+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: Member SD - Education (House) Title: Vice-Chair + − Sponsored Bill SD - HC1010 Honoring the James Valley Christian High School Boys Cross Country Team for its outstanding performance and victory in the 2018 State Class B Cross Country Championship. + − Cosponsored Bills (64) SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1043 Require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. SD - HB1044 Authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. SD - HB1048 Authorize a public body to conduct certain deliberations in an executive or closed meeting. SD - HB1049 Revise certain provisions regarding driving after consuming certain drugs or substances. SD - HB1050 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and possession of scanning devices and reencoders. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1059 Revise certain provisions regarding vehicle dealer licensing. SD - HB1060 Make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. SD - HB1072 Correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. SD - HB1076 Revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. SD - HB1080 Increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. SD - HB1081 Authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. SD - HB1088 Prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. SD - HB1090 Repeal certain provisions regarding the exercise of certain powers over certain property. SD - HB1112 Provide for certain persons to carry a concealed pistol or revolver without a permit. SD - HB1145 Establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. SD - HB1156 Designate the accordion as the official state musical instrument. SD - HB1164 Revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. SD - HB1188 Revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. SD - HB1229 Require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. SD - HB1232 Lower the compulsory age for school attendance. SD - HB1252 Increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues and provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues. SD - HB1253 Provide funding for advertising that addresses the negative aspects of gambling. SD - HR1003 Denouncing the recent passage of New York's abortion law and requesting that the Governor declare a day of prayer and fasting to atone for the unspeakable crime of abortion. SD - HR1006 Recognizing the deleterious effects of gambling and video lottery. SD - HCR1004 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HCR1006 Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1006 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1008 Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. SD - HC1009 Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1013 Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. SD - HC1024 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron for being awarded a U.S. Army Deployment Excellence Award and a Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award for the Army National Guard. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB48 Authorize counties on behalf of certain improvement districts to issue convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB54 Regulate the use of care and maintenance funds by perpetual care cemeteries. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - SB64 Require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. SD - SB65 Provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails, incarceration reduction facilities, and other necessary buildings. SD - SB67 Revise provisions regarding commitment of a child adjudicated as delinquent. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB71 Prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. SD - SB86 Revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB96 Expand application of the tax credit for contributions to a scholarship granting organization. SD - SB129 Exempt motor vehicles owned by licensed ambulance services from certain motor vehicle registration fees. SD - SB136 Provide for the utilization of telehealth by a health care professional. SD - SB137 Provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care professional via telehealth. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SB185 Revise certain provisions regarding restoration to competency for criminal defendants. SD - SCR5 Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. SD - SC13 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SC14 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. SD - SC38 Honoring Alec Atwood of Beresford High School.