+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 38485 129th St. Aberdeen, SD 57401 + − Committees (2) SD - Local Government (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1213 Limit increases in state government spending. SD - HB1212 Revise certain provisions regarding the county wheel tax. + − Cosponsored Bills (94) SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. SD - HB1052 Revise the allowable ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists. SD - HB1186 Require certain children to be in booster seats when in motor vehicles. SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HB1090 Provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. SD - HB1226 Impose additional real estate transfer fees on certain agricultural land and apportion the revenue to local taxing districts. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HB1158 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1217 Establish certain legislative findings pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to better insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. SD - SB73 Establish a preference for veterans and disabled persons when leasing residential property owned by counties. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - SCR3 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to use sound science in making regulatory decisions. SD - HB1121 Revise certain legislative policies relating to the establishment of legislative districts. SD - HB1109 Revise certain provisions concerning the township road system. SD - HB1101 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1196 Provide for the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain state colleges and universities. SD - HB1188 Authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. SD - HB1209 Provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - SB3 Revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the state seal. SD - SB2 Repeal, update, and make form and style revisions to certain provisions related to the Bureau of Administration. SD - SB96 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - SB101 Provide a penalty for denying access to public records. SD - HB1114 Revise the conditions under which contracts with local officials are permitted. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HB1181 Authorize the release of information related to users of certain state lodging facilities. SD - HB1106 Provide a time period before certain action on the general appropriation bill may commence. SD - HB1192 Increase certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring the community of Turton on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HB1218 Prohibit surrogate mother contracts, to prohibit enforcement of such arrangements, and to establish standards to award custody of children born as a result of such arrangements. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HB1182 Provide for the release of information relating to persons attending or invited to certain state-sponsored events. SD - HB1061 Provide for the practice and regulation of registered midwives. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HB1089 Prohibit political contributions by certain state employees to gubernatorial candidates. SD - HB1131 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1254 Prohibit the use of bisephenol A and cadmium in certain products. SD - HB1225 Conduct a study on the feasibility of maintaining aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation. SD - HB1060 Revise certain provisions concerning how motor vehicle license fees are distributed in the unorganized territories of a county. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - HB1098 Revise the limitation on the increases and decreases that may be made to the total taxable value of cropland and noncropland. SD - HB1091 Repeal the provision requiring certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred to reorganize. SD - SB148 Increase the authorized number of nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses and to revise certain provisions regarding the number of allowable nonresident hunting days. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HB1214 Revise the period of time in which a refund of certain commercial motor vehicle license fees may be requested. SD - SB64 Provide that interest paid on negative balances in employers' experience rating accounts be credited to their experience rating accounts. SD - SB129 Revise which county employees may assist in the execution of United States passport applications and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1168 Revise certain provisions regarding the public records open to inspection and copying. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - HC1030 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1159 Create an ombudsman position to assist taxpayers with property assessment appeals. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HB1252 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HB1108 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HB1227 Transfer money from the health care trust fund. SD - SB162 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1211 Establish provisions to enhance education in the state concerning the history of labor and collective bargaining. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - HB1057 Repeal the provision that requires the county auditor to assist in locating unregistered mobile homes. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HB1051 Provide deadlines for the transmission of voter registration files. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HB1183 Protect the rights of public employees to participate in certain political activities and to have contact with elected officials. SD - SB99 Revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. SD - HB1097 Provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. SD - HB1064 Deposit certain funds associated with snowmobiles and motorized boats into the state highway fund. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - SB179 Define and prohibit the offenses of juvenile sexting and aggravated juvenile sexting and to provide for certain sanctions and remedies. SD - HB1189 Impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - SB81 Require the Supreme Court to promulgate rules for parenting coordinators. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HB1050 Revise the voting requirements for the county board of adjustment. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - SB108 Allow for the appointment of an alternate board member for the county legal expense relief board. SD - HB1105 Restrict political events in the vicinity of certain state-sponsored events. SD - HB1100 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. SD - HB1120 Require persons applying or receiving certain aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug and substances tests. SD - SB112 Repeal the provision that requires county treasurers to collect the oldest delinquent property tax first.