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 10 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, CHENAULT, THOMAS, GARA, HARRIS, KAWASAKI
CHAPTER 10 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 11 INTERPRETATION OF OIL & GAS LEASE REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, SEATON, CISSNA, TUCK, PETERSEN, GUTTENBERG, GATTO
(H) RES 01/20/2009
HB 60 BUDGET PLANNING & LONG-RANGE FISCAL PLAN REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, CISSNA
(H) FIN 01/20/2009
HB 61 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE COVERAGE REPRESENTATIVES CISSNA, GRUENBERG
(H) HSS 01/20/2009
HB 64 GIFT CARDS REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GARDNER, GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 02/11/2009
HB 68 PRICE GOUGING INVOLVING ENERGY RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVES PETERSEN, GARA, TUCK, GRUENBERG, KAWASAKI
(H) L&C 01/20/2009
HB 75 HEALTH COMMISSION/PLANNING REPRESENTATIVES CISSNA, GRUENBERG
(H) HSS 01/20/2009
HB 76 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL & LB&A MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, BUCH, CISSNA, DOOGAN, GARDNER, GUTTENBERG, HOLMES, KAWASAKI, KERTTULA, PETERSEN, SALMON, TUCK
(H) FIN 02/05/2010
HB 95 JUDGMENTS FOR STATE OR POLIT.SUBDIV. REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) JUD 01/28/2009
HB 128 INTRODUCTION OF MEASURES/FISCAL NOTES REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 02/13/2009
HB 258 EAVESDROPPING AND COMPUTER PRIVACY REPRESENTATIVES PETERSEN, GRUENBERG, BUCH, HOLMES
(H) JUD 01/19/2010
HB 270 MEDICAID FOR MEDICAL & INTERMEDIATE CARE REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, SEATON, HERRON, GRUENBERG
(H) HSS 01/19/2010
HB 275 ANTITRUST ACTIONS & PENALTIES REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, BUCH, CISSNA, CRAWFORD, N.FOSTER, GARA, GARDNER, GUTTENBERG, HOLMES, KAWASAKI, KERTTULA, PETERSEN
(H) L&C 01/19/2010
HB 286 MEDICAID FOR MEDICAL & INTERMEDIATE CARE REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GRUENBERG
(H) HSS 01/19/2010
HB 287 UNIFORM DISCLAIMER OF PROPERTY INTERESTS REPRESENTATIVES RAMRAS, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 63 SLA 10 06/09/2010
HB 288 BILINGUAL VOTING/POL. PARTY DEFINITION REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 02/23/2010
HB 289 EXEC ETHICS: LEGAL FEES/FAMILY TRAVEL REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 04/11/2010
HB 330 TRANSPORTATION FUND/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) TRA 02/05/2010
HB 355 CRIMINAL FINES FOR ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 54 SLA 10 06/09/2010
HB 396 POLITICAL PARTY DEFINITION REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 02/23/2010
HCR 8 UNIFORM RULES: MEASURE SPONSORS/READINGS REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 02/13/2009
HJR 1 CONST AM: SEC. OF STATE REFERENCES REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 01/20/2009
HJR 2 CONST AM: GENDER-NEUTRAL REFERENCES REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 04/06/2009



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 2 BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR STILLBIRTH REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 8 SLA 09 05/01/2009
HB 30 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS REPRESENTATIVES HARRIS, HAWKER, MUNOZ
(H) L&C 01/20/2009
HB 45 DIVEST INVESTMENTS IN SUDAN REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GARDNER, PETERSEN, KERTTULA
(H) STA 02/25/2009
HB 50 LIMIT OVERTIME FOR REGISTERED NURSES REPRESENTATIVES P.WILSON, GARA, TUCK, PETERSEN, LYNN, SEATON, GATTO, CISSNA, MUNOZ, GARDNER
CHAPTER 118 SLA 10 07/07/2010
HB 54 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, CRAWFORD, BUCH, CISSNA, GARA, HOLMES, PETERSEN
(H) L&C 01/20/2009
HB 70 FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 11 SLA 10 05/04/2010
HB 87 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) L&C 01/26/2009
HB 88 EXTEND BAR ASS'N BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 46 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 114 STATE TRANS FACILITY FOR EMERGENCY AID REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 10 06/02/2010
HB 115 PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE BUCH
(H) JUD 02/23/2010
HB 125 ALASKA MINIMUM WAGE REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN
(H) L&C 02/11/2009
HB 126 EXTEND/RESUME STATE CUSTODY OF CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 80 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 131 CHILD SAFETY SEATS & SEAT BELTS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
(H) TRA 02/13/2009
HB 132 BICYCLE PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 03/23/2009
HB 138 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 03/01/2010
HB 139 ALLOW SCREEN DEVICES IN UTILITY VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 42 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 148 ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLAN AND GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) ENE 02/23/2009
HB 160 INCREASE BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN
(H) EDC 02/23/2010
HB 178 PAYMENTS TO PHYSICIANS:MEDICARE/PROBONO REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) HSS 03/12/2009
HB 181 USE OF HEADLIGHTS REQUIRED REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) JUD 03/27/2009
HB 187 INS. COVERAGE: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN
(H) HSS 03/12/2009
HB 189 OIL AND GAS TAX REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) RES 03/13/2009
HB 193 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS ACT REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) FIN 04/07/2009
HB 236 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR LEGISLATIVE VACANCY REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) STA 04/16/2009
HB 262 MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, HERRON, PETERSEN, LYNN, SEATON
CHAPTER 9 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 274 ESTABLISHING PURPLE HEART DAY REPRESENTATIVES DAHLSTROM, GARDNER, BUCH, KELLER, PETERSEN, LYNN, GATTO, TUCK, DOOGAN, THOMAS, HAWKER, GUTTENBERG, RAMRAS, FAIRCLOUGH, JOHNSON, MILLETT, HERRON
CHAPTER 2 SLA 10 03/22/2010
HB 307 SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 4 SLA 10 03/31/2010
HB 331 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) FIN 03/01/2010
HB 335 PHYSICIAN SHORTAGES: GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) HSS 02/10/2010
HB 347 LEAVE FOR MILITARY SPOUSES REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN
(H) EDC 02/15/2010
HB 358 CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) STA 02/19/2010
HB 366 MOTOR CARRIER INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 21 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 399 COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENTS REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HSS 02/23/2010
HCR 1 RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 06/08/2009
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HCR 9 HOME HEALTH AIDES FOR SENIORS REPRESENTATIVE CISSNA
(H) HSS 02/25/2009
HCR 11 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 06/02/2009
HCR 16 PROCLAIMING SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE DAY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 06/08/2009
HJR 10 VETERANS' HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 05/25/2009
HJR 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 22 URGING US TO RATIFY LAW OF THE SEA TREATY REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/29/2009
HJR 24 FED. SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM/MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 04/15/2010
HJR 25 HYDROELECTRIC POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/22/2009
HJR 29 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) RLS 04/02/2009
HR 10 IN SUPPORT OF SENATOR TED STEVENS REPRESENTATIVE R.FOSTER
HOUSE RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
SB 13 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATOR DAVIS
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/04/2010
SB 72 CHILD SAFETY SEATS & SEAT BELTS SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 34 SLA 09 06/17/2009
SB 199 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR DENTURES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 60 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SB 215 PIONEERS HOME RX DRUG BENEFIT SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, OLSON, KOOKESH, ELLIS, DAVIS
CHAPTER 90 SLA 10 06/17/2010
SB 238 MEDICAID FOR MEDICAL & INTERMEDIATE CARE SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 81 SLA 10 06/15/2010
SCR 1 BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2009 SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 04/15/2009
SCR 14 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 40 08/03/2010
SJR 17 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/17/2009