Representative Thomas J. Brunner — 2009


Picture of Representative Thomas J. Brunner

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


Session Committees

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

Prime Sponsor

HB 1136repeal certain provisions relating to the purchase of private water lines. 
HB 1149allow a person or entity to offer postsecondary education credit in South Dakota while seeking accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency. 
HB 1177revise the definition of transmission facilities. 
HB 1181establish a veterinary education loan repayment program for veterinarians who fulfill certain requirements and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1256provide for a temporary increase in the sales and use tax and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1257provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HCR 1015Stating South Dakota's policy on animal identification programs. 
SB 1clarify, repeal, update, and make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
SB 2revise the available number and method of allocation of certain nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. 
SB 82provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 119revise the authority of the state, counties, and townships to transfer highway right-of-ways under certain conditions. 
SB 120encourage energy conservation and efficiency by establishing certain procedures regarding the reporting, sale, and marketing of renewable energy and recycled energy certificates. 
SB 135revise certain statutes relating to the granting of certain licenses by the Animal Industry Board. 
SB 136repeal the provision that requires cooperatives to set aside a portion of the net proceeds as an education fund. 
SB 188provide for the appointment of members of the State Brand Board by district. 
SCR 5Encouraging flexibility by local governments to accommodate the development of wind energy projects. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1001revise certain provisions related to free access to state parks and recreation areas to include certain persons with disabilities. 
HB 1002provide for the transfer of certain moneys from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to the county road and bridge funds. 
HB 1003clarify the application of common law trespass and to provide for the recovery of damages against trespassers. 
HB 1004provide for the killing of mountain lions under certain circumstances. 
HB 1005require that certain land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks be conditioned upon subsequent legislative approval. 
HB 1093revise the boundaries of the James River Water Development District. 
HB 1105require public high school students to perform acts of volunteerism in order to receive a high school diploma. 
HB 1106deposit money in the permanent school fund based on acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
HB 1107revise the composition of the State Brand Board, to provide for its election by district, and to revise certain powers of the board. 
HB 1120provide for the transfer of predatory animal control, rodent control, and reptile control from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to the Department of Agriculture. 
HB 1134require notice of the cost of certain public notices. 
HB 1135authorize the posting on the internet by the state, municipalities, counties, and school districts in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1137establish certain eligibility requirements for purchasers of houses sold through the Governor's house program. 
HB 1141repeal certain provisions permitting the payment for lands acquired by eminent domain including the cost and expenses of condemnation proceedings from the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks fund. 
HB 1156provide for the establishment of a task force to study human trafficking. 
HB 1170provide for legislative representation on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1178require the Department of Education to administer a pilot program for the purpose of increasing graduation rates among at-risk minority students, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1179provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1180create a dual credit grant program for public high school students and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1188require that five percent of the qualified electors in one-half of the counties sign initiative and referendum petitions. 
HB 1197allow single-family dwellings that are under construction or listed for sale by contractors to be classified as owner-occupied single-family dwellings for the purpose of taxation. 
HB 1198allow school districts to charge students a fee to participate in interscholastic activities for which no academic credit is earned. 
HB 1199authorize the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority to study the feasibility of nuclear power plant facility in South Dakota and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1203limit asbestos-related liabilities for certain successor corporations. 
HB 1212revise certain requirements of written contract documents for public improvements. 
HB 1213allow school districts to enter into group health insurance contracts that include dental and vision insurance, and to allow school districts to offer group life and group health insurance benefits to retired employees. 
HB 1224place certain restrictions on state participation in a national animal identification system. 
HB 1225require certain authorization for the installation of certain fixtures on rental property and to establish penalties related thereto. 
HB 1234revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. 
HB 1248authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction of a college of veterinary medicine and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1254exclude any federal stimulus funds in a school district's general fund when determining its allowable general fund balance. 
HB 1255revise certain provisions concerning the telecommunications gross receipts tax. 
HB 1266impose a tax on the gross receipts of advertising services, to create the education advertising gross receipts tax fund, and to deposit the advertising gross receipts tax revenue in the education advertising gross receipts tax fund. 
HB 1278revise certain provisions prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
HB 1281enhance funding for state highways by increasing fees on certain signs, displays, or devices. 
HB 1285place certain restrictions on the granting of easements associated with pipelines. 
HB 1286create a task force to study the feasibility of establishing a cabinet-level Department of Native Affairs and to identify benefits that could result from a closer working relationship between the executive and legislative branches and the tribal governments. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring Eldon and Regina Roth for their outstanding efforts to increase the value of beef in the United States, for their entrepreneurial spirit, and for their commitment to excellence. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring Joanne Groves, a member of the Huron School District Board, on her selection as the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota. 
HC 1015Commending and honoring the South Dakota Home Builders Association, their one thousand eight hundred members, and their eight local affiliated associations on their thirtieth anniversary, including the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, the Black Hills Home Builders Association, the Aberdeen Home Builders Association, the Watertown Home Builders Association, the Brookings Home Builders Association, the Lewis and Clark Home Builders Association, the Mitchell Home Builders Association, and the Oahe Home Builders Association. 
HC 1016Honoring coach Tom Rogers for achieving his 300th win as the head coach of the Stanley County Lady Buffs Basketball Team. 
HC 1017Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team as International Champions. 
HC 1018Honoring Dr. Robert V. Burns on thirty-five years of outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislative Internship Program. 
HC 1020Honoring Elizabeth Volzke as a Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient. 
HC 1022Honoring Milo Smith of Pierre for his service to the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1024Recognizing and congratulating Jeremiah Peterson of Canton for being named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1026Commending the Sturgis Brown High School Scoopers Wrestling Team on winning the 2009 South Dakota Class A Wrestling Championship. 
HC 1027Honoring Terry Woster for his contributions to South Dakota journalism and culture and for forty years of reporting on the South Dakota State Legislature. 
HC 1040Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1002To honor and congratulate Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. 
HCR 1003Expressing solidarity with Israel in its defense against terrorism in the Gaza Strip. 
HCR 1005To honor and thank George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States of America. 
HCR 1012Supporting the exploration and development of energy resources. 
HCR 1013Reasserting sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
SB 70repeal the provision requiring a forty-eight hour waiting period to purchase a pistol. 
SB 77repeal the maximum number of off-sale alcoholic beverage licenses that may be issued to any person, corporation, or business entity and to establish requirements for physical barriers for certain off-sale alcoholic beverage establishments. 
SB 87repeal the forthcoming mandate that, beginning on July 1, 2009, will require students to stay in school until age eighteen or graduation. 
SB 92require the physical presence of any physician scheduled to perform an abortion at the site of the abortion procedure on the day prior to the abortion procedure. 
SB 101clarify the school residence of a child assigned to an approved out of district special education residential or tuition day program when the residence of the child's parent or guardian changes. 
SB 108exclude parole agents from concealed weapons permit requirements. 
SB 133provide for central filing of documents necessary to perfect a security interest in personal property or fixtures of a rural electric cooperative. 
SB 143require a searchable internet website for the posting and access of certain public records and financial information. 
SB 144require certain contracts to be retained in the contract's original format or made available by a publicly accessible internet website or database. 
SB 177adopt the South Dakota Indian Child Welfare Act. 
SB 184require the terms of certain easements or options to accommodate other easements for wind or essential services. 
SB 187allow the merger or consolidation of a cooperative and its subsidiary. 
SB 201increase certain fees on motor vehicles and to increase the fuel excise tax on certain fuel used by motor vehicles. 
SC 2Honoring the memory and the life of Fred Koupal. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2007-2008 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: David Peters, Spearfish, School Superintendent; Richard Unruh, Jr., Yankton, School Business Official; Norman Graham, Sturgis, Elementary School Principal; Neil Goter, Wagner, Secondary School Principal; Michael Taplett, Huron, Middle School Principal; Brad Brandsrud, Watertown, Assistant Secondary Principal; Dorothy Zuiderhof, Brookings, Curriculum Director; and Dennis Champ, Pierre, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 4Honoring Greg Smeenk of Newell, South Dakota, for being named Top Selling Agent among realtors in the Northern Black Hills. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
SC 13Honoring Malcom Chapman of Rapid City as the 2008 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. 
SC 15Honoring Anna Joy Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota's Junior Miss 2009. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its fifteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 23Honoring Dr. Sam Holland, State Veterinarian, for his many years of service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 25expressing the Legislature's respect and appreciation for the sixteen years of devoted service by Gil Koetzle, the first and only legislator in the history of South Dakota to be term limited out of the House of Representatives and the Senate. 
SC 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
SC 28Honoring the life and times of Chester Sorensen of Freeman, South Dakota. 
SC 32Congratulating and honoring Delaney Tyon, the Nastar National Ski Champion. 
SC 33Commending and congratulating the Philip High School Lady Scotties Basketball Team for earning a trip to the State Class B Girls' Basketball Tournament for the first time in the school's history.  
SC 34Congratulating and honoring Jami Fralick, a native of Martin, South Dakota, for his eighth place finish in the Bassmaster Classic. 
SCR 4Supporting transportation of horses to foreign processing facilities. 
SCR 6Supporting certain health screening programs sponsored by the South Dakota Lions Foundation. 
SCR 8urging the members of the State Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board to amend its treatment of certain food coupons, certificates, and other documentation as gross receipts. 
SCR 10 Supporting legislative efforts in other states addressing the need to provide for equine slaughter and processing in the United States. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the utilization of English as the official language. 

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