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Representative Mia Costello  R-K, Anchorage
Elected to AK Senate Nov. 2014. You may find Senator Costello's current web page here.

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 501
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-4968
Fax: 907-465-2040

Interim Info:

733 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: 907-269-0117
Fax: 907-269-0223

Elected to the House:

2010, 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Charles Guinchard
907-465-4968
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-0117
Anchorage
Elected to AK Senate Nov. 2014. You may find Senator Costello's current web page here.: May-Dec
Ryan Makinster
907-465-4968
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-0117
Anchorage
Elected to AK Senate Nov. 2014. You may find Senator Costello's current web page here.: May-Dec
Sarah Page
907-465-4968
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Committee Memberships

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
Anchorage - 1968
Residency:
Lifelong Alaskan
Anchorage (1968-91, 99-03, 08 to present)
Juneau (1991-99, 03-06)
Fairbanks (2006-08)
Occupation:
Mother, teacher, public relations executive and Governor's staff
Family:
Spouse: Andrew
Children: Andrew and Roman
Education:
West High School - Diploma, 1986
Harvard University - B.A. in Government, 1990
University of Alaska Southeast - Master of Arts in Teaching, 1997
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Finance Committee: 2011 - present
Other Political and Government Positions:
Governor's Office Deputy Director of Communications; Legislative aide; State Public Information Officer; Intern coordinator for U.S. Senator Ted Stevens; Governor's Outdoor Recreation and Trails Advisory Council; Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports; Statehood Celebration Commission.
Business and Professional Positions:
Coach, NineStar Education & Employment Services; Teacher, Anchorage and Juneau School Districts; Public relations executive; Owner, Mia Costello Consulting
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Alaska Outdoor Council; National Rifle Association; Alaska Airmen's Association; Anchorage Republican Women's Club, Juneau Big Brothers Big Sisters; Masters Swimming
Other:
Alaska Humanities Forum Teacher Exchange to Sand Point; Co-Nect Schools Excellence in Education finalist
Special Interests:
Youth literacy, flying, swimming and camping

Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 5 - Guardians/Conservators Of Certain Persons
Passed Legislature! Vetoed By Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the persons who may be appointed guardians of incapacitated persons or conservators of protected persons.

Version: SCS HB 5(JUD)
Status: Vetoed By Governor : 2015-05-14



HB 11 - No Internet Access To Some Crim. Cases
Signed Into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act restricting the publication of certain records of criminal cases on a publicly available Internet website; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSSSHB 11(JUD) AM(EFD AM S)
Status: Chapter 1 SLA 16 : 2016-02-26



HB 15 - Elect Monitoring Credits;mitigating Fctrs
Signed Into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act relating to credits toward a sentence of imprisonment for certain persons under electronic monitoring; and relating to mitigating factors at sentencing.

Version: SCS CSHB 15(JUD)
Status: Chapter 20 SLA 15 : 2015-05-14



HB 35 - March 27: Great Alaska Earthquake Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act establishing March 27 as Great Alaska Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day.

Version: CSHB 35(STA)
Status: Chapter 2 SLA 15 : 2015-04-18



HB 41 - Sport Fishing Services
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton, Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act relating to sport fishing services, salt water sport fishing operators, and salt water sport fishing guides; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 41(FIN)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2016-04-17



HB 43 - Jan 9: AK Law Enforcement Officers' Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn, Rep. Talerico, Rep. Vazquez, Rep. Wool, Rep. Claman

An Act establishing Alaska Law Enforcement Officers' Day.

Version: CSHB 43(STA)
Status: Chapter 1 SLA 15 : 2015-04-03



HB 44 - Sex Abuse/ Assault/ Dating Viol Prev. Progs
Signed Into Law! Chapter 2 SSSLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to course mastery requirements; relating to the duties of the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to questionnaires administered in a public school; relating to the duties of school districts and regional educational attendance areas; relating to teacher certification requirements; relating to training for school employees and mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; relating to physical examinations for students; relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; relating to dating violence and abuse awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; relating to national criminal history record check requirements for employees of child care facilities and residential child care facilities; relating to mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; repealing the requirement for secondary students to take college and career readiness assessments; establishing the Alaska Safe Children's Act Task Force; relating to suicide prevention training; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 44(FIN)
Status: Chapter 2 SSSLA 15 : 2015-07-09



HB 46 - Workforce Investment Board Veteran Member
Signed Into Law! Chapter 33 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act relating to membership in the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.

Status: Chapter 33 SLA 15 : 2015-06-02



HB 56 - Alaska Firefighters' Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Matt Claman

An Act establishing Alaska Firefighters' Day.

Version: SCS HB 56(STA)
Status: Chapter 7 SLA 15 : 2015-05-05



HB 76 - Gov Council On Disabilities/Special Ed
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education.

Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-04-16



HB 128 - Alaska Wild Salmon Day
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

An Act establishing August 10 of each year as Alaska Wild Salmon Day.

Version: SCS HB 128(STA)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-04-26



HB 153 - Palmer Hay Flats Game Refuge
Signed Into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Colver

An Act expanding the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge.

Version: SCS CSHB 153(RES)
Status: Chapter 25 SLA 15 : 2015-05-19



HB 161 - Medicaid: Used Durable Medical Equipment
Signed Into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the purchase of durable medical equipment under Medicaid; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 161(HSS)
Status: Chapter 26 SLA 15 : 2015-05-19



HB 175 - Establish Military Family Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act establishing November 1 as Military Family Day.

Status: Chapter 4 SLA 16 : 2016-04-22



HB 216 - Navigable Water; Interference, Definition
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

An Act relating to obstruction or interference with a person's free passage on or use of navigable water; and amending the definition of 'navigable water' under the Alaska Land Act.

Version: SCS CSHB 216(RES)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2016-04-17



HB 308 - Child Safety Seat Installation Liability
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to the limitation of liability for the inspection, installation, or adjustment of a child safety seat or in providing education regarding the installation or adjustment of a child safety seat; and relating to child safety devices in motor vehicles.

Version: HB 308 AM
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2016-04-17



HCR 5 - Declare 2015-2017 As Years Of The Arctic
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 12
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

Declaring 2015, 2016, and 2017 to be the Years of the Arctic; encouraging the state and its partners to join with the Institute of the North in encouraging the state to promote its Arctic policy during the Years of the Arctic and to take action to address the strategic recommendations in the Implementation Plan of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission.

Version: SCS CSHCR 5(ARC)
Status: Legis Resolve 12 : 2015-09-01



HJR 4 - Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue Sharing
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 8
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

Urging the United States Congress to provide a means for consistently and equitably sharing with all oil and gas producing states adjacent to federal outer continental shelf areas a portion of revenue generated from oil and gas development on the outer continental shelf to ensure that those states develop necessary infrastructure to support outer continental shelf development and preserve environmental integrity; urging the United States Congress to reject any proposal to divert or otherwise reduce revenue sharing to the coastal states and their political subdivisions under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006; and urging the President of the United States to direct, to the maximum extent possible, federal funds received from outer continental shelf development, and not dedicated to states or other federal programs, to federal infrastructure in the affected states.

Version: SCS HJR 4(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 8 : 2015-09-01



HJR 6 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA Lands
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Supporting the introduction and enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that the federal government is financially responsible under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the remediation of contaminated land subject to conveyance under the Act; urging the United States Department of the Interior to implement the six recommendations to identify and clean up the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act lands in its 1998 report to the United States Congress; and urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to remediate and make free from pollutants lands in the state conveyed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Version: SCS HJR 6(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 9 : 2015-09-01



HJR 7 - Oppose Aleutian National Marine Sanctuary
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 6
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

Opposing the proposed designation of an Aleutian Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Version: CSHJR 7(FSH)
Status: Legis Resolve 6 : 2015-09-01



HJR 9 - Endorsing ANWR Leasing; Related Issues
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 2
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development; urging the United States Department of the Interior to recognize the private property rights of owners of land in and adjacent to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; relating to oil and gas exploration, development, production, and royalties; and relating to renewable and alternative energy technologies.

Version: SCS HJR 9(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 2 : 2015-09-01



HJR 10 - Oppose ANWR Wilderness Designation
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 1
Sponsored by Rep. Benjamin Nageak

Opposing the revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; opposing attempts by President Obama to alter management of the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; encouraging the United States Congress to reject a proposal based on the revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan or accompanying Environmental Impact Statement; and encouraging the United States Congress to reject a proposal that does not open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.

Version: SCS CSHJR 10(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 1 : 2015-09-01



HJR 13 - Retain Army Forces In Alaska
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 4
Sponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold

Urging the United States Department of the Army to maintain and strengthen the current level of its combat-capable structure in the state and not to reduce personnel at Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Version: SCS CSHJR 13(STA)
Status: Legis Resolve 4 : 2015-09-01



HJR 18 - Limit Declaration Of National Monuments
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 19
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Urging the United States Congress to pass the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act.

Version: SCS CSHJR 18(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 19 : 2015-09-01


 
Mia Costello was elected to the Alaska State Senate in November 2014. You may find Senator Costello’s current web page here.

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