+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 707 Riverside Dr. Yankton, SD 57078 + − Committees (4) SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1107 Revise certain provisions concerning the bonding authority of the South Dakota Conservancy District. SD - HB1108 Require the state to provide the public with access to an electronic database containing certain information on any loans, grants, or tax rebates provided by the state for the purpose of economic development. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1110 Establish an education funding goal for elementary and secondary education in South Dakota. SD - HB1109 Require complaints made to the Department of Labor and Regulation regarding appraisers to be written and include the name of the person making the complaint and a factual basis for the complaint. SD - HB1100 Revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's own property. + − Cosponsored Bills (88) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HCR1002 Urging Congress and the South Dakota congressional delegation to support federal legislation to protect the United States Postal Service. SD - SC26 Honoring Coach Gary Munsen for his many successes as the Mitchell Kernels High School basketball coach. SD - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SC27 Recognizing the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the reported death of Sacagawea in present day South Dakota. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HB1002 Repeal the sales and use tax exemption for coins, currency, and bullion. SD - HB1004 Reduce the term allowed for covenants not to compete. SD - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HB1230 Modify the publication requirements for water rights applications. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1067 Guarantee an employee's right to secure a physician and other medical services of their choosing for care under a worker's compensation claim. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HB1156 Revise procedures and requirements relating to special assessments and the financing of local improvements. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - HCR1007 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act and the Marketplace Equity Act. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions relating to a perpetrator's knowledge of a rape victim's age or capability to give consent. SD - HB1206 Make an appropriation for emergency food assistance grants and to repeal the sales tax on food refund program. SD - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - HC1043 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Captain Rod Olerud upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SB92 Exempt certain funeral services and expenses from sales and use tax. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Boys State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. SD - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - HJR1003 Proposing 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 secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HC1045 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Trooper Fred Braddock upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - HB1134 Place the caucus leadership on the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council ex officio. SD - HB1225 Revise the distribution of earnings from the education enhancement trust fund, and to establish the teacher compensation enhancement program. SD - SC24 Honoring the Yankton High School Girls' and Boys' Cross Country Teams for their outstanding performances at the 2011 State Class AA Cross Country Meet. SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions regarding the sales and use tax. SD - HC1046 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Sergeant Gene Barthel upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HC1044 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman First Sergeant Steve Marquardt upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SB1 Increase the excise tax on boats. SD - SC4 Congratulating and commending Brady Hale, Sydney Palmer, and Bailey Kortan for their outstanding performances at the NFL's 2011 Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - HB1104 Define the responsibility of the Department of Transportation regarding portions of certain intersecting county and township highways located within the right-of-way of the state highway system. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HB1068 Guarantee the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1204 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HB1226 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas, and to require the Legislature to estimate general fund revenues for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. SD - SB174 Increase the 911 emergency surcharge, to revise the collection and distribution of the surcharge revenue, to provide for point of sale collection of the prepaid wireless 911 emergency surcharge, and to provide funding for the upgrade of 911 emergency services. SD - SB151 Provide a time period before certain action on the general appropriation bill may commence. SD - HB1221 Increase the minimum wage and to provide for annual adjustments in the minimum wage equivalent to the consumer price index. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - HC1052 Congratulating and honoring the Huron High School Tigers Wrestling Team, its coaches, and student managers for ranking second in the 2012 South Dakota State Class A Wrestling Championship Tournament. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - HB1216 Lower 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. SD - HB1133 Establish the Legislature's Planning Committee. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HB1212 Revise certain terms regarding tort liability. SD - SB119 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. SD - SB141 Revise the legal definition of the term, domestic abuse. SD - SB126 Create an oil pipeline indemnity bond program. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - SC25 Honoring the Yankton High School Girls' Cross Country Team for their outstanding performance at the 2011 State Class AA Girls' Cross Country Meet. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.