Cathy Giessel

Representing Northeast Anchorage, Anchorage Hillside, Indian Bird, Girdwood & Portage

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Bill to Oversee Wholesale Drug Distributors Passes Senate

JUNEAU – Today, a bill to license out-of-state wholesale drug distributors unanimously passed the Alaska State Senate.  Full Story >>

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Sen. Giessel District Update 2/4/18

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Sen. Giessel District Update 1/22/18

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Chairs Announce Working Group Members, Formation of Advisory Group

ANCHORAGE – The co-chairs of the legislative working group created by House Bill 111, Sen. Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), announced today the working group’s membership, along with the formation of an advisory group.  Full Story >>

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Senators Call on Lt. Gov. Mallot to Fight Ballot Box Biology

ANCHORAGE – Today, members of the Alaska Senate Majority urged Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott to appeal a recent ruling allowing an unconstitutional initiative to proceed.  Full Story >>

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Bill Ending Cash Payments to Oil & Gas Companies Becomes Law

JUNEAU – Today, Gov. Bill Walker signed House Bill 111 into law, legislation that ends the state's program of cash payments to companies in the oil and gas industry.  Full Story >>

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Cathy Giessel

District N, Republican

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Alaska State Senate: 2011-present

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SB 124 ~ Born Alive  Bill Text

Great strides have been made in modern medicine, and more babies born prematurely are surviving these early deliveries With these medical advancements, all babies should be afforded the same degree of chance and care...


SB 112 ~ Workers Compensation Reform  Bill Text

Alaska’s workers’ compensation system is a vital and basic safety net for our neighbors, families, and friends However, the unsustainable costs of the system, combined with the complexity and inefficiency of...


SB 129 ~ 80th Percentile & Balance Billing  Bill Text

The cost of healthcare in Alaska is the highest in the United States The United States’ healthcare costs are the highest in the world Multiple comparative studies have documented the excessively high healthcare...


SB 128 ~ Marijuana Education and Treatment Fund  Bill Text

Senate Bill 128 would establish a Marijuana Education & Treatment Fund in the state of Alaska This fund would be administered by the Division of Public Health and be modeled after the Tobacco Use Education and Cessation...


SB 120 ~ Licensing of Naturopathic Doctors  Bill Text

Current law provides little definition of what naturopathic doctors can and cannot do This has led to very conservative regulatory interpretations over the years, resulting in Alaska having some of the more...


SB 108 ~ Licensing of Physicians, Osteopaths and Podiatrists  Bill Text

Outdated and overly cumbersome statutes and regulations are interfering with the ability of our medical community to meet the needs of Alaskans, resulting in delays of licensure that negatively impact both doctors...


SB 38 ~ Pharmacy Benefits Managers  Bill Text

Passage of Senate Bill 38 will establish procedures and guidelines for the auditing of pharmacy records so that all pharmacies are held to the same standards by its auditors It has been introduced by request of the Alaska...


SB 37 ~ Pharmacy Board & Employees; Drug Distribution/Manufacturing  Bill Text

Passage of Senate Bill 37 will create a more secure drug supply chain by allowing for licensing and inspection of wholesale drug distributors outside of the state Currently, Alaska is one of the few remaining states that...


SB 49 ~ Physical/Occupational Board Therapy/Practice  Bill Text

Senate Bill 49 amends the governing statutes for physical therapists and occupational therapists practicing in Alaska Its amendments are technical in nature and are designed to bring Alaska statutes in line with...


SB 36 ~ Optometry & Optometrists  Bill Text

SB 36 modernizes and updates the Alaska Optometry Statute, as the language is antiquated, with some language over 50 years old This bill allows the optometry board the authority to regulate its practice the same as the...



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