SENATE
CATHY GIESSEL
27th-31st Legislature (2011 -2020)

Senator Cathy Giessel

District: P
Party: Republican

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Place of Birth:
Fairbanks, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Lifetime

Occupation:
Registered Nurse
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Family:
Husband - Richard
Adult Children - Peter, Elizabeth, David
3 grandchildren

Education:
Bachelor of Science - Nursing (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Masters of Science - Nursing (University of Alaska Anchorage)

Alaska State Senate: 2011 - present
Committee on Labor & Commerce
Committee on State Affairs
Finance subcommittee on the Legislature

Senate Caucus Work:
Joint Legislative In-State Gas Caucus
Joint Outdoor Heritage Caucus
Anchorage Caucus

National Involvement:
American Legislative Exchange Council (Fiscal Policy Task Force)
Energy Council
Pacific Northwest Economic Region (Legislative Energy Horizon Institute, Arctic Caucus)
National Council of State Legislators (Committees: Agriculture & Energy, Budgets & Revenue, Labor & Economic Development, Mining Safety)
Council of State Governments-West (Committees: Energy & Public Lands, Fiscal Affairs, Western Economic Development)

Organizations and Community Involvement:
Resources Development Council
Alaska Miners Association
Alaska Industry Support Alliance
Chambers of Commerce in: Soldotna, Kenai, Cooper Landing, Seward, Chugiak-Eagle River
Pioneers of Alaska
National Rifle Association

Awards and Recognitions:
2010 Exceptional Leader, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Anchorage Republican Woman of the Year, 2007

Special Interests:
Cross country skiing, biking, hiking, running, shooting, textile crafts

Legislative Service:

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 123 ALASKA MINING DAY SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RLS 03/16/2012
SB 140 CATHINONE BATH SALTS SENATORS MEYER, GIESSEL, OLSON
CHAPTER 57 SLA 12 06/06/2012
SB 143 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) FIN 03/30/2012
SB 144 STATE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM SENATORS GIESSEL, OLSON
(S) RLS 02/29/2012
SB 146 SNOW CLASSIC SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 02/10/2012
SB 181 CLOSING CERTAIN LAND TO MINERAL ENTRY SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RLS 03/16/2012
SB 206 INTERSTATE MINING COMPACT & COMMISSION SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 04/10/2012
SCR 16 CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GIESSEL
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/24/2012



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 9 IN-STATE GASLINE DEVELOPMENT CORP REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) CRA 03/28/2012
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 78 MEDICAL PROVIDER INCENTIVES/LOAN REPAYM'T REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 12 05/22/2012
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 168 INJUNCTION SECURITY: INDUSTRIAL OPERATION REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) JUD 03/21/2012
HB 190 PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCE REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 245 GAMING:SNOW CLASSIC/BROADCASTING/INTERNET REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 62 SLA 12 06/12/2012
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 295 CLOSING CERTAIN LAND TO MINERAL ENTRY REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 26 SLA 12 05/22/2012
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 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
HCR 3 SENIOR CITIZEN PROTECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/19/2011
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
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 11 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/19/2011
HJR 13 HONORING RONALD REAGAN REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 07/19/2011
HJR 15 SUPPORT ARCTIC CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 07/19/2011
HJR 21 OPPOSING FEDERAL WILD LAND DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) RES 04/04/2011
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
HJR 40 RS 2477 RIGHTS-OF-WAY REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(S) RES 04/12/2012
SB 2 LICENSE PLATES: NATIONAL RIFLE ASSN. SENATORS MENARD, HUGGINS
(S) FIN 03/07/2011
SB 15 SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 21 SLA 11 06/23/2011
SB 16 SPECIAL REQUEST LICENSE PLATES SENATOR MEYER
(S) FIN 03/07/2011
SB 17 CLASSIFYING MDPV & OTHERS AS SCHED. IA SENATOR MEYER
(S) JUD 02/11/2011
SB 25 AIDEA: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY/ INTEREST RATE SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 60 SLA 12 06/12/2012
SB 30 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 12 03/21/2012
SB 33 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, PASKVAN, COGHILL
CHAPTER 1 SLA 11 03/11/2011
SB 85 TAX CREDIT FOR NEW OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 02/07/2011
SB 98 BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR ID SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) JUD 04/12/2012
SB 105 OFFICIAL STATE FIREARM SENATOR HUGGINS
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 02/03/2012
SB 106 K-12 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM SENATOR DYSON
(S) EDC 03/18/2011
SB 107 APPROP: UNIV. ENGINEERING BUILDINGS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 04/08/2011
SB 108 SPC. STEPHEN "MAX" CAVANAUGH OVERPASS SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 19 SLA 11 06/08/2011
SB 124 O & G PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT FOR ROADS SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 04/11/2011
SB 127 FETAL ALCOHOL DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 12 04/24/2012
SB 135 CRIME VICTIMS/ADVOCATE/DA/PD/CONTINUANCES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 72 SLA 12 06/19/2012
SB 172 CARE DIRECTIVES/DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS SENATOR DYSON
(S) JUD 02/01/2012
SB 175 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY SENATOR MCGUIRE
(H) L&C 04/13/2012
SB 191 ULTRASOUND BEFORE ABORTION SENATOR COGHILL
(S) HSS 02/08/2012
SB 199 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING FACTOR SENATOR MEYER
(H) FIN 03/26/2012
SB 202 RESUSCITATION PROTOCOL DOCUMENTS SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 40 SLA 12 05/24/2012
SB 210 CRIMES/SENTENCING/PAROLE/VICTIMS SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 70 SLA 12 06/19/2012
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
SJR 2 LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION IN STATE SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/19/2011
SJR 15 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE SENATOR OLSON
(S) RLS 02/29/2012
SJR 17 ARCTIC COUNCIL TASK FORCE SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/19/2012

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