+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 1532 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1120 Provide for alternative documentation of financial responsibility for vehicles. SD - HB1213 Analyze and promote economic development for South Dakota's Native American population and to establish a task force. + − Cosponsored Bills (75) SD - HB1001 Gradually reduce, over a period of four years, the percentage of capital outlay funds that school districts may use for certain expenses. SD - HB1002 Revise the state aid to general education formula to include an adjustment for certain school districts that increase the length of the school term. SD - HB1003 Revise the definition of the index factor in the state aid to education formula to include a minimum annual percentage increase of two percent. SD - HB1005 Appropriate funding to provide technology-oriented professional development for teachers. SD - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1071 Change the procedure for a minor boundary change. SD - HB1075 Provide for public notice of certain hearings conducted by the Board of Education, and to require that the hearings be conducted at least sixty days apart. SD - HB1093 Prohibit public schools from starting a school term before the last Monday in August. SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - HB1102 Authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. SD - HB1103 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - HB1130 Authorize the use of crossbows for hunting big game animals during the firearm season. 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 - HB1137 Revise the title of the task force responsible for implementing and overseeing the assessment of agricultural land and to assign the task force certain other oversight responsibilities. SD - HB1142 Enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1154 Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. 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 - HB1163 Authorize farm mutual insurers to invest funds in certain stocks and market funds. SD - HB1175 Authorize the Board of Regents to expand university facilities at the University of South Dakota, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1180 Provide that no entity that places children for adoption or performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1187 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HB1208 Restrict certain activities on waters that inundate private property. SD - HB1209 Provide for reimbursement of property taxes paid on certain private lands inundated by the waters of nonmeandered lakes. SD - HB1221 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. SD - HB1226 Create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. SD - HB1238 Provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. 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 - HB1250 Provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. SD - HJR1004 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to revenue and expenditure limits for the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1001 Encouraging school districts to build on their individual strengths by working together with other school districts to provide a rich educational opportunity for all students. SD - HCR1003 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. SD - HCR1007 Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. SD - HCR1008 Urging the South Dakota Board of Education to refrain from any efforts to further expand the Common Core State Standards or any other multistate educational standards in the state and to establish a plan to end the state's involvement with such current standards by June 30, 2017. SD - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - HCR1021 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to withdraw certain rules imperiling the South Dakota livestock industry. SD - HCR1022 Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. SD - HCR1023 Rejecting the Common Core State Standards plan. SD - HCR1024 Petitioning President Obama to publicly condemn China for its aggressive program of cyber warfare and espionage against the United States of America. SD - HC1001 Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. SD - HC1002 Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. 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 - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HC1035 Commending and honoring the 2014 National Merit Semifinalists Jessica Daniels, Angela Liu, Kyle McKee, Zachary Person, Emma Ward, and Tyler Wilson, of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - HC1036 Commending and honoring the 2013 Boys Track 4x200 and the 4x400 meter relay teams from Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performances at the 2013 State AA Track Meet. SD - HC1037 Commending and honoring the 2013 Boys State AA Track Champions of Washington High School of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1038 Commending and honoring the 2013 South Dakota Girls AA Softball Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Competitive Dance State AA Champions from Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding performance. SD - HC1040 Honoring the Sioux Falls Washington High School Girls Bowling Team for its outstanding athletic performance and 2013 state championship. SD - HC1041 Honoring Nathan Gerry, Jonah Warwick, Christian Parker, and Michaela Mayer from Washington High School for their first place finishes at the 2013 Boys and Girls State Class AA Track Meet. SD - HC1056 Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SB69 Revise certain provisions regarding good cause for voluntarily leaving employment. SD - SB84 Update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. SD - SB101 Ensure that a teacher may provide instruction in the area of personhood before birth. SD - SB112 Prohibit schools from preventing the instruction of intelligent design. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB120 Provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency. SD - SB123 Require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. SD - SB126 Regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. SD - SB129 Supplant the Common Core State Standards. SD - SB133 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms, to assert the sovereignty of the State of South Dakota with regards to the regulation of arms and weapons, and to provide recourse and penalties for violations. SD - SB144 Provide for admission to postsecondary institutions regardless of the age of the student. SD - SB165 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - SCR2 Expressing concern relating to the Common Core State Standards. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales.