Representative Thomas J. Brunner — 2017


Picture of Representative Thomas J. Brunner

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 29
Counties: Butte, Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Farmer

Home Address:
18769 Quin Rd.
Nisland, SD 57762

Home: 605-257-2336
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business:

Email: Thomas.Brunner@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1091modify certain provisions relating to concealed carry permits. 
HB 1127revise the procedure for a deployed military service member to renew a concealed carry permit 
HB 1146authorize parole for inmates that require extensive or chronic medical care. 
HB 1147revise certain provisions regarding concealed carry permits and to declare an emergency. 
SB 115ensure student privacy in public school locker rooms, shower rooms, and changing facilities by restricting certain access. 
SB 135revise certain meat labeling requirements. 
SB 139provide for the permitting of waterfowl outfitters, and to dedicate fees and surcharges paid by waterfowl outfitters for use on certain game production areas. 
SCR 8To call for the appointment of a special prosecutor. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XXIII, of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1055revise certain provisions regarding the need for a driver license or permit to operate certain motor vehicles. 
HB 1056authorize law enforcement officers to issue certain citations not signed under oath. 
HB 1066revise certain provisions regarding permits for the sale of certain trailers, motorcycles, and other vehicles. 
HB 1067revise certain provisions concerning sales receipts maintained by temporary vendors. 
HB 1068revise certain provisions concerning landowner liability for certain injuries suffered. 
HB 1069repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1072repeal and revise certain provisions relating to permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1074provide for limits on certain out-of-state contributions to ballot question committees. 
HB 1075repeal the authority of municipalities to exercise planning and zoning powers outside corporate limits of municipalities. 
HB 1077provide for the assignment of certain benefits in dental care insurance coverage. 
HB 1082grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1084allow chiropractic corporations operated as sole proprietorships to be operated for a certain time after the death of the chiropractor. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. 
HB 1094provide for the transfer of certain landowner hunting licenses. 
HB 1095revise certain provisions regarding resident fishing possession limits. 
HB 1101increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain. 
HB 1105revise certain municipal special assessment provisions. 
HB 1108revise certain provisions regarding prejudgment interest rates. 
HB 1111revise the definition of fall enrollment for purposes of education funding. 
HB 1113revise certain provisions regarding protection orders. 
HB 1121revise certain provisions regarding collective bargaining for teachers. 
HB 1122clarify certain provisions regarding the process to be excused from public school attendance. 
HB 1123revise certain provisions regarding the participation of home school students in certain interscholastic activities. 
HB 1129limit the information obtained during an application for a driver license or nondriver identification card that is contained in a database. 
HB 1130revise certain provisions that provide transparency and public comment for ballot measures and amendments to the Constitution. 
HB 1132limit the persons eligible to receive a copy of a vital record with a social security number printed on the record. 
HB 1133require each school district to adopt a policy to provide for students with specific learning disabilities. 
HB 1134provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. 
HB 1135provide certain provisions requiring plaintiffs in certain civil suits to cover certain court costs. 
HB 1138revise certain provisions regarding lands owned by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.  
HB 1139revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1140establish certain provisions regarding contract carriers of railroad employees. 
HB 1143revise certain provisions regarding underage prostitution. 
HB 1155revise the penalty for aggravated assault with the intent to disfigure the victim. 
HB 1156allow a concealed pistol in the capitol with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. 
HB 1177accommodate legislation regarding certain big game depredation. 
HB 1183provide and revise certain provisions regarding mental health procedures in criminal justice, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1184exempt certain persons working in postsecondary technical institutes from collective bargaining provisions. 
HB 1189prohibit dismemberment abortions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1192increase the period of time certain persons may contract with this state after termination of service. 
HB 1201exempt certain food sales from licensure, certification, and inspection. 
HC 1002Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI) on training hundreds of officer candidates from South Dakota and soldiers across the nation. 
HC 1004Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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. 
HC 1005Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1008Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2016 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1014Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1017Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1026Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Calling for statewide recognition of the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI) for training hundreds of officer candidates from South Dakota and soldiers across the nation. 
HCR 1007Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1010Prohibiting officials and employees of the South Dakota Department of Education and members of the South Dakota Board of Education from joining certain organizations or consortia that may present a conflict of interest. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. 
SB 65establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. 
SB 78revise provisions regarding election petitions for conservation district supervisors. 
SB 79revise certain provisions regarding the display of motorcycle license plates. 
SB 89provide certain provisions regarding liability against public entities that prohibit firearms on their premises. 
SB 91revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 92extend the date a school district is required to bring reserve funds down to a certain percentage. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding marriage license fees. 
SB 94repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 113require certain provisions to be met before distribution of the 911 emergency surcharge revenue and to revise the effective date for the sunset clause provisions that lower the 911 emergency surcharge and revise the method of distributing funds. 
SB 120repeal the Legislative Planning Committee and revise certain provisions regarding agency performance reviews. 
SB 122provide for certain alcoholic beverage licensees to allow consumption of distilled spirits under certain circumstances. 
SB 126require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. 
SB 136permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. 
SB 142provide for certain updates and reports concerning research data and methods used to assess agricultural land. 
SB 144provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 162authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 167revise certain provisions regarding certain notices to be provided by guardians of protected persons. 
SB 170revise certain provisions regarding the maximum width restriction for farm implements operated on a public highway 
SB 174revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SC 1Commending and honoring the 2015-2016 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Jim Holbeck, Harrisburg, School Superintendent; Todd Brist, Watertown, Middle School Principal; Lory DuFrain, Wagner, School Business Official; Ethan Dschaak, Meade, Elementary School Principal; Kevin Lein, Harrisburg, Secondary School Principal; Ryan Rollinger, Harrisburg, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Sherri Becker, Mitchell, Curriculum Leader; and Jennifer Heggelund, Watertown, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 21Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
SC 23Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. 
SCR 2Supporting the electoral college system. 
SCR 3Recognizing the outstanding public service of President James Monroe. 
SCR 4Recognizing and finding that pornography is a public health crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms. 
SCR 7To urge and request law enforcement and governmental agencies in South Dakota to avoid and suspend all contacts and outreach activities with the Council on American Islamic Relations. 
SCR 11Opposing physician-assisted suicide. 
SCR 14Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
SCR 15Commending President Donald J. Trump in his commitment to keeping the country safe from radical Islamic terrorism. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled