14th-29th Legislature (1985 -2016)

HOUSE
MAX GRUENBERG





Representative Max Gruenberg
District: 20
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1985-2012 Representative
2013-2014 Representative House Minority Whip
2015-2016 Representative House Minority Whip;Deceased February 14, 2016

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Date and Place of Birth:
September 25, 1943
Died:February 14th 2016
San Francisco, California

Occupation:
Family lawyer

Spouse:
Kayla Epstein

Children:
Bruce, daughter-in-law Sionnon, Daniel

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage 1970 to present

Education:
Acalanes High School (Lafayette, California), 1961, Diploma;
Stanford University, 1961-1965, B.A. Political Science (certificate in public administration);
UCLA Law School, 1967-1970, J.D.

Military Service:
U.S. Navy, 2 years, Lt.(j.g.), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal (3 battle stars)

Political and Government Positions:
Secretary, Russian Jack Community Council;
Member, Alaska House of Representative, 1985-1993, 4 terms;
House Majority Leader, 2 terms;
Co-chair, House Judiciary Committee;
Co-chair, House HESS Committee;
President, Alaska Legal Services Corp;
Chair, Governor’s Mental Health Advisory Commission;
Legislative Assistant to Senator Ted Stevens;
Law Clerk Justice Roger Connor, Alaska Supreme Court

Business and Professional Positions:
Partner, Gruenberg, Clover & Holland law firm;
Co-chair, Alaska Bar Association, Family Law Section;
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Fairview Lions Club;
Board of Directors, Alaska Common Ground;
Veterans of Foreign Wars;
Eagle Scout

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 350 CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FOR ARSON REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 30 SLA 04 05/13/2004
HB 351 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION DEVICES REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 60 SLA 04 06/15/2004
HB 352 APPROP: LONGEVITY BONUS REPRESENTATIVES GUTTENBERG, BERKOWITZ, CISSNA, CRAWFORD, CROFT, GARA, GRUENBERG, JOULE, KOOKESH, KERTTULA, KAPSNER, LYNN
(H) STA 01/12/2004
HB 358 PFUND INCOME DISTRIBUTION: AMERADA HESS REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) RES 01/12/2004
HJR 24 ALASKA-YUKON INTERGOV RELATIONS ACCORD REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) RLS 05/10/2003



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 5 INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION BY CREDIT RATING REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) L&C 04/16/2003
HB 6 POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) L&C 01/21/2003
HB 10 GROUP HEALTH INS: PRIVATE GROUPS/PERSONS REPRESENTATIVES HEINZE, ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 54 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 15 SOLICITATIONS/CONSUMER PROTECTION REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 55 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 21 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER REPRESENTATIVES KERTTULA, KAPSNER, CISSNA
(H) FIN 02/26/2003
HB 25 HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTIVES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 83 SLA 04 06/25/2004
HB 32 UNIFORM PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) HES 05/08/2003
HB 36 ELECTRONIC MAIL REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(S) L&C 05/21/2003
HB 45 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
(S) FIN 05/02/2003
HB 51 LABELING OF PRESCRIBED DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 123 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 56 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ATTY FEES/COSTS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 169 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 68 OFFICE OF VICTIMS' RIGHTS: INCLUDE MUNIS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 6 SLA 03 04/11/2003
HB 78 UNIFIED PERMIT APPLICATION REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) RES 02/05/2003
HB 84 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(S) HES 05/10/2004
HB 91 RETIRED PEACE OFFICER'S MEDICAL BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(S) FIN 05/05/2004
HB 108 SCREENING NEWBORNS FOR HEARING ABILITY REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(H) FIN 05/07/2003
HB 115 EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(H) FIN 03/07/2003
HB 127 ROADSIDE MEMORIALS REPRESENTATIVE WHITAKER
CHAPTER 125 SLA 03 06/18/2003
HB 146 CHILD SUPPORT/SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 37 SLA 03 06/02/2003
HB 176 NONCASH CHILD SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) FIN 04/29/2004
HB 178 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) HES 03/07/2003
HB 180 VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 181 STATE VETERANS' HOME REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 182 APPROP: STATE VETERANS' HOME REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/10/2003
HB 200 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL & LB&A MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) STA 03/19/2003
HB 205 PFD: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS & MISC REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) JUD 05/15/2003
HB 206 COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 03/19/2003
HB 241 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RLS 04/26/2004
HB 275 ANIMALS AND CRUELTY TO ANIMALS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 139 SLA 04 06/30/2004
HB 303 USE CRIMINAL FINES FOR YOUTH COURTS REPRESENTATIVE OGG
(H) FIN 05/13/2003
HB 304 JACK COGHILL BRIDGE TO THE INTERIOR REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 7 SLA 04 03/15/2004
HB 317 PAYMENT DATE FOR BILLS FOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) L&C 05/10/2003
HB 328 SENIOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNT PLAN REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) L&C 05/20/2003
HB 334 UNLAWFUL EXPLOITATION OF MINOR/CHILD PORN REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 131 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 337 ANATOMICAL GIFTS REGISTRY/AWARENESS FUND REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 68 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 342 DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE/ALCOHOL OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 126 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 346 GASTRIC BYPASS INSURANCE COVERAGE REPRESENTATIVE WOLF
(H) L&C 01/12/2004
HB 348 NOTICE TO CRIME VICTIMS REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, DAHLSTROM, SAMUELS, MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 15 SLA 04 04/21/2004
HB 355 GIFTS TO BUILD A STATE VETERANS HOME REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) MLV 01/12/2004
HB 359 INTRAMILITARY IMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES GARA, BERKOWITZ, CRAWFORD
(H) MLV 01/12/2004
HB 360 ALASKA CAREGIVERS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
(H) HES 01/12/2004
HB 369 POWERS RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HES 01/12/2004
HB 379 OFFICE OF CITIZENSHIP ASSISTANCE REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 167 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HB 398 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW TEAM REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
CHAPTER 19 SLA 04 04/21/2004
HB 423 TAXICAB DRIVER LIABILITY REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 69 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 427 GUARDIANS, CONSERVATORS,OPA, ETC REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 84 SLA 04 06/25/2004
HB 434 NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
(H) HES 03/29/2004
HB 467 COMMEMORATIVE QUARTERS COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 33 SLA 04 06/03/2004
HB 493 LONG TERM FISCAL PLAN REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) FIN 04/21/2004
HB 514 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT/ CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 108 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HCR 1 CONGRATULATE GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) STA 01/21/2003
HCR 2 EXTEND RAILROAD TO FT. GREELY/DELTA JUNCT REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 05/02/2003
HCR 5 LEGIS. TASK FORCE ON DESIGN OF STATE SEAL REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(S) FIN 03/12/2004
HCR 10 RESTORATION OF RIPARIAN HABITAT REPRESENTATIVE WOLF
(S) RES 05/09/2003
HCR 19 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) EDU 05/16/2003
HCR 29 SUPPORT THERAPEUTIC COURTS REPRESENTATIVE HEINZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 65 06/28/2004
HCR 31 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 43 05/07/2004
HJR 8 OPPOSE REDUCTION OF 90% OIL & GAS ROYALTY REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) O&G 01/31/2003
HJR 14 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR GAMES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/15/2003
HJR 18 SUPPORTING U.S. ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 04/24/2003
HJR 22 PATRIOT ACT AND DEFENDING CIVIL LIBERTIES REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/15/2003
HJR 27 FEDERAL $ FOR ANCHORAGE JAIL EXPANSION REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 07/15/2003
HJR 32 LABELING OF FISH & FISH PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 38 04/01/2004
HJR 35 MAD COW DISEASE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 54 07/26/2004
SB 56 SPORT FISHING FEES FOR YUKON RESIDENTS SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 4 SLA 04 03/05/2004
SCR 4 AVALANCHE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 04/24/2003
SCR 5 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2003 SENATOR STEVENS B
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 04/24/2003
SJR 4 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 03/27/2003
SJR 9 SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF MILITARY SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 04/24/2003
SJR 17 ALASKA-YUKON INTERGOV RELATIONS ACCORD SENATOR OLSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 08/25/2003