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 10 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, CHENAULT, THOMAS, GARA, HARRIS, KAWASAKI
CHAPTER 10 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 58 EDUC LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, P.WILSON, MILLETT
(H) FIN 04/01/2009
HB 96 INTEREST FORGIVEN ON CERTAIN STATE LOANS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) STA 01/28/2009
HB 166 SOUTHEAST ENERGY FUND REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 04/01/2009
HB 216 POWER RETRIEVAL OF SPORT FISH REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FSH 04/06/2009
HB 245 LICENSING FOR OPTOMETRY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 27 SLA 10 06/01/2010
HB 274 ESTABLISHING PURPLE HEART DAY REPRESENTATIVES DAHLSTROM, GARDNER, BUCH, KELLER, PETERSEN, LYNN, GATTO, TUCK, DOOGAN, THOMAS, HAWKER, GUTTENBERG, RAMRAS, FAIRCLOUGH, JOHNSON, MILLETT, HERRON
CHAPTER 2 SLA 10 03/22/2010
HB 309 DENTAL CARE INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/29/2010
HB 334 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 344 SALMON PRODUCT DEVELOP. TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 102 SLA 10 06/25/2010
HJR 25 HYDROELECTRIC POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/22/2009
HJR 31 SUPPORT SOLDIERS' BURIAL DESIGNATIONS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 07/09/2009



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 20 FISHERIES LOANS:ENERGY EFFICIENCY/AMOUNT REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, BUCH
CHAPTER 120 SLA 10 08/19/2010
HB 69 EARLY CHILDHOOD ED: PARENTS AS TEACHERS REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, PETERSEN, KAWASAKI, GARA
(S) FIN 04/18/2010
HB 70 FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 11 SLA 10 05/04/2010
HB 73 LICENSE PLATES: FIREFIGHTER/EMT/FRAT. ORG REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 116 SLA 10 07/01/2010
HB 74 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES JOULE, EDGMON, BUCH
(H) RES 03/05/2009
HB 95 JUDGMENTS FOR STATE OR POLIT.SUBDIV. REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
(H) JUD 01/28/2009
HB 114 STATE TRANS FACILITY FOR EMERGENCY AID REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 10 06/02/2010
HB 117 BOARD OF FISHERIES MEETING LOCATION REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) FSH 02/06/2009
HB 121 MUNICIPAL AIR QUALITY PROPERTY TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 26 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 137 COMPACT: EDUCATION OF MILITARY CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 10 SLA 09 05/15/2009
HB 148 ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLAN AND GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) ENE 02/23/2009
HB 150 POWER COST EQUALIZATION REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FIN 03/18/2009
HB 161 JUNEAU SUBPORT BLDG/AHFC BLDG REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(S) FIN 04/09/2009
HB 177 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 207 MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM FISHERMEN'S FUND REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RLS 04/16/2009
HB 209 SURCHARGE: OIL EXPORTED TO CERTAIN STATES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RES 03/30/2009
HB 211 SEAFOOD MARKETING CONTRACTS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FSH 04/01/2009
HB 226 NAMING VETERANS' WAY IN MAT-SU REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 89 SLA 10 06/17/2010
HB 273 MUNICIPAL GENERAL GRANT LAND REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
CHAPTER 104 SLA 10 06/25/2010
HB 280 NATURAL GAS: STORAGE/ TAX CREDITS REPRESENTATIVES HAWKER, CHENAULT
CHAPTER 16 SLA 10 05/12/2010
HB 281 BOARD OF GAME/FISH & GAME COMMISSIONER REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) CRA 01/19/2010
HB 294 EXTEND SUNSET OF BOATING REGULATION REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
CHAPTER 47 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 319 CONCEALED HANDGUNS/ FED FIREMARMS FORMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 24 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 377 VOLUNTEER AMATEUR SPORTS OFFICIALS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 10 04/30/2010
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HCR 16 PROCLAIMING SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE DAY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 06/08/2009
HJR 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 19 OIL TANKER ESCORT VESSELS/OIL SPILL ANNIV REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/13/2009
HJR 21 GROUNDFISH FISHERIES LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) RLS 04/06/2009
HJR 26 STATEHOOD/ANCSA LAND SURVEY FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 66 08/03/2010
HJR 29 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) RLS 04/02/2009
HJR 33 RESTART COOK INLET PRODUCTION REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(S) RES 04/19/2009
HJR 38 CONST. AM: INCREASE NUMBER OF LEGISLATORS REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
(H) FIN 03/15/2010
HJR 43 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) RES 02/17/2010
HJR 45 OPPOSE FEDERAL CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 67 08/03/2010
HJR 47 SMALL VESSEL CARGO EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 68 08/03/2010
HR 6 DEVELOP MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 05/05/2009
HR 10 IN SUPPORT OF SENATOR TED STEVENS REPRESENTATIVE R.FOSTER
HOUSE RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HR 12 SUPPORTING KENSINGTON GOLD MINE REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
HOUSE RESOLVE 9 06/08/2009
SB 45 VETERANS' CEMETERY/FUND/PLATES/PREFERENCE SENATORS HUGGINS, THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 21 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 163 FISHERMEN'S FUND SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 103 SLA 10 06/25/2010
SB 171 PERM. FUND DIV. FOR DECEASED/CONTRIBUTION SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 22 SLA 10 05/27/2010
SB 243 GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE:ROYALTY/PERMIT/FEE SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 38 SLA 10 06/02/2010
SB 257 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 110 SLA 10 06/28/2010
SJR 17 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/17/2009

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