SENATE
HOLLIS FRENCH
23rd-28th Legislature (2003 -2014)

Senator Hollis French

District: M
Party: Democrat

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Date and Place of Birth:
October 11, 1958
Newton, Massachusetts

Occupation:
Lawyer, small business owner

Spouse:
Peggy Pepper French

Children:
Christopher

Residency in Alaska:
1978 to present - Anchorage

Education:
Summit County High School, 1972-1976, Diploma
University of Colorado, 1976-1977; University of Alaska, 1986-1990, B.A. English; Cornell Law School, 1992-1995, J.D.

Political and Government Positions:
Assistant District Attorney, 1996-2002; law clerk to superior court judge, 1995-1996.

Business and Professional Positions:
Co-owner, French Apartments, 1989-present; lead operator, ARCO, 1991-1992; production operator, ARCO, 1984-1990, Shell Oil Company, 1980-1984.

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Alaska Bar Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Challenge Alaska, Access Alaska, MADD, Underage Drinking Task Force.

Special Interests:
Hiking, skiing, climbing, running, reading, family camping trips.

Other:
Victims for Justice, High 5 Award, 2002; MADD Volunteer Award, 1999; climbed Mt. McKinley to the summit twice.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 3 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, DAVIS, EGAN, FRENCH, KOOKESH, MCGUIRE, MENARD, PASKVAN, THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/07/2011
SB 5 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATORS DAVIS, EGAN, ELLIS, FRENCH, WIELECHOWSKI
(S) RLS 03/23/2012
SB 6 PREKINDERGARTEN SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS SENATORS DAVIS, FRENCH
(S) FIN 02/29/2012
SB 13 LOWER PARK FEE FOR DISABLED VETERANS SENATOR FRENCH
(H) FIN 04/12/2012
SB 19 PASSENGER VEHICLE RENTAL TAX SENATOR FRENCH
(H) RLS 04/14/2012
SB 28 PRICE GOUGING INVOLVING ENERGY RESOURCES SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/16/2012
SB 31 COUNTING OF WRITE-IN VOTES SENATORS THOMAS, FRENCH, MENARD, WIELECHOWSKI
CHAPTER 10 SLA 11 05/17/2011
SB 39 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION COMPACT SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 02/28/2011
SB 70 ALASKA HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE SENATOR FRENCH
(S) RLS 02/03/2012
SB 87 GRANTS FOR SENIORS' MEDICAL CARE SENATOR FRENCH
(H) L&C 04/08/2011
SB 104 MANUFACT'D HOMES AS REAL PROP.;MUNI TAXES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 64 SLA 12 06/12/2012
SB 120 EARLY CHILDHOOD ED: PARENTS AS TEACHERS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/02/2012
SB 135 CRIME VICTIMS/ADVOCATE/DA/PD/CONTINUANCES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 72 SLA 12 06/19/2012
SB 148 GAS PIPELINE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, EGAN, ELLIS, FRENCH, DAVIS, KOOKESH
(S) RES 03/02/2012
SB 152 LEG. APPROVAL OF BRISTOL BAY SULFIDE MINE SENATOR FRENCH
(S) CRA 01/17/2012
SB 174 OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY JOB NOTIFICATIONS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 02/29/2012
SB 200 EYEWITNESSES AND LINEUPS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/26/2012
SCR 11 WALTER HICKEL DAY OF THE ARCTIC SENATOR FRENCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 08/08/2012
SJR 19 CONST. AM: REDISTRICTING BOARD SENATOR FRENCH
(S) JUD 02/21/2012



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 16 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS/INCOME ALLOWANCES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 6 SLA 11 05/02/2011
HB 129 DECEASED VETERAN DEATH CERTIFICATE REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 69 SLA 12 06/18/2012
HB 196 BULK FUEL LOANS/POWER PROJECT FUND REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 46 SLA 12 05/28/2012
HB 224 SALES OF NICOTINE PRODUCTS TO MINOR REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 43 SLA 12 05/24/2012
HB 247 ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, THOMPSON, SADDLER
CHAPTER 10 SLA 12 04/30/2012
HB 276 OIL/GAS PROD. TAX CREDITS/RATES/VALUE REPRESENTATIVES THOMPSON, DICK, MILLETT, TUCK, MILLER
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 298 EXEMPTIONS FROM MINING TAX REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 28 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HCR 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 07/19/2011
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 07/19/2011
HJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 07/19/2011
HJR 27 RELOCATE COASTAL VILLAGES REGION FUND REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 07/19/2011
HJR 34 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 08/08/2012
SB 11 HATE CRIMES SENATOR DAVIS
(S) FIN 02/28/2011
SB 15 SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 21 SLA 11 06/23/2011
SB 21 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, KOOKESH, MEYER, PASKVAN, MCGUIRE
(S) HSS 01/19/2011
SB 23 TAX/CREDIT:FILM/OIL & GAS/GAS STOR./CORP. SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 51 SLA 12 05/30/2012
SB 30 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 12 03/21/2012
SB 33 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, PASKVAN, COGHILL
CHAPTER 1 SLA 11 03/11/2011
SB 38 POLICE & FIREFIGHTER DEATH BENEFITS SENATOR MEYER
(S) FIN 02/16/2011
SB 62 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 02/11/2011
SB 74 AUTISM: INS. COVERAGE, TASK FORCE SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 63 SLA 12 06/27/2012
SB 121 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS SENATOR EGAN
(H) L&C 04/15/2012
SB 127 FETAL ALCOHOL DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 12 04/24/2012
SB 136 VETERANS DRIVERS LICENSE, TAX CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
CHAPTER 68 SLA 12 06/18/2012
SB 150 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) MLV 02/06/2012
SB 195 PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS' CASELOADS SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) JUD 02/08/2012
SB 203 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & VOUCHERS SENATOR THOMAS
(H) L&C 04/10/2012
SB 209 DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR OIL & GAS LEASES SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) RES 02/21/2012
SB 210 CRIMES/SENTENCING/PAROLE/VICTIMS SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 70 SLA 12 06/19/2012
SB 215 GASLINE DEV. CORP: IN-STATE GAS PIPELINE SENATOR THOMAS
(S) FIN 04/04/2012
SB 216 AIDEA ASSIST OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) RES 02/21/2012
SCR 7 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS DAY SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/19/2011
SCR 18 RAOUL WALLENBERG REMEMBRANCE DAY SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 08/08/2012
SCR 20 DECORATION OF HONOR SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 08/08/2012
SJR 13 AMEND U.S. CONST RE CAMPAIGN MONEY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) JUD 03/23/2012
SJR 14 MILITARY PERSONNEL CUTS & BASE CLOSURES SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 03/28/2012
SJR 16 MILITARY PENSIONS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 04/06/2012
SR 2 URGING FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE SENATOR KOOKESH
SENATE RESOLVE 2 02/23/2011