+ − Contact Information Email Address: JThomas@senate.ms.gov @senate.ms.gov Office Address: + − Committees (9) MS - Business and Financial Institutions (Senate) Title: member MS - Drug Policy (Senate) Title: member MS - Ethics (Senate) Title: member MS - Finance (Senate) Title: member MS - Forestry (Senate) Title: member MS - Insurance (Senate) Title: member MS - Interstate and Federal Cooperation (Senate) Title: vice-chairman MS - Judiciary, Division B (Senate) Title: member MS - State Library (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (11) MS - SB2057 Bonds; authorize issuance for demolition and cleanup of dilapidated structures in downtown Rolling Fork. MS - SB2059 Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds for repair and renovation of Oakes African American Cultural Center. MS - SB2064 Appropriation FY2021; West Central Mississippi Incubator Grant Program. MS - SB2056 Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds for repair and renovation of Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City. MS - SB2254 Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds for West Central Mississippi Incubator Grant Program. MS - SC503 Remembering the professional football legacy of Oakland Raider Super Bowl Champion William (Willie) Brown of Yazoo City. MS - SC573 Commend the life of Robert Jerry "Gentle Ben" Williams, the first African American to play football at Ole Miss. MS - SB2111 Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds for improvements to Rolling Fork Civic and Event Center. MS - SB2060 West Central Mississippi Incubator Grant Program; establish with county governments, DFA and local development districts. MS - SB2234 Suffrage; restore suffrage to Vedo Kyles. MS - SB2920 Restore suffrage to Robert Warren. + − Cosponsored Bills (47) MS - SB2001 Teachers' salaries; provide for increase. MS - SB2123 "Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2020"; enact. MS - SB2131 Secretary of State's official seal; include the phrase "In God We Trust" at the bottom. MS - SB2293 Department of Human Services; establish a grant program for regional food banks. MS - SB2345 Appropriation FY 2020; to Department of Archives and History for an historical statue of Emmett Till at Leflore County Courthouse. MS - SB2384 Fair chance hiring standards for employers; establish. MS - SB2395 School board members; increase pay. MS - SB2523 Law enforcement officers and firefighters; increase the death benefits payable to. MS - SB2556 Child support; add income of custodial spouse to criteria considering in rebutting presumption of fairness. MS - SB2566 School boards; authorize members to be employed as school bus drivers. MS - SB2610 Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility; establish. MS - SB2626 Mississippi Qualified Health Center Grant Program; provide for physician grants. MS - SB2684 Department of Corrections; increase number of offenders in regional facilities and adjust regional per diem. MS - SB2700 Civil rights; restore all to a person who has paid his debt to society. MS - SB2767 State employees; provide for percentage increase in annual compensation. MS - SB2816 Community health centers; revise reimbursement for telehealth services. MS - SB2827 Delta Incentives for Community and Economic Development Act; create. MS - SB2925 Local governmental entities and school districts; authorize grant of admin leave with pay in certain disasters or emergencies. MS - SB3044 Equity in Distance Learning Act; enact. MS - SB3047 The Mississippi County and Municipality Emergency Relief Program; establish. MS - SB3059 Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Bd.-CARES Act. MS - SR2 Commend Senate service of Senator Debbie Dawkins. MS - SR5 Commend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at Delta Days in the Capitol. MS - SR19 Recognize former JSU President Dr. John Arthur Peoples, Jr., and Mrs. Mary Peoples for contributions to higher education in MS. MS - SR62 National Principals Month for October. MS - SC515 Mourn the passing of Alcorn State University Historian Dr. Josephine Posey. MS - SC516 Commend Lt. Col. (Retired)" Dr. William "Bill" Cooley. MS - SC521 Recognize January 13 as Founders Day for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority public service organization. MS - SC525 Recognize former Senator Willie Simmons as first African American elected to the Mississippi Transportation Commission. MS - SC527 Remember JSU Legend Walter Payton on the occasion of being named as No. 16 in ESPN's College Football's 150 Greatest Players. MS - SC528 "Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day at the Capitol"; observe on March 17, 2020. MS - SC529 Commend legacy of former Ole Miss record-breaking quarterback Eli Manning on the occasion of his retirement from the New York Giants. MS - SC530 Commend the public service of Hinds County Supervisor Peggy Hobson Calhoun on the occasion of her retirement. MS - SC534 Recognize Tougaloo College Art Collections as the recipient of the 2020 Governor's Arts Award for Preservation of the Arts. MS - SC535 Recognize The Jackson Southernaires as the recipient of the 2020 Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music. MS - SC536 Recognize achievements of Grammy Award-Winning Country Music Singer-Songwriter Marty Stuart and his commitment to Mississippi. MS - SC538 Designate March 7, 2020, as "Mississippi Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day." MS - SC539 Commend Stone County High School "Tomcats" Tennis Team for winning 2019 5A State Championship. MS - SC541 Commend Super Bowl LIV football Champion Kansas City Chiefs' Linebacker Damien Wilson from Gloster, Mississippi. MS - SC542 Commend Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs' Cornerback Charvarius Ward. MS - SC556 Recognize former JSU President Dr. John Arthur Peoples, Jr., and Mrs. Mary Peoples for contributions to higher education in MS. MS - SC558 Recognize Dr. Al Rankins of Greenville, Mississippi, as first African American to serve as Commissioner of IHL. MS - SC575 Suspend rules for further consideration of SB 2446; revise the design of the official state flag. MS - SC578 Commend life and public service of former Senator and Representative Malcolm Mabry of Dublin, Mississippi. MS - SC579 Congratulate JSU viral star Thomas "Snacks" Lee for winning the ESPY Award for "Can't-Stop-Watching-Moment of the Year." MS - SC581 Suspend rules for drafting, introduction; designate Juneteenth as official state holiday. MS - SC587 Mourn the passing of former Senator Bob M. Dearing of Natchez, Mississippi, and commend his public and charitable service.