21st-31st Legislature (1999 -2020)

SENATE
JOHN COGHILL





Senator John Coghill
Senate Majority Leader
District: B
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1999-2008 Representative
2005-2006 Representative Majority Leader
2009-2010 Representative Resigned; October 27, 2009
2009-2010 Senator Oath taken 10/27/09
2011-2012 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2012)
2013-2014 Senator Senate Minority Leader
2015-2016 Senator Senate Majority Leader
2017-2020 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
August 15, 1950 Fairbanks, Alaska

Residency:
Nenana: 1950 - 1975 Fairbanks: 1975 - present

Occupation:
Small Business Owner

Spouse:
Luann

Children:
Children - Shaun (John), Joshua, Jayme Grandchildren - Alexander, Grace, Joshua, and Kinley

Education:
Nenana Public School: 1955 - 1968, High School Diploma

Military:
5 years service U.S. Air Force, S.Sgt

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Majority Leader: 2003- 2006 Chair, House Rules Committee: 2007 - present Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2001 - 2002 Co-Chair, Joint Armed Services Committee: 2005 - 2006 Co-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1999 - 2000 Vice-Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 1999 - 2000 AK Information Infrastructure Task Force: 2005 - 2006 Judiciary Committee: 2001 - 2006 Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2003 - 2006 Local Government Advisoory Commission: 2005 - 2006 Rules Committee: 2003 - present State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2004 Special Committee on Economic evelopment, International Trade, and Tourism: 2005 - 2006 Special Committee on Education: 2003 Special Committee on Fisheries: 2001 - 2002 Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2001 - 2004 Finance Subcommittees: - Governor: 2003 - 2006 - Health & Social Services: 2001 - 2006 - Legislature: 2003 - 2006 - Natural Resources: 1999 - 2006 - Education & Early Development: 2001 - 2002 - Education: 1999 - 2000 - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 1999 - 2000

Other Political and Government Positions:
Chair, District 18 Republican Party of Alaska Former Chair, District 32 Republican Party of Alaska. Delegate, Republican National Convention: 1996.

Business and Professional Positions:
Small Business Owner Private School Teacher Pastor’s Assistant Concrete Cutter

Special Interests:
Family activities, Carpentry, History

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 14 MEDICAL BOARD; MEDICAL REVIEW ORG. SENATOR COGHILL
(S) JUD 03/27/2015
SB 15 LIFE INSURANCE POLICY PREMIUM TAX SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 13 SLA 15 05/11/2015
SB 18 HEALTH CARE SHARE MINISTRY NOT INSURANCE SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 46 SLA 16 07/20/2016
SB 19 BOUNDARIES OF ROAD SERVICE AREAS SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 14 SLA 15 05/11/2015
SB 43 IMMUNITY FOR FIRE DEPT. & MEMBERS SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 15 SLA 15 05/11/2015
SB 47 LIFE INSURANCE/ANNUITY EXEMPTIONS SENATOR COGHILL
(H) L&C 04/10/2015
SB 91 OMNIBUS CRIM LAW & PROCEDURE; CORRECTIONS SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 36 SLA 16 07/11/2016
SB 117 INDIAN TRIBE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE SENATOR COGHILL
(S) STA 01/19/2016
SB 177 PERS PARTICIPATION: CONTRACTORS SENATOR COGHILL
(S) STA 02/12/2016
SB 179 BAN LATE TERM ABORTION; CHILD SURRENDER SENATOR COGHILL
(S) HSS 02/12/2016
SB 185 BOARD OF GAME REGULATION PROPOSALS SENATOR COGHILL
(S) RES 02/19/2016
SB 197 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES SENATOR COGHILL
(S) L&C 02/22/2016
SJR 13 OCS OIL & GAS EXPLORATION/DEVELOPMENT SENATOR COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 09/01/2015
SJR 14 RETAIN ARMY FORCES IN ALASKA SENATOR COGHILL
(S) STA 02/11/2015
SJR 17 JONES ACT: U.S. BUILT REQUIREMENT EXEMPT. SENATOR COGHILL
(S) TRA 03/27/2015



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 11 NO INTERNET ACCESS TO SOME CRIM. CASES REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 1 SLA 16 02/26/2016
HB 15 ELECT MONITORING CREDITS;MITIGATING FCTRS REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 20 SLA 15 05/14/2015
HB 35 MARCH 27: GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 15 04/18/2015
HB 43 JAN 9: AK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, TALERICO, VAZQUEZ, WOOL, CLAMAN
CHAPTER 1 SLA 15 04/03/2015
HB 44 SEX ABUSE/ASSAULT/DATING VIOL PREV. PROGS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SSSLA 15 07/09/2015
HB 46 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD VETERAN MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 33 SLA 15 06/02/2015
HB 56 ALASKA FIREFIGHTERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, CLAMAN
CHAPTER 7 SLA 15 05/05/2015
HB 161 MEDICAID: USED DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
CHAPTER 26 SLA 15 05/19/2015
HB 175 ESTABLISH MILITARY FAMILY DAY REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 4 SLA 16 04/21/2016
HB 216 NAVIGABLE WATER; INTERFERENCE, DEFINITION REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
CHAPTER 14 SLA 16 06/02/2016
HCR 2 JAN 24 - 30, 2016: AK SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 09/01/2015
HCR 4 US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION; DELEGATES REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
LEGIS RESOLVE 46 09/23/2016
HCR 5 DECLARE 2015-2017 AS YEARS OF THE ARCTIC REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 09/01/2015
HJR 4 OFFSHORE OIL & GAS REVENUE SHARING REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 09/01/2015
HJR 6 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 09/01/2015
HJR 7 OPPOSE ALEUTIAN NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 09/01/2015
HJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 09/01/2015
HJR 10 OPPOSE ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE NAGEAK
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 09/01/2015
HJR 13 RETAIN ARMY FORCES IN ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 09/01/2015
HJR 14 CALL FOR US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 09/15/2016
HJR 18 LIMIT DECLARATION OF NATL. MONUMENTS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 09/01/2015
SB 5 RESTITUTION: PROPERTY AND INCOME LOSS SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 17 SLA 15 05/11/2015
SB 6 ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME SENATOR MACKINNON
(H) FIN 04/08/2016
SB 39 REPEAL FILM PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT SENATOR STOLTZE
CHAPTER 35 SLA 15 06/15/2015
SB 74 MEDICAID REFORM;TELEMEDICINE;DRUG DATABAS SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 25 SLA 16 06/21/2016
SB 89 SCHOOLS;PARENT RTS;ABORT. PROVDRS LIMITS SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(H) HSS 03/24/2016
SB 121 SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 22 SLA 16 06/19/2016
SB 125 LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS OF AGDC BOARD SENATOR COSTELLO
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 07/20/2016
SB 142 INSURANCE FOR ANTI-CANCER MEDICATION SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 34 SLA 16 07/06/2016
SB 170 DNR FEES FOR GEOLOGICAL SERVICES SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 27 SLA 16 06/22/2016
SB 180 PARENT-GUARDIAN/CHILD:TEMP. POWER OF ATTY SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 16 06/22/2016
SB 191 LIMIT ABORTION SERV. PROVIDERS IN SCHOOLS SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(S) JUD 03/16/2016
SCR 1 CIVICS EDUCATION TASK FORCE SENATOR STEVENS
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 08/16/2016
SCR 3 AK SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK SENATOR STOLTZE
(S) RLS 02/06/2015
SCR 4 US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION DELEGATES SENATOR STOLTZE
(S) FIN 02/10/2016
SCR 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2015 SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 09/01/2015
SCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2016 SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 08/16/2016
SJR 7 NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS' MONUMENT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 03/18/2015
SJR 15 CALL FOR US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION SENATOR STOLTZE
(S) RLS 02/10/2016
SJR 16 ARCTIC ECONOMIC COUNCIL SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 09/01/2015
SJR301 SUPPORT O&G LEASES ON ARCTIC OCS SENATOR STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 11/05/2015