+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 393-1645 Office Address: + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HB1224 Provide procedures for issuing driver licenses and nondriver identification cards that do not require certain biometric data and high resolution facial images. SD - HB1139 Revise certain procedures for competitive sealed bids by public purchasing agencies. SD - HB1223 End the state's involvement with common core state standards and to prohibit the adoption of certain multistate educational standards. SD - HB1183 Repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. + − Cosponsored Bills (55) SD - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1091 Require that the minutes of meetings of any state board or commission include a record of how each individual member voted on certain motions. SD - HB1093 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1100 Clarify how a vacancy on a school board is filled. SD - HB1108 Authorize concealed carry of a pistol or revolver without a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1116 Repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1127 Exempt the state from daylight savings time. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - HB1152 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1184 Regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. SD - HB1198 Require legislative approval for certain academic assessments. SD - HB1205 Provide for the certification by a chief law enforcement officer of the transfer of certain firearms. SD - HB1206 Authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1225 Prohibit the unauthorized commercial use of a personality's right of publicity and provide a civil remedy therefor. SD - HB1230 Affirm the sanctity of human life. SD - HB1232 Provide for a determination of the value of small power production facilities. SD - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1035 Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - SB80 Increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. SD - SB83 Authorize a board of county commissioners to designate certain section line roads and secondary roads as no maintenance and to revise certain provisions to vacate, change, or locate a highway by a board of county commissioners. SD - SB85 Repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. SD - SB95 Revise provisions related to human trafficking. SD - SB96 Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB152 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. SD - SB158 Expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB187 Establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.