+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 44975 SD Highway 28 Lake Norden, SD 57248 + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Local Government (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1131 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HB1266 Reduce the period of time necessary to cure and validate certain adoption proceedings. + − Cosponsored Bills (69) SD - HB1052 Grant discretion to the court with regard to personal appearances in certain adoption appearances. SD - HB1057 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - HB1072 Provide for the recall of county commissioners. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1104 Define the responsibility of the Department of Transportation regarding portions of certain intersecting county and township highways located within the right-of-way of the state highway system. SD - HB1122 Revise certain provisions relating to the vacation, change, or location of highways. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1140 Require that all recorded votes of the Legislature be displayed on the Legislative Research Council's internet site and to establish a penalty. SD - HB1141 Require that the Legislative Research Council's internet site include a listing of votes cast by individual legislators. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1175 Provide for certain further exemptions from certain childhood immunizations. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. 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 - 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 - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HB1208 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. 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 - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - HB1245 Revise certain provisions regarding the suspension of a driver license for certain alcoholic beverage violations. SD - HB1250 Permit counties and townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1262 Provide a license for certain small scale mechanized mining operations. SD - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. SD - HJR1004 To propose a constitutional amendment regarding legislative term limits. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. 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 - 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 - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. 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 - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring Spc. Dennis Jensen who was killed on active duty in Afghanistan. SD - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. 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 - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. 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 - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 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 - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SB147 Limit compensatory damages in civil actions related to death or injury. SD - SB153 Authorize the transfer of certain landowner preference big game licenses. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions relating to the James River Water Development District. SD - SB161 Revise certain provisions concerning public meetings held by teleconference or videoconference. SD - SB169 Establish the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force. SD - SB183 Establish the elements of the offense of juvenile sexting and to provide a penalty therefor. 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 - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. 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 - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. 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.