+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 37340 286th Street Geddes, SD 57342-6655 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HC1019 Recognizing and remembering the Homestead Act. + − Cosponsored Bills (40) SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - HB1071 Increase the benefits that the Insurance Guarantee Association may become obligated to cover for annuities, to provide for retroactive application, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1077 Authorize municipalities to establish incidental accounts. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. 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 - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Avon Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon school for outstanding academic achievement. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. 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 - HC1037 Honoring and recognizing seventy-five years of conservation leadership. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 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 - SB88 Revise the allowable time periods for use of nonresident small game hunting licenses. SD - SB95 Modify distributions from the wind energy tax fund. SD - SB102 Clarify the procedures for the apportionment of funds among townships. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions concerning the investment of public funds. SD - SB116 Revise certain provisions relating to the township road system. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. 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 - 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 - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.