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 1087repeal the requirement of a certain public election notice. 
HB 1102allow for additional time to review certain competitive sealed bids. 
HB 1103revise certain provisions regarding the qualification process for municipal office. 
HB 1119revise the criteria for incorporation of a new municipality. 
HB 1120revise the definition of agricultural purposes used for the administration of the sales tax. 
HB 1125limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1138revise provisions related to the enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions regarding livestock satellite video auction agencies and electronic auctions of livestock. 
SB 61prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. 
SB 66permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. 
SB 89revise certain provisions related to permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
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 a corporate income tax and dedication of the revenue therefrom. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 
HB 1065designate the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota in Hill City as the official Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota. 
HB 1075revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 
HB 1076provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. 
HB 1077grant 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 1078grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1079permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. 
HB 1088revise and consolidate certain civil forfeiture provisions. 
HB 1097exempt certain taxes and fees from the gross receipts tax on telecommunications services. 
HB 1107ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. 
HB 1111require the high school interscholastic activities association to promulgate major policy statements under the procedures of the administrative rules process. 
HB 1112establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. 
HB 1129allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1137revise the distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding county zoning. 
HB 1156require municipalities to reimburse the counties for certain judicial and law enforcement expenditures. 
HB 1157require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. 
HB 1162provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1164provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 
HB 1180limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1187allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. 
HB 1199revise certain provisions regarding the minimum age to procure hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1200require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. 
HB 1202provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds 
HB 1206authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. 
HB 1209require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1225provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. 
HB 1229revise provisions related to primary insurance of rental cars. 
HB 1231authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. 
HB 1233exempt the state from daylight saving time. 
HB 1236define a halfway house. 
HB 1238revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
HB 1242authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. 
HC 1001Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. 
HC 1002Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. 
HC 1003Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. 
HC 1007Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1020Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
HC 1021Recognizing Jean Benson for her achievements as head coach for the Chester Area Flyers Volleyball Team. 
HC 1023Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Battery A, 1/147 Field Artillery Battalion of Aberdeen, South Dakota on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HC 1024Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Company C, l-189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 1025Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. 
HC 1027Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota on being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. 
HC 1030Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 
HCR 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. 
HCR 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
HCR 1007Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. 
HCR 1009Expressing the right of South Dakotans to own and use firearms. 
HCR 1011Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. 
HCR 1012Requesting the South Dakota congressional delegation to introduce legislation to compensate private landowners for fire damage caused by the United States Forest Service. 
HCR 1014Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. 
HCR 1015Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. 
HCR 1017Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
SB 56require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
SB 62require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. 
SB 63require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of school safety drills in accredited schools. 
SB 72prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 78deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
SB 90ensure that members of the public are able to access and record public meetings. 
SB 98revise and repeal certain provisions regarding pork production. 
SB 107clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. 
SB 115permit car rental companies to include certain fees in a rental agreement. 
SB 117permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. 
SB 119require legislative authority for refugee actions under South Dakota law. 
SB 127revise certain provisions regarding the requirements for placement of a utility facility across a railroad right-of-way. 
SB 129establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. 
SB 130require the processing of sexual assault exam kits.  
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 
SB 166make an appropriation to the aeronautics commission and to declare an emergency. 
SC 6Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 7Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
SC 10Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. 
SC 11Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled