+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Retirement Laws (House) Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HB1148 Reinstate certain provisions of the South Dakota risk pool, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1120 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - HB1149 Revise the tax on certain telecommunication services and devices. SD - HB1128 Establish certain provisions regarding conflict of interest for legislators. + − Cosponsored Bills (55) SD - SB109 Provide certain criteria for meeting the ownership requirements for classifying dwellings as owner-occupied property. SD - HC1025 Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. SD - SB152 Allow for the promulgation of fees only with explicit statutory authority SD - HB1173 Revise the distribution of funds from the building South Dakota fund. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1023 Honoring Bria Shay Neff as the state winner of the "Doodle 4 Google" competition. SD - HB1134 Provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. SD - HB1202 Make an appropriation for the support of the Veterans Outreach Center and to declare an emergency. SD - SB147 Establish a rate-setting methodology for services delivered by community-based health and human services providers. SD - HB1172 Revise certain provisions to maintain funding for the building South Dakota fund. SD - SCR8 To call for the appointment of a special prosecutor. SD - SB111 Revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. SD - HC1017 Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. SD - HB1171 Make an appropriation to the postsecondary scholarship grant fund. SD - SB171 Establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. SD - SB150 Establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. SD - HB1165 Provide for annually updated financial interest statements for any person elected to statewide or local office. SD - HB1140 Establish certain provisions regarding contract carriers of railroad employees. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commending Abby Shay Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award and local honors from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. SD - SB68 Revise certain alcoholic beverage sampling provisions. SD - HB1116 Revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. SD - SB104 Protect certain easement holders and rural customers from shutoffs by certain energy companies. SD - HB1133 Require each school district to adopt a policy to provide for students with specific learning disabilities. SD - SB65 Establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HCR1007 Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SB113 Require certain provisions to be met before distribution of the 911 emergency surcharge revenue and to revise the effective date for the sunset clause provisions that lower the 911 emergency surcharge and revise the method of distributing funds. SD - SC21 Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. SD - SB122 Provide for certain alcoholic beverage licensees to allow consumption of distilled spirits under certain circumstances. SD - SB110 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB154 Require the Department of Transportation to utilize native plants on new or remodeled state properties at rest areas as landscape. SD - HB1118 Eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors. SD - SB155 Establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1197 Revise certain provisions regarding medical assistance payments to nursing home facilities. SD - HB1160 Recover the costs of care for animals seized by law enforcement. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. SD - SCR12 Expressing support for the continuation of the Perkins Loan Program and urging Congress to take immediate action to permanently reauthorize the program, in its entirety and in its original form. SD - HB1125 Make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. SD - HB1168 Revise certain provisions regarding nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HCR1011 Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. SD - HB1088 Revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. SD - HC1014 Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. SD - HC1004 Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 - HB1166 Revise certain provisions regarding open records. SD - HC1026 Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. SD - HB1106 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB120 Repeal the Legislative Planning Committee and revise certain provisions regarding agency performance reviews. SD - SB145 Provide limitation on liability for certain architects and engineers SD - HC1001 Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. SD - HC1005 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - SB112 Provide for the referral of a school board's decision to change the number of school days in a school week. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. SD - HB1099 Require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. SD - SB96 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB156 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HC1015 Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota.