Representative Thomas J. Brunner — 2020


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 1094repeal certain provisions regarding permits for concealed pistols. 
HB 1095revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 
HB 1112authorize the hiring of law enforcement officers by the South Dakota State Brand Board and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1130revise the requirements for an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. 
HB 1182provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1184provide limited deer and antelope licenses to landowners. 
HB 1229accommodate legislation related to electric service in a newly annexed area. 
HB 1241revise requirements for legal newspapers. 
HB 1242provide for the reissuance of certain enhanced permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency. 
SCR 602To invite responsible gun owners from Virginia to relocate to South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1057prohibit certain acts against children and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1069authorize certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1076require a designation on a driver license for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances. 
HB 1077establish certain requirements regarding funeral processions. 
HB 1078exempt firearms from retail sales tax and use tax. 
HB 1085provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1096prohibit commercial surrogacy contracts, provide a penalty for facilitating a commercial surrogacy, and establish an interim committee to evaluate surrogacy in the state. 
HB 1100make an appropriation to begin the research and development of a new bioprocessing facility and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1110provide for a uniform template to be used by each state agency in the conduct of performance management reviews. 
HB 1114authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. 
HB 1128modify the penalty for causing a child to be present during methamphetamine use, distribution, or manufacture. 
HB 1129authorize the provision of telecommunications device location information to law enforcement agencies. 
HB 1138establish shooting course requirements for current or former law enforcement officers seeking an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1146exclude second job income from child support obligations. 
HB 1152provide financial assistance for school sentinel training. 
HB 1153authorize the limited possession of a knife in the state capitol. 
HB 1157provide for kindergarten enrollment options. 
HB 1158remove irreconcilable differences as a cause for divorce. 
HB 1168revise tenant and landlord rights. 
HB 1172require the annual submission of a zero-based budget from certain departments or budget units. 
HB 1195establish certain fetal harm as an assault. 
HB 1197require testing of moisture meters and protein-measuring devices. 
HB 1198to repeal provisions regarding maximum taxes levied by the board of a school district for the capital outlay fund. 
HB 1202revise provisions regarding certain sales and use tax rates. 
HB 1203revise provisions regarding out-of-state dealer permits to sell motorcycles. 
HB 1206revise certain provisions regarding the commitment of a delinquent child to the Department of Corrections. 
HB 1207extend the termination date for the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Oversight Council. 
HB 1231authorize premium cigars to be shipped and transported and modify tax provisions pertaining to premium cigars. 
HB 1232provide an appropriation for adoption assistance grants. 
HB 1235revise provisions regarding immunizations. 
HB 1238permit modification of the term of a perpetual conservation easement after the death of the grantor. 
HB 1249revise certain provisions regarding the operation of the South Dakota Lottery. 
HB 1250increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues, to provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues, and to repeal provisions regarding video lottery. 
HB 1252grant property tax relief to certain persons who are long-term residents and long-term property owners. 
HB 1259revise provisions regarding the discretionary formula for determining the assessed value of property for tax purposes. 
HB 1266prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1270to revise provisions regarding agricultural land classifications for tax purposes. 
HB 1277only authorize a person whose face is depicted in certain obscene material to receive revenue generated by the distribution or exhibition of the material. 
HB 1282create the lottery repeal and recovery fund and revise provisions regarding the distribution of state revenue from video lottery. 
HC 8002Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 8004Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HC 8016Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. 
HC 8017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. 
HC 8018Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 8019Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HCR 6003Supporting the Electoral College. 
HCR 6005Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 6009Strengthening 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 participation. 
HCR 6012Supporting the right to pray in public schools. 
HJR 5003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election, an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to prohibiting the general appropriation bill from reappropriating or transferring funds that are in special funds and establishing rules pertaining to the administration of special funds. 
HR 7001to ensure the existence of a healthy, sustainable equine population. 
SB 54regulate the use of auxiliary containers. 
SB 59to protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
SB 64prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. 
SB 74revise provisions regarding legislative candidates. 
SB 75provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. 
SB 80revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. 
SB 87add information required to be provided to a woman receiving an abortion. 
SB 90revise the distribution of motor fuel tax revenue, create a small structure and large culvert fund, provide for the use and administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation thereof. 
SB 98extend the notification period for possession of a concealed pistol in the state capitol. 
SB 111exclude certain wind energy tax revenue from the state aid to education formula. 
SB 120establish exceptions regarding the possession of a pistol by a minor. 
SB 125revise provisions regarding the exemption from taxation of certain substances used for agricultural purposes. 
SB 147prohibit collective bargaining by certain employees of the Board of Regents. 
SCR 601Supporting trade negotiations to remove barriers to country of origin labelling. 

Hearings

02/18 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHB 1095revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 
02/18 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHB 1181revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. 
02/18 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHB 1112authorize the hiring of law enforcement officers by the South Dakota State Brand Board and to declare an emergency. 

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