+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 11919 SD Hwy. 79 Prairie City, SD 57649 + − Committees (4) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Local Government (House) Title: member SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HB1168 Increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HB1083 Revise the crime of rustling to include sheep and goats. SD - HB1132 Include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. SD - HB1123 Increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1167 Restructure the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. SD - HB1001 Require mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land. + − Cosponsored Bills (144) SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 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 - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HB1003 Revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SB83 Designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB108 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - SB144 Revise how municipalities may assess property for improvements. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1147 Transfer the administration and supervision of all trapping statutes and rules to the Department of Agriculture. SD - HC1024 Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 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 - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1244 Prohibit the Expansion of Medicaid eligibility. SD - HB1006 Revise certain provisions relating to the termination of certain mineral interests. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - SB95 Revise certain restrictions relating to road hunting. SD - HB1159 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1182 Provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. SD - HB1227 Provide for an affirmative defense of medical necessity for certain marijauna offenses. SD - HB1129 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative terms and legislative term limits. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB165 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1203 Allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. SD - HB1144 Permit the euthanization of wildlife that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1222 Provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC1 Honoring Bethold (Bert) Fried on his 90th birthday. SD - SB98 Revise certain statutory immunization exemption requirements. SD - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 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 - HB1081 Specify the duration of certain municipal appointments. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1236 Prohibit the recovery of damages in certain wrongful birth and wrongful life civil suits based upon the lost opportunity to terminate the life of an unborn child. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - HB1082 Revise certain provisions concerning the designation of official newspapers for municipalities. SD - HB1079 Increase the fee for certain property tax deeds. SD - HB1234 Provide a limited exception to the provisions that exempt sport shooting ranges from the public nuisance laws and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - SB91 Reduce the rate for the contractor's excise tax over a period of time and to repeal the contractor's excise tax in three years. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1237 Revise certain provisions to abortion counseling. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB116 Establish a subordinate agricultural supplier's lien for an unpaid charge account billing statement. SD - SB183 Revise provisions relating to hunting trespass and to increase certain penalties for trespassing. SD - SB180 Amend certain provisions relating to the publication of payroll information. SD - SB187 Allow a school district to opt out of the continuing contract requirements for teachers. SD - SB208 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. SD - SC34 Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol. SD - HB1077 Repeal certain provisions requiring railroad companies to file maps with county officials. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1204 Require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 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 - 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 - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - SB115 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. SD - HB1238 Require that health benefit plans provide coverage for MRI and ultrasound screenings for breast cancer in certain instances. SD - SB152 Authorize the hunting of coyotes using artificial light under certain conditions. SD - SB88 Authorize the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. SD - HB1140 Revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. SD - HB1095 Exempt persons that have not been drinking from charges of open container in a motor vehicle. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HC1023 Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HCR1008 Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. SD - SB164 Revise the compensation requirements payable to surface owners for exploration damages and to allow the payments to be made in multiple installments. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SB74 Require the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - SC4 Honoring and commending the recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1245 Provide civil immunity for school board members in certain situations. SD - HB1148 Revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB79 Deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. SD - HB1087 Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. SD - SC32 Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. SD - SB2 Provide funding for unresolved surface depredation caused by oil and gas exploration and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - SB170 Require a temporary permit to be issued to certain persons lacking certain documents when applying for a driver license or nondriver identification card. 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 - HB1146 Prohibit private trapping by conservation officers and certain Game, Fish and Parks employees. 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 - SB81 Prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - HB1145 Provide that road-killed animals are in the public domain and to provide the means of possession. SD - HB1078 Revise the location where certain county highway maps may be filed. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1076 Repeal the requirement to separately publish certain information concerning county poor relief from the minutes of the county commissions. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - HB1175 Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1016 Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HB1093 Allow the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions and leashed dogs to track and retrieve wounded or presumed dead big game animals. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - HB1068 Repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. SD - SB221 Revise certain penalties relating to the possession of marijuana. SD - SB153 Clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. SD - HB1151 Extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - SB145 Revise certain provisions concerning the content of annual property tax bill. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 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 - SB188 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - HB1002 Provide for the creation of a trust account for unlocatable mineral interest owners. SD - HB1004 Provide for the award of treble damages in certain surface depredation cases. SD - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - SJR3 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. SD - SB99 Revise the term used to refer to the imposition of an additional property tax levy for raising revenue for school districts. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - HC1069 Commending and Honoring Marcelline J. Lesmeister for her service to the people of the State of South Dakota. SD - SB1 Revise the provisions regarding plugging and performance bonds for oil and gas wells and to repeal the supplemental restoration bond requirement. SD - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. 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 - SB97 Prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. SD - SB160 Require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1176 Define truancy. SD - HB1187 Provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. SD - HB1005 Require certain posting of information if hydraulic fracture stimulation is performed on oil and gas wells. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - HB1128 Allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.