Senator Bernie Hunhoff — 2017


Picture of Senator Bernie Hunhoff

Party: Democrat
Term: Other House
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

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 90require school districts to provide veterans a preference in employment. 
SB 121prospectively repeal the death penalty. 
SB 122revise provisions related to the death penalty. 
SB 123prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant to provide passwords to personal accounts. 
SB 147expand Medicaid. 
SB 169provide medical care for certain unborn children. 
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. 
HB 1154limit the amount that may be charged for certain document requests. 
HB 1160require a defendant to undergo a mental examination prior to any sentence imposed after a defendant is found guilty but mentally ill. 
HB 1172revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. 
HB 1193lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
HC 1010honoring Elizabeth Spier of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and John Dannenbring of Yankton, 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 1027Congratulating and commending the Yankton High School Bucks football team for winning the 2014 State 11AA Football Championship. 
HCR 1006to request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. 
HJR 1004Proposing 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. 

Co Sponsor

SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 80increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. 
SB 81require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. 
SB 83authorize a board of county commissioners to designate certain section line roads and secondary roads as no maintenance and to revise certain provisions to vacate, change, or locate a highway by a board of county commissioners. 
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 91make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 93impose a gross receipts tax on the rental of certain motorcycles in lieu of the excise tax on motor vehicles. 
SB 94establish a license fee for electric-powered motorcycles. 
SB 100create a leased residential property classification. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 110revise the authority granted to the Building Authority and to the Board of Regents to construct an information system building on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison. 
SB 111repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. 
SB 112revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. 
SB 120revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. 
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 143revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. 
SB 144establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. 
SB 146authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 152make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. 
SB 167revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
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. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-seventh anniversary on June 18, 19, and 20, 2015. 
SC 2Commending and honoring Dr. Curtis R. Johnson as the 2014 USA Section President of the International College of Dentists, for his dedicated volunteer service, and for his devotion to the medical profession. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 5recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. 
SC 8Honoring the 2015 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 
SC 9Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 10Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. 
SC 11Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
SC 17Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. 
SC 21recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. 
SCR 1Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. 
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. 
SCR 7Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. 
HB 1087authorize trust protectors to be a party to a legal action to remove trustees or pursue legal action for and on behalf of trusts. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the notification procedure for payment of delinquent special assessments. 
HB 1106establish the rights of municipal, county, or township officers in certain decision-making processes. 
HB 1113repeal and revise certain motor vehicle and boat damage and salvage disclosure requirements. 
HB 1114require certain school districts to compensate teachers for certain continuing education expenses and for the cost of renewing teachers' certificates. 
HB 1115increase the maximum property tax levy for the pension fund of a school district. 
HB 1117provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1120revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. 
HB 1121authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. 
HB 1122authorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads. 
HB 1124authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. 
HB 1128protect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners. 
HB 1129revise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1130prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. 
HB 1132revise certain provisions regarding the titling of motor vehicles, boats, mobile homes, and manufactured homes and the issuance of temporary permits by licensed dealers. 
HB 1140increase the crimes and lookback period to enhance the penalty for violating a protection order. 
HB 1141revise and increase the penalty for multiple simple assaults over a ten-year period. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions pertaining to the age requirements for sex offender registry registration. 
HB 1143increase the criminal violations that are subject to protection orders. 
HB 1153expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. 
HB 1158require that a victim's opposition to the death penalty be presented at a presentence hearing. 
HB 1159permit South Dakotans to express opposition to the death penalty when applying for a state issued identification card. 
HB 1166prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1175prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. 
HB 1177remove certain exceptions to campaign finance report filings. 
HB 1181authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. 
HB 1182limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. 
HB 1196revise certain driver licensing provisions. 
HB 1199authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1200revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. 
HB 1218create certain funding for education in South Dakota. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1017Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. 
HC 1018Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. 
HC 1019Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. 
HC 1020Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. 
HC 1022Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the Parkston Trojan football team on a successful 2014 season. 
HC 1024Honoring the Parkston High School wrestling team and coach Jared Digmann on their accomplishments. 
HC 1025Honoring the Parkston High School Girls Golf program and coaches Tyler Hockett and Eric Norden on their accomplishments. 
HC 1026Honoring Parkston High School Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Coach Rob Vanlaecken on his career accomplishments and retirement. 
HC 1031Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress and the President to recognize tribal identification cards as a valid form of identification for all official purposes. 
HJR 1002making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled