+ − 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 - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (88) SD - SB4 Provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. SD - HB1137 Revise the distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles. SD - HB1003 Revise certain administrative functions regarding county government. SD - HB1005 Revise and repeal certain fees that are established to compensate counties for services provided by county officials. SD - HC1031 Honoring the House of Representatives of the Ninety-First Legislature of the State of South Dakota as the inaugural champions of the 2016 Legislative Dodgeball Match. SD - HC1015 Honoring Danika Gordon for the outstanding honor of being named one of the top two youth volunteers in South Dakota in the twenty-first annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. SD - HB1073 Require persons operating bicycles under certain conditions to stop and allow faster vehicles to pass. SD - SB117 Permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. SD - HB1065 Designate the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota in Hill City as the official Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota. SD - HB1007 Make an appropriation to revise and update the data and methods used to determine the agricultural land production capacity and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Harry Truman. SD - SB135 Allow overwidth farm equipment to be operated on primary highways after sunset under certain conditions. SD - SB149 Provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. SD - HCR1014 Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. SD - HB1004 Make form and style revisions to certain statutes regarding counties. SD - HC1002 Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. SD - HB1244 Revise provisions related to the sex offender registry SD - HC1013 Recognizing Mark Knight for his election as president of the Associated General Contractors of America. SD - HB1002 Eliminate certain reporting requirements for the county general fund. SD - HB1178 Authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. SD - SB145 Require certain provisions to be met before allowing public utilities or carriers to exercise eminent domain procedures. SD - SB140 Eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. SD - HB1192 Prohibit certain inquiries during a public employment application process about an applicant's criminal history and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof. SD - HB1202 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds SD - HB1109 Exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - SB84 Require municipalities to reimburse the counties for certain judicial and law enforcement expenditures. SD - SB139 Revise certain provisions regarding the use tax. SD - SB109 Require counties to conduct random checkpoints for overweight vehicles as a condition of receiving funds from the bridge improvement grant fund. SD - HB1221 Accommodate legislation relating to education funding. SD - SC17 Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. SD - HB1206 Authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. SD - HB1222 Accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. SD - HC1001 Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - SB3 Revise the income criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. SD - SB80 Limit certain liability for hosts of fishing tournaments. SD - SB144 Revise the legal maximum weight limits based on the number of axles for gross vehicle weight. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - SCR1 To show support for family caregivers. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. SD - SB89 Revise certain provisions related to permits to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HC1030 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HB1132 Require the submission of sexual assault kits for testing. SD - HB1238 Revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. SD - HB1187 Allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1095 Revise certain allowable time periods regarding the transfer of vehicle ownership. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - HB1006 Authorize counties to impose sales and use taxes. SD - HC1025 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. SD - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. SD - SB151 Lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. SD - SB150 Revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. SD - HB1094 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of a corporate income tax and dedication of the revenue therefrom. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HC1003 Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. SD - SB94 Repeal the death penalty. SD - HB1154 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - HCR1007 Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. SD - HCR1006 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. SD - SB136 Permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HCR1011 Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. SD - HB1133 Require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. SD - HB1125 Limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. SD - SB2 Revise the distribution of the revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. SD - HB1123 Require the Department of Health to include certain information regarding the inspection of an abortion facility on the department's website. SD - SB138 Authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. SD - SB159 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. SD - HB1162 Provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. SD - HB1129 Allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. SD - HB1074 Repeal the rule that allows anonymous complaints to be filed against real estate appraisers. SD - SB113 Revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. SD - HCR1016 Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. SD - HB1231 Authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. SD - HCR1015 Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. SD - HB1064 Apply certain penalties regarding damages, tampering, and malicious acts to certain railroads that carry passengers. SD - HB1227 Establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. SD - HB1193 Prohibit certain inquiries about criminal records during any initial employment application process and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof. SD - HB1054 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HB1078 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota.