Representative Cathy Muñoz (R-31, Mendenhall Valley)
Capitol Info:State Capitol, Room 421
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Elected to the House:2008, 2010, 2012
|Date/Place of Birth:|
June 23, 1964
Small business Owner: 1988 - present
Married to Juan Muñoz
Two children Mercedes and Matthew
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
- 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
Reading, travel, gardening, hiking, language and world culture studies
HB 30 - State Agency Performance AuditsSigned Into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Chenault, Rep. Olson, Rep. Feige, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Millett, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Pruitt, Rep. Keller, Rep. Stoltze, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Edgmon, Rep. Seaton, Rep. Nageak, Rep. Herron, Rep. LeDoux, Rep. Muñoz, Rep. Austerman, Rep. Costello, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Saddler, Rep. Reinbold, Rep. Gattis, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Foster, Rep. Isaacson
An Act relating to performance reviews, audits, and termination of executive and legislative branch agencies, the University of Alaska, and the Alaska Court System; and providing for an effective date.
Version: CSHB 30(FIN)
Status: Chapter 19 SLA 13 : 2013-05-28
HB 114 - Interstate Mining Compact & CommissionSponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz
An Act enacting the Interstate Mining Compact and relating to the compact; relating to the Interstate Mining Commission; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) RES : 2013-02-13
HB 115 - Alaska Mining DaySponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz
An Act establishing May 10 of each year as Alaska Mining Day.
Status: (H) STA : 2013-02-13
HB 217 - Dr. Walter Soboleff DaySponsored by Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Muñoz, Rep. Kerttula
An Act establishing November 14 each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff Day.
Status: (H) RLS : 2014-02-21
HB 300 - Air Ambulance ServicesSponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz
An Act relating to air ambulance service providers, air ambulance membership agreements, and regulation of air ambulance service providers and air ambulance membership agreements by the division of insurance; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) L&C : 2014-02-05
HB 325 - Oil Spill Prevention FundSponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz
An Act increasing the balance of the oil and hazardous substance release prevention and response fund required to suspend the surcharge levied on oil produced in the state; increasing the amount of the surcharge levied on oil produced in the state that may be appropriated to the oil and hazardous substance release prevention account; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) RES : 2014-02-21
HB 6 - Pharmacy AuditsSponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson
An Act establishing procedures and guidelines for auditing pharmacy records; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) L&C : 2013-01-16
HB 32 - Lines Of Business On Business LicensePassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mia Costello, Rep. Shelley Hughes
An Act providing for the issuance of one business license for multiple lines of business; and providing for reissuance of a business license to make a change on the license.
Version: CSHB 32(FIN)
Status: (S) L&C : 2014-03-05
HB 45 - Electronic Bullying In SchoolsSponsored by Rep. Costello, Rep. Gattis, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Josephson
An Act relating to harassment, intimidation, or bullying by students attending a public school in the state.
Status: (H) EDC : 2013-01-16
HB 50 - Multi-Unit Housing: Commercial UseSigned Into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Mia Costello
An Act authorizing the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to allow certain commercial uses in a multi-unit residential housing development owned or financed by the corporation and limiting the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board's issuance of certain licenses to premises in the residential housing development.
Version: CSHB 50(FIN)
Status: Chapter 57 SLA 13 : 2013-06-26
HB 60 - Uniform Real Property Transfers On DeathSponsored by Rep. Max Gruenberg
An Act adopting and relating to the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act.
Status: (H) L&C : 2013-01-16
HB 67 - Vietnam Veterans DaySigned Into Law! Chapter 3 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson
An Act establishing March 29 of each year as Vietnam Veterans Day; and providing for an effective date.
Version: CSHB 67(MLV)
Status: Chapter 3 SLA 13 : 2013-03-27
HB 71 - AK Regional Economic Assistance ProgramPassed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes
An Act relating to a vessel-based commercial fisheries limited entry system for the Bering Sea hair crab fishery; requiring the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to report biennially on the vessel-based limited entry fisheries system for the Bering Sea hair crab fishery; establishing the Alaska regional economic assistance program; requiring the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to compile an annual report to the legislature regarding statewide and regional economic development projects and regional development organizations; and providing for an effective date.
Version: FCCS HB 71
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2014-02-24
HB 75 - Contribution From Pfd: Audits; UniversitySponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act repealing certain audit requirements for entities receiving contributions from permanent fund dividends; requiring each campus of the University of Alaska to apply to be included on the contribution list for contributions from permanent fund dividends; and requiring a university to pay an application fee for each campus separately listed on the contribution list for contributions from permanent fund dividends.
Status: (H) FIN : 2013-02-01
Next Hearing: (H) FIN 2014-03-14 8:30 am, Room 519
HB 88 - Statutory Refs To Mental RetardationSigned Into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett
An Act changing the terms 'mental retardation' and 'mentally retarded,' and making conforming changes, in Alaska Statutes.
Version: CSHB 88(HSS)
Status: Chapter 42 SLA 13 : 2013-06-03
HB 89 - Aquatic Invasive SpeciesSponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to the rapid response to, and control of, aquatic invasive species and establishing the aquatic invasive species response fund.
Status: (H) FIN : 2013-03-14
HB 97 - Legislative Office AccountsSponsored by Rep. Scott Kawasaki
An Act relating to office accounts for each member of the legislature for legislative office expenses.
Status: (H) STA : 2013-02-01
HB 116 - Pers Credit For Military ServiceSponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett
An Act relating to the use of credited military service by retired peace officers and firefighters to meet certain requirements for major medical insurance coverage; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) L&C : 2013-02-13
HB 119 - Establish Endow Alaska Grant ProgramSponsored by Rep. Lindsey Holmes
An Act creating the endow Alaska grant program in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to encourage community philanthropy.
Status: (H) CRA : 2013-02-13
HB 130 - Jay Hammond DaySigned Into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 13
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act establishing July 21 each year as Jay Hammond Day.
Status: Chapter 68 SLA 13 : 2013-07-10
HB 139 - Sexual Orientation DiscriminationSponsored by Rep. Andrew Josephson
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 : 2013-02-22
HB 150 - Technical/Vocational Education ProgramSponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman
An Act extending the unemployment contributions for the Alaska technical and vocational education program.
Status: (H) FIN : 2013-04-06
HB 161 - Auctions For Big Game Harvest PermitsPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis
An Act relating to auctions or raffles for big game harvest permits and to the selection of nonprofit organizations to conduct auctions and raffles for the Department of Fish and Game.
Version: CSHB 161(RES)
Status: (S) RES : 2014-03-05
HB 190 - Credit For Secondary School CoursesPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act providing for course credit in secondary school based on demonstrated mastery of the subject.
Version: CSHB 190(EDC)
Status: (S) RLS : 2014-01-31
HB 199 - VPSO FirearmsPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon
An Act relating to Department of Public Safety regulations allowing village public safety officers to carry firearms.
Status: Transmitted To (S) : 2014-03-10
HB 211 - Employment Of Persons With DisabilitiesPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Millett, Rep. Gattis, Rep. Holmes, Rep. Hughes, Rep. LeDoux, Rep. Josephson
An Act relating to the education and employment of individuals with disabilities.
Version: CSHB 211(FIN)
Status: (S) L&C : 2014-02-26
HB 214 - Mental Health Patient Rights & GrievancesSponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins, Rep. Geran Tarr, Rep. Lynn Gattis
An Act relating to mental health patient rights, notifications, and grievance procedures.
Status: (H) HSS : 2014-01-21
HB 247 - Peace Officer/Firefighter RetirementSponsored by Rep. Lindsey Holmes, Rep. Charisse Millett, Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux
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 : 2014-01-21
HB 263 - Extend Senior Benefits Payment ProgramPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker
An Act extending the Alaska senior benefits payment program.
Version: CSHB 263(HSS)
Status: (S) HSS : 2014-02-28
Next Hearing: (S) HSS 2014-03-12 1:30 pm, Room 519
HB 328 - Board/Licensing Of Massage TherapistsSponsored by Rep. Benjamin Nageak
An Act establishing the Board of Massage Therapists; relating to the licensing of massage therapists; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) L&C : 2014-02-21
HCR 1 - State Food Resource Development GroupSigned Into Law! Legis Resolve 1
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze
Relating to the establishment and operation of a state food resource development working group.
Version: CSHCR 1(EDT)
Status: Legis Resolve 1 : 2013-06-28
HCR 2 - Purple Heart StateSigned Into Law! Legis Resolve 4
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes
Proclaiming the state as a Purple Heart State to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's men and women in uniform wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the freedom enjoyed by all Americans.
Status: Legis Resolve 4 : 2013-06-02
HCR 4 - Hmong-American Veterans DaySigned Into Law! Legis Resolve 8
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux
Proclaiming May 15 to be Hmong-American Veterans Memorial Day.
Status: Legis Resolve 8 : 2013-05-09
HCR 18 - Baby-Friendly Hospital InitiativeSponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes
Encouraging hospitals and birthing facilities in the state to participate in the Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative and to support breastfeeding; and recognizing the benefits of breastfeeding.
Status: (H) HSS : 2014-02-19
Next Hearing: (H) HSS 2014-03-13 3:00 pm, Room 106
HJR 5 - Oppose Genetically Engineered SalmonSigned Into Law! Legis Resolve 6
Sponsored by Rep. Geran Tarr
Opposing the United States Food and Drug Administration's preliminary finding relating to genetically engineered salmon; urging further examination of genetically engineered salmon; opposing AquaBounty's petition to produce genetically engineered salmon; and proposing, if AquaBounty's petition is approved, that its product should be labeled as genetically modified.
Version: CSHJR 5(FSH)
Status: Legis Resolve 6 : 2013-04-15
HJR 6 - Legacy Oil Well Clean Up/Awareness; NPR-ASigned Into Law! Legis Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett
Relating to legacy wells and legacy well sites; urging the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, to open new areas of the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska for environmentally responsible oil and gas development; and requesting the Office of the Governor to increase nationwide awareness about legacy wells and well sites.
Version: SCS HJR 6(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 9 : 2013-06-26
HJR 7 - Endorsing ANWR LeasingSponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis
Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, development, and production; relating to oil and gas exploration, development, production, and royalties; and relating to renewable and alternative energy technologies.
Status: (H) RLS : 2013-03-01
HJR 9 - Mining/Processing Of Rare Earth ElementsSponsored by Rep. Mia Costello
Supporting the continued and increased exploration, extraction, processing, and production of rare earth elements in the state; and urging the United States Congress to support efforts of the state to develop rare earth elements in the state for the benefit of the economic and national security of the United States.
Status: (H) RES : 2013-02-15
HJR 10 - Constitutional Am.: Transportation FundSponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska creating a transportation infrastructure fund.
Status: (H) Calendar 3/12 : 2014-03-11
HJR 15 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA LandsSigned Into Law! Legis Resolve 28
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; and 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.
Version: SCS CSHJR 15(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 28 : 2014-03-04
HJR 19 - Base F-35 Aircraft At Eielson Or JberSigned Into Law! Legis Resolve 29
Sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson
Urging the Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, and the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces to base F-35 aircraft assigned to the Pacific Air Forces at Eielson Air Force Base or Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson.
Version: CSHJR 19(MLV) AM S
Status: Legis Resolve 29 : 2014-03-04
HJR 22 - Federal Constitutional ConventionSponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson
Requesting the United States Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office of federal government officials; and urging the legislatures of the other 49 states to request the United States Congress to call a convention of the states.
Status: 3rd Reading, 3/12 Calendar (H) : 2014-03-10
HJR 24 - Arctic CouncilPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron
Urging the United States Department of State to consider the priorities of the state while it holds the position of chair of the Arctic Council; requesting that the United States Department of State work in partnership with state officials to appoint a chair of the Arctic Council; and supporting the strategic recommendation of the January 30, 2014, preliminary report of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission.
Version: CSHJR 24(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2014-03-03