|Date of birth||19 August 1949|
|Place of birth||Haifa, Israel|
|Knessets||13, 14, 15|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
Born in Haifa, Katz studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, gaining an LLB and LLM, before working as a lawyer. He became the Histadrut's legal advisor in the Haifa area, and was a member of the union's committee for labour legislation. He also served on Kiryat Tiv'on's local council.
In 1992 he was elected to the Knesset on the Labor Party list, and was appointed chairman of the Labor and Welfare Committee. He was re-elected in 1996, after which he chaired the State Control committee. After being re-elected for a second time in 1999 (this time as the 25th-placed candidate on the One Israel alliance list), he chaired the House Committee, as well as the Special Legislative Committee for Not Renewing the Emergency Situation and the Special Committee for Discussion of the Security Service Law. During his time in the Knesset he was also an observer on the Council of Europe.
Katz lost his seat in the 2003 elections.
- Parties and Lists The Jerusalem Post
- Yossi Katz on the Knesset website