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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

Crystal Koeneman
907-465-3744
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Bonnie Gruening
907-465-3744
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Terry Harvey
907-465-5392
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Maily Miramontes
907-465-3744
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Committee Memberships

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

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
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.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-02-13



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


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 35 - March 27: Great Alaska Earthquake Day
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

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

Version: CSHB 35(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2015-02-23



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 - Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Programs
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

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

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



HB 66 - Ins. For Dependents Of Deceased Teachers
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to providing medical insurance coverage under the Teachers' Retirement System of Alaska and the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21



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.
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis

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

Status: (H) EDC : 2015-02-13



HCR 4 - Us Countermand Convention Delegates
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.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-02-11



HJR 10 - Oppose ANWR Wilderness Designation
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit 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: Await Transmit To Governor : 2015-02-25



HJR 14 - Call For Us Countermand Convention
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.

Status: (H) STA : 2015-02-11


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