Representative Thomas J. Brunner — 2017


Picture of Representative Thomas J. Brunner

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
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 ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
Local GovernmentMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1215provide for an optional enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 129revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping. 
SB 158expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. 
SB 167revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of an education franchise tax on profits of corporations and dedication of the revenue therefrom. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1073require a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement. 
HB 1074revise certain notice requirements for reporting motor vehicle accidents. 
HB 1081repeal certain provisions regarding county officials and the board of county commissioners. 
HB 1082allow a law enforcement officer to issue a citation without a notary. 
HB 1089ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1093provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. 
HB 1094revise certain provisions regarding the annual minimum wage adjustment. 
HB 1096revise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1097provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. 
HB 1100clarify how a vacancy on a school board is filled. 
HB 1112provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks. 
HB 1114require certain school districts to compensate teachers for certain continuing education expenses and for the cost of renewing teachers' certificates. 
HB 1116repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1117provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1119revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children. 
HB 1130prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. 
HB 1133regulate vision care plans and vision discount plans. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions concerning the administration of unlocatable mineral, leasehold, or royalty interests. 
HB 1152limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1155require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. 
HB 1156prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1161limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. 
HB 1166prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1167authorize municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1179revise the definition of a veteran. 
HB 1183repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. 
HB 1204provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. 
HB 1206authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. 
HB 1212criminalize abuse of an unborn child. 
HB 1214require all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments. 
HB 1220provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1230affirm the sanctity of human life. 
HB 1231authorize the forfeiture of any financial benefit or valuables gained from pimping. 
HC 1032Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, and recognizing Deadwood as "The Historic Jewel of the Black Hills." 
HC 1035Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1036Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1002Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 
HCR 1003Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. 
HCR 1004Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. 
HCR 1007opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. 
HCR 1009Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. 
HJR 1002making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 77allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 
SB 79revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. 
SB 85repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. 
SB 89require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. 
SB 90require school districts to provide veterans a preference in employment. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 117further protect the privacy of certain student information. 
SB 128revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 135authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
SB 152make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. 
SB 159exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. 
SB 163make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 164require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. 
SB 165provide that the financial responsibility policy of a self-insured car rental company is secondary to the financial responsibility policy of the renter. 
SB 170increase legislator salary. 
SB 175revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. 
SB 177establish a youth minimum wage. 
SB 187establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. 
SB 188require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. 
SB 189provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. 
SCR 3Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. 
SCR 4Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. 
SCR 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled