Senator Bernie Hunhoff — 2016


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Party: Democrat
Term: Other House
District: 18
Counties: Yankton
Occupation: Writer


Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SC 4Commending and honoring the Yankton School District Board of Education on its selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence recipient for 2015. 
SC 17Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of a corporate income tax and dedication of the revenue therefrom. 
SJR 3Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising the procedure for filling a vacancy in either house of the Legislature. 
HB 1066revise certain provisions regarding the public notice for a meeting of a public body. 
HB 1072revise the process by which the administrator to the retirement system may receive an additional salary adjustment. 
HB 1092revise requirements for local permits for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain property abutting licensed establishments. 
HB 1110provide medical care for certain unborn children. 
HC 1011Congratulating and commending the Yankton High School Bucks Football Team for winning the 2015 State 11AA Football Championship. 
HCR 1006Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. 

Co Sponsor

SB 73clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. 
SB 81create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 82establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
SB 94repeal the death penalty. 
SB 96revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. 
SB 97provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions. 
SB 108require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. 
SB 110revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle fuel not specifically taxed under the fuel excise tax. 
SB 113revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. 
SB 114make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. 
SB 116remove any reference to land ownership being a requirement for participation in any actions pertaining to the creation of or withdrawal from a water development district. 
SB 123revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SB 138authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. 
SB 140eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. 
SB 142authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. 
SB 149provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. 
SB 150revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. 
SB 151lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. 
SB 157provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. 
SB 158revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. 
SB 161lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
SB 163require the disclosure of certain cumulative contracts with the state. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. 
SC 7Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
SC 9Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. 
SC 10Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. 
SC 11Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. 
SC 15Honoring the 2016 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 
SCR 2Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. 
HB 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1077grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1078grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1079permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. 
HB 1094increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. 
HB 1124prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1154create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1155prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1202provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1212revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. 
HB 1216provide for the determination of avoided cost by certain public utilities. 
HB 1220direct the secretary of education to reinstate scholarship funding under the GEAR UP grant program. 
HB 1221accommodate legislation relating to education funding. 
HB 1222accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. 
HB 1227establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. 
HB 1231authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. 
HB 1243prohibit the unauthorized sharing of certain private images on the internet. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1013Recognizing Mark Knight for his election as president of the Associated General Contractors of America. 
HC 1020Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
HC 1023Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Battery A, 1/147 Field Artillery Battalion of Aberdeen, South Dakota on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HC 1024Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Company C, l-189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 1025Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. 
HC 1027Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota on being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. 
HC 1030Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 
HCR 1001Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Harry Truman. 
HCR 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
HCR 1003Encouraging recognition of the current gender wage gap and calling for the enforcement of equal pay for equal work laws. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
HCR 1016Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled