO on the conference committee final budget vote.

 

Of bills favorable to UA, she voted NO for HB114, YES for HB127, NO for HB229, and voted NO for HB322.

 

During the 2022 session, was added as a co-sponsor for SB32 which would expand the Middle College program. SB32 did not pass the House. In 2022, she voted against HB114 which was sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

 

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative Johnson voted Do Pass as a member of the Finance Committee and voted for HB 127.

 

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. Representative Johnson voted against HB229 which was passed by the House, 23-9. 

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative Johnson voted against the amendment and later voted against HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative Johnson voted for HB 281. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative Johnson voted NO.

 

In 2021, she was the co-sponsor of HB 179 which would prohibit restrictions on firearms including the UA campuses. HB 179 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. As one of nine House members, she voted No on HJR19 which is a resolution of support for federal infrastructure funding for Alaska.

 

She was a co-sponsor of HB 175 which would restrict UA from mandating COVID vaccinations. HB 175 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. She voted for the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). She voted for HB 127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. HB127 was referred to the Senate. She voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee and voted for HB 100 which would provide votech funding to UA. HB 100 passed the Senate and was signed by the governor,

2021 Operating Budget: Representative Johnson voted No on House Passage, No on House CBR and No on House Effective Date. Regarding HB 69 Conference Committee, voted No for House Adoption, No on House CBR, and NO on Effective Date. voted YES on HCR2001 bring HB 69 back, YES on rescinding the failed effective date vote, YES on effective date. Voted NO on House passage and YES on the Conference Committee adoption for the Mental Health Budget. (HB 71)

District25
Representative Cathy Tilton
Republican, District 26
State Representative 2015-present

During the 2023 session Representative Tilton voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Tilton voted No for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Tilton voted Yes on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Tilton voted Yes on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative Tilton voted against the House budget and voted NO on the conference committee final budget vote.

Of bills favorable to UA, she voted YES for HB114, YES for HB127, NO for HB229, and voted NO for HB322.

 

In 2022, she voted for HB114 sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

 

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative Tilton voted for HB 127.

 

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. Representative Tilton voted against HB229 which was passed by the House, 23-9. 

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative Tilton voted against the amendment and later voted against HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative Tilton voted against HB 281. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative Tilton voted NO.

 

In 2021, she was the co-sponsor of HB 179 which would prohibit restrictions on firearms including the UA campuses. HB 179 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. As one of nine House members, she voted No on HJR19 which is a resolution of support for federal infrastructure funding for Alaska.

 

She was a co-sponsor of HB 175 which would restrict UA from mandating COVID vaccinations. HB 175 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. She voted for the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). She voted for HB 127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. HB127 was referred to the Senate. She voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee and voted for HB 100 which would provide votech funding to UA. HB 100 passed the Senate and was signed by the governor,

2021 Operating Budget: Representative Tilton voted No on House Passage, No on House CBR and No on House Effective Date. Regarding HB 69 Conference Committee, voted No for House Adoption, No on House CBR, and NO on Effective Date. voted YES on HCR2001 bring HB 69 back, YES on rescinding the failed effective date vote, YES on effective date. Voted NO on House passage and YES on the Conference Committee adoption for the Mental Health Budget. (HB 71)

District26
Representative David Eastman
Republican, District 27
State Representative 2017-present

During the 2023 session Representative Eastman voted No on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Eastman voted No for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14. Representative Eastman also voted No on the effective date which passed the House 34-6.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

From the floor, Representative Eastman spoke in favor of the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents. He also introduced the motion to rescind the negative vote of 29-31. His motion failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Eastman voted No on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative Eastman voted NO for the House budget vote and voted NO on the conference committee final budget vote.

 

Of bills favorable to UA, he voted NO for HB114, HB127, HB229, and HB322.

 

In 2022, he voted against HB114 sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative Eastman voted against HB 127.

 

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. Representative Eastman voted against HB229 which was passed by the House, 23-9. 

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative Eastman voted against the amendment and later voted against HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative Eastman voted against HB 281. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative Eastman voted NO.

In 2021, he was the co-sponsor of HB 179 and HB199 both of which would prohibit restrictions on firearms including the UA campuses. HB 179 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs while HB 199 was referred to the Judiciary Committee. As one of nine House members, he voted No on HJR 19 which is a resolution of support for federal infrastructure funding for Alaska. As one of six House members he voted against HB 127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA.

 

As one of four House members, he voted No for HB 100 which provides funding for votech education and includes the university. He voted for the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). He voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee. 

 

2021 Operating Budget: Representative Eastman voted No on House Passage, No on House CBR and No on House Effective Date. Regarding HB 69 Conference Committee, he voted No for House Adoption, No on House CBR, and NO on Effective Date. He voted NO on HCR2001 to bring HB 69 back, NO on rescinding the failed effective date vote, NO on effective date. He voted NO on House passage and YES on the Conference Committee adoption for the Mental Health Budget.

District27
District28
Representative Jesse Sumner
Republican, District 28 State Representative 2023-present

This is Representative Sumner's first term in the House.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Sumner voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Sumner voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

Representative Sumner voted Yes on the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a co-sponsor, Representative Sumner voted Yes on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

Representative George Rauscher
Republican, District 29
State Representative 2017-present

Representative Rauscher’s support for UA was not visible.

 

During the 2023 session Representative Rauscher voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative Rauscher voted No for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

From the floor Representative Rauscher spoke in favor of the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

Representative Rauscher was excused from the vote on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative Rauscher voted NO for the House budget vote and voted NO on the conference committee final budget vote.

Of bills favorable to UA, he voted YES for HB114, NO for HB127, was excused for HB229, and voted NO for HB322.

In 2022, voted for HB114 sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

 

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative Rauscher voted against HB 127.

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. Representative Rauscher was excused from the House vote where it passed 23-9.

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative Rauscher voted against the amendment and later voted against HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative Rauscher voted against HB 281. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative Rauscher voted NO.

In 2021, Representative Rauscher voted Do Pass in the Resource Committee for the University Land Grant Resolution. (SJR8) He was the co-sponsor of HB 179 which would prohibit restrictions on firearms including the UA campuses. HB 179 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs. As one of nine House members, he voted No on HJR 19 which is a resolution of support for federal infrastructure funding for Alaska. As one of six House members he voted against HB 127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. He was a co-sponsor of HB 175 which would restrict UA from mandating COVID vaccinations. HB 175 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. He voted for the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). He voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee and voted for HB 100 which would provide votech funding to UA. HB 100 passed the Senate and was signed by the governor.

Operating Budget: Representative voted NO on House Passage, NO on House CBR and NO on House Effective Date. Regarding HB 69 Conference Committee, he voted NO for House Adoption, NO on House CBR, and NO on Effective Date. He voted YES on HCR2001 bring HB 69 back, YES on rescinding the failed effective date vote, NO on effective date. He voted NO on House passage and YES on the Conference Committee adoption for the Mental Health Budget.

District29
District30
Representative Kevin McCabe
Republican, District 30
State Representative 2021-present

During the 2023 session Representative McCabe voted Yes on the House version of the operating budget. The House version was not balanced since the House lacked the 30 votes (23-17) needed to use the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. Representative McCabe voted Yes for the Senate version which offered a balanced state budget and passed the House 26-14.

 

The approved budget included $6.5 million for additional compensation, an increase of $15 million in operating funds, and $39 million for deferred maintenance. It also included $5 million in ANSEP funding for DEED and an additional $5 million in funding for the Drone program along with $500,000 for the Food Security program. $6.78 million for deferred maintenance was also included.

 

From the floor Representative McCabe spoke in favor of the Confirmation of Bethany Marcum for the UA Board of Regents and voted Yes on the motion to rescind the negative vote of the joint session of 29-31. The vote to rescind failed 26-34. Bethany Marcum did not have a record of support for the university.

 

As a co-sponsor and as a member of the Community and Regional Affairs Committee, Representative McCabe voted Do Pass on HB61 which removes the university’s ability to restrict firearms during an emergency declaration. HB61 passed the House (28-12) and the Senate (17-3) and was transmitted to the governor.

 

During the 2022 session, Representative McCabe was excused for the House budget vote and voted NO on the conference committee final budget vote.

 

Of bills favorable to UA, he voted YES for HB114, HB127, was excused for HB229, and voted NO for HB322.

 

In 2022, he voted for HB114 sponsored by the governor and addressed education loan eligibility. HB114 passed the House 35 to 3 and signed into law on July 15, 2022.

 

HB127 regarding UA loans and bond limits was sponsored by the governor. It passed the House 31-6 with 3 representatives excused. The bill was signed into law on 7/3/22. Representative McCabe voted Do Pass as a member of the Community and Regional Committee and voted for HB127.

 

HB229 related to the Alaska Higher education investment fund. Representative McCabe was excused from the House vote where it passed 23-9.

 

HB322 originated with the House Transportation Committee for funding for the Alaska marine highway system fund. It was then amended to include separate funding for the Alaska Higher Education investment fund for student scholarships and loans. The amendment was passed by the House, 23 to 16. Representative McCabe voted against the amendment and later voted against HB322 when the House passed the bill 25 to 15. It was signed into law on June 29, 2022.

 

The House vote on the operating budget was 25 for and 14 against. Representative McCabe was excused from the vote. The final House vote for the conference committee budget was 33-7. Representative McCabe voted NO.

 

In his first term, he was the co-sponsor of HB 179 which would prohibit restrictions on firearms including the UA campuses. HB 179 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs. As one of nine House members, he voted No on HJR 19 which is a resolution of support for federal infrastructure funding for Alaska. As a member of the Community and Regional Affairs Committee he voted Do Pass for HB127 which would provide bonding authority and loans for heating and energy projects including UA. He was a co-sponsor of HB 175 which would restrict UA from mandating COVID vaccinations. HB 175 was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. He voted for the University Land Grant Resolution (SJR8). He voted for HB 133 which addresses college tuition savings and was referred to the Senate and Health and Social Services Committee and voted for HB 100 which would provide votech funding to UA. HB 100 passed the Senate and was signed by the governor.

2021 Operating Budget: Representative McCabe voted No on House Passage, No on House CBR and No on House Effective Date. Regarding HB 69 Conference Committee, he voted No for House Adoption, No on House CBR, and NO on Effective Date. He voted NO on HCR2001 bring HB 69 back, NO on rescinding the failed effective date vote, NO on effective date. He voted NO on House passage and NO on the Conference Committee adoption for the Mental Health Budget.

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