+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 38485 129th St. Aberdeen, SD 57401 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member SD - Watershed Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) 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. + − Cosponsored Bills (104) SD - SB219 Revise the fuel excise tax rate for liquid petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 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 - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SB128 Provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - SB157 Revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 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 - 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 - HC1086 Honoring Colton Fryer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for selflessness and good sportsmanship. SD - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - SB156 Authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SD - HB1182 Provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. SD - HB1207 Provide for net metering for certain renewable energy systems. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - HB1117 Revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SB126 Revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - HB1178 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - HB1181 Enhance animal and livestock sustainability. SD - HB1064 Provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB123 Increase the energy minerals severance tax. SD - SB212 Permit auctioneers to sell certain motor vehicles that have out-of-state titles. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC34 Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol. 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 - SB154 Revise the maximum weight allowed on certain wide-based super single tires. 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 - 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 - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - SB152 Authorize the hunting of coyotes using artificial light under certain conditions. SD - HB1140 Revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. SD - HB1126 Revise the massage therapy licensing requirements. SD - SB164 Revise the compensation requirements payable to surface owners for exploration damages and to allow the payments to be made in multiple installments. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB238 Appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services 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 - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SB74 Require the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1149 Revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB122 Revise the dates for holding township board meetings. 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 - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 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 - HC1066 Honoring Sierra Lutz as the recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1189 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 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 - 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 - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 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 - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 - SB124 Increase the real estate transfer fees and to revise the distribution of the fees. SD - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - SB153 Clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. 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 - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SC10 Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB129 Revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. SD - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - HB1090 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales tax. SD - SB224 Revise and repeal certain aviation statutes and to increase certain related fees. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.