+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 342-9503 Office Address: + − Committees (2) SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HB1165 Adopt the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. SD - HB1153 Define certain entities using a common paymaster as a single employing unit for the purposes of unemployment compensation. SD - HB1085 Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions concerning registration of limited partnerships. + − Cosponsored Bills (72) SD - HB1063 Revise certain provisions relating to jury selection. SD - HB1069 Revise the maximum redemption fee for property tax deeds. SD - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions concerning actions prohibited near polling places. SD - HB1077 Enact the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act. SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - HB1097 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. SD - HB1099 Revise the membership of the State Investment Council. SD - HB1102 Authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. SD - HB1103 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - HB1136 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1142 Enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1151 Revise certain deadlines and offices regarding budgetary planning for municipalities. SD - HB1154 Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. SD - HB1156 Allow the transmission of electronic documents related to insurance policies. SD - HB1175 Authorize the Board of Regents to expand university facilities at the University of South Dakota, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1181 Allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. SD - HB1204 Include certain funds in a school district's local effort for purposes of the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1205 Create the school district tax revenue fund and to revise the distribution of certain tax revenues to school districts. SD - HB1212 Provide for fair and open competition in certain governmental contracts, to prohibit the inclusion of certain terms in governmental contracts and documents, and to establish a procedure to grant certain exemptions after notice and a public hearing. SD - HB1218 Authorize school districts to use certain tax levies for pension and health insurance purposes. SD - HB1236 Establish the school innovation and emergency fund. SD - HB1237 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the Common Core State Standards. SD - HB1244 Assist certain qualified employees with health insurance and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 25 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of roulette, keno, and craps in the City of Deadwood. SD - HJR1004 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - HCR1010 Requesting the Committee on Government Operations and Audit to conduct hearings relating to the operations of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. SD - HCR1011 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the thirtieth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan's inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). SD - HCR1012 Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - HC1003 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HC1025 Honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Benjamin J. Smetana for his service as a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard. SD - HC1027 Commending several of Lincoln High School's athletic programs whose participants, through hard work and devotion, excelled on the field and in the classroom, never took their eyes off the prize, and as a result, were rewarded with state championships. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HC1043 Commending Mabel Dubbelde Heinemann on her 100th birthday. SD - HC1053 Congratulating and recognizing the football team from Arlington High School for their runner-up finish in the 2013 Class 9AA Football Playoffs. SD - HC1054 Congratulating and recognizing Anita Boeck from Arlington High School as the Region 3 volleyball coach of the year. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SB62 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB63 Protect the privacy of the records of individual students. SD - SB64 Require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. SD - SB68 Adopt the uniform real property electronic recording act, to use an existing funding source to implement the provisions of this Act, and to revise certain provisions concerning electronic recording. SD - SB69 Revise certain provisions regarding good cause for voluntarily leaving employment. SD - SB74 Provide for the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - SB81 Prohibit the possession of certain items in jails, to provide a penalty therefor, and to revise the penalty for the procurement of certain items into a jail. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding confidential criminal justice information. SD - SB90 Revise certain provisions related to the High School Activities Association. SD - SB94 Appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB99 Revise certain provisions regarding self-funded multiple employer trusts. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB121 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the comprehensive science expansion at Northern State University, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB124 Revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. SD - SB154 Establish the Jolene's Law Task Force to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in this state and to make recommendations to the Legislature on policies to effectively address the issue. SD - SB162 Repeal certain mineral severance taxes imposed on precious metals and to repeal certain temporary and expired mineral severance taxes. SD - SB165 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB168 Authorize criminal background checks for certain officers and employees of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. SD - SB176 Revise the ability of the secretary of the Department of Revenue to reduce or abate taxes. SD - SB177 Make an appropriation to provide contingency funds to be made available for unanticipated costs related to medical services and to declare an emergency. SD - SB188 Set the per student allocation for fiscal year 2015. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. SD - SC6 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Area High School Titans Boys Basketball Team for earning the Region 4A title. SD - SC7 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Area Titan Soccer Team in winning the 2013 Boys State Soccer Championship. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association.