+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 208 East 23rd St. Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1915 + − Committees (2) SD - Taxation (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1261 Prohibit collective bargaining by public employees. SD - HB1215 Provide funding grants to parents or guardians of students receiving alternative instruction, and to make an appropriation therefor. + − Cosponsored Bills (61) SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1086 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1128 Require the Board of Education to conduct public hearings before adopting certain standards. SD - HB1141 Require that the Legislative Research Council's internet site include a listing of votes cast by individual legislators. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions relating to a perpetrator's knowledge of a rape victim's age or capability to give consent. 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 - HB1176 Authorize certain party hunting methods and practices pertaining to the hunting of big game. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1190 Require Legislative approval before a health insurance exchange is created or implemented. 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 - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1230 Modify the publication requirements for water rights applications. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1258 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. 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 - 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 - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - HC1026 Commending and honoring Specialist Tyler Eissler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Sergeant James Dvorak for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1028 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Scott A. Richardson for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring Master Sergeant Adam J. Punt for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Captain Chris Long for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. SD - HC1031 Commending and honoring Master Sgt. Lisa G. Eisenhauer for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1032 Commending and honoring SrA Brittnie B. Bunkers for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HC1033 Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Three Brian Maschino for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. SD - HC1034 Commending and honoring Master Sergeant Kenneth A. Grunewaldt for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year. 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 - 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 - HC1053 Commending and honoring the National Merit PSAT Semifinalists Greg Berg, Sai Sai Chen, Jackson Erpenbach, Claire Gregg, Ethan Nemmers, and Hannah Purtell of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - HC1055 Commending and honoring the 2011 Boys' State AA Soccer Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance for the second consecutive year. SD - HC1058 Commending and honoring Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a National School of Excellence for Speech and Debate by the National Forensic League. SD - HC1059 Commending and honoring the 2011 Girls' State AA Volleyball Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance for the second year in a row. SD - HC1061 Commending and honoring the South Dakota Football Gatorade Player of the Year Alex Schultz and South Dakota Volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year Erin Radke of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performances. 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 - 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 - SB155 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in 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 - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Boys Soccer Team for its 2011 State A Soccer Championship. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Girls Volleyball Team for its 2011 State A Volleyball Championship. 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 - 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 - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.