27th-31st Legislature (2011 -2020)

SENATE
CATHY GIESSEL





Senator Cathy Giessel
District: N
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2011-2018 Senator
2019-2020 Senator Senate President

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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:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 4 FINL. DISCLOSURE: LEGIS AND PUB OFFICIALS SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) JUD 03/13/2015
SB 22 MOTOR VEHICLE REG. TAX: COLLECTION COSTS SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 03/27/2015
SB 36 ELECTRONIC DISTRIB. OF REPORTS/NOTICES SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) STA 02/02/2015
SB 41 PSYCHOLOGIST & ASSOC CRIM HISTORY CHECKS SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) JUD 02/18/2015
SB 44 RELIGIOUS UNION EXEMPTION: PERA & AKRR SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) JUD 04/02/2015
SB 45 PARKS & REC SERVICE AREA BOUNDARIES SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) CRA 02/09/2015
SB 53 ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 33 SLA 16 07/06/2016
SB 55 OPTOMETRY & OPTOMETRISTS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) RLS 04/17/2016
SB 57 CLEAN AIR ACT PLAN SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RES 03/18/2015
SB 66 PASSENGER & REC. VEHICLE RENTAL TAX SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 04/10/2015
SB 68 ANTLERLESS MOOSE SEASONS; CLOSURES SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RES 03/06/2015
SB 71 VACCINE CERTIFICATION FOR PHARMACISTS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 16 SLA 15 05/11/2015
SB 72 DESIGNATED CAREGIVERS FOR PATIENTS SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 47 SLA 16 07/20/2016
SB 103 RESIDENTIAL PSYCHIATRIC EDUCATION FUNDING SENATOR GIESSEL
(H) FIN 04/09/2016
SB 104 PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 03/23/2016
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 175 PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) FIN 04/06/2016
SB 180 PARENT-GUARDIAN/CHILD:TEMP. POWER OF ATTY SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 16 06/22/2016
SB 181 NAVIGABLE WATER: INTERFERENCE; DEFINITION SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RES 02/17/2016
SB 201 PHARMA BD & EMPLOYEES;DRUG DIST/MANUFAC SENATOR GIESSEL
(H) L&C 04/12/2016
SJR 4 FEDS ALLOW STATE TO MAKE ENERGY CHOICES SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) NRG 01/21/2015
SJR 11 DECLARE CENTRAL PARK A WILDERNESS AREA SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RES 02/02/2015



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 4 AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 19 SLA 15 05/14/2015
HB 5 GUARDIANS/CONSERVATORS OF CERTAIN PERSONS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 05/14/2015
HB 8 POWERS OF ATTORNEY REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
CHAPTER 50 SLA 16 07/28/2016
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 56 ALASKA FIREFIGHTERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, CLAMAN
CHAPTER 7 SLA 15 05/05/2015
HB 76 GOV COUNCIL ON DISABILITIES/SPECIAL ED REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 5 SLA 16 05/04/2016
HB 115 AK SOVEREIGNTY;US TRANSFER LAND TO ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) JUD 02/05/2016
HB 161 MEDICAID: USED DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
CHAPTER 26 SLA 15 05/19/2015
HB 188 PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 56 SLA 16 08/06/2016
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 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 18 LIMIT DECLARATION OF NATL. MONUMENTS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 09/01/2015
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 43 IMMUNITY FOR FIRE DEPT. & MEMBERS SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 15 SLA 15 05/11/2015
SB 74 MEDICAID REFORM;TELEMEDICINE;DRUG DATABAS SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 25 SLA 16 06/21/2016
SB 86 REFINED FUEL SURCHARGE; MOTOR FUEL TAX SENATOR MICCICHE
RETURNED TO (S) RLS 04/09/2015
SB 89 SCHOOLS;PARENT RTS;ABORT. PROVDRS LIMITS SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(H) HSS 03/24/2016
SB 90 MEDICAID: USED DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SENATOR STOLTZE
(S) FIN 04/11/2015
SB 102 UNFUNDED ED. MANDATES;TRAINING; TEACHERS SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(S) EDC 04/09/2015
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 127 INSURER'S USE OF CREDIT HISTORY/SCORES SENATOR HUGGINS
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 07/20/2016
SB 174 REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIV. OF AK SENATOR KELLY
(H) FIN 04/14/2016
SB 179 BAN LATE TERM ABORTION; CHILD SURRENDER SENATOR COGHILL
(S) HSS 02/12/2016
SB 191 LIMIT ABORTION SERV. PROVIDERS IN SCHOOLS SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(S) JUD 03/16/2016
SB 197 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES SENATOR COGHILL
(S) L&C 02/22/2016
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 2 CONST. AM: G.O. BONDS FOR STUDENT LOANS SENATOR MACKINNON
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 09/15/2016
SJR 13 OCS OIL & GAS EXPLORATION/DEVELOPMENT SENATOR COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 09/01/2015
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

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