REPRESENTATIVE GERAN TARR

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House Concurrent Resolution 2: Respond to Adverse Childhood Experiences

In 1998, more than 17,000 middle-class Americans were administered a 10-question study to evaluate childhood traumatic experiences concerning abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. The results of this study were used to formulate an adverse childhood experiences or “ACEs” score ranging from 0-10. The term “ACEs” thereafter became synonymous with traumatic experiences that occur during childhood and have a lasting, negative effect on a child’s developing brain and body.  

There have been two key findings as a result of ACEs studies conducted in Alaska: childhood trauma is far more common than previously realized; and the impact of this trauma affects individuals over a lifetime, and societies over multiple generations.  Sixty-seven percent of Alaskan children have an ACEs score, and Alaska has some of the highest ACEs rates among the five other states surveyed (Washington, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, and New Mexico).

In Alaska, we are seeing that ACEs is synonymous with asthma, depression, teen pregnancy, suicide, drug abuse, employment difficulties, and intimate partner violence. Health measures are linked to ACEs, and these community challenges are also fiscal challenges for our state. According to Dr. Hirschfield of the University of Alaska and Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation, reducing Alaska’s ACEs score by fifty percent could save the state $90 million annually. That means $90 million more dollars that could be spent on preventative measures that add to our children’s wellbeing.

Alaska’s state slogan “North to the Future” was adopted to signify that our state is the land of promise and that Alaskans are always advancing for the benefit of the people and land that sustains us.

HCR 2 urges the Governor to establish policies and programs that address the public and behavioral health epidemics associated with ACEs so that we can uphold the promise to our children that they may grow up in safe households with the best opportunities before them in order to become upstanding Alaskan citizens.   


 
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REPRESENTATIVE GERAN TARR

SPONSOR STATEMENTS from Alaska House Majority Coalition

House Bill 142
Unemployment Compensation Benefits

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 296
“An Act creating the Alaska marijuana use prevention youth services grant program; creating the Alaska marijuana use prevention, education, and treatment fund; relating to the duties of the Alaska Children’s Trust Board; creating the marijuana use education and treatment program; and relating to the duties of the Department of Health and Social Services.”

From the office of Representative Claman


House Bill 312
Sponsor Statement
"An Act relating to arrest without a warrant for assault in the fourth degree at a health care facility; and relating to an aggravating factor at sentencing for a felony offense against a medical professional at a health care facility."

From the office of Representative Claman


House Bill 312
Sponsor Statement
"An Act relating to arrest without a warrant for assault in the fourth degree at a health care facility; and relating to an aggravating factor at sentencing for a felony offense against a medical professional at a health care facility."

From the office of Representative Claman


House Bill 322
“An Act relating to penalties for discharges of oil and other pollution violations; relating to oil discharge prevention and contingency plans for commercial motor vehicles transporting crude oil; and providing for an effective date

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 1: Election Registration and Voting

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 2: Employment Preference for Veterans

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 3: National Guard Leave/Reemployment Rights

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 7: Ballot Selfies

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 8: Protection Orders from Other Jurisdictions

From the office of Representative Edgmon


House Bill 11: RIP for Public Employees/Teachers

From the office of Representative Kawasaki


House Bill 13: No State/Municipal Funds: Federal Immigration Registry

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 14: Legislative Approval for Bristol Bay Sulfide Mine

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 20: Solemnize Marriage: Elected Officials

From the office of Representative Claman


House Bill 23: Survivors’ Medical Benefits – Background

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 26: Nursing Mothers in Workplace

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Bill 29: Ban Sale of Genetically Modified Fish

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Bill 30: Paid Sick Leave

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Bill 31: Sexual Assault Examination Kits

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Bill 32: GMO Labeling

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Bill 37: PERS Credit for Injured Peace Officers and Firefighters

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 38: Benefits for Workplace Death and Permanent Impairment

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 40: Trapping Near Public Trails

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 43: The Right to Try: New Drugs for the Terminally Ill

From the office of Representative Grenn


House Bill 44: Legislative Ethics: Voting & Conflicts

From the office of Representative Grenn


House Bill 47: PERS Contributions By Municipalities

From the office of Representative Foster


House Bill 49: Extend Board of Direct-Entry Midwives

From the office of Representative Kito III


House Bill 52: Alaska Voluntary Pre-Elementary Education Act

From the office of Representative Kawasaki


House Bill 54: Voluntary Termination of Life

From the office of Representative Drummond



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House Bill 78: Indigenous Peoples Day

From the office of Representative


House Bill 80: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

From the office of Representative Wool


House Bill 81: More Energy Efficient Buildings Act

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 82: Off-Highway Driver's Licenses

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 84: Municipal Property Tax Exemption

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 85: Petersburg Lands Bill

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 87: Conflict of Interest: Board of Fisheries/Game

From the office of Representative Stutes


House Bill 88: Board of Fisheries Membership

From the office of Representative Stutes


House Bill 89: Licensing Radiologic Technicians

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 99: Oil & Gas Tax Credit Disclosures

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 102: Limited Teacher Certificates

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 103: Optometry & Optometrists

From the office of Representative Spohnholz


House Bill 105: Gordon Haber Denali Wolf Special Management Area

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 108: Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets

From the office of Representative Claman


"An Act relating to the practice of massage therapy; relating to the Board of Massage Therapists; and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Kito III


House Bill 111: Oil and Gas Production Tax; Payments; Credits

From the office of Representative Tarr


An Act relating to boiler and unfired pressure vessel inspection reports and fees.

From the office of Representative Kito III


House Bill 115: State Revenue Restructure Act

From the office of Representative Seaton


An Act relating to occupational safety and health enforcement penalties.

From the office of Representative Kito III


House Bill 123: Disclosure of Health Care Costs

From the office of Representative Spohnholz


House Bill 126: Organized Militia: Workers Compensation

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 127: Criminal Conviction Overturned: Receive Past PFD

From the office of Representative Kawasaki


House Bill 128: Shellfish Enhancement Projects; Hatcheries

From the office of Representative Ortiz


House Bill 131: Relocation Assistance for Federal Projects/Programs

From the office of Representative Wool


House Bill 132: Transportation Network Companies

From the office of Representative Wool


House Bill 133: Fair Share for Alaska Oil Act

From the office of Representative Gara


House Bill 134: Board of Game Composition

From the office of Representative Josephson


"An Act relating to school district participation in the school construction grant program."

From the office of Representative Lincoln


House Bill 141: AK Workforce Investment Board; Funds

From the office of Representative Fansler


House Bill 151: Children Deserve a Loving Home Act

From the office of Representative Gara


House Bill 166: Museum Construction Grant Program

From the office of Representative Parish


House Bill 167: Repeal of Performance Reviews

From the office of Representative LeDoux



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House Bill 167 – Repeal of Performance Reviews

From the office of Representative


“AK Securities Act; Penalties; Crt. Rules”

From the office of Representative Kito III


House Bill 172: Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

From the office of Representative Drummond


House Bill 173: Climate Change Response Commission

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 176: Ground Emergency Medical Transport

From the office of Representative Fansler


House Bill 177: Aquatic Invasive Species

From the office of Representative Tarr


"An Act Relating to Race Classics"

From the office of Representative Ortiz


House Bill 181: Legislature Per Diem and Travel Allowance

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 184: Prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 188: Regional Fisheries Trusts

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 199: Fish / Wildife Habitat Protection; Permits

From the office of Representative Stutes


House Bill 200: Top Two Non-Partisan Primary Election

From the office of Representative LeDoux


HB 200- TOP TWO NONPARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION

From the office of Representative LeDoux


House Bill 201: Municipal Regulation of Trapping

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 203: Remote Recreational Cabin Site Staking Sales

From the office of Representative Kawasaki


House Bill 204: Overtaking / Passing DOT Vehicles

From the office of Representative Kawasaki


Product Warranties & Required Updates

From the office of Representative Kito III


House Bill 213: Public School Trust Fund

From the office of Representative Parish


House Bill 214: Bree’s Law, Dating Violence Programs

From the office of Representative Drummond


ALASKA FOOD FREEDOM ACT

From the office of Representative Tarr


ALASKA FOOD FREEDOM ACT

From the office of Representative Tarr


ALASKA FOOD FREEDOM ACT

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Bill 218: State Veterinarian; Animals; Products

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Bill 234: Extend Alaska Health Care Commission

From the office of Representative Guttenberg


Sponsor Statement | HB 235 The North Star Medal

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 236: Extend Senior Benefits Payment Program

From the office of Representative Kawasaki


"An Act relating to insurance coverage for contraceptives and related services; relating to medical assistance coverage for contraceptives and related services; and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Claman


House Bill 255: Certificate of Fitness

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 264: "An Act relating to a fee for disposable shopping bags; relating to the sale of reusable shopping bags; relating to the recycling of disposable shopping bags; and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 264: "An Act relating to a fee for disposable shopping bags; relating to the sale of reusable shopping bags; relating to the recycling of disposable shopping bags; and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Josephson


HB 268 Patient Advisory On Potential Addiction
from Prescription Opioid Drug Use

From the office of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins


House Bill 272: "An Act establishing the Tangle Lakes State Game Refuge; and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Josephson


EXTEND: BD OF PSYCHOLOGISTS/PSYCH ASSOC.

From the office of Representative Kito III


"An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Massage Therapists; relating to license renewal and criminal history record checks for massage therapists; and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Kito III


House Bill 276
An Act relating to investigation and discrimination in the legislature

From the office of Representative LeDoux


“An Act relating to the regulation of broadband Internet; and making certain actions by broadband Internet service providers unlawful acts or practices under the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.”

From the office of Representative Kawasaki


House Bill 287: Appropriation: Education and Student Transportation

From the office of Representative Seaton


“An Act extending the termination date of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an effective date.”

From the office of Representative Wool


"An Act relating to the renewal and transfer of ownership of a beverage dispensary license or restaurant or eating place license."

From the office of Representative Wool


“An Act relating to biometric information and to the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of geolocation information; and establishing an unfair trade practice under the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.”

From the office of Representative Claman


Travel Alaska Act

From the office of Representative Grenn


Qualifications-Based Selection in State-Funded Contracts

From the office of Representative Kito III


Extreme Risk Protection Order

From the office of Representative Tarr


“An Act relating to new defined benefit tiers in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.”

From the office of Representative Kito III


"An Act relating to occupational licensing fees; relating to an occupational investigation surcharge; and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Kito III


"An Act relating to fees for certain persons filing disclosure statements or other reports with the Alaska Public Offices Commission; relating to the registration fees for legislative lobbyists;and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Kito III


"An Act relating to the sale or other disposal, leasing, or encumbrance of Alaska Railroad Corporation land; and providing for an effective date."

From the office of Representative Wool


"An act relating to the minimum age of eligibility for marriage"

From the office of Representative Claman


House Concurrent Resolution 15 "Relating to awarding the Alaska Decoration of Honor to certain members of the military”

From the office of Representative Kawasaki


House Concurrent Resolution 1: Legislative Ethics: Voting & Conflicts

From the office of Representative Grenn


House Concurrent Resolution 2: Respond to Adverse Childhood Experiences

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Concurrent Resolution 3: APRIL 2017: Child Abuse Prevention Month

From the office of Representative Tarr


"Respond to adverse childhood experiences"

From the office of Representative Tarr



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House Joint Resolution 5: Endorsing ANWR Leasing; Related Issues

From the office of Representative


House Joint Resolution 12: Opposing Genetically Engineered Salmon

From the office of Representative Tarr


House Joint Resolution 21: Feds Respect State Reg of Marijuana

From the office of Representative Guttenberg


Sponsor Substitute HJR 26 – Non-Partisan Legislative District Redistricting Commission

From the office of Representative Gara