Representative Bernie Hunhoff — 2013


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Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 18
Counties: Yankton
Occupation: Writer


Session Committees

Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 
TaxationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 

Interim Committees

Legislative ProcedureMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1188provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. 
HB 1205expand Medicaid. 
HB 1214expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 71correct the name of a postsecondary institution authorized to provide educational programs in South Dakota, and to revise the requirements for an institution seeking such authorization. 
SB 81prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 82provide for the nomination of candidates for certain constitutional officers using political party primary elections. 
SB 109revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. 
SB 119ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. 
SB 140expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 162establish goals and objectives for economic development. 
SB 182enhance economic development. 
SB 184revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1066continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1068repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. 
HB 1080include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1130define certain terms relating to bail bonds. 
HB 1131revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1150amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders.  
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1157increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. 
HB 1161establish and provide certain incentives for projects that create new jobs or promote economic activity and to establish the rural economic development partnership program. 
HB 1164establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1165revise certain provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. 
HB 1171exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. 
HB 1172appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
HB 1191provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. 
HB 1196establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1197provide for historical motor vehicle license plates and special personalized historical vehicle license plates for certain motor vehicles. 
HB 1198allow certain opportunity scholarship recipients who graduate early to use the remainder of their scholarship award for graduate studies. 
HB 1201compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. 
HB 1202revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1211provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. 
HB 1215limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. 
HB 1216prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1218exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. 
HB 1219amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1226provide remedies for assets omitted from the division of property in the entry of a divorce decree. 
HB 1228give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. 
HB 1229require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. 
HB 1232differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1233grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. 
HB 1239appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1242make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1019Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. 
HC 1020Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 
HC 1021Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1023Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
HC 1027Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1056Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HC 1063Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. 
HC 1067Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1095Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. 
HC 1096Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. 
HC 1098Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. 
HR 1002Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 80reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. 
SB 89limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. 
SB 92provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. 
SB 96exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. 
SB 102regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 108repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. 
SB 120revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. 
SB 127revise certain provisions concerning the health and educational facilities authority. 
SB 132grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
SB 141revise certain financial assurance provisions relating to mining. 
SB 142prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. 
SB 147revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. 
SB 158provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. 
SB 168require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. 
SB 185clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 193revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 
SB 195revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. 
SB 196revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 200revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. 
SB 202provide for the creation of a pilot program for public charter schools. 
SB 206revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. 
SB 209provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 225prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 227revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 
SB 229make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. 
SB 234revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013 to provide funding for the increased costs associated with the Board of Regents employee health insurance and to declare an emergency. 
SB 237appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 
SC 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
SC 12Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Boys State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
SC 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 18Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
SC 20Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. 
SC 22Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. 
SC 34Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 
SCR 5Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 

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