SENATE
CATHY GIESSEL
27th-31st Legislature (2011 -2020)

Senator Cathy Giessel
Senate President

District: N
Party: Republican

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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 EXTEND BOARD OF NURSING SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 16 SLA 19 08/08/2019
SB 37 RENEWAL OF VACCINE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 17 SLA 19 08/08/2019
SB 44 TELEHEALTH: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS; DRUGS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 18 SLA 19 08/08/2019
SB 47 PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BD/PRACTICE SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(H) FIN 03/21/2020
SB 68 DENTAL HYGIENIST ADVANCED PRAC PERMIT SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) FIN 03/13/2020
SB 120 ALT TO ARREST/CRISIS CENTERS/MEDICATION SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 28 SLA 20 04/29/2020
SB 124 AK PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE MANAGEMENT BOARD SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) HSS 05/14/2019
SB 215 AK ED SAVINGS PROGRAMS/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) L&C 02/21/2020
SR 1 SUPPORTING ROAD BELT ELECTRICAL LINE SENATOR GIESSEL
SENATE RESOLVE 1 06/17/2019



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 12 PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE KOPP
CHAPTER 7 SLA 19 06/10/2019
HB 14 ASSAULT; SEX OFFENSES; SENT. AGGRAVATOR REPRESENTATIVE LINCOLN
CHAPTER 11 SLA 19 07/19/2019
HB 96 PIONEERS' HOME AND VETERANS' HOME RATES REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS
CHAPTER 23 SLA 20 04/29/2020
HCR 12 DEDICATING BETTYE J. DAVIS COMMITTEE ROOM REPRESENTATIVE SPOHNHOLZ
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 04/03/2020
HJR 9 ELIZABETH PERATROVICH COMMEMORATIVE COIN REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 02/20/2020
HJR 10 SUPPORTING ROAD BELT ELECTRICAL LINE REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 09/19/2019
HJR 14 URGING SUPPORT FOR NOME DEEP DRAFT PORT REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 09/19/2019
SB 6 PRE-K/ELEM ED PROGRAMS/FUNDING; READING SENATOR BEGICH
(S) FIN 02/17/2020
SB 10 EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL SENATOR KAWASAKI
CHAPTER 8 SLA 19 06/26/2019
SB 75 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE LICENSING REQ'S SENATOR COSTELLO
CHAPTER 19 SLA 19 08/16/2019
SB 78 ESTABLISH MAY 31 AS KATIE JOHN DAY SENATOR BISHOP
CHAPTER 6 SLA 19 05/30/2019
SB 91 NUYAKUK RIVER: HYDROELECTRIC SITE SENATOR HOFFMAN
CHAPTER 20 SLA 19 08/16/2019
SB 93 MEDICAL PROVIDER INCENTIVES/LOAN REPAYM'T SENATOR WILSON
CHAPTER 15 SLA 19 08/01/2019
SB 95 ALASKA RAILROAD/STATE LAND TRANSFERS SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 22 SLA 19 08/16/2019
SB 101 MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 1 SLA 20 03/12/2020
SB 144 ESTABLISH JUNE 7 AS WALTER HARPER DAY SENATOR BISHOP
CHAPTER 30 SLA 20 04/29/2020
SB 155 EXPLORATION & MINING RIGHTS; ANNUAL LABOR SENATOR BISHOP
CHAPTER 31 SLA 20 04/29/2020
SB 182 AGE FOR NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIG. SENATOR STEVENS
(S) FIN 03/11/2020
SB 193 ELECTRIC UTILITY LIABILITY SENATOR COGHILL
RETURNED TO (S) RLS 03/22/2020
SB 231 VILLAGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER GRANTS SENATOR OLSON
(S) STA 02/24/2020
SCR 2 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2019 SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
(H) RLS 04/08/2019
SJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES SENATOR BIRCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 03/18/2019
SJR 18 WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE SENATOR REVAK
(H) STA 03/18/2020
SR 2 SUPPORT U.S. DOD ARCTIC REGIONAL CENTER SENATOR COGHILL
SENATE RESOLVE 2 05/21/2020

Legislative Service: