+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 38485 129th St. Aberdeen, SD 57401 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1261 Authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1260 Extend the time period for a party to object to a written confirmation of certain grain contracts before the written confirmation is sufficient to indicate a contract for sale has been made between the parties. SD - HB1195 Revise the membership requirements and election procedures for members of the South Dakota Wheat Commission. + − Cosponsored Bills (88) SD - HB1217 Provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. SD - HCR1013 Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. SD - SB132 Provide for the development of a rural 211 system for the purpose of providing access to all South Dakotans who need information about community resources and disaster response resources and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - SB74 Provide for the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - HC1001 Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. 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 - SB169 Provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. SD - HC1002 Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. SD - SB160 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - HC1022 Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. SD - HB1173 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for county roads. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. SD - SB156 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1242 Revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. SD - SB73 Allow certain nonresidents to participate in school district elections. SD - HB1133 Repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. SD - HCR1020 Recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which resulted in the loss of over six hundred lives. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - HCR1003 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. SD - SC26 Honoring and commending Millicent Atkins for her boundless generosity and selfless nature. SD - SC4 Honoring Madison Mead of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as Girls State Governor, and Tyson Mitzel of Westport, South Dakota, as 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 - HB1186 Establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SB104 Authorize the use of night vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. SD - SC28 Congratulating and honoring Debra Hillmer on her excellent service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SC33 Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1254 Provide for producer payback for distributed generation to small-scale renewable energy systems. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1188 Revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HC1058 Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. SD - SB111 Revise certain property tax limitations. SD - HB1140 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1222 Specify penalties for the use of fraudulent information in certain applications relating to federal water pollution control requirements. SD - SC31 Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1184 Declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. SD - SC14 Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. SD - HB1191 Accommodate legislation relating to the alleviation of livestock losses as a result of the late autumn West River blizzard. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - SC23 Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. SD - HC1031 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - HB1064 Repeal certain obsolete provisions and references concerning weather modification programs. 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 - SCR6 Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. SD - HB1250 Provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. SD - HB1103 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HCR1007 Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. SD - HB1238 Provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. SD - HB1189 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 - HB1213 Analyze and promote economic development for South Dakota's Native American population and to establish a task force. SD - HB1230 Revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. SD - SB130 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. SD - HB1210 Expand Medicaid eligibility. SD - SB126 Regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. SD - HB1150 Require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. 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 - SB119 Update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - SC16 Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament SD - SJR3 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1098 Provide for the election of the secretary of education. SD - SB170 Revise the structure for compensating surface owners for losses due to mineral development. SD - SB161 Revise certain provisions relating to notice provided by mineral developers. SD - SC21 Honoring and commending Dial-A-Move Relocation Services of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for receiving the 2013 Enterprise Award from the American Moving and Storage Association. SD - HB1172 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. SD - HB1207 Repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. SD - HB1102 Authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. SD - HB1226 Create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - SB117 Establish a county highway capital improvement fund and to levy a capital improvement property tax for county highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HC1032 Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. SD - HC1056 Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. SD - HB1223 Revise certain provisions relating to appeals to county boards of adjustment. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1181 Allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. SD - HB1240 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1241 Prohibit the dismemberment or decapitation of certain living unborn children and to provide penalties therefore. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball.