NEWS: House Approves Bill Originally Crafted by the Late Rep. Max Gruenberg

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 273 to simplify, speed up, and lower the cost of vehicle transfers on death. HB 273 will allow a vehicle owner to file an application with the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to designate a beneficiary to take title of a vehicle upon the death of the owner. 

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Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Alaska Loses a Valued Family Member

I am deeply saddened to report that on Sunday morning my friend, Representative Max Gruenberg, House minority Whip and the longest serving legislator in the Alaska House of Representatives, passed away unexpectedly. With Max’s passing, we lost a family member and a mentor who legislators sought out for support and advice regardless of what party they belonged to. He was the guardian of a dying flame, keeping the spirit of a younger Alaska alive by always putting the needs of the Alaskan people before political gamesmanship.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Citizen Max – Tribute To A Friend

I am writing this between tears today. Yesterday Alaska lost a statesman. Many of us lost a good friend. I’ve served with Max Gruenberg my whole career in the legislature. I got to know a man who – despite how some in the press who didn’t know Max might describe him (they saw that he fixed a lot of bills with amendments) – was a passionate, funny husband and father who cared deeply about others. He cared deeply about giving people born with little a chance in this world a fair shake. He cared deeply about fairness.

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