21st-24th Legislature (1999 -2006)

HOUSE
MARY KAPSNER





Representative Mary Kapsner
District: 38
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1999-2006 Representative

Date/Place of Birth:
8/31/73; Anchorage, AK

Date/Place of Birth:
August 31, 1973

Political and Government Positions:
Legislative Intern, Representative Irene Nicholia, 1996

Business and Professional Positions:
Community Health Representative Rural Outreach Coordinator, Boys & Girls Club of America Legislative Correspondent, ARCS Midday News Political Commentator, Tundra Drums Fisheries Technician, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Membership:
Youth Representative, National Congress of American Indians, 1995-96; Wooch Een Native Organization; University of Alaska Southeast Founded Native American student organization; University of Northern Colorado, 1993

Special Interests:
Fishing, traveling, tribal government, and family.

Residency in Alaska:
Lifelong Alaskan

Occupation:
Legislator

Spouse:
Joe Nelson

Children:
Conrad Qugpak Kapsner, Van Mutaq Kapsner and Job Taa�ssiq Nelson, Nora Shine Ikamtuk Nelson

Education:
University of Northern Colorado, 1991-94 University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1994-95 University of Alaska Southeast, 1995-97 University of Alaska Anchorage, 1997-98

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 21 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER REPRESENTATIVES KERTTULA, KAPSNER, CISSNA
(H) FIN 02/26/2003
HB 80 PROHIBIT SOFT DRINKS IN SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) L&C 02/05/2003
HB 84 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(S) HES 05/10/2004
HB 222 FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) EDU 03/28/2003
HB 352 APPROP: LONGEVITY BONUS REPRESENTATIVES GUTTENBERG, BERKOWITZ, CISSNA, CRAWFORD, CROFT, GARA, GRUENBERG, JOULE, KOOKESH, KERTTULA, KAPSNER, LYNN
(H) STA 01/12/2004
HB 353 JURY DUTY EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN TEACHERS REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
CHAPTER 104 SLA 04 06/28/2004
HB 506 EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) EDU 02/16/2004
HB 508 EDUCATION FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) EDU 02/16/2004
HCR 8 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEK REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/27/2003
HCR 19 ALASKA HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
(H) EDU 05/16/2003



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 25 HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTIVES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 83 SLA 04 06/25/2004
HB 36 ELECTRONIC MAIL REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(S) L&C 05/21/2003
HB 52 SEX CRIME AND PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 41 SLA 03 06/05/2003
HB 91 RETIRED PEACE OFFICER'S MEDICAL BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(S) FIN 05/05/2004
HB 123 ALASKA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
CHAPTER 133 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 141 APPROP: PERMANENT FUND DIVIDENDS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) STA 02/28/2003
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 233 INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 58 SLA 04 06/15/2004
HB 304 JACK COGHILL BRIDGE TO THE INTERIOR REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 7 SLA 04 03/15/2004
HB 337 ANATOMICAL GIFTS REGISTRY/AWARENESS FUND REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 68 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 371 HIGH SCHOOL QUALIFYING EXAM & DIPLOMAS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 01/12/2004
HB 459 ELECTRONIC/OPTICAL SCAN VOTING MACHINES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 154 SLA 04 07/03/2004
HB 470 INCOME TAX ON INDIVIDUALS & FIDUCIARIES REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
(H) W&M 02/16/2004
HB 477 FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 02/16/2004
HB 493 LONG TERM FISCAL PLAN REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) FIN 04/21/2004
HCR 5 LEGIS. TASK FORCE ON DESIGN OF STATE SEAL REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(S) FIN 03/12/2004
HJR 3 CONST. AM: PERMANENT FUND REPRESENTATIVES CRAWFORD, CROFT
(H) STA 02/07/2003
HJR 5 CONST AM: INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM PETITIONS REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 07/03/2004
HJR 14 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR GAMES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/15/2003
HJR 16 SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE HEINZE
(H) MLV 03/12/2003
HJR 18 SUPPORTING U.S. ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 04/24/2003
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
HSCR 1 DISAPPROVING EXECUTIVE ORDER 107 REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) RES 03/28/2003

Legislative Service: