HOUSE
BILL THOMAS
24th-27th Legislature (2005 -2012)

Representative Bill Thomas

District: 5
Party: Republican

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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 27 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, HERRON, FEIGE, SADDLER
(H) STA 02/09/2011
HB 28 OCC. LICENSES: TEMPORARY/FEES/PAWNBROKERS REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, HERRON, FEIGE
CHAPTER 25 SLA 11 06/27/2011
HB 33 FOSTER CARE LICENSING/STATE CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVES GARA, THOMAS, HERRON, GARDNER
(H) HSS 02/25/2011
HB 178 ELECTION PROCEDURES REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(H) FIN 04/06/2011
HB 234 PICKETING AND PROTESTS AT FUNERALS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/13/2012
HB 246 NAMING CERTAIN BRIDGES/AIRPORTS/ROAD REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 11 SLA 12 05/01/2012
HB 250 RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, P.WILSON, MILLETT
CHAPTER 12 SLA 12 05/02/2012
HB 255 READING OR TYPING MESSAGE WHILE DRIVING REPRESENTATIVES GARA, THOMAS, GATTO, P.WILSON, GRUENBERG, TUCK
CHAPTER 14 SLA 12 05/10/2012
HB 281 WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/12/2012
HB 282 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HR 6 BYCATCH LIMITS IN NPFMC GROUNDFISH PLAN REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 07/19/2011



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 13 WORKERS' COMPENSATION: MEDICAL FEES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 32 SLA 11 09/28/2011
HB 49 EARLY CHILDHOOD ED: PARENTS AS TEACHERS REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, KAWASAKI, GARA, PETERSEN
(H) FIN 03/16/2011
HB 98 HANDLING OF STATE FLAG REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 11 04/28/2011
HB 115 NAMING WALTER J. HICKEL EXPRESSWAY REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(S) RLS 04/13/2012
HB 156 CHAIR OF RCA REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(S) L&C 04/08/2011
HB 166 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) FIN 03/25/2011
HB 168 INJUNCTION SECURITY: INDUSTRIAL OPERATION REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) JUD 03/21/2012
HB 180 VETERAN DESIGNATION ON DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) FIN 04/06/2012
HB 183 APPLICATION OF VILLAGE SAFE WATER ACT REPRESENTATIVE DICK
CHAPTER 24 SLA 11 06/23/2011
HB 219 FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) RLS 04/15/2012
HB 222 AK PROMOTION & MARKETING FUND/BOARD REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) EDT 04/01/2011
HB 237 ALASKA WILD SALMON DAY REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) FSH 04/13/2011
HB 252 TAXES: FILM; SMALL CORP; OIL & GAS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 261 COMMERCIAL FISHING ENTRY PERMIT LOANS REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, MILLETT, THOMPSON
CHAPTER 47 SLA 12 05/28/2012
HB 290 ESTABLISH ENDOW ALASKA GRANT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) FIN 04/10/2012
HB 302 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PFD: UNIV/AUDITS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(S) RLS 04/13/2012
HB 345 WAIVE CDL SKILL TEST FOR CERTAIN VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 347 USE OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS FOR INITIATIVES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(S) JUD 04/15/2012
HCR 2 RONALD REAGAN LANDMARK REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) RLS 02/07/2011
HJR 13 HONORING RONALD REAGAN REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 07/19/2011
HJR 20 ROADLESS RULE & CHUGACH AND TONGASS HYDRO REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 63 08/08/2012
HJR 26 SEA OTTER MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
(S) RLS 04/10/2012
HJR 29 BLM LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 09/12/2012
HR 5 URGING FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 02/23/2011
HR 8 COOK INLET/KACHEMAK BELUGA POPULATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
HOUSE RESOLVE 8 07/19/2011
SB 33 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, PASKVAN, COGHILL
CHAPTER 1 SLA 11 03/11/2011
SB 95 FRANK PALMER AUKE BAY FERRY TERMINAL SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 18 SLA 11 06/08/2011
SB 136 VETERANS DRIVERS LICENSE, TAX CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
CHAPTER 68 SLA 12 06/18/2012
SCR 20 DECORATION OF HONOR SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 08/08/2012

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