14th-29th Legislature (1985 -2016)

HOUSE
MAX GRUENBERG





Representative Max Gruenberg
Deceased February 14, 2016
District: 16
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 17 NONPARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, KAWASAKI
(H) STA 01/21/2015
HB 19 DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENT. REPRESENTATIVES JOSEPHSON, GARA, KREISS-TOMKINS, GRUENBERG
(H) STA 01/21/2015
HB 36 PREKINDERGARTEN SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS REPRESENTATIVES KAWASAKI, GARA, JOSEPHSON, KITO, ORTIZ, DRUMMOND, GRUENBERG, CLAMAN
(H) EDC 01/21/2015
HB 61 MILITARY MERITORIOUS AWARD LICENSE PLATES REPRESENTATIVES GARA, GRUENBERG, VAZQUEZ, LYNN, LEDOUX
(S) STA 04/09/2015
HB 207 ANTITRUST ACTIONS & PENALTIES REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) L&C 04/18/2015
HB 212 JOINT OWNERSHIP OF REAL PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) L&C 04/19/2015



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 6 PRIV EMPLOYER VOLUNTARY VET PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
(S) RLS 04/17/2015
HB 7 HOMICIDE OPERATING VEHICLE,PLANE,BOAT REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
(H) JUD 02/23/2015
HB 8 POWERS OF ATTORNEY REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
CHAPTER 50 SLA 16 07/28/2016
HB 9 PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS/AGENCIES REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
(H) L&C 01/21/2015
HB 13 ELECTION PAMPHLETS AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, GARA
(H) FIN 02/11/2015
HB 14 BAN PLASTIC MICROBEADS IN COSMETICS REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
(H) RES 01/21/2015
HB 18 EXPAND MEDICAID COVERAGE REPRESENTATIVES JOSEPHSON, KITO
(H) HSS 01/21/2015
HB 20 BAN NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND
(H) RES 01/21/2015
HB 27 DHSS DUTIES;CINA; FOSTER CARE; ADOPTION REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 7 4SSLA 16 07/26/2016
HB 35 MARCH 27: GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 15 04/18/2015
HB 44 SEX ABUSE/ASSAULT/DATING VIOL PREV. PROGS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SSSLA 15 07/09/2015
HB 49 BENEFIT CORPORATIONS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) RLS 04/06/2015
HB 60 MILITARY: SEXUAL ASSAULT REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, JOSEPHSON
WITHDRAWN 05/03/2016
HB 99 VOLUNTARY TERMINATION OF LIFE REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND
(H) HSS 02/09/2015
HB 117 SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION KITS REPRESENTATIVE TARR
(H) FIN 04/10/2015
HB 130 NAMING STATE LIBRARY & MUSEUM REPRESENTATIVE KITO
(H) RLS 03/31/2015
HB 142 ESTABLISH ELDERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 04/15/2015
HB 147 ANIMALS: PROTECTION/RELEASE/CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ
CHAPTER 60 SLA 16 10/19/2016
HB 154 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(S) STA 03/23/2016
HB 175 ESTABLISH MILITARY FAMILY DAY REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 4 SLA 16 04/21/2016
HB 215 NEW DRUGS FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) HSS 01/19/2016
HB 223 SESSION LIMIT REPRESENTATIVE KITO
(H) STA 01/19/2016
HB 226 EXTEND ALASKA COMMISSION ON AGING REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
(H) FIN 02/05/2016
HCR 16 WAYS AND MEANS: UNIFORM RULES REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) FIN 01/19/2016
HJR 6 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 09/01/2015
HJR 22 STEWART-HYDER BORDER HOURS REPRESENTATIVE ORTIZ
(S) RLS 04/18/2015
SB 23 OPIOID OD DRUGS: DISPENSING; IMMUNITY SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 2 SLA 16 03/14/2016
SB 63 NAMING ST. LIBRARY/MUSEUM & READING ROOM SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 6 SLA 15 05/05/2015
SJR 7 NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS' MONUMENT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 03/18/2015