Representative Bernie Hunhoff — 2010


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Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 18
Counties: Yankton
Occupation: Writer


Session Committees

Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 
TaxationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 

Interim Committees

Legislative ProcedureMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1221expand the authority of the state auditor and the state treasurer to monitor public funds in local bank accounts. 
HB 1240create the South Dakota need-based grant fund, to provide for the awarding of certain need-based grants, and to repeal provisions relating to tuition equalization grants.  
HCR 1012Directing the South Dakota State Investment Council to apply its Social Activism Policy to address the ongoing genocide and other atrocities being committed in Sudan. 
HCR 1015Supporting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 
HJR 1003Proposing 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 the limitation of expenditures for the State of South Dakota. 
SB 94provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 113require the Board of Regents to formulate and promulgate a regental policy on outside employment by institutional officers and employees. 
SB 122repeal certain procedures required when actual state revenues fall below legislatively adopted estimates. 
SB 142prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
SB 143require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 144limit increases in spending by state government. 
SB 173provide a maximum finance charge for payday loans and title loans. 
SC 17Congratulating and commending the 2009 Yankton High School Bucks Boys' Cross Country Team and the Yankton High School Gazelles Girls' Cross Country Team for winning the Class AA state title at their respective Class AA State Cross Country Meets. 
SJR 5Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of a special interim legislative committee to approve the transfer of appropriated funds. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1085prohibit certain interaction between children and registered sex offenders at youth activities. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding the rights of certain new vehicle dealers and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1108revise the definition of general fund base percentage in the calculation of state aid to education. 
HB 1111revise the penalty for first degree manslaughter. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1127authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. 
HB 1129provide for the early reinstatement of a student expelled from school under certain circumstances. 
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 1142prohibit campaign contributions to candidates for the Public Utilities Commission by certain persons or entities associated with regulated entities. 
HB 1144revise the Human Relations Act to include additional categories of persons. 
HB 1148authorize counties to change the method of electing the county board of commissioners to either an at-large or district basis. 
HB 1158require the prompt payment of certain suppliers of property and services under a contract with a public agency. 
HB 1167revise the term of service of a grand jury. 
HB 1170authorize the issuance of certain lifetime hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1189prohibit discrimination based on domestic violence in life and health insurance policies. 
HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1193allow certain local governments to participate in the state health insurance plan. 
HB 1194revise certain provisions concerning wind easements and to specify certain information to be included in the recorded documents. 
HB 1197revise certain provisions concerning railroad tax credits. 
HB 1199provide for the temporary curtailment of out-of-state legislative travel. 
HB 1200provide for a temporary decrease in legislative salaries. 
HB 1207revise certain campaign finance requirements. 
HB 1218provide for the election of the secretary of agriculture. 
HB 1220provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1222exempt persons selling certain foods at farmers' markets from licensure requirements and to establish other requirements for the sale of those foods. 
HB 1223provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates and the contact preference of birth parents. 
HB 1225provide for a process to limit state government spending. 
HB 1233provide for a temporary reduction of the salaries of legislators and certain state officers and employees and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1234increase certain state employee salaries. 
HB 1245repeal the death penalty and commute certain death sentences to life imprisonment. 
HB 1246revise the definition of new business facilities that are eligible for certain tax refunds and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1252revise certain provisions related to the payment in lieu of taxes for certain housing projects exempt from property taxation. 
HB 1256revise certain provisions regarding the enforcement of the requirement to wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle. 
HB 1265revise certain provisions related to indigent counsel. 
HB 1266assess and tax certain outdoor sign structures as real property. 
HB 1268establish certain requirements and safeguards relating to wind easements and wind energy leases. 
HB 1269require the installation of ethanol blender pumps in certain state-operated fueling facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1270revise the conditions pursuant to which the state may enter into tax collection agreements with Indian tribes. 
HB 1273restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
HB 1276create a task force to study the functioning of the Office of Tribal Government Relations. 
HC 1006Congratulating and honoring Sarah Cork of Jefferson, South Dakota, for receiving a 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her outstanding record of volunteer service. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring South Dakota's one hundred eighty-eight agriculture educators on National Teach Agriculture Day, February 25, 2010. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2009 State A Girls' Cross Country Champions, the Garretson Blue Dragons, for their outstanding athletic performance at the 2009 State A Girls' Cross Country Meet. 
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 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 1007 Urging the Bureau of Indian Education and other federal and state agencies to provide for the design and implementation of appropriate measures of adequate yearly progress for Native American students under the No Child Left Behind Act. 
HCR 1013Supporting comprehensive anti-bullying programs and policies in schools, and the creation of an atmosphere of zero tolerance for bullying behavior in any place where children congregate. 
HCR 1016Opposing certain indirect land use change provisions that unfairly impact biofuels production in the United States. 
HCR 1018Expressing concern at the ruling by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission and to request a constitutional amendment to reverse the decision. 
SB 67revise the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. 
SB 71provide driver licensing stations and provide the same level of service at each station as was prior to October 1, 2009. 
SB 76revise the composition of the State Veterans' Commission. 
SB 81exempt open-loop prepaid cards from unclaimed property provisions. 
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 90provide an exception from one-call notification requirements to natural gas operators in emergency situations. 
SB 93exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 95establish a grant program to fund certain energy efficiency projects. 
SB 102modify and continue the lease agreement on the Black Hills Playhouse. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding disclosure of public information and public meetings. 
SB 106authorize the Board of Regents and the Building Authority to contract for construction of classroom facilities at the University Center in Sioux Falls to replace facilities leased from the Sioux Falls School District, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 116require that certain insurers provide notice by certified or registered mail under certain circumstances. 
SB 120revise the appropriations budget transfer process. 
SB 121require the Department of Education to promote certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. 
SB 124establish the per student allocation for FY 2011, and to revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
SB 125revise certain provisions relating to violations associated with the statewide one-call notification system. 
SB 126permit flexible staffing for local government public safety answering points. 
SB 134provide for divestiture of state investment funds in certain companies liable to sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. 
SB 150provide for an interim study of the potential creation of a Department of Veterans Affairs as a cabinet-level department. 
SB 157authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
SB 161impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. 
SB 163revise the penalty for first degree manslaughter. 
SB 165prohibit certain corporate contributions to political causes or candidates without shareholder approval. 
SB 169limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is made whole. 
SB 170provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
SB 179require that certain contested cases be heard by hearing examiners in the Office of Hearing Examiners. 
SB 186change the unemployment insurance wage base and contribution rates and to declare an emergency. 
SB 191establish the South Dakota Early Learning Council, and to establish community planning processes and eligibility criteria for entities seeking state funding to provide voluntary prekindergarten programs to children from low-income families. 
SB 193expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to provide an appropriation therefor. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its first annual event. 
SC 2Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-second anniversary. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the Tyndall Accordion Club for their dedication to playing and sharing accordion music for over two decades. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the South Dakota Association of Community Based Services, as the recipient of the national "Moving Mountains Best Practice Award" for 2008-2009 from the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. 
SC 14Honoring and congratulating the members of the 2009 Corsica VFW Teener youth baseball team: Kris Menning, Adam Fink, Aaron Groeneweg, Kiefer Johnson, Luke Bamberg, Colin Wieczorek, Gunner Baan Hofman, Ryan Hongslo, Eric Vanden Hoek, Harlan Big Crow, and Kyle Beltman with bat boy Gavin Zomer and Coaches Bob Bamberg and Dave Holstein on their first-ever State B Baseball Championship Title 
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. 
SC 30Commending and honoring former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his many years of service to South Dakota. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 5Expressing support for the public awareness of multiple sclerosis and recognizing MS Awareness Week as March 8-14, 2010. 
SJR 4Proposing a constitutional amendment to combine the offices of state treasurer and state auditor into the single office of state comptroller. 

Hearings

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