+ − 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 (3) SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1205 Expand Medicaid. SD - HB1188 Provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. + − Cosponsored Bills (118) SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1068 Repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1150 Amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1157 Increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. SD - HB1161 Establish and provide certain incentives for projects that create new jobs or promote economic activity and to establish the rural economic development partnership program. SD - HB1164 Establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1165 Revise certain provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1196 Establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1197 Provide for historical motor vehicle license plates and special personalized historical vehicle license plates for certain motor vehicles. SD - HB1198 Allow certain opportunity scholarship recipients who graduate early to use the remainder of their scholarship award for graduate studies. SD - HB1201 Compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1218 Exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1226 Provide remedies for assets omitted from the division of property in the entry of a divorce decree. SD - HB1228 Give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. SD - HB1229 Require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. SD - HB1232 Differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1239 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1242 Make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. SD - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1023 Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB71 Correct the name of a postsecondary institution authorized to provide educational programs in South Dakota, and to revise the requirements for an institution seeking such authorization. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - SB81 Prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB82 Provide for the nomination of candidates for certain constitutional officers using political party primary elections. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - SB96 Exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. SD - SB102 Regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB108 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - SB109 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. SD - SB119 Ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. SD - SB120 Revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions concerning the health and educational facilities authority. SD - SB132 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB140 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB141 Revise certain financial assurance provisions relating to mining. SD - SB142 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB162 Establish goals and objectives for economic development. SD - SB168 Require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SD - SB182 Enhance economic development. SD - SB184 Revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB196 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB202 Provide for the creation of a pilot program for public charter schools. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB209 Provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - SB229 Make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. SD - SB234 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013 to provide funding for the increased costs associated with the Board of Regents employee health insurance and to declare an emergency. SD - SB237 Appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - SC34 Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol.