24th-27th Legislature (2005 -2012)

HOUSE
BILL THOMAS





Representative Bill Thomas
District: 5
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2005-2012 Representative

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Date/Place of Birth:
June 1, 1947
Haines, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Haines: 1947 - 1974
Klukwan: 1974 - 1991
Haines: 1991 - present

Occupation:
Fisherman

Family:
Spouse - Joyce Marie
Children - Rhett, Danny, Gabriel, Cole, Rhiannon

Education:
Haines High: 1965
University of Alaska: 1965

Military:
U.S. Army, 2 years
Vietnam Veteran
Good Conduct
Crew Chief Wings
Sharpshooter Army Appreciation Award

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Co-Chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Co-Chair, Fisheries Committee, 2005 0- 2006
Member, Education Committee: 2005 - 2006
Member, Finance Committee: 2007 - 2008
Member, Fisheries Committee: 2005 - 2006
Member, Military & Veterans’ Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Member, Transportation Committee: 2005 - 2006
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Chair, Administration: 2007 - 2008
   - Chair, Fish & Game: 2007 - 2008
   - Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2005 - 2006
   - Fish & Game: 2005 - 2006
   - Transportation: 2005 - 2006

Other Political and Government Positions:
Haines Borough Assembly, 4 years
Haines School Board, 4 years

Business and Professional Positions:
Klukwan, Inc. - Former Chairman & CEO
Chilkoot Indian Assocations Council Member

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Past member of the board of directors, Southeast Alaska Fisherman’s Alliance
United Fisherman of Alaska, Lifetime Member
Honorary Lifetime Member - American Legion

Special Interests:
Commerical Fisherman, gillnet - 37 years, halibut longline - 31 years, shrimp - 4 years

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 144 COMMUNITY DIVIDEND PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 04/08/2005
HB 204 OPTOMETRISTS' USE OF PHARMACEUTICALS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) HES 03/04/2005
HB 212 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR SENIORS/VETS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) MLV 03/09/2005
HB 218 PRIVATE HATCHERY COST RECOVERY FISHERIES REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 92 SLA 06 07/14/2006
HB 230 LOANS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING TENDERS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 85 SLA 05 07/27/2005
HB 378 CHILKAT BALD EAGLE PRESERVE ADV COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 94 SLA 06 07/30/2006
HB 387 TUITION WAIVER FOR NATIONAL GUARD FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/08/2006
HB 403 LOW SPEED VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 95 SLA 06 07/30/2006
HB 433 MAJOR MAINTENANCE GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 02/08/2006
HB 445 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/08/2006
HB 478 MUNICIPAL HARBOR FACILITY GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/03/2006



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 INCREASE AMT OF BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 6 FSSLA 05 07/22/2005
HB 13 SCHOOL FUNDING & SCHOOL BOND REIMBURSEMNT REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 41 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 30 APPROP: K-12 EDU OPERATING/DEBT EXPENSES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RLS 02/28/2005
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 52 LONG-RANGE FISCAL PLAN REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) FIN 03/21/2005
HB 57 SALE OF STATE LAND TO ADJACENT LANDOWNERS REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 99 SLA 06 08/04/2006
HB 109 SCREENING NEWBORN FOR HEARING/AUDIOLOGIST REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 43 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 122 NATIONAL GUARD INSURANCE & OTHER RELIEF REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
(S) FIN 04/29/2006
HB 133 MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY CHANGES/ COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 46 SLA 06 05/27/2006
HB 157 ELEC/PHONE COOP & OTHER ENTITIES REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
(H) FIN 04/26/2005
HB 206 ONLINE ENTICEMENT OF MINOR REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) JUD 03/07/2005
HB 207 BAN ONLINE DIST. OF PORNOGRAPHY TO MINORS REPRESENTATIVE SALMON
(H) JUD 03/07/2005
HB 251 COMMERCIAL FISHING MULTIPLE PERMIT HOLDER REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
CHAPTER 11 SLA 06 03/30/2006
HB 273 PFD: DELAY PAYMENT FOR ALLOWABLE ABSENCES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 04/24/2006
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 322 SAFE SURRENDER OF BABIES REPRESENTATIVES LEDOUX, GRUENBERG
(S) RLS 05/03/2006
HB 399 ELDER FRAUD AND ASSISTANCE/ OPA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 64 SLA 06 06/15/2006
HB 400 CONFISCATION OF FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 32 SLA 06 05/18/2006
HB 431 WINERY LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
(S) L&C 04/25/2006
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
HJR 8 SUPPORTING ALASKA ARMY NATL. GUARD REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 05/19/2005
HJR 9 EXXON VALDEZ JUDGMENT: CONGRESS/REOPENER REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
LEGIS RESOLVE 52 08/30/2006
HJR 27 ALLOTMENTS FOR NATIVE VIETNAM VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/01/2006
HJR 29 COLLECT MORE EXXON VALDEZ SPILL DAMAGES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
(H) RES 02/22/2006
HJR 33 SUPPORTING IN-STATE MED. CARE FOR VETS REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
(H) HES 03/03/2006
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 147 SPORT FISH FACILITY BONDS/SURCHARGES SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 94 SLA 05 08/23/2005
SB 209 ACCESS TO LICENSED CLUB PREMISES SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 69 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 291 MUNICIPAL HARBOR FACILITY GRANTS SENATOR STEDMAN
CHAPTER 62 SLA 06 06/14/2006
SCR 21 VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL:MOVING WALL SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/21/2006

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