+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 1532 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 + − Committees (3) SD - Appropriations (House) Title: member SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Education Funding Formula Study Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (62) SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1093 Allow the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions and leashed dogs to track and retrieve wounded or presumed dead big game animals. SD - HB1099 Authorize municipalities to pay for certain services in advance. SD - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - HB1102 Revise provisions regarding the South Dakota Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1126 Revise the massage therapy licensing requirements. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1164 Establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1203 Allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. SD - HB1204 Require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. SD - HB1208 Prohibit the release of medical waste and to provide a penalty therefor. 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 - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1223 Establish a task force to study the delivery of services to veterans. SD - HB1242 Make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HCR1008 Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. 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 - HC1006 Honoring the City of Whitewood, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary as an incorporated city. SD - HC1016 Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. 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 - 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 - HC1024 Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1066 Honoring Sierra Lutz as the recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HC1072 Recognizing Representative Burt Tulson for his personal achievements and congratulating him on his induction into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. SD - SB83 Designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. SD - SB97 Prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. SD - SB98 Revise certain statutory immunization exemption requirements. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB103 Remove the required waiting period before cremated remains may be released to be scattered. SD - SB104 Extend the deadline for the construction of a nursing facility for military veterans and their spouses. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB144 Revise how municipalities may assess property for improvements. SD - SB145 Revise certain provisions concerning the content of annual property tax bill. SD - SB154 Revise the maximum weight allowed on certain wide-based super single tires. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB160 Require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. SD - SB187 Allow a school district to opt out of the continuing contract requirements for teachers. SD - SB194 Extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative terms and legislative term limits. SD - SJR3 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 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 - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named 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 - 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.