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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 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 House!
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton, Rep. Cathy Muñoz

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

Version: CSHB 41(FIN) AM
Status: (S) FIN : 2015-04-17



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 46 - Workforce Investment Board Veteran Member
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

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

Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-05-22



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 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 : 2015-05-26



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 : 2015-05-26



HCR 5 - Declare 2015-2017 As Years Of The Arctic
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-17



HJR 4 - Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue Sharing
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-17



HJR 6 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA Lands
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-17



HJR 7 - Oppose Aleutian National Marine Sanctuary
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

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

Version: CSHJR 7(FSH)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-03



HJR 9 - Endorsing ANWR Leasing; Related Issues
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-05



HJR 10 - Oppose ANWR Wilderness Designation
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-02



HJR 13 - Retain Army Forces In Alaska
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-19



HJR 18 - Limit Declaration Of National Monuments
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-05-11


 
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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