+ − 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 - Legislative Planning Committee Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1130 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds, to create a county and statewide fund for the purpose of modernizing and preserving records, and to distribute certain revenue. SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions regarding the sales and use tax. + − Cosponsored Bills (94) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HB1157 Repeal the Governor's authority to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact on behalf of the state, to repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact, to provide for withdrawal of South Dakota from the compact. 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 - SB110 Increase the maximum occupational tax that may be imposed on transient guests for business improvement districts. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1209 Exempt certain parts and components used in the construction of homebuilt aircraft from sales and use taxes. SD - HB1113 Prohibit the use of certain public resources to influence the outcome of elections. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1162 Revise certain provisions relating to the platting and annexation of subdivisions. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1211 Revise budget transfer authority for certain state institutions. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions concerning the investment of public funds. 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 - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC16 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo South Dakota crown. SD - SB68 Provide that no statute of limitations applies to certain rape offenses. 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 - HB1002 Repeal the sales and use tax exemption for coins, currency, and bullion. SD - HB1079 Revise certain publication date citations for references to the International Building Code. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. SD - HB1261 Prohibit collective bargaining by public employees. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1091 Revise the issuance of temporary nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB143 Increase the number of allowable nonresident waterfowl hunting days. SD - HCR1007 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act and the Marketplace Equity Act. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the week of January 22, 2012, through January 28, 2012, as Reproductive Rights Awareness Week. SD - SB156 Establish strangulation as one element of the crime of aggravated assault. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SB107 Revise certain provisions regarding personalized motor vehicle license plates. SD - SB140 Repeal certain provisions regarding glazing material on motorcycle windshields and wind deflectors. SD - SB86 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HB1092 Authorize the sale of nonresident duck hunting licenses in certain counties. SD - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. 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 - SB112 Remove the limitation on the number of retail gaming licenses in Deadwood in which a person may have a financial interest. SD - SB181 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - SB113 Provide for special motor vehicle license plates for recipients of the silver star medal, distinguished service cross, navy cross, air force cross, distinguished flying cross, bronze star medal with valor device, or the bronze star medal. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - SC12 Congratulating the Belle Fourche Area Community Center in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, for twenty years of service to the community. SD - HB1161 Repeal the reduction in state aid to general education funding for any school district that receives proceeds from the Commission on Gaming. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. SD - SB1 Increase the excise tax on boats. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. 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 - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB65 Revise the list of products offered to consumers by motor vehicle dealers and sales finance companies. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the distribution of certain funds to school districts. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HB1112 Prohibit any person who fails to file certain campaign finance documents to be a candidate for office. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1120 Revise certain provisions regarding the filing of claims against public improvement contracts. SD - SB148 Revise certain provisions relating to battery committed against infants and unborn children. SD - SB108 Revise the maximum bet limit for Deadwood gaming. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1226 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas, and to require the Legislature to estimate general fund revenues for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. SD - HB1052 Grant discretion to the court with regard to personal appearances in certain adoption appearances. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1262 Provide a license for certain small scale mechanized mining operations. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - HB1055 Allow for joint physical custody orders after a court awards joint legal custody if in the best interest of the child. SD - HB1194 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment for rape and sexual offense examinations. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - SB163 Provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1273 Prohibit the sale of loose leaf incense to minors, to prohibit certain marketing techniques, to regulate the sale of certain types of incense, to provide penalties therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1212 Revise certain terms regarding tort liability. SD - SB119 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. SD - SB141 Revise the legal definition of the term, domestic abuse. 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 - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.