Representative Thomas J. Brunner — 2018


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 1109provide for parole eligibility for certain inmates. 
HB 1141revise the publication requirements for certain municipalities and school districts. 
HB 1142revise the publication requirements for certain counties, municipalities, and school districts. 
HB 1271revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of certain guns on certain premises. 
HB 1272revise certain provisions regarding a certificate of excuse for school attendance. 
HB 1294increase the tax on certain alcoholic beverages and to distribute the revenue. 
HCR 1007Encouraging thoughtful taxation of alcohol products in the state and calling for alcohol to become budget neutral rather than a drain on the resources and the economy of South Dakota. 
SB 66require each school board to provide certain information regarding school elections in the school board minutes. 
SB 80establish term limits for members of the Board of Regents. 
SB 114revise certain provisions regarding the removal and storage of abandoned vehicles. 
SB 115provide for the lawful concealing of a firearm while driving a motorcycle. 
SB 156revise certain provisions regarding brand inspections. 
SB 175revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of concealed pistols by certain persons. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1088revise the consignment sales requirements for dealers of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, boats, and boat trailers. 
HB 1093authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. 
HB 1100require a name be printed on public contracts. 
HB 1101revise certain provisions regarding used motorcycles offered for sale at an event. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. 
HB 1103require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. 
HB 1108restrict the disclosure of personal information regarding motor vehicle records. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. 
HB 1116revise certain provisions regarding special interest motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1117revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of historical motor vehicles. 
HB 1118make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. 
HB 1119revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. 
HB 1120provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. 
HB 1122require legislative approval for tuition and fee increases at institutions of higher education. 
HB 1124allow certain persons with a felony conviction to apply for a concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1127revise certain provisions relating to fees charged for security freezes. 
HB 1128revise certain provisions regarding increases in teacher compensation. 
HB 1134revise certain provisions regarding on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses for municipal auditoriums and convention halls. 
HB 1135revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purposes of education funding. 
HB 1139revise the applicability of adverse possession to certain partition fences. 
HB 1143revise certain provisions regarding the tax exemption of certain school owned property. 
HB 1145provide for subpoena power for certain legislative committees. 
HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. 
HB 1167revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions. 
HB 1172revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies. 
HB 1179provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1190revise the time period for which certain motor vehicle license plates are used. 
HB 1191provide the State-Tribal Relations Committee certain subpoena power. 
HB 1206decrease the rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on certain visitor-intensive businesses. 
HB 1212revise certain provisions regarding the custody of a minor child. 
HB 1232revise the payment for the dual credit program. 
HB 1233require maintenance and repair funding for new nonrevenue generating buildings or facilities at institutions of higher education. 
HB 1244revise certain provisions regarding the renewal of driver licenses by a member of the armed forces and their families. 
HB 1255revise the authority of the interim Rules Review Committee to revert a rule to any step in the rules adoption process. 
HB 1256revise certain provisions regarding the age at which children shall begin school. 
HB 1260provide certain provisions regarding cooperation with federal agencies by localities in the state. 
HB 1265enhance the foster care system in South Dakota 
HB 1266provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1273revise certain provisions regarding convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1283revise certain provisions regarding appeals from small claims court proceedings. 
HB 1287revise certain provisions regarding multiple employer trusts. 
HB 1290provide for disclosure of certain contents of public-private partnership agreements and to provide a penalty for failure to disclose. 
HB 1291revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. 
HB 1296require each school board to establish a policy on the use of certain school district facilities by transgender persons. 
HB 1302prohibit the compensation of certain petition circulators. 
HB 1303prohibit certain incentives and punishments in association with school surveys, and to impose a penalty therefor. 
HB 1308revise the distribution of revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. 
HB 1310revise certain provisions regarding legislative salary. 
HB 1311revise certain provisions regarding legislator salaries. 
HC 1001Honoring Arlene Kvislen for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota, the Legislature, and the South Dakota House of Representatives. 
HC 1005Honoring the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems, Inc. on being named 2017 State Association of the Year. 
HC 1006Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. 
HC 1007Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. 
HC 1008Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. 
HC 1014Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1015Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HC 1021Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. 
HC 1022Commending and honoring Shannon Tjaden for being selected as the 2017-18 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Society for Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Recognizing and congratulating Oran Sorenson on his induction into the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Robert and JoDee Ingalls for their outstanding commitment to adoption and to family values. 
HC 1028Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. 
HCR 1001Calling for statewide recognition of the migration of many young people from our state and urging state and local officials to take steps to counter that action and attract new residents to our state. 
HCR 1002Recognizing the great need and offering support for additional mental health services in western South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
HCR 1006Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 
HCR 1008that tobacco, alcohol, and other drug marketing have no place in the lives of the children of the state. 
HCR 1009Encouraging awareness of alcohol as a direct cause of seven types of cancer and encourages the Department of Health to research potential awareness campaigns related to alcohol and cancer. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. 
HCR 1011Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, regarding filling legislative vacancies. 
HJR 1008Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 
SB 71revise certain provisions related to a license renewal for the practice of medicine, osteopathy, surgery, or obstetrics. 
SB 78revise the membership of the Board of Education Standards to include the chairs of the Senate and House committees on education. 
SB 85require the Legislature to use the rules of procedure as adopted by the preceding session of the Legislature. 
SB 86revise certain requirements when a local unit of government sells surplus property through a real estate broker. 
SB 89establish term limits for members of the Board of Education Standards. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92provide a felony penalty for the intentional injury or disfigurement by certain corrosive materials. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the intentional exposure of others to certain diseases. 
SB 94establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SB 100establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. 
SB 102revise certain provisions defining gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
SB 103prohibit aliens who are not lawfully present in the United States from attending any public postsecondary educational institution or from receiving certain educational financial assistance. 
SB 111revise certain provisions regarding expenditures incurred during civil proceedings. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. 
SB 116provide for certain voting and attendance information to be made available by the director of the Legislative Research Council. 
SB 117revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program. 
SB 122provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care provider via telemedicine or telehealth. 
SB 123provide for the utilization of telemedicine or telehealth by a health care professional. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 137revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age. 
SB 142authorize an opt out of school board approved installment purchase contracts, lease purchase contracts, or capitol outlay certificates. 
SB 150provide property tax relief through the creation of the property tax relief fund. 
SB 172provide for an opt out by certain professions from the temporary licensing compact. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 190require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. 
SB 202require posting of certain notice on certain public restrooms. 
SC 8Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 46Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. 
SCR 1Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. 
SCR 3Committing the Legislature and urging the Governor, the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General to secure the blessings of life and liberty for South Dakota's posterity. 
SCR 5Recognizing the tribal council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in its petition to the Legislature for redress of grievances pursuant to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article VI  
SCR 8Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness areas in South Dakota without approval of the Legislature. 
SCR 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
SCR 16Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for beginning to Make America Great Again. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the militia of the state. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund with the net receipts from certain unclaimed property. 
SJR 5Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding the maximum annual change in general fund appropriations. 
SJR 9Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled