Representative Thomas J. Brunner — 2019


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: 605-257-2336

Email: Thomas.Brunner@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1089revise provisions regarding electronic livestock auctions. 
HB 1128revise provisions regarding the maximum term of promissory notes issued to municipalities. 
HB 1129revise provisions regarding residency of registered voters. 
HB 1152provide for the permitting of outfitters and guides. 
HB 1228provide for certain inmates to petition for concurrent sentences. 
HCR 1005Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. 
SB 49declare void the transgender procedure adopted by the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. 
SB 50remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. 
SB 63increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
SB 66establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. 
SB 95establish standards regarding operation of certain inflatable amusement devices. 
SB 104require random drug testing of legislators. 
SB 109prohibit certain state employees from acting as a lobbyist for a certain period following termination of employment. 
SB 112provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. 
SB 149increase the amount authorized for certain brand fees and to authorize a brand registration application fee. 
SB 162require that local government bond elections be held in conjunction with the primary or general election in even-numbered years. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1041provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
HB 1043require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. 
HB 1044authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. 
HB 1051establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. 
HB 1054revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1056prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. 
HB 1058require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1072correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. 
HB 1075revise certain provisions regarding the authority of conservation district governing boards. 
HB 1077revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. 
HB 1080increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. 
HB 1081authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. 
HB 1082to revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases. 
HB 1097repeal provisions regarding certain disclosures on campaign communications. 
HB 1098revise provisions regarding publication of official ballots in a legal newspaper. 
HB 1102establish certain provisions regarding fairness in repairs of equipment sold or used in this state. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HB 1105revise certain provisions regarding child support orders. 
HB 1106revise certain provisions regarding support obligations. 
HB 1107revise the definition of adultery. 
HB 1110establish a penalty for certain persons who fail to file a birth certificate or who fail to provide the notice required for the filing of a death certificate. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1112provide for certain persons to carry a concealed pistol or revolver without a permit. 
HB 1113establish certain provisions regarding ethics and responsibility for public elementary and secondary school teachers. 
HB 1114revise provisions regarding state-owned motor vehicles. 
HB 1116prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1125create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. 
HB 1138revise provisions regarding the mandatory retirement age of judges. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1145establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 
HB 1154require certain products contain digital blocking capability, establish a deactivation fee, establish the human trafficking and child exploitation prevention fund, and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. 
HB 1171allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1172provide for cooperation with federal officials in matters of immigration. 
HB 1173permit the possession of firearms by certain employees. 
HB 1177provide an opportunity to view a sonogram and hear the child's heartbeat prior to an abortion. 
HB 1188revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. 
HB 1190provide for certain reporting requirements related to abortions. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1194revise provisions regarding reports of crime statistics. 
HB 1195revise provisions regarding juvenile justice. 
HB 1197prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1204exempt certain sales of goods and services by minors from the sales tax. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1232lower the compulsory age for school attendance. 
HB 1233reduce the percentage of a winery's annual production that may be bulk wine. 
HB 1234provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. 
HB 1242include opossums within the definition of predator and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1252increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues and provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues. 
HB 1253provide funding for advertising that addresses the negative aspects of gambling. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1004Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 
HC 1005Recognizing the month of September as Opioid Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. 
HC 1007Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls, 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 1008Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 
HC 1009Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1011Honoring and commending the city of Yankton on the 150th anniversary of its incorporation. 
HC 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1013Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. 
HC 1026Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HCR 1001Supporting the Governor's efforts to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
HCR 1002Requesting that local school boards establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility for educators in public elementary and secondary schools. 
HCR 1004Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1006Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. 
HCR 1007 Expressing and encouraging support for voluntary country-of-origin labels. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding appointments to fill legislative vacancies. 
HJR 1003Proposing 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 using the net receipts from unclaimed property. 
HR 1001Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting and service to the people of South Dakota. 
HR 1003Denouncing the recent passage of New York's abortion law and requesting that the Governor declare a day of prayer and fasting to atone for the unspeakable crime of abortion. 
HR 1004Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
HR 1005Rebuking Congressman Dusty Johnson for voting against President Trump's emergency measures to secure the Southern border, and urging Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to support President Trump's constitutional efforts as our military Commander in Chief to do so. 
HR 1006Recognizing the deleterious effects of gambling and video lottery. 
SB 6revise certain provisions regarding sonogram and heart auscultation prior to an abortion. 
SB 9provide for the Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 71prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 100reduce the number of petition signatures required for conservation district supervisor elections. 
SB 103provide for an annual transfer of certain unobligated state general funds into the local bridge improvement grant fund. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 120modify the time period allowable for certain covenants not to compete. 
SB 128make an appropriation to the gaming commission fund, to provide for the transfer of funds to the special racing revolving fund and the South Dakota-bred racing fund, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 138revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. 
SB 141provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. 
SB 147provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. 
SB 148provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 156make an appropriation for the payment of certain delinquent taxes. 
SB 171designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. 
SC 35Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. 
SC 36Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. 
SCR 4Commending and thanking the men and women of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging Congress and the President to fund construction of steel barriers and border control impediments along with the strengthening of current border control infrastructure, and urging Congress and the President to ensure compliance with and enforcement of federal immigration laws. 
SCR 5Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. 
SCR 8Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. 
SCR 9Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 

Hearings

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