+ − 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 (9) SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HB1107 Revise certain provisions relating to drainage utility fees in municipalities. SD - HB1164 Establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1162 Provide for special organ donation decals for license plates. SD - HB1165 Revise certain provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1106 Revise certain Limited Liability Company statutes. SD - HB1163 Revise certain provisions related to the filing of the certificate of limited partnerships. SD - HB1218 Exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. + − Cosponsored Bills (76) SD - HB1075 Revise the membership of the Legislative Planning Committee. SD - HB1087 Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1096 Provide for the transfer and appropriation of funds upon the occurrence of certain events and to assist rural counties in the recruitment of attorneys. SD - HB1097 Revise certain provisions relating to an employer's denial of workers' compensation claims. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HB1105 Revise the maximum security deposit for residential premises. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1133 Establish an innovation grant program for school districts and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1136 Affect medical services. SD - HB1137 Impact education in South Dakota, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1138 Revise the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions regarding educational data reporting. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1150 Amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders. SD - HB1161 Establish and provide certain incentives for projects that create new jobs or promote economic activity and to establish the rural economic development partnership program. SD - HB1169 Amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. 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 - HB1192 Provide a durable power of attorney form for health care decisions. SD - HB1209 Prohibit certain persons who fail to pay certain campaign finance related penalties from running for office. SD - HB1212 Increase the expense allowances of legislators. SD - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1231 Change the rate and manner of calculation of prejudgment and postjudgment interest. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1008 Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. 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 - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. 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 - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1066 Honoring Sierra Lutz as the recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB87 Establish the effective date of the sales tax collection allowance for retailers. SD - SB111 Amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB120 Revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions concerning the health and educational facilities authority. SD - SB133 Establish a pharmacy audit integrity program. SD - SB134 Codify the common law of rescission as applied to life insurance contracts. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB168 Require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SD - SB182 Enhance economic development. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB197 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB210 Provide for assessment of agricultural property based on the market, repeal the methodology that assesses agricultural land based on its agricultural income value, and to dissolve the implementation and oversight advisory task force. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB223 Clarify the open meetings requirement as applied to the Public Utilities Commission. SD - SB231 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. 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 - SB234 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013 to provide funding for the increased costs associated with the Board of Regents employee health insurance and to declare an emergency. SD - SB235 Create the building South Dakota fund and certain other funds and programs to enhance economic development and education, to make certain deposits and transfers, to make continuous appropriations, to revise certain education funding to support economic development, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB236 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB237 Appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB239 Repeal the state's membership in the multistate tax commission. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 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 - 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 - 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 - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC32 Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games.