+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 342-9503 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: chair SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1059 Revise Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1134 Place the caucus leadership on the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council ex officio. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XVII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to corporations. SD - HB1133 Establish the Legislature's Planning Committee. SD - HB1093 Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. + − Cosponsored Bills (61) 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 - 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 - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - HB1053 Establish the hope card program relating to protection orders. SD - SB66 Permit the filing of certain documents with the secretary of state by electronic means and to remove the notary requirements. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1054 Amend certain provisions concerning Worker's Compensation. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. 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 - SB105 Impact education in South Dakota. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions concerning tax incremental districts. 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 - 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 - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - HB1192 Amend certain limited liability company language. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB138 Revise the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation. SD - SB156 Establish strangulation as one element of the crime of aggravated assault. 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 - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. 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 - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. 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 - SB188 Authorize the establishment, operation, and control of research parks on lands controlled by the Board of Regents. SD - SB65 Revise the list of products offered to consumers by motor vehicle dealers and sales finance companies. 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 - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HB1121 Amend rate stability provisions to include plant additions. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1009 Urging the federal government to honor tribal identification cards. SD - SB148 Revise certain provisions relating to battery committed against infants and unborn children. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1220 Conditionally repeal certain provisions establishing network adequacy standards, quality assessment and improvement requirements, utilization review and benefit determination requirements, and grievance procedures for managed health care plans, and certain standards for managed health care plans if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is found to be unconstitutional. SD - HB1204 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. 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 - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. SD - HB1055 Allow for joint physical custody orders after a court awards joint legal custody if in the best interest of the child. 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 - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. 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.