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Representative Cathy Muñoz  R-34, Mendenhall Valley

Capitol Info:

State Capitol, Room 501
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-3744
Fax: 907-465-2273
Toll Free: 800-968-6744

Elected to the House:

2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Nicole Gorle
907-465-3744
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Terry Harvey
907-465-5392
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Committee Memberships

Member:
Finance
Finance Subcommittees:
Chair, Environmental Conservation
Health & Social Services
Chair, Judiciary

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
June 23, 1964
Juneau, AK
Residency:
Lifelong Alaskan
Occupation:
Small business Owner: 1988 - present
Family:
Married to Juan Muñoz
Two children Mercedes and Matthew
Education:
JDHS Graduate
BA Political Science, University of the Pacific
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Community and Regional Affairs Committee: 2009 - 2012
    Chair: 2011 - 2012
    Co-Chair: 2009 - 2010
Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: 2011 - 2012
Vice Chair, Education Committee: 2009 - 2010
Finance Committee: 2013 - present
Fisheries Committee: 2009 - 2010
Resources Committee: 2011 - 2012
Transportation Committee 2009 - 2010
Finance Subcommittees:
    - Community and Economic Development: 2011 - 2012
    - Corrections: 2009 - 2010
    - Education & Early Development: 2009 - 2012
    - Environmental Conservation: 2013 - present
    - Health & Social Services: 2013 - present
    - Labor and Work Force Development: 2011 - 2012
    - Law: 2009 - 2010
    - Transportation: 2009 - 2010
    - University: 2013 - present
Legislative Centennial Commission: 2013 - present
Other Political and Government Positions:
CBJ Assembly: 3 Terms
Chair, CBJ Finance
Chair, CBJ Human Resources Committee
CBJ liaison to School Board and Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
Former Chair, Trails Working Group
Chair, Affordable Housing
Alternate Member: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Chair, Salvation Army Advisory Board
Former 1st VP, Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp #70
Alaska Humanities Forum
Former Board & Executive Committee Member, Alaska Statehood Experience Panel
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Special Interests:
Reading, travel, gardening, hiking, language and world culture studies

Personal Legislation

HB 10 - PFD Allowable Absence
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act relating to allowable absences from the state for medical emergencies for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-01-21



HB 25 - Wickersham Hse: Lt. Gov Res; Other Uses
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz, Rep. Sam Kito

An Act designating the House of Wickersham as the official residence of the lieutenant governor; making the House of Wickersham available for other uses; and relating to certain per diem claims by the lieutenant governor.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-01-21



HB 41 - Sport Fishing Services
Signed Into Law! Chapter 30 SLA 16
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: Chapter 30 SLA 16 : 2016-06-22



HB 42 - Discrimination: Gender Id.;sexual Orient.
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz, Rep. Benjamin Nageak

An Act adding to the powers and duties of the State Commission for Human Rights; and relating to and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-01-21



HB 143 - AIDEA Bonds: Sweetheart Creek Hydro Proj.
Signed Into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act authorizing the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds to finance the infrastructure and construction costs of the Sweetheart Lake hydroelectric project.

Version: CSHB 143(FIN)
Status: Chapter 37 SLA 16 : 2016-07-15



HB 146 - Municipal Tax Exemption
Signed Into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act relating to the optional exemption from and deferral of payment of municipal taxes on deteriorated property; and relating to a municipal tax exemption for certain subdivided property.

Version: SCS CSHB 146(CRA)
Status: Chapter 36 SLA 15 : 2015-06-27



HB 158 - Refined Fuel Surcharge;motor Fuel Tax
Signed Into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act relating to a refined fuel surcharge; relating to the motor fuel tax; relating to a qualified dealer license; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 158(FIN)
Status: Chapter 37 SLA 15 : 2015-06-27



HB 180 - Establishing Children's Day In June
Signed Into Law! Chapter 30 SLA 15
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act establishing the second Sunday of June each year as Children's Day; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 180(EFD ADD)
Status: Chapter 30 SLA 15 : 2015-06-01



HB 274 - State Land; Exchanges; Lease Extensions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act relating to extensions of certain state land leases; relating to the exchange of state land; and relating to the definition of 'state land.'

Version: CSHB 274(RES)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2016-04-17



HB 281 - Real Estate Broker Licensure Reqs
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act relating to real estate broker licensure; relating to the real estate commission; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2016-01-29



HB 334 - Child Custody;dom. Violence;child Abuse
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act relating to visitation and child custody.

Status: (H) RLS : 2016-04-13


Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 23 - Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Programs
Sponsored by Rep. Tarr, Rep. Kito, Rep. Gara, Rep. Josephson, Rep. Drummond, Rep. Tuck, Rep. Ortiz

An Act relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in public schools.

Status: (H) EDC : 2015-01-21



HB 27 - Dhss Duties;cina; Foster Care; Adoption
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to hearings on and plans for permanent placement of a child in need of aid; relating to school placement and transportation for children in foster care; relating to foster care transition programs; relating to emergency and temporary placement of a child in need of aid; relating to transitional living arrangements for children in foster care; and amending Rule 17.2, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure.

Version: SCS CSSSHB 27(HSS) AM S
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-07



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 38 - Aquatic Invasive Species
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to the response to, and control of, aquatic invasive species and establishing the aquatic invasive species response fund.

Version: CSHB 38(RES)
Status: (S) STA : 2016-03-21



HB 39 - Publ Empl Health Ins; Wellness Committee
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act establishing the Advisory Committee on Wellness; and relating to the administration of state group health insurance policies.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-02-06



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 49 - Benefit Corporations
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to corporations, including benefit corporations, and other entities; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RLS : 2015-04-06



HB 66 - Ins. For Depends. Of Deceased Fire/Police
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to providing medical insurance coverage to certain surviving spouses and dependent children of peace officers and firefighters; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SSHB 66
Status: Withdrawn : 2016-04-13



HB 77 - Disability: ID/License And Training Requirements
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson

An Act relating to training regarding disabilities for police officers, probation officers, parole officers, correctional officers, and village public safety officers; relating to guidelines for drivers when encountering or being stopped by a peace officer; relating to driver's license examinations; and relating to a voluntary disability designation on a state identification card and a driver's license.

Version: CSHB 77(FIN)
Status: (S) RLS : 2016-04-14



HB 78 - Regulatory Commission Of Alaska
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act bearing the short title of the 'Alaska Competitive Energy Act of 2015'; and relating to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

Status: (H) ENE : 2015-01-23



HB 90 - Peace Officer/Firefighter Retirement
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to the Protective Occupation Retirement Council; relating to participation of certain employees in the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the public employees' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-30



HB 107 - Board Of Regents Regional Residency Qualif.
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska.

Version: CSHB 107(EDC) AM
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2016-04-16



HB 130 - Naming State Library & Museum
Sponsored by Rep. Sam Kito

An Act naming the state library, archives, and museum building in Juneau.

Status: (H) RLS : 2015-03-31



HB 137 - Hunt/ Fish/ Trap: Fees;licenses;exemptions
Signed Into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

An Act relating to the duties of the commissioner of fish and game; establishing an intensive management surcharge; providing for the repeal of the intensive management surcharge; establishing certain special hunting and fishing licenses and permits for residents with developmental disabilities; establishing a separate sustainable wildlife account in the fish and game fund; raising certain fees related to sport fishing, hunting, and trapping; relating to the fish and game fund; providing for the repeal of the sport fishing surcharge and sport fishing facility revenue bonds; relating to hunting and fishing by proxy; relating to fish and game conservation decals; raising the age at which a state resident is required to obtain a license for sport fishing, hunting, or trapping; relating to the Chitina dip net fishery; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CCS HB 137
Status: Chapter 18 SLA 16 : 2016-06-13



HB 147 - Animals: Protection/ Release/ Custody
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Liz Vazquez

An Act relating to cruelty to animals; relating to the seizure of animals; relating to the destruction of animals; relating to the costs of care of animals that have been seized; relating to the inclusion of animals in protective orders and crimes and arrests for violating those protective orders; and relating to the ownership of animals upon divorce or dissolution of marriage.

Version: CSHB 147(JUD)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2016-04-17



HB 154 - Civil Legal Services Fund
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

An Act allowing appropriations to the civil legal services fund from court filing fees.

Status: (S) STA : 2016-03-23



HB 162 - Dmv Revocation Of Driver's License
Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson

An Act relating to administrative revocation of a driver's license; and repealing Rule 603(a)(3), Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Status: (H) JUD : 2016-03-16



HB 179 - Food Program Donations; Fish And Game
An Act relating to donations of fish and game to food service programs.

Status: (H) RES : 2015-04-08



HB 188 - Person With Disability Savings Accounts
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

An Act establishing a program for financial accounts for individuals with disabilities; exempting the procurement of contracts for the program from the State Procurement Code; exempting certain information on participants in the program from being subject to inspection as a public record; providing that an account under the program for an individual with a disability is not a security; allowing a state to file a claim against an individual's financial account under the program to recover Medicaid payments after the individual's death; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 188(FIN)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-15



HB 211 - Rip For Public Employees/Teachers
Sponsored by Rep. Scott Kawasaki

An Act relating to retirement incentives for members of the defined benefit plan of the Teachers' Retirement System of Alaska and the defined benefit plan of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-04-19



HB 226 - Extend Alaska Commission On Aging
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Commission on Aging; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2016-02-05



HB 234 - Insurance Coverage For Telemedicine
Signed Into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Liz Vazquez

An Act relating to insurance coverage for mental health benefits provided through telehealth.

Version: SCS CSHB 234(L&C)
Status: Chapter 17 SLA 16 : 2016-06-13



HB 275 - Indigenous Peoples Day;katie John Day
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Harriet Drummond

An Act establishing Katie John Day; and establishing Indigenous Peoples Day.

Version: CSHB 275(STA) AM
Status: (S) STA : 2016-04-04



HB 280 - Teachers & Pub Employee Retirement Plans
Sponsored by Rep. Sam Kito

An Act relating to new defined benefit tiers in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2016-03-25



HB 305 - Recreational/Avocational Training Exempt.
Signed Into Law! Chapter 21 SLA 16
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of postsecondary educational institutions.

Version: CSHB 305(EDC)
Status: Chapter 21 SLA 16 : 2016-06-17



HB 308 - Child Safety Seat Installation Liability
Signed Into Law! Chapter 31 SLA 16
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: Chapter 31 SLA 16 : 2016-07-01



HB 318 - Motor Vehicle Dealer Franchises
Sponsored by Rep. Lance Pruitt

An Act relating to motor vehicle franchises, motor vehicle transactions, motor vehicle dealers, motor vehicle manufacturers, and motor vehicle distributors.

Status: (H) L&C : 2016-02-19



HB 340 - Judicial Retirement Pay; Determination
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act relating to the amount of retirement pay received by certain justices and judges under the judicial retirement system; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2016-02-24



HB 345 - Insurance Coverage For Contraceptives
Sponsored by Rep. Matt Claman

An Act relating to insurance coverage for contraceptives and related services; relating to medical assistance coverage for contraceptives and related services; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2016-04-07



HB 363 - Extend Exemption For Small Power Plants
Sponsored by Rep. Liz Vazquez

An Act extending the exemption from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska for certain facilities or plants generating energy from renewable energy resources.

Status: (H) L&C : 2016-04-06



HCR 4 - Us Countermand Convention; Delegates
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Relating to the duties of delegates selected by the legislature to attend a convention of the states called under art. V, Constitution of the United States, to consider a countermand amendment to the Constitution of the United States; establishing as a joint committee of the legislature the Delegate Credential Committee and relating to the duties of the committee; providing for an oath for delegates and alternates to a countermand amendment convention; providing for a chair and assistant chair of the state's countermand amendment delegation; providing for the duties of the chair and assistant chair; providing instructions for the selection of a convention president; and providing specific language for the countermand amendment on which the state's convention delegates are authorized by the legislature to vote to approve.

Version: CSHCR 4(STA)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-06



HCR 25 - Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Day
Sponsored by Rep. Chris Tuck

Designating June 27, 2016, as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.

Status: (H) MLV : 2016-02-17



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 14 - Call For Us Countermand Convention
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Making application to the United States Congress to call a convention of the states to propose a countermand amendment to the Constitution of the United States as provided under art. V, Constitution of the United States; and urging the legislatures of the other 49 states to make the same application.

Version: SCS CSHJR 14(STA)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-07-06



HJR 22 - Stewart-Hyder Border Hours
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ortiz

Urging the Canada Border Services Agency to keep the border between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, open 24 hours a day.

Status: (S) RLS : 2015-04-18



HR 6 - Max F. Gruenberg Jr. Committee Room
Passed House! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

Dedicating the House Judiciary Committee Room of the Alaska State Capitol to the late Representative Max F. Gruenberg, Jr.

Version: HR 6 AM
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2016-02-26


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