+ − 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 Bill SD - HB1189 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. + − Cosponsored Bills (85) SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - SB83 Designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. SD - SB128 Provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. SD - SB157 Revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. SD - HC1024 Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1086 Honoring Colton Fryer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for selflessness and good sportsmanship. SD - SB167 Require governmental bodies to keep minutes of executive or closed sessions and to define what circumstances the minutes be viewed by the public. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - SB165 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. SD - HB1194 Revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - SB126 Revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. SD - HB1079 Increase the fee for certain property tax deeds. SD - HB1234 Provide a limited exception to the provisions that exempt sport shooting ranges from the public nuisance laws and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1099 Authorize municipalities to pay for certain services in advance. SD - HC1087 Commending and honoring Homes Are Possible Inc. for constructing its one hundredth house. SD - SB123 Increase the energy minerals severance tax. SD - HB1077 Repeal certain provisions requiring railroad companies to file maps with county officials. SD - HB1195 Restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. SD - SB184 Revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB96 Exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. SD - HB1074 Define the insurer's responsibilities concerning health insurance policies in relation to the eligibility of minor dependents for coverage. SD - HB1158 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HC1023 Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - SB119 Ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. SD - HB1149 Revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. SD - HB1245 Provide civil immunity for school board members in certain situations. SD - SB122 Revise the dates for holding township board meetings. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - HB1078 Revise the location where certain county highway maps may be filed. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - SB86 Increase the minimum salary payable to county officials, state's attorneys, and sheriffs. SD - SB196 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. SD - HB1076 Repeal the requirement to separately publish certain information concerning county poor relief from the minutes of the county commissions. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - HC1016 Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - SC10 Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HB1183 Establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - SB94 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1239 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB160 Require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1090 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales tax. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.