+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1999 Trails End Lantry, SD 57636 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1182 Provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. + − Cosponsored Bills (97) SD - HB1001 Require mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land. SD - HB1002 Provide for the creation of a trust account for unlocatable mineral interest owners. SD - HB1003 Revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program. SD - HB1004 Provide for the award of treble damages in certain surface depredation cases. SD - HB1005 Require certain posting of information if hydraulic fracture stimulation is performed on oil and gas wells. SD - HB1006 Revise certain provisions relating to the termination of certain mineral interests. SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1117 Revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1123 Increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1141 Revise certain provisions regarding certain motor vehicle dealer license plates and permits. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1167 Restructure the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. SD - HB1168 Increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. 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 - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1228 Give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. SD - HB1229 Require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 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 - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 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 - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 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 - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. 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 - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - SB1 Revise the provisions regarding plugging and performance bonds for oil and gas wells and to repeal the supplemental restoration bond requirement. SD - SB2 Provide funding for unresolved surface depredation caused by oil and gas exploration and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - SB81 Prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB82 Provide for the nomination of candidates for certain constitutional officers using political party primary elections. SD - SB84 Create the South Dakota Athletic Commission and to provide for the supervision of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts competitions and sparring exhibitions in the state. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB101 Require reporting of the location of certain mine shafts and tunnels. SD - SB102 Regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB115 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. SD - SB129 Revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB141 Revise certain financial assurance provisions relating to mining. SD - SB154 Revise the maximum weight allowed on certain wide-based super single tires. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - SB183 Revise provisions relating to hunting trespass and to increase certain penalties for trespassing. SD - SB184 Revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB188 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB208 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. SD - SB217 Exempt certain rodeo events from sales taxes. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 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 - 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 - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - SCR4 Making a formal application to Congress to call a limited constitutional convention for the sole purpose of proposing for ratification an amendment to the Constitution providing that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate 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 - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SC4 Honoring and commending the recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. 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 - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 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 - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SC32 Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games.