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Guide to the Norman Rokeberg papers
1995-2006

Collection number: HMC-0945.
Creator: Rokeberg, Norman.
Title: Norman Rokeberg papers.
Dates: 1995-2006.
Volume of collection: 10.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary:The legislative papers of a member of the Alaska State House of Representatives from Anchorage.

Biographical note:
Norman Rokeberg was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1943. He graduated from Anchorage High School in 1961, and served in the U.S. Army in Europe from 1964 to 1966. He later attended Willamette University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1971. After returning to Anchorage, he continued his business career, begun in 1967, as a commercial real estate broker and small business owner. In 1994, he was elected to the Alaska State House of Representatives from Anchorage, and was reelected five times. During his legislative career, he chaired the following committees: Special Committee on Oil and Gas (1995-1996), Labor and Commerce (1997-2000), Judiciary (2001-2002), and Rules (2003-2006). He has also been active as a member of several political and governmental councils, assemblies, boards and commissions, as well as participating in numerous service and community organizations.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the legislative papers of Representative Norman Rokeberg of Anchorage. The collection is divided into two series: bill files and legislative accomplishments books. The bill files typically contain bill histories, drafts, vote tallies, fiscal notes, sponsor statements, constituent correspondence, committee minutes, floor speeches, press articles, and research materials. Most of the files concern house bills, but also include a few senate bills, resolutions, and concurrent resolutions. The legislative accomplishments books refer to individual legislative sessions or legislatures, and generally are divided into topical sections.

Arrangement: The bill files are grouped chronologically by legislative session, in bill number order thereunder. The legislative accomplishments books are arranged in chronological order.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to collection materials authored by Norman Rokeberg only.

Preferred citation: Norman Rokeberg papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For other legislators' papers held by the Archives, please see our topical guide to Alaska State Legislators and Legislation.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Norman Rokeberg in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2008. The finding aid was converted to this standardized format by Arlene Schmuland in 2011.

Container list:
Series 1: Bill files; 1995-2006. 9.3 cubic feet.
Arranged chronologically by legislative session, thereunder numerically by bill number.

Box/
Folder

Bill

Date

1/1-5

House Bill 207: Royalty reduction for non-producing oil and gas leases

1995

1/6

House Bill 287: Outdoor advertising on trash receptacles and restrictions on outdoor advertising

1995

1/7-9

House Bills 226 and 227, Senate Bill 38: Marriage legislation

1995-1996

1/10-12

House Bill 339: Parental rights

1996

1/13-15

House Bill 372: Restaurant liquor licenses

1996

1/16-18

House Bill 384: Pioneer Home rent

1996

1/19-21

House Bill 388: Oil/gas leasing/best interest findings

1996

2/1-4

House Bill 388: Oil/gas leasing/best interest findings (continued)

1996

2/5-8

House Bill 393: Managed care for recipients of medical assistance

1996

2/9-10

House Bill 394: Shallow natural gas leasing

1996

2/11-12

House Bill 446: Nuisance injunctions

1996

2/13-15

House Bill 478: Real estate documents

1996

2/16

Legislative Resolution 3: Endorsing ANWR Leasing

1997

2/17-18

House Bill 41: Impairment rating guides used in evaluating workers' compensation claims

1997

2/19-20

House Bill 222: Abandoned, wrecked or junk vehicles

1997

2/21

Senate Bill 178: Hunt Building purchase by State of Alaska

1997

3/1-4

Senate Bill 178: Hunt Building purchase by State of Alaska (continued)

1997

3/5-13

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Master File

1998

3/14-15

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Date and Meeting

1998

3/16-22

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Letters

1998

4/1

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Letters (continued)

1998

4/2-5

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Affinity Group

1998

4/6-7

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Legal Services and Other Legal Opinions

1998

4/8-9

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Miscellaneous News, Procuring Cause

1998

4/10-12

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Miscellaneous Procuring Cause

1998

4/13

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Norman's Notes

1998

4/14

House Bill 33: Real estate licensing: Amerinet and Veterans

1998

4/15-22

House Bill 51: Department of Environmental Conservation water penalties

1998

5/1-6

House Bill 51: Department of Environmental Conservation water penalties (continued)

1998

5/7-8

House Bill 458: Golf course alcoholic beverage licenses

1998

5/9

Senate Bill 305: Injured worker reemployment and benefit eligibility

1998

5/10-11

House Bill 472: Apportionment of business income

1998

5/12

House Bill 484: Unemployment exempt amateur sports officials

1998

5/13-15

House Bill 13: Regulation of escrow accounts - "Good Funds"

1999

5/16-18

House Bill 69: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

1999

5/17

House Bill 79: Letters of Credit

1999

5/19-21

House Bill 82: Y2K limited immunity for private sector

1999

6/1

House Bill 82: Y2K limited immunity for private sector

1999

6/2

House Bill 83: Alaska Securities Act

1999

6/3

House Bill 123: Minimum wage and overtime exemptions

1999

6/4-5

House Bill 143:  Real estate surety fund and commission

1999

6/6

House Bill 158: Insurance cancellation of the elderly

1999

6/7-8

House Bill 201: Overtime compensation computation

1999

6/9-12

House Bill 37: Cigarette sales, education and cessation program

2000

6/13-14

House Bill 67: Bail hearings for sex offenders

2000

6/15-20

House Bill 211: Managed care insurance plans

2000

6/21-23

House Bill 76: New facilities for Alaska Psychiatric Institute

2001

7/1-5

House Judiciary Bills: House Bills 132, 179, 189 and 200

2001

7/6-10

House Bill 4: Drunk driving: Bill Versions

2002

7/11-13

House Bill 4: Drunk driving: Amendments and Legal Services

2002

7/14-16

House Bill 4: Drunk driving: Packets, Agency Letters and General Letters

2002

7/17-19

House Bill 4: Drunk driving: Wellness Court, Research and Notes

2002

7/20-21

House Bill 4: Drunk driving: Fiscal Notes

2002

8/1-2

House Bill 4: Drunk driving: Fiscal Notes

2002

8/3-6

House Bill 4: Drunk driving: News Articles

2002

8/7-8

House Bill 330: Brewpub licenses and providing alcoholic beverages to minors

2002

8/9

House Bill 381: Failure to stop for peace officer

2002

8/10

House Bill 470: Common interest ownership - offering statements

2002

8/11

House Bill 499: Successor liability for product liability: 2002

 

8/12

House Bill 501: Unclaimed property to pay court-ordered restitution

2002

8/13-16

House Bill 9: Home inspectors/contractors

2003

8/17-21

House Bill 11: Deposits to the permanent fund

2003

8/22

House Bill 28: Oil and gas royalty modification

2003

8/23

House Bill 195: State health insurance plan

2003

8/24

House Bill 199: Delete minimum wage inflation-proofing

2003

9/1-3

House Bill 257: Real estate licensees - duties and claims

2003

9/4

House Resolution 7: Resources room named after Ramona Barnes

2004

9/5

House Concurrent Resolution 16: Uniform rules - Mason's manual meetings

2004

9/6-9

House Bill 29: Real property transactions/licensees

2004

9/10-12

House Bill 255: Wage and Hour Act

2004

9/13-14

House Bill 563: Legislative procedures and ethics guidelines

2004

9/15-17

House Bill 563: Legislative procedures and ethics guidelines: Background

2004

9/18

House Bill 98: Nonunion public employee salary and benefit

2005

9/19

House Bill 136: Driving under influence sentencing

2005

9/20

House Bill 169: Real estate licensees

2005

9/21-22

House Bill 182: Wage and Hour Act

2005

9/23

House Bill 215: Permanent Fund Corporation

2005

9/24

House Bill 29: Alaska Comprehensive Health Insurance Association

2006

10/1

House Bill 29: Alaska Comprehensive Health Insurance Association

2006

10/2-3

House Bill 441: Therapeutic court for DUI/sentencing

2006

10/4

House Bill 485: State pharmacists/doctors - exempt service

2006

10/5

Senate Concurrent Resolution 401, House Bills 4001 and 4002: Same-sex partner employment benefits

2006

Series 2: Legislative accomplishments books; 1996-2005. 0.7 cubic feet.
Arranged chronologically by legislative session.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

10/6

End of Session GOP Talking Points

1996

10/7-8

19th Legislature Accomplishments

1996

10/9

Adjournment Package, 20th Alaska Legislature

1997-1998

10/10-11

20th Legislature Accomplishments

1998

10/12-13

21st Alaska Legislature: Norman's Notebook

1999-2000

10/14

Adjournment Packet, 21st Alaska Legislature

1999

10/15

2000 Accomplishments: 21st Alaska State Legislature

2000

10/16

Rep. Norman Rokeberg's Book, 22nd Legislature

2001-2002

10/17-18

1st Session Achievement Package, 23rd Alaska State Legislature

2003

10/19

Achievement Package, 23rd Alaska State Legislature

2004

10/20

1st Session Achievement Package, 24th Alaska State Legislature (House Speaker John Harris)

2005

10/21

1st Session Achievement Package, 24th Alaska State Legislature (Senate President Ben Stevens)

2005