+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 3480 Colvin Street Rapid City, SD 57703 + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HB1253 Ensure the rights of gun owners statewide and protect the residents of South Dakota from federal gun regulations. + − Cosponsored Bills (88) SD - HCR1013 Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. SD - HB1157 Provide for the retrospective payment of clean claims for covered services provided by a health care professional during the credentialing period. SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. SD - HB1234 Require notice to property owners in certain eminent domain cases. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - HC1022 Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. SD - HB1097 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. SD - HCR1014 Demanding the end of federal deficit spending, the repayment of national debt, and the beginning of balanced budgets and sound U.S. fiscal policy. SD - HB1089 Allow certain school districts that receive state aid to education to receive funding for certain students with limited English proficiency. SD - HB1209 Provide for reimbursement of property taxes paid on certain private lands inundated by the waters of nonmeandered lakes. SD - HCR1024 Petitioning President Obama to publicly condemn China for its aggressive program of cyber warfare and espionage against the United States of America. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. SD - SB128 Protect the citizens and businesses of South Dakota regarding speech pertaining to views on sexual orientation and to provide for the defense of such citizens and businesses. SD - HCR1017 Urging Congress, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. SD - HB1192 Designate the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead as the official mining museum of South Dakota. SD - HCR1020 Recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which resulted in the loss of over six hundred lives. SD - HCR1023 Rejecting the Common Core State Standards plan. SD - HB1117 Restrict the posting of Gun Free Zone signs in public buildings. SD - HJR1003 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, to revise term limits for legislators. SD - HB1176 Prohibit state participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. SD - HB1208 Restrict certain activities on waters that inundate private property. SD - SCR2 Expressing concern relating to the Common Core State Standards. SD - HCR1032 Expressing support for the people of the Red Shirt community on the Pine Ridge Reservation. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1243 Supplant the Common Core Standards. SD - SB65 Revise and clarify voter eligibility for road district elections. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HCR1016 Urging the federal government to enforce United States immigration laws and not grant amnesty to those who have entered the United States illegally. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1221 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - SB67 Provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. SD - HB1154 Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. SD - HCR1009 Urging the federal government to enforce United States immigration laws and not grant amnesty to those who have entered the United States illegally. SD - HB1088 Repeal the reduction in general state aid for funds received from the gaming commission fund. SD - HB1248 Regulate the state of South Dakota's relationship to certain presidential executive orders and decrees. SD - HCR1008 Urging the South Dakota Board of Education to refrain from any efforts to further expand the Common Core State Standards or any other multistate educational standards in the state and to establish a plan to end the state's involvement with such current standards by June 30, 2017. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - HB1251 Protect the citizens, businesses, clergy, and other persons of South Dakota regarding actions pertaining to views on sexual orientation or preference and to provide for their defense. SD - HB1224 Create a Legislative Economic Development Investigative and Oversight Committee, to provide for its composition and duties, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1021 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to withdraw certain rules imperiling the South Dakota livestock industry. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - HB1232 Clarify certain provisions relating to the issuance of permits for outdoor advertising signs, displays, or devices. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. SD - SB66 Provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. SD - HB1136 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1103 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HCR1007 Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. SD - HB1215 Provide for the issuance of free fishing licenses to residents aged eighty-five and older. SD - SB135 Make an appropriation for costs related to the suppression of mountain beetles through the all lands mountain pine beetle suppression program. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - HCR1025 Reaffirming the value of South Dakota's groundwater resources and recognizing the need for ongoing evaluation of our groundwater management. SD - HB1174 Provide a death benefit for certain public safety officers killed in the line of duty. SD - SB130 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. SD - HB1211 Establish the right to have a firearm in a motor vehicle under most circumstances. SD - SB126 Regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. SD - HB1150 Require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. SD - SB144 Provide for admission to postsecondary institutions regardless of the age of the student. SD - HCR1015 In support of protecting American sovereignty and defending individual second amendment rights from United Nations interference. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. SD - HB1098 Provide for the election of the secretary of education. SD - HJR1004 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - HB1180 Provide that no entity that places children for adoption or performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center. SD - HB1075 Provide for public notice of certain hearings conducted by the Board of Education, and to require that the hearings be conducted at least sixty days apart. SD - HCR1006 Recognizing the anniversary of the addition of the words "under God" to the United States Pledge of Allegiance. SD - HB1199 Repeal certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding family law. SD - HB1096 Revise certain provisions regarding the challenging of certain election petitions. SD - SB129 Supplant the Common Core State Standards. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring Staff Sergeant Sam Schaefers for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HB1076 Revise certain requirements relating to party fishing. SD - HB1172 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. SD - HB1102 Authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. SD - HCR1022 Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - HC1056 Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB123 Require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring Specialist Dalton Deboer for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - HB1240 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1241 Prohibit the dismemberment or decapitation of certain living unborn children and to provide penalties therefore. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball.