SENATE
JOE PASKVAN
26th-27th Legislature (2009 -2012)

Senator Joe Paskvan

District: E
Party: Democrat

PLACE OF BIRTH:
Fairbanks

Spouse:
Wife - Barbara (Tritt) Paskvan

CHILDREN:
Nicole, Chelsea, Tom, Ryan

OCCUPATION:
Attorney

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY IN ALASKA:
50+

ALASKAN COMMUNITIES LIVED IN:
Fairbanks (1952-1978; Summer ’79, ’80) Anchorage (January-August, 1981) Fairbanks (1981-current)

EDUCATION:
Monroe High School, Fairbanks (Class of 70); University of Alaska Fairbanks, BA, Political Science (Class of 1975); University of Puget Sound, School of Law (Class of 1981)

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Internship, Chief Justice Bryner, Alaska Court of Appeals (1981)

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Manager, Tommy’s Elbow Room (1973-1978); Attorney, Rice, Hoppner, Brown, & Brunner (1981-1986); Small Business Owner and Attorney, Paskvan & Ringstad PC (1986-current)

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Lifetime Member, UAF Face Off Club; Sunrise Rotary (15+ years); Finance Committee, Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska (15+ years); Advisor, Fairbanks North Star Youth Court; Member, Chamber of Commerce; Past Team Manager/Coach, Fairbanks Amateur Hockey Association; former Member, Yukon Quest Board of Directors

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, Nanooks, running, Goldpanners, Ducks Unlimited, fishing, 4-H, Rotary Exchange host family, Alaska history

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 21 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, KOOKESH, MEYER, PASKVAN, MCGUIRE
(S) HSS 01/19/2011
SB 33 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, PASKVAN, COGHILL
CHAPTER 1 SLA 11 03/11/2011
SB 34 SMALL BUSINESS REVOLVING FUND SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, PASKVAN, MCGUIRE, MENARD, THOMAS
(S) FIN 02/09/2011
SB 99 HEATING FUEL ENERGY RELIEF SENATOR PASKVAN
(S) FIN 03/14/2011
SB 100 PERS TERMINATION COSTS SENATOR PASKVAN
(H) L&C 04/11/2012
SB 101 ENTITY TRANSACTIONS ACT SENATOR PASKVAN
(H) L&C 04/11/2011
SB 207 SPORT FISH LICENSE EXEMPTION SENATOR PASKVAN
(S) RES 02/21/2012
SB 208 DISASTER PLANNING AND SERVICES SENATOR PASKVAN
(S) FIN 03/14/2012



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
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 28 OCC. LICENSES: TEMPORARY/FEES/PAWNBROKERS REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, HERRON, FEIGE
CHAPTER 25 SLA 11 06/27/2011
HB 65 SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING DEV. FUND GRANTS REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, HERRON, FOSTER, JOULE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 12 04/24/2012
HB 98 HANDLING OF STATE FLAG REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 11 04/28/2011
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 180 VETERAN DESIGNATION ON DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) FIN 04/06/2012
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 250 RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, P.WILSON, MILLETT
CHAPTER 12 SLA 12 05/02/2012
HB 276 OIL/GAS PROD. TAX CREDITS/RATES/VALUE REPRESENTATIVES THOMPSON, DICK, MILLETT, TUCK, MILLER
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 282 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 289 LIQ. NAT. GAS STORAGE: TAX CREDIT/LEASE REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(S) FIN 04/04/2012
HB 298 EXEMPTIONS FROM MINING TAX REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 28 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 310 STATE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 24 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 316 MILITARY FACILITY ZONES REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 20 SLA 12 05/16/2012
HB 345 WAIVE CDL SKILL TEST FOR CERTAIN VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HCR 5 VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 07/19/2011
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
HCR 8 TSA SCREENING PROCEDURES REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 07/19/2011
HJR 11 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/19/2011
HJR 15 SUPPORT ARCTIC CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 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 34 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 08/08/2012
SB 13 LOWER PARK FEE FOR DISABLED VETERANS SENATOR FRENCH
(H) FIN 04/12/2012
SB 15 SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 21 SLA 11 06/23/2011
SB 30 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 12 03/21/2012
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 87 GRANTS FOR SENIORS' MEDICAL CARE SENATOR FRENCH
(H) L&C 04/08/2011
SB 94 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG SENATOR DAVIS
(H) JUD 04/15/2011
SB 98 BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR ID SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) JUD 04/12/2012
SB 104 MANUFACT'D HOMES AS REAL PROP.;MUNI TAXES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 64 SLA 12 06/12/2012
SB 107 APPROP: UNIV. ENGINEERING BUILDINGS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 04/08/2011
SB 119 SCHOOL SPORTS/ INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 49 SLA 12 05/29/2012
SB 121 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS SENATOR EGAN
(H) L&C 04/15/2012
SB 123 ALASKA MINING DAY SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RLS 03/16/2012
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 136 VETERANS DRIVERS LICENSE, TAX CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
CHAPTER 68 SLA 12 06/18/2012
SB 137 SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION TRAINING SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 34 SLA 12 05/23/2012
SB 150 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) MLV 02/06/2012
SB 151 FETAL ALCOHOL SPEC. DISORDER AS MITIGATOR SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 54 SLA 12 06/21/2012
SB 159 SUSITNA STATE FOREST/TONGASS FOREST SENATOR MENARD
(H) RES 04/12/2012
SB 179 MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT RESPONSE PLAN SENATOR DAVIS
(H) RLS 04/14/2012
SB 183 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION/MILITARY WIDOW(ER) SENATOR DAVIS
(S) CRA 01/30/2012
SB 199 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING FACTOR SENATOR MEYER
(H) FIN 03/26/2012
SB 203 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & VOUCHERS SENATOR THOMAS
(H) L&C 04/10/2012
SB 215 GASLINE DEV. CORP: IN-STATE GAS PIPELINE SENATOR THOMAS
(S) FIN 04/04/2012
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 7 URGING US TO RATIFY LAW OF THE SEA TREATY SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 03/01/2011
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 17 ARCTIC COUNCIL TASK FORCE SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/19/2012
SR 2 URGING FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE SENATOR KOOKESH
SENATE RESOLVE 2 02/23/2011

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