HOUSE
KURT OLSON
24th-29th Legislature (2005 -2016)

Representative Kurt Olson

District: 33
Party: Republican

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Date/Place of Birth:
March 24, 1948
Sacramento, California

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage: 1977 - 1982
Kenai: 1982 - 1995
Soldotna: 1995 - present

Family:
Spouse - Barbara
Children - Madelyn, Valerie

Education:
Cupertino High School: 1966
California State University
   - B.A. 1977

Military:
USAF: 1967 - 1971; Honorable Discharge

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2007 - 2010
Chair, Oil & Gas Committee: 2008
Co-chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Oil & Gas Committee: 2007
Member, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2007 - 2008
Member, Resources Committee: 2005 - 2010
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Administration: 2005 - 2010
   - Court System: 2007 - 2008
   - Environmental Conservation: 2005 - 2010
   - Fish & Game: 2007 - 2010
   - Law: 2007 - 2008
   - Public Safety: 2007 - 2008
   - Revenue: 2007 - 2008

Other Political and Government Positions:
Soldotna City Council (2 years)
Central Emergency Services Service Area Board of Directors (elected 3 times, 8 years total, 3 as chair)

Business and Professional Positions:
Alaska Legislative Aide
Commercial Lines Insurance Broker
Custom Seafood Processor
The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Industry

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Rotary (Spenard, Kenai, and Soldotna)
Peninsula Winter Games Board of Directors
Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce (Board of Directors - Soldotna 5 years)
Kenai Wild Salmon Brand Board of Directors
Soldotna Elks Lodge

Special Interests:
Fishing, hiking, and photography

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 12 WORKERS' COMPENSATION ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) L&C 01/18/2011
HB 13 WORKERS' COMPENSATION: MEDICAL FEES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 32 SLA 11 09/28/2011
HB 17 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX REPRESENTATIVES HAWKER, CHENAULT, JOHNSON, OLSON
(H) RES 01/18/2011
HB 24 EXTEND REGULATORY COMM. OF ALASKA SUNSET REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 2 FSSLA 11 06/08/2011
HB 36 SMALL BUSINESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) ENE 01/18/2011
HB 37 NET ENERGY METERING REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(H) ENE 01/18/2011
HB 61 ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES REGISTRY REPRESENTATIVES HOLMES, KAWASAKI, OLSON, GARDNER
(H) HSS 01/18/2011
HB 87 ANTITRUST VIOLATION PENALTIES REPRESENTATIVES OLSON, HOLMES
CHAPTER 27 SLA 11 07/22/2011
HB 156 CHAIR OF RCA REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(S) L&C 04/08/2011
HB 267 REAL ESTATE SALES LICENSEES/COM'N REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, OLSON
CHAPTER 37 SLA 12 05/24/2012
HB 274 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES REPRESENTATIVES HOLMES, OLSON
CHAPTER 22 SLA 12 05/17/2012
HB 347 USE OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS FOR INITIATIVES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(S) JUD 04/15/2012



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, HAWKER, CHENAULT, JOHNSON, GATTO
(S) STA 03/01/2011
HB 16 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS/INCOME ALLOWANCES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 6 SLA 11 05/02/2011
HB 55 KNIVES, GRAVITY KNIFE & SWITCHBLADE REPRESENTATIVES NEUMAN, LYNN
(S) RLS 04/11/2012
HB 56 INCLUDE ARSON IN CRIMES OF CONSPIRACY REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG, LYNN
CHAPTER 66 SLA 12 06/18/2012
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 80 SELF DEFENSE REPRESENTATIVES NEUMAN, FEIGE, LYNN, COSTELLO
(S) FIN 03/23/2012
HB 98 HANDLING OF STATE FLAG REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 11 04/28/2011
HB 142 PRESUMPTION AGIA PROJECT IS UNECONOMICAL REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) FIN 02/04/2011
HB 144 REPORT ON FISHING STREAM ACCESS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 9 SLA 12 04/24/2012
HB 149 DRIVER'S LICENSING; MEDICAL CONDITIONS REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
(H) STA 02/09/2011
HB 166 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) FIN 03/25/2011
HB 168 INJUNCTION SECURITY: INDUSTRIAL OPERATION REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) JUD 03/21/2012
HB 185 EXEMPT DISCHARGES FROM USE OF MUNITIONS REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
(S) RLS 03/06/2012
HB 189 GASLINE DEV. TEAM/CORP. MEMBERS/INFO REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) RES 03/30/2011
HB 203 AK GASLINE DEV. CORP/GAS PIPELINE FUND REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) FIN 04/06/2011
HB 215 PIPELINE PROJECT: JUDICIAL REVIEW/ROW REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) JUD 04/12/2011
HB 224 SALES OF NICOTINE PRODUCTS TO MINOR REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 43 SLA 12 05/24/2012
HB 234 PICKETING AND PROTESTS AT FUNERALS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/13/2012
HB 240 REPLACEMENT OF PERSONAL USE CABIN REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RES 04/17/2011
HB 252 TAXES: FILM; SMALL CORP; OIL & GAS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 259 PHARMACY AUDITS REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, P.WILSON
(H) L&C 01/17/2012
HB 269 COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 29 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 281 WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/12/2012
HB 301 BOATING REGULATION: SUNSET/ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 31 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 304 ALASKA FIRE STANDARDS COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(S) RLS 04/14/2012
HB 312 HOMEOWNERS ENERGY CONVERSION LOAN FUND REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
(S) FIN 04/10/2012
HB 316 MILITARY FACILITY ZONES REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 20 SLA 12 05/16/2012
HB 337 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON BY REQUEST
(S) RLS 04/14/2012
HB 340 PETERSVILLE RECREATIONAL MINING AREA REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 357 AIDEA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
(H) FIN 04/04/2012
HB 358 ANWR ADVERTISING CONTRACT REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
(S) L&C 04/10/2012
HCR 2 RONALD REAGAN LANDMARK REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) RLS 02/07/2011
HCR 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 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 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 07/19/2011
HJR 13 HONORING RONALD REAGAN REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 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 31 DECLARE CENTRAL PARK A WILDERNESS AREA REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
(H) RES 01/23/2012
HJR 34 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 08/08/2012
HR 5 URGING FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 02/23/2011
SB 74 AUTISM: INS. COVERAGE, TASK FORCE SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 63 SLA 12 06/27/2012