Representative Thomas J. Brunner — 2010


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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 

Interim Committees

Department of Environment & Natural Resources Agency ReviewMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1113specify certain animal species for animal damage control. 
HB 1114broaden the policy review committee for animal damage control. 
HB 1115provide for annual audits of the state predatory animal control fund. 
HB 1212provide counties the authority to acquire, construct, maintain, and operate sewer utility systems. 
HB 1230permit certain persons to assist women during pregnancy and childbirth under certain conditions. 
HC 1002Commending and honoring the Belle Fourche Middle School students for their dedication to South Dakota's World War II veterans. 
HC 1015Honoring Nisland, South Dakota, on the occasion of its centennial celebration. 
HCR 1006Urging the United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other federal agencies to actively manage mountain pine beetle infestations on lands under their control in South Dakota. 
HCR 1014Urging the members of the United States Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. 
HCR 1017Opposing federal control of state water rights through unnecessary expansion of the federal Clean Water Act 
SB 85revise the continuing education requirements for certain veterinarians. 
SB 86revise certain requirements related to the licensure of veterinarians. 
SB 137nullify certain federal health care laws within the state of South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1066provide for the issuance of landowner-sponsored big game hunting licenses. 
HB 1067restrict the entry of conservation officers onto certain private land without permission. 
HB 1068revise the limitation on damages for medical malpractice actions. 
HB 1086permit certain municipalities to issue an additional off-sale alcoholic beverage license. 
HB 1087provide criteria for enacting ordinances or amendments thereto that have a retrospective application and to repeal certain provisions related to the enforcement of ordinances. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding the rights of certain new vehicle dealers and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1092revise the certain provisions concerning continuing liens on wages by garnishment. 
HB 1098require state agencies to conduct a public hearing before acquiring certain real property. 
HB 1099permit taxing districts to revise the base amount of revenue payable from property taxes. 
HB 1116limit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents and executive officers of state institutions of higher education. 
HB 1119prohibit certain acts of sexual penetration and contact between certain school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1120revise certain provisions and assessments related to the South Dakota Oilseeds Council. 
HB 1121require a permit and fee for public access on certain school and public lands and to establish a penalty. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1127authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. 
HB 1130include the families of certain members of the armed forces who died in military service as eligible for gold star special license plates. 
HB 1135rescind all previous applications of the State of South Dakota for the calling of a federal constitutional convention to amend the Constitution of the United States. 
HB 1136limit asbestos-related liabilities for certain successor corporations. 
HB 1138create certified technology parks or certified sites to enhance knowledge and tech-based economic development. 
HB 1139clarify the application of common law civil trespass on agricultural land and to provide for the recovery of liquidated damages against trespassers. 
HB 1143authorize the posting of certain information on the internet by school districts in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1145limit certain requirements associated with animal identification systems. 
HB 1148authorize counties to change the method of electing the county board of commissioners to either an at-large or district basis. 
HB 1150revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula for certain students who participate in open enrollment. 
HB 1151authorize funeral establishments to operate branch chapels. 
HB 1152require the Department of Education to develop a framework for entrepreneurship education. 
HB 1153repeal the requirement that a railroad obtain authority from the Governor or the Transportation Commission before the railroad may exercise the power of eminent domain. 
HB 1155require the marking of certain anemometer towers used for wind energy testing purposes. 
HB 1157provide for the public release of certain subscription and licensee lists by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
HB 1160allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HB 1164revise no contact provisions in cases of stalking and domestic abuse. 
HB 1165revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1167revise the term of service of a grand jury. 
HB 1169prohibit 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 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1181eliminate the consolidation incentives for any school districts that consolidate after July 1, 2010. 
HB 1182prohibit certain employment practices. 
HB 1183authorize birth centers to operate in the state. 
HB 1184revise employee sick leave used for the care of a spouse, child, or parent of the employee if the spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
HB 1188restrict the use of minor adjustments to school district boundaries and to revise the application process for minor boundary changes. 
HB 1189prohibit discrimination based on domestic violence in life and health insurance policies. 
HB 1190revise the high school course requirements and the requirements necessary to maintain eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1191revise certain provisions regarding right-of-way easements for isolated tracts of land. 
HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1194revise certain provisions concerning wind easements and to specify certain information to be included in the recorded documents. 
HB 1198allow municipalities to impose an additional penny sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
HB 1204authorize reasonable suspicion testing and prohibit the use of controlled substances by welfare recipients.  
HB 1205prohibit and penalize certain alien employment. 
HB 1207revise certain campaign finance requirements. 
HB 1208provide for legislative representation on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1217regulate passenger elevators, escalators, and similar conveyance facilities. 
HB 1218provide for the election of the secretary of agriculture. 
HB 1219provide for the transport of certain students to centrally designated distribution points. 
HB 1232repeal provisions allowing for the two-year averaging of a school district's fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education. 
HB 1241establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. 
HB 1242require that certain land acquisitions by the State of South Dakota be conditioned upon subsequent legislative approval. 
HB 1246revise the definition of new business facilities that are eligible for certain tax refunds and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1247provide for the establishment of school administration regions and to provide for the sharing of certain school administrators and school service specialists among school districts. 
HB 1258authorize grants and loans from the revolving economic development and initiative fund to certain venture capital funds and to establish a certification process for capital venture funds and for businesses seeking financial assistance from these capital venture funds. 
HB 1259allow school districts to charge students a fee to participate in interscholastic activities for which no academic credit is earned. 
HB 1266assess and tax certain outdoor sign structures as real property. 
HB 1267create a new malt beverage retailer licenses that has certain membership and age requirements. 
HB 1272revise certain provisions regarding paternity and termination of parental rights. 
HB 1273restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
HB 1277provide for a process of obtaining certain information from online content providers in slander and libel actions. 
HB 1278provide for a process of obtaining certain information from online content providers in slander and libel actions. 
HC 1005Honoring Jessica Loobey as a Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring South Dakota's one hundred eighty-eight agriculture educators on National Teach Agriculture Day, February 25, 2010. 
HC 1014Commending and congratulating the Sturgis Brown High School Scoopers Wrestling Team on winning the 2010 South Dakota Class A Wrestling Championship. 
HC 1019Honoring Joey Painter of Harding County High School for her outstanding achievements as a three-event state rodeo champion and her third-time recognition with an all-around cowgirl title. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Tyler Oran Sorenson, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Western Wrestling Conference 197-pound champion, for his outstanding and unprecedented athletic performance in Brookings, South Dakota, at the 2010 Western Wrestling Conference Meet. 
HC 1026Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1002Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness or roadless areas in South Dakota without Legislative approval. 
HCR 1003Supporting the reintroduction of horse slaughter and processing operations in the United States. 
HCR 1004Expressing the heartfelt condolences of South Dakotans to the people of Haiti for their losses resulting from the devastating and horrific earthquake of January 12, 2010, and also to urge the people of South Dakota to be charitable in this time of great human suffering. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to oppose current energy and climate legislation under consideration in the United States Senate. 
HCR 1009Calling for a balanced approach for instruction in the public schools relating to global climatic change. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to freedom of choice in health care. 
SB 75define certain terms related to liability for agritourism activities. 
SB 76revise the composition of the State Veterans' Commission. 
SB 79revise certain format requirements relating to real estate documents to be filed with the register of deeds. 
SB 87require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of certain vehicle registrations. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
SB 89exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota. 
SB 96provide for the continuation of the waiver of the collaborative agreement requirement for certified nurse midwives providing out-of-hospital birth services. 
SB 98revise certain provisions regarding the yielding of the right-of-way to pedestrians making a crossing of a highway. 
SB 100continue the motorcycle safety education fee. 
SB 107provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
SB 116require that certain insurers provide notice by certified or registered mail under certain circumstances. 
SB 120revise the appropriations budget transfer process. 
SB 122repeal certain procedures required when actual state revenues fall below legislatively adopted estimates. 
SB 127ensure certain rights related to the marketing of products, commodities, and livestock. 
SB 131revise certain provisions concerning when motor vehicles are required to have lighted front and rear lamps. 
SB 134provide for divestiture of state investment funds in certain companies liable to sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. 
SB 138revise certain provisions regarding long-range financing plans required by the Board of Regents for improvements financed by private donations. 
SB 139permit the secretary of state to cancel a trademark or service mark registration under certain conditions. 
SB 175provide for the title registration, licensing, and operation and use of off-highway vehicles, to establish a dedicated off-highway trails trust fund, to provide for administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation of the fund. 
SB 180clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Don Kirkegaard, Britton-Hecla, School Superintendent; Sherry Hansen, Tripp-Delmont, School Business Official; Dr. Jackie McNamara, Sioux Falls, Elementary School Principal; Jerry Rasmussen, Dakota Valley, Secondary School Principal; Dr. Debra Johnson, Chamberlain, Middle School Principal; Don Lyon, Meade, Assistant Secondary Principal; Darci Love, Huron, Curriculum Director; and John Fathke, South Central Ed Coop, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 15Honoring and supporting Pioneer Days in Dupree, South Dakota, on the occasion of Dupree's centennial anniversary. 
SC 16Honoring Newell, South Dakota, on the occasion of its centennial celebration and supporting Labor Day in Newell. 
SC 20Recognizing Don Meyer for his distinguished service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 24Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its sixteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SJR 3Proposing 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 right of individuals to vote by secret ballot. 
SJR 7Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to school districts expending public funds to support certain lawsuits against the State of South Dakota. 

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