14th-29th Legislature (1985 -2016)

HOUSE
MAX GRUENBERG





Representative Max Gruenberg
House Minority Whip
District: 14
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 9 SECURED TRANSACTIONS AND FUNDS TRANSFERS REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 64 SLA 13 06/27/2013
HB 10 EXEC ETHICS: LEGAL FEES/FAMILY TRAVEL REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) JUD 02/20/2013
HB 11 INFO ON MATTERS IN ELECTION PAMPHLET REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 01/16/2013
HB 12 ABSENTEE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 01/16/2013
HB 13 NONPARTISAN BLANKET PRIMARY ELECTION REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 01/16/2013
HB 14 ANTITRUST ACTIONS & PENALTIES REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) L&C 01/16/2013
HB 59 MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT RESPONSE PLAN REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 71 SLA 13 07/10/2013
HB 60 UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY TRANSFERS ON DEATH REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 10 SLA 14 04/22/2014
HB 61 JOINT OWNERSHIP OF REAL PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) L&C 01/16/2013
HB 184 NEWBORN SCREENING FOR HEART DEFECTS REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) HSS 03/22/2013
HB 227 PAID SICK LEAVE REPRESENTATIVES TARR, DRUMMOND, KERTTULA, GRUENBERG
(H) L&C 01/21/2014
HB 228 NURSING MOTHERS IN WORKPLACE REPRESENTATIVES TARR, DRUMMOND, KERTTULA, JOSEPHSON, KAWASAKI, GRUENBERG
(H) L&C 01/21/2014
HB 229 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY REPRESENTATIVES DRUMMOND, KERTTULA, TARR, TUCK, GUTTENBERG, JOSEPHSON, KAWASAKI, GRUENBERG
(H) HSS 01/21/2014
HB 236 USE OF HEADLIGHTS REQUIRED REPRESENTATIVES KAWASAKI, GRUENBERG
(H) TRA 01/21/2014
HB 253 PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS/AGENCIES REPRESENTATIVES HUGHES, GRUENBERG
(H) L&C 01/21/2014
HB 254 POWERS OF ATTORNEY REPRESENTATIVES HUGHES, GRUENBERG
(H) JUD 04/08/2014
HB 261 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES TARR, DRUMMOND, GARA, GRUENBERG, GUTTENBERG, JOSEPHSON, KAWASAKI, KERTTULA, TUCK
(H) HSS 01/21/2014
HB 322 PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN TRANS. PROJECTS REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) TRA 02/21/2014
HB 359 ELECTION PAMPHLETS; INFO ON BONDS REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) STA 02/26/2014
HJR 31 CONST AM: STATE DEBT REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) JUD 02/26/2014



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 15 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, ISAACSON
CHAPTER 4 SLA 13 04/09/2013
HB 17 STUDENT LOAN PRINCIPAL REDUCTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GARA, DRUMMOND, GUTTENBERG, HOLMES, KAWASAKI, KERTTULA, TUCK, TARR, JOSEPHSON, KREISS-TOMKINS
(H) EDC 01/16/2013
HB 22 EXTEND BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 39 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 30 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT, OLSON, FEIGE, LYNN, THOMPSON, MILLETT, T.WILSON, PRUITT, KELLER, STOLTZE, JOHNSON, HAWKER, EDGMON, SEATON, NAGEAK, HERRON, LEDOUX, MUNOZ, AUSTERMAN, COSTELLO, P.WILSON, SADDLER, REINBOLD, GATTIS, HUGHES, FOSTER, ISAACSON
CHAPTER 19 SLA 13 05/28/2013
HB 32 LINES OF BUSINESS ON BUSINESS LICENSE REPRESENTATIVES COSTELLO, HUGHES
CHAPTER 110 SLA 14 07/31/2014
HB 33 KNIVES, GRAVITY KNIVES, & SWITCHBLADES REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
CHAPTER 54 SLA 13 06/20/2013
HB 40 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTION: FARM STRUCTURES REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
CHAPTER 66 SLA 13 06/28/2013
HB 48 CORPORATE INCOME TAX FOR NEW CORPORATIONS REPRESENTATIVES GARA, TARR, JOSEPHSON, TUCK
(H) L&C 02/12/2014
HB 57 ENTITY TRANSACTIONS ACT REPRESENTATIVES HOLMES, OLSON
CHAPTER 60 SLA 13 06/26/2013
HB 63 BAR ASS'N BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 31 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 71 AK REGIONAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
CHAPTER 2 SLA 14 03/25/2014
HB 83 FEDERAL LAWS & EXECUTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 53 SLA 13 06/20/2013
HB 84 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 28 SLA 13 06/02/2013
HB 86 ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION/ABSENTEE VOTING REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) STA 01/28/2013
HB 88 STATUTORY REFS TO MENTAL RETARDATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 42 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 90 TESTING NEWBORNS FOR VITAMIN D REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 04/09/2014
HB 95 BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION; DISTRICT PLAN REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) EDC 02/01/2013
HB 102 RETIREMENT PLANS; ROTH IRAS; PROBATE REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 03/28/2013
HB 113 ALASKA FIRE STANDARDS COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
CHAPTER 32 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 116 PERS CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 81 SLA 14 07/10/2014
HB 130 JAY HAMMOND DAY REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 68 SLA 13 07/10/2013
HB 135 PETERSVILLE RECREATIONAL MINING AREA REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 39 SLA 14 06/18/2014
HB 139 SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
(H) STA 02/22/2013
HB 147 EXTEND AUTISM EARLY DIAGNOSIS TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 35 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 189 HAZING REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS
(H) JUD 03/31/2014
HB 211 EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVES MILLETT, GATTIS, HOLMES, HUGHES, LEDOUX, JOSEPHSON
CHAPTER 19 SLA 14 05/29/2014
HB 216 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF THE STATE REPRESENTATIVES KREISS-TOMKINS, MILLETT, EDGMON, NAGEAK, HERRON
CHAPTER 116 SLA 14 10/23/2014
HB 217 DR. WALTER SOBOLEFF DAY REPRESENTATIVES KREISS-TOMKINS, P.WILSON, MUNOZ, KERTTULA
CHAPTER 109 SLA 14 07/30/2014
HB 233 SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT PREVENTION PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVES TARR, GARA, DRUMMOND, JOSEPHSON
(H) FIN 03/28/2014
HB 250 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 62 SLA 14 07/08/2014
HB 260 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE EXCEPTION REPRESENTATIVES ISAACSON, KELLER
(H) TRA 01/21/2014
HB 262 PROCUREMENT EXEMPTION: PDA, OPA REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 79 SLA 14 07/10/2014
HB 263 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 113 SLA 14 08/06/2014
HB 272 REPEAL APPROP: NORTHERN ACCESS ROAD REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
(H) FIN 01/24/2014
HB 273 EXTENDING COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
(H) FIN 02/19/2014
HB 280 EDUCATION FOR DEAF & HEARING IMPAIRED REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
(H) EDC 01/27/2014
HB 290 EXPAND MEDICAID COVERAGE REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
(H) HSS 01/30/2014
HCR 2 PURPLE HEART STATE REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 06/02/2013
HCR 4 HMONG-AMERICAN VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 05/09/2013
HCR 5 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 06/02/2013
HCR 8 EXPAND MEDICAID UNDER AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
(H) HSS 03/20/2013
HJR 3 STATEHOOD/ANCSA/NATIVE ALLOTMENT LAND REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) RES 01/16/2013
HJR 5 OPPOSE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON REPRESENTATIVE TARR
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 04/15/2013
HJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
(H) RLS 03/01/2013
HJR 9 MINING/PROCESSING OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
(H) RES 02/15/2013
HJR 13 COAST GUARD NAT'L SECURITY CUTTER FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 06/14/2013
HJR 15 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 03/04/2014
HJR 19 BASE F-35 AIRCRAFT AT EIELSON OR JBER REPRESENTATIVE ISAACSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/04/2014
HJR 23 GOOD FRIDAY EARTHQUAKE REMEMBRANCE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 03/04/2014
HJR 24 ARCTIC COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 07/17/2014
HJR 25 VETERANS: AGENT ORANGE, TOXIN EXPOSURE REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
LEGIS RESOLVE 69 07/10/2014
SB 1 ALASKA MINING SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 6 SLA 13 04/12/2013
SB 87 NEWBORN SCREENING FOR HEART DEFECTS SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 56 SLA 13 06/26/2013
SJR 8 MINING/PROCESSING OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 06/26/2013
SJR 10 ARCTIC: POLICY, USCG, ARCTIC COUNCIL SENATOR GIESSEL
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/26/2013