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 12 TVS AND MONITORS IN MOTOR VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, LYNN, GARDNER, MCGUIRE
(S) STA 03/27/2006
HB 13 SCHOOL FUNDING & SCHOOL BOND REIMBURSEMNT REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 41 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 27 MUNI PROP TAX EXEMPTION FOR POLICE HOMES REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT, GRUENBERG
(S) CRA 04/19/2005
HB 52 LONG-RANGE FISCAL PLAN REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 03/21/2005
HB 313 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR INFUSION SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES CROFT, GRUENBERG
(H) HES 01/09/2006
HB 316 EXTEND BOARD OF GOVERNORS ABA REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 101 SLA 06 08/04/2006
HB 322 SAFE SURRENDER OF BABIES REPRESENTATIVES LEDOUX, GRUENBERG
(S) RLS 05/03/2006
HB 330 MUNICIPAL ASSISTANCE/ LOCAL TAX RELIEF REPRESENTATIVES GARDNER, GARA, GRUENBERG
(H) W&M 01/20/2006
HB 348 REQUIRE CPR FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) EDU 01/09/2006
HB 350 UNFAIR CLAIM SETTLEMENT PRACTICES REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT, GRUENBERG
(H) JUD 04/21/2006
HB 468 HEALTH CARE DISCLOSURE REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) HES 02/13/2006
HCR 24 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR SB 73 REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
HELD ON SECY'S DESK 05/14/2005
HJR 35 CONST AM: STATE DEBT REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 02/13/2006



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 10 GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY HEALTH INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) L&C 01/10/2005
HB 40 RETIRED PEACE OFFICER'S MEDICAL BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(H) STA 01/10/2005
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 109 SCREENING NEWBORN FOR HEARING/AUDIOLOGIST REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 43 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 111 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR BIRTHING CENTERS REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) FIN 04/04/2005
HB 122 NATIONAL GUARD INSURANCE & OTHER RELIEF REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(S) FIN 04/29/2006
HB 124 COLLECTION OF DNA/USE OF FORCE REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 12 SLA 05 05/05/2005
HB 127 PFD:PEACE CORPS/OLYMPIAN/SANCTIONS REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 04/28/2005
HB 148 TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(S) FIN 02/01/2006
HB 154 FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDU 02/16/2005
HB 155 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
(S) FIN 04/15/2005
HB 164 APPROP: WIND FARM ON FIRE ISLAND REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) FIN 04/06/2005
HB 175 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 02/08/2006
HB 176 ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) FIN 05/05/2005
HB 181 WAIVE CONTINUING EDUC. REQ FOR MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 63 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 208 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(S) FIN 02/21/2006
HB 214 ANATOMICAL GIFTS & REGISTRY REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 44 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 220 MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT RIGHTS:STAFF GENDER REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) FIN 04/04/2005
HB 268 OVERTAKING/PASSING STATIONARY VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 49 SLA 06 06/01/2006
HB 271 LIMIT OVERTIME FOR REGISTERED NURSES REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
(H) FIN 03/03/2006
HB 273 PFD: DELAY PAYMENT FOR ALLOWABLE ABSENCES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 04/24/2006
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 308 CALLER ID HACKERS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(S) FIN 04/25/2006
HB 325 POST-CONVICTION DNA TESTING REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/28/2006
HB 343 HARASSMENT/ASSAULT/STALKING REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 87 SLA 06 07/06/2006
HB 379 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, INCL. ANALOGS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 19 SLA 06 05/01/2006
HB 383 MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSACTIONS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(S) TRA 04/27/2006
HB 393 INSURANCE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 97 SLA 06 08/02/2006
HB 394 INSURANCE POLICIES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 110 SLA 06 08/10/2006
HB 395 FIRE SEASON DATES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 21 SLA 06 05/04/2006
HB 396 ALASKA COMMISSION ON HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE BERKOWITZ
(H) FIN 04/28/2006
HB 397 APPROP: ANCHORAGE SIGNAL UPGRADE REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(H) CRA 04/10/2006
HB 413 BURNING CAPABILITY OF CIGARETTES REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
(H) FIN 04/12/2006
HB 425 HATE CRIMES/DISCRIMINATION/TOLERANCE PROG REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) JUD 02/06/2006
HB 446 UNLAWFUL TRADE PRACTICE: PENALTY/INJUNCT. REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 98 SLA 06 08/02/2006
HB 466 NET PRODUCTION TAX ON OIL REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) RES 02/17/2006
HB 470 MANDATORY USE OF HEADLIGHTS REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
(H) FIN 03/03/2006
HB 473 PAYMENT DATE FOR BILLS FOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) L&C 02/13/2006
HB1001 PERS & TRS: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
PERMANENTLY FILED 01/09/2006
HB3003 OIL AND GAS TAXES/ADJUSTMENTS/ELF REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) FIN 07/31/2006
HB3004 OIL AND GAS TAX REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) FIN 07/25/2006
HB3007 CONTEMPT; DETENTION; IDENTIFICATION REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
(H) JUD 07/25/2006
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
HCR 3 RENEWABLE ENERGY ALASKA PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
(H) RLS 03/15/2005
HCR 11 PARENTS' DAY REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 05/27/2005
HCR 30 AK CLIMATE IMPACT ASSESSMENT COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 07/07/2006
HJR 4 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
RETURNED TO (S) RLS 02/07/2005
HJR 6 LABELING OF FISH /SHELLFISH PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 05/19/2005
HJR 8 SUPPORTING ALASKA ARMY NATL. GUARD REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 05/19/2005
HJR 9 EXXON VALDEZ JUDGMENT: CONGRESS/REOPENER REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
LEGIS RESOLVE 52 08/30/2006
HJR 20 PROSTATE CANCER DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 06/03/2005
HJR 25 SUPPORTING VETERANS HOME OWNERSHIP ACT REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 08/30/2006
HJR 27 ALLOTMENTS FOR NATIVE VIETNAM VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/01/2006
HJR 30 PUBLIC HEALTH COMPACT REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HES 02/06/2006
HJR 33 SUPPORTING IN-STATE MED. CARE FOR VETS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
(H) HES 03/03/2006
SB 12 HUMAN TRAFFICKING/SEXTOURISM/PROCUREMENTS SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 72 SLA 06 06/16/2006
SB 42 NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE TASK FORCE SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 7 SLA 05 04/09/2005
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 104 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 06 05/25/2006
SB 224 OLDER ALASKANS' DAY SENATOR STEVENS G
CHAPTER 8 SLA 06 03/23/2006