SENATE
CATHY GIESSEL
27th-33rd Legislature (2011 -2024)

Senator Cathy Giessel
Majority Leader

Email: Senator.Cathy.Giessel@akleg.gov
District: E
Party: Republican
Toll-Free: 800-892-4843

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 427
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-4843

Interim Contact
1500 W. Benson Blvd.
Anchorage AK, 99503
Phone: 907-269-0181

Legislative Service
2011-2018 Senator
2019-2020 Senator Senate President
2023-2024 Senator Majority Leader

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 44 NATUROPATHS: LICENSING; PRACTICE SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) L&C 03/08/2023
SB 72 OUTSTANDING NATL. RES. WATER DESIGNATION SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RES 02/17/2023
SB 88 RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; DEFINED BENEFIT OPT. SENATOR GIESSEL
(H) STA 02/05/2024
SB 92 STATE OWNERSHIP OF SUBMERGED LAND SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(H) RLS 03/13/2024
SB 94 PROFESSION OF PHARMACY SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) FIN 04/28/2023
SB 106 HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED WAIVER SERVICES SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RLS 04/12/2023
SB 116 ASSOCIATE AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) FIN 05/03/2023
SB 121 PHARMACIES/PHARMACISTS/BENEFITS MANAGERS SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) L&C 02/08/2024
SB 137 REFINED FUEL SURCHARGE SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RES 04/24/2023
SB 149 FOOD STAMP PROGRAM ELIGIBILTY SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 02/21/2024
SB 220 RCA REGULATE NATURAL GAS STORAGE FACILITY SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RES 02/08/2024
SB 235 CNA TRAINING SENATOR GIESSEL BY REQUEST
(S) RLS 04/26/2024
SCR 5 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR HB 128 SENATOR GIESSEL
HELD ON SECY'S DESK 05/13/2023
SJR 10 MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT SENATOR GIESSEL
(H) RLS 04/26/2023



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 23 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH REPRESENTATIVE MINA
CHAPTER 18 SLA 23 07/20/2023
HB 61 LIMITATIONS ON FIREARMS RESTRICTIONS REPRESENTATIVE TILTON
CHAPTER 21 SLA 23 07/29/2023
HB 123 ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION FOR ANCSA CORPS REPRESENTATIVE C.JOHNSON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 23 08/28/2023
HB 126 COUNSELORS/THERAPISTS/REVIEW ORGS REPRESENTATIVE WRIGHT
(H) CONCURRED(S) AM 05/15/2024
HB 202 SCHOOLS:OVERDOSE DRUGS, CORRESPOND PRGRMS REPRESENTATIVE D.JOHNSON
AWAIT TRANSMIT GOV 05/15/2024
HB 230 TEACHERS:OUT-OF-STATE EXPERIENCE, RETIRED REPRESENTATIVE HIMSCHOOT
(H) CONCURRED(S) AM 05/15/2024
HB 309 DELEGATION OF ROUTINE OPTOMETRY SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE RUFFRIDGE
RTN TO (H) GOV NEXT 05/15/2024
HJR 5 ALASKA FISHERIES; TROLL FISHERIES REPRESENTATIVE HIMSCHOOT
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 07/20/2023
HJR 6 NAT'L PETROLEUM RESERVE IN ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE PATKOTAK
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 02/28/2023
HJR 10 NAT'L PARK SERVICE; HUNTING IN PRESERVES REPRESENTATIVE CRONK
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/20/2023
HJR 17 SUPPORT FED TRUTH AND HEALING COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE MCCORMICK
RTN TO (H) GOV NEXT 05/10/2024
HJR 18 SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT REDUCTION REPEAL REPRESENTATIVE GALVIN
RTN TO (H) GOV NEXT 05/15/2024
SB 24 PUBLIC SCHOOLS: MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
(H) FIN 05/06/2024
SB 27 CONTRACEPTIVES COVERAGE:INSURE;MED ASSIST SENATOR TOBIN
(S) HSS 01/18/2023
SB 29 CIVICS EDUCATION SENATOR STEVENS
(H) CALENDAR 5/15 05/15/2024
SB 67 PFAS: USE FOR FIREFIGHTING, DISPOSAL SENATOR KIEHL
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/15/2024
SB 87 LUMBER GRADING PROGRAM SENATOR BJORKMAN
CHAPTER 26 SLA 23 08/30/2023
SB 89 TOBACCO/NICOTINE/E-CIG AGE; TAX MARIJUANA SENATOR STEVENS
(S)AWAIT CONC/RECED 05/14/2024
SB 90 EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSION SENATOR BISHOP
(S) RES 03/06/2023
SB 99 FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) FIN 03/20/2024
SB 103 PEER SUPPORT COUNSELING PROGRAM SENATOR DUNBAR
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/14/2024
SB 104 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND SENATOR DUNBAR
HELD TO 5/15 CAL(H) 05/14/2024
SB 112 DIGITAL PRODUCT REPAIR SENATOR DUNBAR
(S) L&C 03/22/2023
SB 115 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SCOPE OF PRACTICE SENATOR TOBIN BY REQUEST
(H) RLS 05/10/2024
SB 132 EMPLOYMENT TAX FOR EDUCATION FACILITIES SENATOR BISHOP
(S) RLS 03/01/2024
SB 134 INS. DATA SECURITY; INFO. SECURITY PRGRMS SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/15/2024
SB 147 WORKERS' COMP.; EXTND SR BENEFITS PAYMENT SENATOR KAUFMAN
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/15/2024
SB 170 EXTND SR BENEFITS; REPEAL LONGEVITY BONUS SENATOR KAWASAKI
(H) RLS 05/14/2024
SB 172 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM SENATOR HUGHES
(S) FIN 01/16/2024
SB 175 ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING SENATOR TOBIN
(S) RES 01/16/2024
SB 215 TEACHERS: BOARD CERTIFICATION INCENTIVE SENATOR BJORKMAN
(S) FIN 02/28/2024
SB 221 CPR CURRICULUM SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
(S) FIN 04/11/2024
SB 222 MAMMOGRAMS: INSURANCE COVERAGE SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
(S) L&C 02/08/2024
SB 231 MINORS & RESIDENT PSYCH TREATMENT CENTERS SENATOR CLAMAN
(S) FIN 05/01/2024
SCR 9 MENTAL HEALTH/SUBSTANCE ASSISTANCE PARITY SENATOR DUNBAR
RTN TO (S) GOV NEXT 04/29/2024
SJR 11 WESTERN AK/ARCTIC OIL SPILL RESPONSE SENATOR KIEHL
(H) RLS 05/08/2023
SJR 12 SEC. 404 CWA PERMIT PROGRAM; EPA REGION SENATOR BISHOP
(H) STA 05/16/2023
SJR 13 AMEND ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT SENATOR DUNBAR
RTN TO (S) GOV NEXT 05/09/2024
SJR 14 SUPPORT STATE SEAFOOD INDUSTRY SENATOR BISHOP
(S) CONCURRED(H) AM 05/03/2024
SR 3 CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON
SENATE RESOLVE 2 03/12/2024