+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 578-2429 Office Address: + − Committees (7) SD - Government Operations and Audit (House) Title: member SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Bonding Title: chair SD - Executive Board Title: chair SD - Government Operations & Audit Title: member SD - Sales Tax Review Committee Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (90) SD - HB1054 Increase the amount that the court may assess against the defendant for failure to appear in regard to certain motor vehicle violations. SD - HB1067 Revise the lookback period for the enhancement of penalties for multiple assaults and violations of protection orders. SD - HB1069 Define electronic communication devices for certain crimes involving threatening or harassing calls. SD - HB1076 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1078 Allow municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. SD - HB1080 Modify the date on which the annual financial reports of school districts are considered past due. SD - HB1081 Eliminate the requirement that certain political subdivisions purchase an accounting manual. SD - HB1099 Revise certain provisions regarding local historic preservation projects. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions regarding zero based budgeting requirements. SD - HB1107 Provide for a process to limit state government spending. SD - HB1108 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HB1111 Revise the amount reverted to the general fund from the financing statement and annual reporting filing fund. SD - HB1119 Revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. SD - HB1139 Remove the prohibition against certain appointive officers lobbying after completing their service in state government. SD - HB1142 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - HB1145 Provide for the identification of the law applicable to certain claims for damages. SD - HB1148 Revise the minimum wage law for certain seasonal employees and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1158 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1161 Prohibit the use of certain photo radar speed detection systems and of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - HB1192 Increase certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - HB1207 Allow the consignment or auction of certain out-of-state vehicles and motorcycles. SD - HB1222 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund education and other budget needs and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1225 Conduct a study on the feasibility of maintaining aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation. SD - HB1236 Provide for a temporary decrease of legislator salaries. SD - HB1252 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures. SD - HJR1002 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the limitation of expenditures for the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Making certain legislative findings about the constitutionality of the federal health care system. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HCR1011 Expressing support for civic education in the public schools in South Dakota, and recognizing March 9, 2011, as Civic Education Day at the state capitol. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HC1008 Commending and honoring the Arlington Cardinals Girls State Class B Volleyball Championship Team, coaches, and staff. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1014 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1017 Commending the 200th Camo Quilt Project for their support of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1021 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State Class B Championship and successful 2009-2010 season. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - SB60 Repeal the reduction in state aid to general education funding for any school district that receives proceeds from the Commission on Gaming. SD - SB61 Authorize board members of sanitary districts to contract with the districts in limited cases. SD - SB62 Revise procedures and amounts relating to compensation and expense reimbursement for sanitary district board members. SD - SB64 Provide that interest paid on negative balances in employers' experience rating accounts be credited to their experience rating accounts. SD - SB67 Reduce the minimum size for improvement districts. SD - SB68 Authorize investment of public funds in bonds issued by or direct obligations of certain political subdivisions or bonding authorities of the state. SD - SB69 Revise certain provisions relating to county veterans memorials. SD - SB70 Prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. SD - SB74 Classify certain farm winery land as agricultural. SD - SB76 Exempt certain gift certificates and closed-loop prepaid cards from the unclaimed property provisions. SD - SB83 Revise certain requirements relating to the publication of municipal ordinances and resolutions. SD - SB90 Revise certain provisions concerning tax incremental districts. SD - SB93 Authorize an organization to contribute to a political action committee and to set a limit on contributions. SD - SB97 Revise the membership of certain local boards of equalization. SD - SB99 Revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. SD - SB102 Repeal an outdated provision regarding the assessment of property for school districts. SD - SB121 Authorize an alcoholic beverage retail license for certain malt beverage and wine dealers. SD - SB131 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - SB138 Enact the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote. SD - SB154 Provide funding for education by temporarily increasing the state sales and use tax. SD - SB163 Revise the penalties for violations concerning smoking in public. SD - SB173 Allow specific details of alleged sex crimes against minors be suppressed under certain conditions. SD - SB174 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund the state budget shortfall and to declare an emergency. SD - SB177 Increase certain registration fees and taxes for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - SB179 Define and prohibit the offenses of juvenile sexting and aggravated juvenile sexting and to provide for certain sanctions and remedies. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - SC1 Honoring the city of Deadwood on its fiftieth anniversary as a National Historic Landmark. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SC12 Honoring and supporting the Isabel Celebration in Isabel, South Dakota, on the occasion of the town's centennial anniversary. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - SC21 Commending and honoring Steve Morford of Lawrence County as the 2011 South Dakota High School Principal of the Year. SD - SC22 Commending and honoring Nick Gottlob of Lawrence County as the 2011 South Dakota Middle School Principal of the Year. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I.