HOUSE
BETH KERTTULA
21st-28th Legislature (1999 -2014)

Representative Beth Kerttula
House Minority Leader

District: 3
Party: Democrat

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Beth's family has a long
history in Alaska starting in 1918, when her grandfather
Oscar spent the winter in Nome. In 1935 he returned with his
young family to the Matanuska Valley to farm. Beth's
father Jay has the honor of being the state's longest-
serving legislator and the only legislator to have served
as both House Speaker and Senate President. Her mother
Joyce was an English teacher and full-time volunteer as
Jay's office manager.


After growing up as a legislator's child in Juneau and
Palmer, Beth earned her BA from Stanford University and her
JD from the University of Santa Clara. She worked as an
attorney in both private and public practice before running
for office.


Beth has been elected seven times to the Alaska House of
Representatives from District 3 in Juneau. During her
public service she has been a strong voice for Alaskans
retaining control over their resource wealth and responsible
development and has been instrumental in oil and gas
decisions. Beth has also been a leader to restore civility,
ethics and non-partisan decision-making to the legislature.
She was the original sponsor of Alaska's world-renowned
cruise ship pollution legislation.


A trusted and respected leader, Beth served on the House
Finance Committee, was Minority Whip for 3 years, and is
currently the House Minority Leader - the highest rank for
a minority member in the House.


Beth's husband Jim Powell was Deputy Mayor of Juneau.
He works at the Department of Environmental Conservation and
is a PhD student at the University of Alaska.


Beth is a member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, Camp
2, the Fil-Am and the Filipino Communities of Juneau, and
the Alaska Bar Association. Beth owns a very small jewelry
making business and enjoys reading, watching movies and just
being outside with Jim.

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Beth resigned on January 24, 2014.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 7 SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, HERRON, KERTTULA, GATTO, LYNN, PRUITT
CHAPTER 22 SLA 11 06/23/2011
HB 18 ALASKA PUBLIC GARDENS DAY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 16 SLA 11 05/27/2011
HB 51 CHILD CARE CTRS: STATE EMPLOYEES & OTHERS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 01/18/2011
HB 135 PERS MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS TO RETIREE ORG. REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) L&C 01/31/2011
HB 136 POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 01/31/2011
HB 165 SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/21/2011
HB 172 BANNED SUBSTANCES IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) HSS 02/25/2011
HB 241 DIVEST INVESTMENTS IN IRAN REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 04/17/2011
HB 257 CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) STA 01/17/2012
HB 272 STUDENT LOAN INTEREST REDUCTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GUTTENBERG, GARDNER, KERTTULA, HOLMES, TUCK, KAWASAKI, PETERSEN, GRUENBERG, CISSNA
(H) EDC 02/22/2012
HCR 11 TAKU RIVER TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) RES 03/29/2011
HCR 26 REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AWARENESS WEEK REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) HSS 02/22/2012
HJR 10 OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RESEARCH REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) RES 02/27/2012



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 11 COLONOSCOPY: PUB. EMPLOYEE RETIREES REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) L&C 01/18/2011
HB 15 STUDENT ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS REPRESENTATIVE DOOGAN
CHAPTER 12 SLA 11 05/27/2011
HB 16 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS/INCOME ALLOWANCES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 6 SLA 11 05/02/2011
HB 21 SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, GARDNER, HERRON
CHAPTER 33 SLA 12 05/23/2012
HB 28 OCC. LICENSES: TEMPORARY/FEES/PAWNBROKERS REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, HERRON, FEIGE
CHAPTER 25 SLA 11 06/27/2011
HB 33 FOSTER CARE LICENSING/STATE CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVES GARA, THOMAS, HERRON, GARDNER
(H) HSS 02/25/2011
HB 36 SMALL BUSINESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) ENE 01/18/2011
HB 48 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, PETERSEN
(H) HSS 01/18/2011
HB 61 ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES REGISTRY REPRESENTATIVES HOLMES, KAWASAKI, OLSON, GARDNER
(H) HSS 01/18/2011
HB 63 FLAME RETARDANTS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
(H) L&C 01/18/2011
HB 65 SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING DEV. FUND GRANTS REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, HERRON, FOSTER, JOULE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 12 04/24/2012
HB 75 GIFT CARDS AND CERTIFICATES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) L&C 01/18/2011
HB 76 STALKING/SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
(H) FIN 03/14/2011
HB 78 MEDICAL PROVIDER INCENTIVES/LOAN REPAYM'T REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 79 INS. COVERAGE: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER REPRESENTATIVES PETERSEN, KAWASAKI
(H) HSS 01/18/2011
HB 87 ANTITRUST VIOLATION PENALTIES REPRESENTATIVES OLSON, HOLMES
CHAPTER 27 SLA 11 07/22/2011
HB 93 SCHOOL GARDENS, GREENHOUSES, AND FARMS REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(H) FIN 02/28/2011
HB 94 STUDENT ATHLETE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(H) EDC 01/18/2011
HB 97 EXTEND INVASIVE PLANTS LAW REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 11 04/22/2011
HB 98 HANDLING OF STATE FLAG REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 11 04/28/2011
HB 99 LABEL FARMED & GENETICALLY MODIFIED FISH REPRESENTATIVE MILLER
(H) FSH 01/18/2011
HB 100 BAN CULTIVATION OF GENETICALLY MOD. FISH REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) RES 02/24/2012
HB 115 NAMING WALTER J. HICKEL EXPRESSWAY REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(S) RLS 04/13/2012
HB 122 NATUROPATHS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) L&C 01/26/2011
HB 129 DECEASED VETERAN DEATH CERTIFICATE REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 69 SLA 12 06/18/2012
HB 131 COMMUNITY & PUB.TRANSPORTATION ADV. BOARD REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
CHAPTER 36 SLA 12 05/24/2012
HB 132 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) FIN 02/16/2011
HB 138 RCA REGULATION OF CERTAIN O&G FACILITIES REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(H) L&C 02/02/2011
HB 143 ADJUST BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION: INFLATION REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN
(H) EDC 01/27/2012
HB 144 REPORT ON FISHING STREAM ACCESS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 9 SLA 12 04/24/2012
HB 166 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) FIN 03/25/2011
HB 180 VETERAN DESIGNATION ON DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) FIN 04/06/2012
HB 182 ELECTRONIC DISTRIB. OF REPORTS/NOTICES REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
(S) STA 04/04/2012
HB 183 APPLICATION OF VILLAGE SAFE WATER ACT REPRESENTATIVE DICK
CHAPTER 24 SLA 11 06/23/2011
HB 191 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON BY REQUEST
(H) RES 04/07/2011
HB 194 APPROP: CONST. CBR TO PERMANENT FUND REPRESENTATIVE DOOGAN
(H) FIN 03/16/2011
HB 209 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TOBACCO CESSATION REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) HSS 03/25/2011
HB 214 WALTER L. KUBLEY KETCHIKAN FERRY TERMINAL REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
CHAPTER 17 SLA 11 06/08/2011
HB 216 REGULATIONS: INFORMATIVE SUMMARY/BILLS REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
CHAPTER 42 SLA 12 05/24/2012
HB 220 SHARED USE OF OIL & GAS FACILITIES REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
(H) RES 03/31/2011
HB 233 BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR ID REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
(H) HSS 04/08/2011
HB 235 MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSACTIONS REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(H) RLS 02/10/2012
HB 236 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) L&C 02/20/2012
HB 237 ALASKA WILD SALMON DAY REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) FSH 04/13/2011
HB 238 CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) L&C 04/14/2011
HB 243 AUTOMATED TELEPHONE SOLICITATION:ROBOCALL REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) L&C 01/17/2012
HB 244 CORPORATIONS NOT "PERSONS" IN ELECTIONS REPRESENTATIVES KAWASAKI, TUCK, GARDNER, GARA
(H) STA 01/17/2012
HB 246 NAMING CERTAIN BRIDGES/AIRPORTS/ROAD REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 11 SLA 12 05/01/2012
HB 247 ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, THOMPSON, SADDLER
CHAPTER 10 SLA 12 04/30/2012
HB 252 TAXES: FILM; SMALL CORP; OIL & GAS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 254 ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGE COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES DICK, MUNOZ
(H) FIN 02/22/2012
HB 255 READING OR TYPING MESSAGE WHILE DRIVING REPRESENTATIVES GARA, THOMAS, GATTO, P.WILSON, GRUENBERG, TUCK
CHAPTER 14 SLA 12 05/10/2012
HB 261 COMMERCIAL FISHING ENTRY PERMIT LOANS REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, MILLETT, THOMPSON
CHAPTER 47 SLA 12 05/28/2012
HB 263 PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT; DISCLOSURES REPRESENTATIVES GARDNER, GARA, TUCK, KAWASAKI
(H) RES 01/17/2012
HB 264 MUNI PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL: SUBDIVISIONS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 266 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, TUCK, THOMPSON
(H) L&C 01/17/2012
HB 268 O&G PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT; REPORTING REPRESENTATIVES GARDNER, TUCK, KAWASAKI
(H) L&C 01/17/2012
HB 269 COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 29 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 271 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, PRUITT
(S) RLS 04/11/2012
HB 274 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES REPRESENTATIVES HOLMES, OLSON
CHAPTER 22 SLA 12 05/17/2012
HB 275 RETIREE BENEFITS:COLORECTAL/DRUG BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) L&C 01/17/2012
HB 281 WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/12/2012
HB 290 ESTABLISH ENDOW ALASKA GRANT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) FIN 04/10/2012
HB 293 RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS/CONTINUANCES REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
(H) FIN 02/24/2012
HB 299 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(H) FIN 02/13/2012
HB 301 BOATING REGULATION: SUNSET/ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 31 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 303 SUSPEND IMP. OF SENTENCE/PAROLE/PROBATION REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) JUD 02/17/2012
HB 304 ALASKA FIRE STANDARDS COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(S) RLS 04/14/2012
HB 308 STUDY COOK INLET TO FBKS GAS PIPELINE REPRESENTATIVE MILLER
(H) ENE 02/01/2012
HB 312 HOMEOWNERS ENERGY CONVERSION LOAN FUND REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
(S) FIN 04/10/2012
HB 319 STUDY HEALTH EFFECTS OF AIRPORT SCREENING REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HSS 02/10/2012
HB 325 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) RES 02/17/2012
HB 336 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & VOUCHERS REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(H) L&C 04/09/2012
HB 337 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON BY REQUEST
(S) RLS 04/14/2012
HB 341 DEFINITION OF DISASTER; EROSION REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(H) MLV 02/22/2012
HB 345 WAIVE CDL SKILL TEST FOR CERTAIN VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 350 PERS CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
(H) L&C 02/22/2012
HB 351 POLICE OFFICER PROTECTIONS/CERTIFICATION REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
(H) STA 02/22/2012
HCR 1 PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 07/19/2011
HCR 3 SENIOR CITIZEN PROTECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/19/2011
HCR 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 07/19/2011
HCR 8 TSA SCREENING PROCEDURES REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 07/19/2011
HCR 24 STATE FOOD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HCR 25 WILDLIFE & SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(S) RLS 04/06/2012
HJR 1 CONST AM: GENDER-NEUTRAL REFERENCES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) STA 01/18/2011
HJR 8 OPPOSE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) RLS 03/18/2011
HJR 15 SUPPORT ARCTIC CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 07/19/2011
HJR 24 SUPPORT FED. FOREST LAND REVENUE SHARING REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/19/2011
HJR 27 RELOCATE COASTAL VILLAGES REGION FUND REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 07/19/2011
HJR 29 BLM LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 09/12/2012
HJR 33 AMEND U.S. CONST RE CAMPAIGN MONEY REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) JUD 02/24/2012
HJR 39 URGING THE STATE TO OPT OUT OF NCLB REPRESENTATIVE MILLER
(H) EDC 02/22/2012
HR 5 URGING FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 02/23/2011
SB 3 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, DAVIS, EGAN, FRENCH, KOOKESH, MCGUIRE, MENARD, PASKVAN, THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/07/2011
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 74 AUTISM: INS. COVERAGE, TASK FORCE SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 63 SLA 12 06/27/2012
SB 82 FOSTER CARE LICENSING/STATE CUSTODY SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 59 SLA 12 06/11/2012
SB 94 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG SENATOR DAVIS
(H) JUD 04/15/2011
SB 95 FRANK PALMER AUKE BAY FERRY TERMINAL SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 18 SLA 11 06/08/2011
SB 104 MANUFACT'D HOMES AS REAL PROP.;MUNI TAXES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 64 SLA 12 06/12/2012
SB 108 SPC. STEPHEN "MAX" CAVANAUGH OVERPASS SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 19 SLA 11 06/08/2011
SB 125 MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSACTIONS SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 50 SLA 12 05/29/2012
SB 127 FETAL ALCOHOL DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 12 04/24/2012
SB 130 ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGE COUNCIL SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 48 SLA 12 05/28/2012
SB 135 CRIME VICTIMS/ADVOCATE/DA/PD/CONTINUANCES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 72 SLA 12 06/19/2012
SB 137 SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION TRAINING SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 34 SLA 12 05/23/2012
SB 151 FETAL ALCOHOL SPEC. DISORDER AS MITIGATOR SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 54 SLA 12 06/21/2012
SB 170 VOCATIONAL ED. COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS SENATOR THOMAS
(H) FIN 04/02/2012
SB 175 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY SENATOR MCGUIRE
(H) L&C 04/13/2012
SB 202 RESUSCITATION PROTOCOL DOCUMENTS SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 40 SLA 12 05/24/2012
SCR 7 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS DAY SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/19/2011
SCR 11 WALTER HICKEL DAY OF THE ARCTIC SENATOR FRENCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 08/08/2012
SCR 16 CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GIESSEL
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/24/2012
SCR 17 GIRL SCOUTS 100TH ANNIVERSARY SENATOR DAVIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 08/08/2012
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 17 ARCTIC COUNCIL TASK FORCE SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/19/2012