25th-27th Legislature (2007 -2012)

SENATE
JOE THOMAS





Senator Joe Thomas
District: D
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2007-2012 Senator

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Date and Place of Birth:
October 17, 1948 in Fairbanks, AK

Children:
Damian, Natalie, and Ryan
Grandchild: Devin, Rykan

Education:
Lathrop High School; University of Alaska Fairbanks; West
Virginia University, B.A. Psychology.

Political and Government Positions:
Educational Boards:
University of Alaska Board of Regents, 1995-2003.
Economic Development Boards:
Fairbanks Development Authority, 1988-1992;
Fairbanks Industrial Development Authority, 1988-1990;
Main Street Fairbanks, 1985-1988;
Resource Development Council Executive Board, 1980-1986.

Business and Professional Positions:
Union Leader and Laborer, Retired
Trustee, Alaska Laborer’s Pension Health & Welfare, Training and Legal Trust Funds;
Member, Alaska Worker’s Compensation Board

Service Organizations Membership:
Trustee - Alaska Laborer’s Pension Health & Welfare,
Training and Legal Trust Funds 1979-2003;
Alaska State Workers Compensation Board; 1983-1990

Special Interests:
Youth Athletics, Golf, Boating, Fishing and Reading.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 1 ALASKA MINIMUM WAGE SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, THOMAS, DAVIS, FRENCH
CHAPTER 56 SLA 09 07/09/2009
SB 55 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND SENATOR THOMAS
(S) STA 01/21/2009
SB 56 APPROP: LIFE SCIENCES FACILITY AT UAF SENATOR THOMAS
(S) FIN 02/10/2010
SB 57 CHARTER/ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FUNDING SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 09 05/15/2009
SB 99 PERS MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS TO RETIREE ORG. SENATOR THOMAS
(S) STA 02/04/2009
SB 103 IMMUNITY FOR PROVIDING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SENATOR THOMAS
(S) STA 02/09/2009
SB 108 STAMPEDE STATE RECREATION AREA SENATOR THOMAS
(S) FIN 04/11/2009
SB 119 ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLAN AND GRANT FUND SENATOR THOMAS
(S) RES 02/20/2009
SB 120 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SENATOR THOMAS
(S) FIN 02/22/2010
SB 195 MAKE GOLDSTREAM PUBLIC USE AREA PERMANENT SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 25 SLA 10 05/27/2010
SB 266 VIOLENT CRIMES EMERGENCY COMPENSATION SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 99 SLA 10 06/21/2010
SB 283 LEGAL AGE FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SENATOR THOMAS
(S) FIN 03/12/2010
SJR 10 SUPPORT S. 371-CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROC. SENATOR THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 07/10/2009



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 24 PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, GATTO, LYNN
CHAPTER 45 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 50 LIMIT OVERTIME FOR REGISTERED NURSES REPRESENTATIVES P.WILSON, GARA, TUCK, PETERSEN, LYNN, SEATON, GATTO, CISSNA, MUNOZ, GARDNER
CHAPTER 118 SLA 10 07/07/2010
HB 63 COUNCIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: MEMBERS, STAFF REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, HOLMES, COGHILL, P.WILSON
CHAPTER 47 SLA 09 06/23/2009
HB 93 DO NOT CALL REGISTRY--MOBILE/CELL PHONES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 32 SLA 09 06/16/2009
HB 114 STATE TRANS FACILITY FOR EMERGENCY AID REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 10 06/02/2010
HB 123 SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 43 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 126 EXTEND/RESUME STATE CUSTODY OF CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 80 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 137 COMPACT: EDUCATION OF MILITARY CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 10 SLA 09 05/15/2009
HB 168 TRAUMA CARE CENTERS/FUND REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 98 SLA 10 06/21/2010
HB 177 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 184 DEBT AUTHORIZATION FOR UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 94 SLA 10 06/21/2010
HB 186 AK FIREARMS EXEMPT FROM FED. REGULATION REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 23 SLA 10 05/27/2010
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 307 SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 4 SLA 10 03/31/2010
HB 319 CONCEALED HANDGUNS/ FED FIREMARMS FORMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 24 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 334 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 354 AK CAPSTONE AVIONICS REVOLVING LOAN FUND REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 76 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 369 IN-STATE PIPELINE/COORDINATOR/TEAM REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 7 SLA 10 04/26/2010
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
HCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/13/2010
HJR 10 VETERANS' HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 05/25/2009
HJR 16 DISABLED VETERANS PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 06/04/2010
HJR 18 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/29/2009
HJR 19 OIL TANKER ESCORT VESSELS/OIL SPILL ANNIV REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/13/2009
HJR 22 URGING US TO RATIFY LAW OF THE SEA TREATY REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/29/2009
HJR 25 HYDROELECTRIC POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/22/2009
HJR 26 STATEHOOD/ANCSA LAND SURVEY FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 66 08/03/2010
SB 18 POSTSECONDARY MEDICAL EDUC. PROG. SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) FIN 03/16/2009
SB 20 WORKERS' COMP MEDICAL/REHAB RECORDS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) L&C 01/21/2009
SB 23 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS SENATOR ELTON
(S) FIN 03/25/2009
SB 29 NAMING THOMAS B. STEWART LEG. OFFICE BLDG SENATOR ELTON
CHAPTER 11 SLA 09 05/18/2009
SB 31 GEOTHERMAL ELEC. PROD. TAX CREDIT SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 03/16/2009
SB 32 MEDICAID:HOME/COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES SENATOR ELLIS
(H) FIN 04/14/2009
SB 33 POSTSECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 02/23/2009
SB 37 DIVEST INVESTMENTS IN SUDAN SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 04/09/2009
SB 45 VETERANS' CEMETERY/FUND/PLATES/PREFERENCE SENATORS HUGGINS, THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 21 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 48 PUBLIC MEETINGS/ MUNI SERVICE AREA BDS SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 25 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 54 PRICE GOUGING INVOLVING ENERGY RESOURCES SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, FRENCH
(S) FIN 04/14/2009
SB 79 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 03/05/2009
SB 93 MUNICIPAL AIR QUALITY PROPERTY TAX CREDIT SENATOR PASKVAN
(S) FIN 02/13/2009
SB 110 PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE/DNA I.D. SYSTEM SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 20 SLA 10 05/14/2010
SB 133 ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFO EXCHANGE SYSTEM SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 24 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 138 TAX CREDIT FOR STATE TOURISM PROGRAM SENATOR MEYER
(S) FIN 03/20/2009
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 172 ALASKA HEALTH CARE COMMISSION SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 96 SLA 10 06/21/2010
SB 173 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) L&C 03/27/2009
SB 199 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR DENTURES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 60 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SB 206 APPROP UNIV ENGINEERING BUILDINGS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 02/10/2010
SB 213 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) FIN 04/14/2010
SB 215 PIONEERS HOME RX DRUG BENEFIT SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, OLSON, KOOKESH, ELLIS, DAVIS
CHAPTER 90 SLA 10 06/17/2010
SB 221 SCHOLARSHIPS/ LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCES SENATOR STEVENS
CHAPTER 14 SLA 10 05/10/2010
SB 239 IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES/DUI/CHEM. TEST SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 85 SLA 10 06/16/2010
SB 243 GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE:ROYALTY/PERMIT/FEE SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 38 SLA 10 06/02/2010
SB 244 GOVERNOR'S DUTY STATION/TRAVEL ALLOWANCES SENATOR STEDMAN
(H) RLS 04/14/2010
SB 257 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 110 SLA 10 06/28/2010
SCR 4 ACCEPT FED. ECONOMIC STIMULUS PAYMENTS SENATOR STEDMAN
HELD ON SECY'S DESK 03/23/2009
SCR 13 SUPPORTING SENIOR CAREGIVERS SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 36 06/17/2010
SJR 6 OPPOSE H.R. 45 IN CONGRESS SENATOR THERRIAULT
(S) JUD 02/25/2009
SJR 12 BYPASS MAIL RATE INCREASE SENATOR OLSON
(S) CRA 03/11/2009
SJR 16 OFFSHORE OIL & GAS REVENUE SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 07/23/2009
SJR 17 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/17/2009
SJR 22 FEDERAL PREEMPTION OF SALMON MANAGEMENT SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 04/15/2010
SJR 27 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/25/2010
SR 6 OPPOSE TSA SECURITY RULE SENATOR THERRIAULT
SENATE RESOLVE 4 03/09/2009
SR 9 COMMITTEE ROOM NAMED AFTER WILLIAM BELTZ SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 6 02/10/2010
SR 10 DOMESTIC NATURAL GAS & ALT. ENERGY SENATOR WAGONER
SENATE RESOLVE 7 08/03/2010

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