Representative Bernie Hunhoff — 2017


Picture of Representative Bernie Hunhoff

Minority Leader

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

Home Address:
707 Riverside Dr.
Yankton, SD 57078

Home: 605-665-2975
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-665-6655

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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 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1139limit the fees a government entity may charge a person to provide public documents. 
HB 1189prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
HB 1258allow for an affirmative defense of driving under the influence of prescription drugs in certain cases. 
HC 1056Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. 
HCR 1010Requesting the Committee on Government Operations and Audit to conduct hearings relating to the operations of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. 
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 
SB 156revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 
SC 11Honoring the 2014 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 
SJR 3To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1062provide for historical snowmobile license plates. 
HB 1063revise certain provisions relating to jury selection. 
HB 1069revise the maximum redemption fee for property tax deeds. 
HB 1070sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1074revise certain provisions concerning actions prohibited near polling places. 
HB 1098provide for the election of the secretary of education. 
HB 1100prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1115revise the purposes for which the workforce education fund shall be used. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1136limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
HB 1140permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
HB 1150require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. 
HB 1152revise certain provisions concerning registration of limited partnerships. 
HB 1154authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. 
HB 1158provide medical care for certain unborn children. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding school board opening day decision petitions. 
HB 1165adopt the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. 
HB 1172require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. 
HB 1180provide that no entity that places children for adoption or performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1186establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1188revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. 
HB 1194establish certain requirements relating to the crossings of railroad rights-of-way by utilities. 
HB 1197exclude certain maintenance contracts from certain public procurement provisions. 
HB 1198revise certain provisions regarding the administration of medical treatment for individuals with mental illness. 
HB 1202revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1207repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. 
HB 1210expand Medicaid eligibility. 
HB 1216compensate school districts for funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. 
HB 1217provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. 
HB 1226create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. 
HB 1229provide for the reporting of certain person's names to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. 
HB 1230revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. 
HB 1235revise the state aid to education formula for school fiscal years 2015 and 2016. 
HB 1239revise the financial eligibility requirements to obtain certain medical assistance. 
HB 1244assist certain qualified employees with health insurance and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1252improve the work force development in South Dakota. 
HB 1261authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HC 1001Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. 
HC 1002Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. 
HC 1003Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. 
HC 1022Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1031Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. 
HC 1032Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1034Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. 
HC 1050Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
HC 1053Congratulating and recognizing the football team from Arlington High School for their runner-up finish in the 2013 Class 9AA Football Playoffs. 
HC 1054Congratulating and recognizing Anita Boeck from Arlington High School as the Region 3 volleyball coach of the year. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HC 1058Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. 
HCR 1003Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. 
HCR 1012Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. 
HCR 1013Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. 
HCR 1017Urging Congress, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. 
HCR 1018Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. 
HCR 1019Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative term limits. 
HJR 1004Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 
SB 68adopt the uniform real property electronic recording act, to use an existing funding source to implement the provisions of this Act, and to revise certain provisions concerning electronic recording. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding confidential criminal justice information. 
SB 97revoke professional or trade licensure obtained through false degrees. 
SB 114establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 119update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 
SB 120provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency. 
SB 122provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. 
SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 137make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. 
SB 141make an appropriation to fund certain scholarship programs and to declare an emergency. 
SB 145encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 149establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 163prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 164revise the allocation of certain temporary nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. 
SB 169provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. 
SB 171recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. 
SB 173provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. 
SB 178include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. 
SB 179prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. 
SC 18Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 22Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. 
SC 23Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. 
SC 31Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SC 33Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SC 34Congratulating and honoring Cheryl Hovorka for her excellent service and leadership to the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. 
SC 35Congratulating and honoring Katerina Renken on her excellent creativity and representation of South Dakota in the 2013 VSA International Children's Art Program. 
SCR 1Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. 
SCR 4Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. 
SCR 6Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. 
SCR 7Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. 

Hearings

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