27th-31st Legislature (2011 -2020)

SENATE
CATHY GIESSEL





Senator Cathy Giessel
District: N
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2011-2018 Senator
2019-2020 Senator Senate President

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Place of Birth:
Fairbanks, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Lifetime

Occupation:
Registered Nurse
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Family:
Husband - Richard
Adult Children - Peter, Elizabeth, David
3 grandchildren

Education:
Bachelor of Science - Nursing (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Masters of Science - Nursing (University of Alaska Anchorage)

Alaska State Senate: 2011 - present
Committee on Labor & Commerce
Committee on State Affairs
Finance subcommittee on the Legislature

Senate Caucus Work:
Joint Legislative In-State Gas Caucus
Joint Outdoor Heritage Caucus
Anchorage Caucus

National Involvement:
American Legislative Exchange Council (Fiscal Policy Task Force)
Energy Council
Pacific Northwest Economic Region (Legislative Energy Horizon Institute, Arctic Caucus)
National Council of State Legislators (Committees: Agriculture & Energy, Budgets & Revenue, Labor & Economic Development, Mining Safety)
Council of State Governments-West (Committees: Energy & Public Lands, Fiscal Affairs, Western Economic Development)

Organizations and Community Involvement:
Resources Development Council
Alaska Miners Association
Alaska Industry Support Alliance
Chambers of Commerce in: Soldotna, Kenai, Cooper Landing, Seward, Chugiak-Eagle River
Pioneers of Alaska
National Rifle Association

Awards and Recognitions:
2010 Exceptional Leader, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Anchorage Republican Woman of the Year, 2007

Special Interests:
Cross country skiing, biking, hiking, running, shooting, textile crafts

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 36 OPTOMETRY & OPTOMETRISTS SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 02/17/2017
SB 37 PHARMACY BD./COMMERCIAL FISHERIES COMM. SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 66 SLA 18 07/24/2018
SB 38 PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) FIN 04/04/2018
SB 41 LIST TRAMADOL AS IVA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) HSS 01/27/2017
SB 42 DRIV. LICENSE REQ;DISABILITY:ID &TRAINING SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) STA 01/27/2017
SB 49 PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BD/PRACTICE SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) L&C 02/03/2017
SB 50 INCREASE STUDDED TIRE FEE SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 03/08/2017
SB 56 PRODUCT WARRANTIES & REQUIRED UPDATES SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) L&C 02/13/2017
SB 108 MEDICAL CARE/LICENSING/MEDICAL BOARD SENATOR GIESSEL
(H) L&C 03/30/2018
SB 112 WORKERS COMPENSATION;DRUG DATABASE & TEST SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 04/06/2018
SB 120 NATUROPATHS: LICENSING; PRACTICE SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) L&C 05/12/2017
SB 124 ABORTION PROCEDURES; CHILD SURRENDER SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 03/16/2018
SB 128 MARIJUANA EDU/TREATMENT FUND/PROGRAM SENATOR GIESSEL
(H) FIN 05/01/2018
SB 129 HEALTH INSURANCE PAYMENTS SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) L&C 02/02/2018
SB 169 MEDICAID: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COVERAGE SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 97 SLA 18 08/29/2018
SR 4 STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY SENATOR GIESSEL
SENATE RESOLVE 3 11/13/2017
SR 7 DEDICATING THE JAN FAIKS CONFERENCE ROOM SENATOR GIESSEL
SENATE RESOLVE 8 10/08/2018
SR 201 OIL & GAS FISCAL POLICY SENATOR GIESSEL
SENATE RESOLVE 7 11/13/2017



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 16 DRIV. LICENSE REQ;DISABILITY:ID &TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 8 SLA 17 05/19/2017
HB 23 INS. FOR DEPENDS. OF DECEASED FIRE/POLICE REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON
CHAPTER 14 SLA 17 06/21/2017
HB 31 DOM VIOL/SEX ASSAULT:TRAINING; EXAM KITS REPRESENTATIVE TARR
CHAPTER 48 SLA 18 06/29/2018
HB 43 NEW DRUGS FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL REPRESENTATIVE GRENN
CHAPTER 53 SLA 18 07/13/2018
HB 64 READING PROFICIENCY TASK FORCE; DYSLEXIA REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND
CHAPTER 52 SLA 18 07/12/2018
HB 123 DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH CARE COSTS REPRESENTATIVE SPOHNHOLZ
(S) RLS 04/25/2018
HB 132 TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES REPRESENTATIVE WOOL
CHAPTER 10 SLA 17 06/15/2017
HB 136 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
CHAPTER 50 SLA 18 07/02/2018
HB 138 MARCH: SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE SPOHNHOLZ
(S) RLS 03/28/2018
HB 143 NAMING THE DANIEL R. FAUSKE BUILDING REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 17 04/08/2017
HB 151 DHSS;CINA; FOSTER CARE; CHILD PROTECTION REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 15 SLA 18 06/07/2018
HB 216 CRIMES;RESTITUTION;DIVIDEND FUND REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
CHAPTER 21 SLA 18 06/14/2018
HB 236 EXTEND: SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
CHAPTER 8 SLA 18 05/10/2018
HB 240 DRUG PRICING; PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
CHAPTER 100 SLA 18 09/04/2018
HB 287 APPROP: PUPIL TRANSPORTATION; EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 6 SLA 18 05/03/2018
HB 312 CRIMES/CRIM PRO;CONTROLLED SUBTANCES;BAIL REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN
CHAPTER 22 SLA 18 06/14/2018
HB 336 SUPPORTIVE DECISION-MAKING AGREEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 108 SLA 18 09/27/2018
HCR 2 RESPOND TO ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES REPRESENTATIVE TARR
(S) HSS 04/09/2018
HJR 5 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES REPRESENTATIVE WESTLAKE
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 10/27/2017
HJR 6 SUPPORT ROAD: KING COVE & COLD BAY REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 02/17/2017
HJR 12 OPPOSING GEN. ENGINEERED SALMON REPRESENTATIVE TARR
LEGIS RESOLVE 18 10/08/2018
HJR 19 ARCTIC MARINE SAFETY AGREEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE LINCOLN
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 10/08/2018
HJR 33 DEVELOP: ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE/DEFENSE REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 10/08/2018
HJR 38 AK RAILROAD TRANSFER ACT; CONVEYANCES REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
(S) TRA 04/24/2018
SB 1 APPROP: 2016 PFD SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT SENATOR DUNLEAVY
WITHDRAWN 04/16/2017
SB 2 2016 PFD SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(S) FIN 02/01/2017
SB 9 MILITARY FACILITY ZONES SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 4 SLA 17 04/28/2017
SB 15 E-CIGS/TOBACCO/NICOTINE & MINORS; SALES SENATOR STEVENS
CHAPTER 57 SLA 18 07/13/2018
SB 27 READING PROFICIENCY TASK FORCE; DYSLEXIA SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(S) EDC 01/20/2017
SB 46 OCT 25: AFR-AMER SOLDIERS AK HWY DAY SENATOR WILSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 17 04/30/2017
SB 48 INS. FOR DEPENDS. OF DECEASED FIRE/POLICE SENATOR COGHILL
(S) FIN 03/10/2017
SB 63 REGULATION OF SMOKING SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 60 SLA 18 07/17/2018
SB 65 JONESVILLE PUBLIC USE AREA SENATOR SHOWER
(H) FIN 03/29/2018
SB 76 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL; ALCOHOL REG SENATOR MICCICHE
(H) FIN 05/07/2018
SB 86 ALASKA RAILROAD CORP: LAND;BONDS,FINANCE SENATOR COGHILL
(H) L&C 04/11/2018
SB 88 AK MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND EXCHANGE SENATOR STEDMAN
CHAPTER 22 SLA 17 08/10/2017
SB 152 ESTABLISH: PATRIOT DAY;PTSI AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 105 SLA 18 09/11/2018
SB 174 PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SENATOR MICCICHE
CHAPTER 92 SLA 18 08/25/2018
SB 193 MED. ASSISTANCE WORK REQUIREMENT SENATOR KELLY
(H) HSS 05/04/2018
SB 198 UAA LONG-ACTING CONTRACEPTION STUDY SENATOR KELLY
(H) HSS 04/11/2018
SB 202 NATIVE CORP. LIABILITY FOR CONTAMINATION SENATOR HOFFMAN
CHAPTER 112 SLA 18 10/17/2018
SB 208 MARCH: SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GARDNER
CHAPTER 98 SLA 18 08/29/2018
SCR 14 DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD SENATOR COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 23 10/08/2018
SCR 17 APRIL 2018:SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 10/08/2018
SJR 5 SUPPORT OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF DEVELOP. SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(S) RES 04/17/2017
SJR 13 URGING CO-MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SEA OTTERS SENATOR STEDMAN
(H) RES 03/29/2018
SJR 14 CONST. AM: PARENTAL CONSENT TO ABORTION SENATOR OLSON
(S) JUD 02/19/2018
SR 5 PURCHASE OF ALASKA; 150TH ANNIVERSARY SENATOR COGHILL
SENATE RESOLVE 5 11/13/2017

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