+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 11919 SD Hwy. 79 Prairie City, SD 57649 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Local Government (House) Title: member SD - Oil and Gas Study Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (13) SD - HCR1012 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Harding County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - HCR1013 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Butte County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - HB1083 Provide for term limits for brand board service. SD - HB1085 Revise the residency requirements of the brand board membership. SD - HB1082 Provide certain exceptions to Department of Game, Fish and Parks promulgated rules pertaining to the taking of mountain lions. SD - HB1081 Revise certain provisions relating to the killing of any mountain lion to protect human life, livestock, or pets. SD - HB1084 Revise the political qualifications for brand board membership. SD - HB1080 Waive certain licensure requirements to hunt fox and coyote with firearms. SD - HB1145 Revise certain provisions relating to the nonrenewal of a teacher's contract. SD - HB1248 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. SD - HB1087 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1086 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - HB1236 Require that notice be provided to persons informing them of the expiration date and related information concerning their driver licenses. + − Cosponsored Bills (111) 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 - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - HB1176 Authorize certain party hunting methods and practices pertaining to the hunting of big game. SD - HC1040 Posthumously honoring South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Douglas Leigh Nelson, Sr. (HP 110) for his thirty-five and one half years dedicated service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. SD - HC1036 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Brent Saucerman for ten years of providing security at the South Dakota Capitol Complex. SD - HB1166 Require the departments of Agriculture and Game, Fish and Parks to provide certain actions and funding specified in the South Dakota black-tailed prairie dog conservation and management plan. SD - HB1185 Prohibit all qualified health plans offered through a health care exchange from including abortion coverage. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB88 Revise the allowable time periods for use of nonresident small game hunting licenses. SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions regarding the unclaimed property trust fund. SD - HB1190 Require Legislative approval before a health insurance exchange is created or implemented. SD - HB1169 Repeal certain driver licensing documentation requirements. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1268 Require certain persons applying or receiving certain Medicaid financial aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug tests to check for use of controlled substances. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. 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 - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB153 Authorize the transfer of certain landowner preference big game licenses. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SC16 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo South Dakota crown. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - HB1117 Provide for the taking of muskrats by shooting under certain conditions. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1261 Prohibit collective bargaining by public employees. SD - HB1191 Provide for an interstate compact on public health care, to establish an interstate advisory health care commission, to specify the relationship between the member states and the federal government, and to assert the right to federal funding in lieu of certain federally funded incentives. SD - HB1230 Modify the publication requirements for water rights applications. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1015 Urging the federal government to secure our national borders and enforce United States immigration laws. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - HB1091 Revise the issuance of temporary nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1074 Exempt certain counties from restrictions relating to the taking of muskrat. 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 - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - HC1041 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Jerry Boyer for his thirty-two and one-half years of dedicated service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 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 - HB1205 Exempt federal veterans' disability benefits from certain support obligations and other claims. SD - SB60 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - HB1260 Repeal the authority the director of the Division of Insurance has to promulgate rules governing use of genetic information and to enact certain provisions regarding the use of genetic information. SD - HB1214 To lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items if certain economic conditions occur. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HB1130 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds, to create a county and statewide fund for the purpose of modernizing and preserving records, and to distribute certain revenue. SD - HB1171 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. 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 - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1259 Provide an exception to vaccination requirements for personal beliefs. SD - SB181 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1188 Provide widows and widowers of certain veterans free or reduced fees for certain hunting and fishing licenses and admission to state parks and other facilities. SD - HB1165 Repeal certain provisions relating to health insurance standards. SD - SC12 Congratulating the Belle Fourche Area Community Center in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, for twenty years of service to the community. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service. SD - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. SD - SB97 Require the payment of a surface access fee for oil and gas exploration and production. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1122 Revise certain provisions relating to the vacation, change, or location of highways. SD - SB155 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1111 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain by certain nongovernmental entities. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HB1072 Provide for the recall of county commissioners. SD - HB1015 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1154 Revise certain provisions concerning the construction of roads outside the road district. SD - HCR1009 Urging the federal government to honor tribal identification cards. SD - HB1168 Provide for the waiver of the state's sovereign immunity in certain instances relating to the control of species of management concern. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1220 Conditionally repeal certain provisions establishing network adequacy standards, quality assessment and improvement requirements, utilization review and benefit determination requirements, and grievance procedures for managed health care plans, and certain standards for managed health care plans if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is found to be unconstitutional. SD - HCR1017 Expressing opposition to a state run health care system that is established or operated contrary to the interests of the people of South Dakota. SD - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1167 Repeal certain health care standards and other requirements for managed health care plans enacted in 2011 and to reenact the previous standards for managed health care plans. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1240 Separately classify, assess, and tax agricultural land that is leased for certain purposes that restrict the use of the land. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - HB1057 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the county legal expense relief program. SD - HB1142 Protect the access of legislators to staff services and the maintenance of appropriate legislative confidentiality and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. SD - HB1215 Provide funding grants to parents or guardians of students receiving alternative instruction, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1212 Revise certain terms regarding tort liability. SD - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. 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. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. 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 - 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 - HB1128 Require the Board of Education to conduct public hearings before adopting certain standards. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - HJR1004 To propose a constitutional amendment regarding legislative term limits. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress to clearly delegate responsibility for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing to the states. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.