+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 1532 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 + − Committees (2) SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - HB1203 Provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. SD - HB1180 Revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of captive insurance companies. SD - HB1204 Provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. SD - HB1066 Clarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. + − Cosponsored Bills (64) SD - HB1069 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 - HB1070 Require school districts to provide special education or special education and related services to resident students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1091 Require that the minutes of meetings of any state board or commission include a record of how each individual member voted on certain motions. SD - HB1113 Repeal and revise certain motor vehicle and boat damage and salvage disclosure requirements. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1124 Authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - HB1145 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment of salary and compensation to legislators. SD - HB1149 Revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1153 Expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. SD - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1166 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - HB1167 Authorize municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding liability of parties involved in frivolous or malicious civil actions. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1181 Authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1229 Revise provisions related to the release of medical waste. SD - HB1230 Affirm the sanctity of human life. SD - HJR1001 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 - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. SD - HJR1006 To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. SD - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - HCR1009 Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. SD - HC1002 Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1010 Honoring Elizabeth Spier of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and John Dannenbring of Yankton, 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 - HC1021 Honoring the 2014 Lincoln High School students. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1035 Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB78 Authorize counties or medical providers to recover inmate healthcare costs from insurers. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - SB135 Authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. SD - SB136 Exclude certain municipal taxes from the gross receipts used to determine the tax liability for customers served by electric cooperatives and electric utilities. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB166 Revise the method used to calculate the petition signatures to place initiated measures on the ballot and to declare an emergency. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SC22 Honoring the 2014 and 2015 Washington High School students of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and their many achievements.