Representative Thomas J. Brunner — 2019


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Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 29
Counties: Butte, Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Farmer


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
EducationChair MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1222temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund education and other budget needs and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1048Endorsing the Read Across America program. 
SB 63repeal certain provisions regarding the reduction in state aid to education based upon the school district's general fund balance. 
SB 77require school boards to approve pick-up locations for any open enrolled students who are transported in their resident school districts by receiving school districts. 
SB 154provide funding for education by temporarily increasing the state sales and use tax. 
SC 20Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1046revise the composition of the State Brand Board and to provide for its election by district. 
HB 1047revise certain prairie dog shooting season provisions. 
HB 1048provide for the distribution of the proceeds of certain civil fines and civil penalties. 
HB 1049require that funds from the sale of certain estrays and livestock on "hold" status be deposited in the permanent school fund. 
HB 1061provide for the practice and regulation of registered midwives. 
HB 1062adopt the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. 
HB 1063provide for the deposit in the general fund of the proceeds from the sale of certain contraband or abandoned items by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
HB 1064deposit certain funds associated with snowmobiles and motorized boats into the state highway fund. 
HB 1065transfer money from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to South Dakota State University for wildlife and fisheries instruction. 
HB 1067revise the lookback period for the enhancement of penalties for multiple assaults and violations of protection orders. 
HB 1070prohibit school districts from employing school counselors who are not certified. 
HB 1074revise the allowable time periods for use of nonresident small game hunting licenses. 
HB 1076increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. 
HB 1077establish performance standards for principals, to require an annual evaluation of principals, and to provide for the development of a model evaluation instrument. 
HB 1078allow municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1079repeal certain provisions related to the purchase of firearms by out-of-state residents. 
HB 1080modify the date on which the annual financial reports of school districts are considered past due. 
HB 1081eliminate the requirement that certain political subdivisions purchase an accounting manual. 
HB 1088make certain legislative findings concerning the constitutionality of certain federal health care laws. 
HB 1095prohibit certain acts of sexual contact between certain school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1103revise certain provisions regarding zero based budgeting requirements. 
HB 1104revise the deadline for withdrawing from a primary election. 
HB 1114revise the conditions under which contracts with local officials are permitted. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions concerning the extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities. 
HB 1119revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1120require persons applying or receiving certain aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug and substances tests. 
HB 1133revise certain provisions relating to the excusal of a child from school. 
HB 1135require certification for operators of boilers in public buildings. 
HB 1147revise the taxation of rural electric companies with respect to receipts collected for compliance with certain environmental laws. 
HB 1149allow legal residents of the United States to obtain a concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1150revise the calculation of the state aid to education formula by eliminating the two-year averaging option for school districts with a declining enrollment. 
HB 1152provide for drug testing for certain TANF recipients. 
HB 1153prohibit the Board of Education from adopting certain standards for the subject of history. 
HB 1158revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. 
HB 1160regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. 
HB 1169provide for the enlargement of special zoning areas, to revise certain provisions regarding special zoning areas, and to provide for the appointment of special zoning area commissions. 
HB 1170require schools to provide instruction on certain historical documents and speeches. 
HB 1171expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children. 
HB 1175establish the jump start scholarship program. 
HB 1177revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain. 
HB 1184limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. 
HB 1192increase certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. 
HB 1193clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
HB 1196provide for the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain state colleges and universities. 
HB 1197require the party affiliations of candidates for municipal and school elections to be printed on the ballot. 
HB 1198provide for the state and local enforcement of certain federal immigration laws, to criminalize the knowing transportation, concealment, or solicitation of illegal aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1199provide for a compact concerning citizenship. 
HB 1203allow school districts, for a period of two years, to transfer funds from the capital outlay fund to the general fund under certain circumstances. 
HB 1204prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1207allow the consignment or auction of certain out-of-state vehicles and motorcycles. 
HB 1210provide for the lease of hunting rights on certain school and public lands. 
HB 1213limit increases in state government spending. 
HB 1216prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. 
HB 1217establish certain legislative findings pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to better insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. 
HB 1218prohibit surrogate mother contracts, to prohibit enforcement of such arrangements, and to establish standards to award custody of children born as a result of such arrangements. 
HB 1225conduct a study on the feasibility of maintaining aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation. 
HB 1237provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others. 
HB 1252grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures. 
HC 1001Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. 
HC 1002Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. 
HC 1003Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 1008Commending and honoring the Arlington Cardinals Girls State Class B Volleyball Championship Team, coaches, and staff. 
HC 1009Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. 
HC 1012Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. 
HC 1014Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
HC 1019Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
HC 1020commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
HC 1023Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. 
HC 1024Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. 
HC 1027Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
HC 1028Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. 
HC 1029Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. 
HC 1031Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. 
HC 1039Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. 
HC 1040Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1041Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1042Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. 
HC 1043Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. 
HC 1044Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. 
HC 1045Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. 
HC 1046Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. 
HC 1049Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. 
HC 1050Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. 
HC 1052Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. 
HCR 1001Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. 
HCR 1002To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Making certain legislative findings about the constitutionality of the federal health care system. 
HCR 1007Endorsing Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 
HCR 1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. 
HCR 1011Expressing support for civic education in the public schools in South Dakota, and recognizing March 9, 2011, as Civic Education Day at the state capitol. 
HCR 1013Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. 
HJR 1004Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to prohibiting the application of international law, the law of foreign nations, and certain foreign religious or moral codes in the state courts of South Dakota. 
SB 1make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to natural resources. 
SB 55allow the shooting of coyotes from snowmobiles. 
SB 57revise the investment fee rate for certain employers and to declare an emergency. 
SB 60repeal the reduction in state aid to general education funding for any school district that receives proceeds from the Commission on Gaming. 
SB 72revise how certain kindergarten students are counted for the purpose of state aid to education funding, to establish in statute the minimum number of hours required in a school term for grades one through three, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. 
SB 81require the Supreme Court to promulgate rules for parenting coordinators. 
SB 83revise certain requirements relating to the publication of municipal ordinances and resolutions. 
SB 85revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. 
SB 86revise the investment fee rate for certain employers and to declare an emergency. 
SB 91revise certain provisions relating to nonresident special deer hunting licenses in central South Dakota. 
SB 99revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. 
SB 104require each school district to develop a policy to prohibit bullying that meets certain requirements. 
SB 111extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. 
SB 119revise certain provisions relating to sureties for water user district treasurers. 
SB 124authorize the Bureau of Administration to construct a maintenance shop in Pierre, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 125revise the time period for computing unemployment insurance employer contribution rates. 
SB 126stabilize the funding of the state aid to education formula for two years by appropriating money from the education enhancement trust fund and borrowing money from certain school districts, to create the education stabilization fund, and to prohibit school districts from imposing an excess tax levy for two years. 
SB 141grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
SB 148increase the authorized number of nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses and to revise certain provisions regarding the number of allowable nonresident hunting days. 
SB 152revise certain provisions concerning state aid to education, to revise and provide for the adjustment of the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula, and to revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. 
SB 157establish an agricultural supplier's lien and to provide for its grant, content, filing, priority, and effect. 
SB 169revise certain requirements relating to participation by tribal schools in the federal school lunch program. 
SB 198provide for a study the issue of creating the Kadoka-Caputa Rails to Hope Trail as a state park.  
SC 2Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. 
SC 4Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. 
SC 12Honoring and supporting the Isabel Celebration in Isabel, South Dakota, on the occasion of the town's centennial anniversary. 
SC 13Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. 
SC 16Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. 
SC 17Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. 
SC 19Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. 
SC 23Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. 
SCR 2Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System 

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