+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1618 Downing St. Rapid City, SD 57701 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1251 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - HB1015 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. + − Cosponsored Bills (103) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HB1249 Permit a probationer who is a registered sex offender to reside in an assigned halfway house or supervised living center within a community safety zone and to prohibit sex offenders who committed sexual offenses against children to qualify for certain residency exceptions. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1141 Require that the Legislative Research Council's internet site include a listing of votes cast by individual legislators. SD - HB1157 Repeal the Governor's authority to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact on behalf of the state, to repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact, to provide for withdrawal of South Dakota from the compact. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - HC1028 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Scott A. Richardson for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1040 Posthumously honoring South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Douglas Leigh Nelson, Sr. (HP 110) for his thirty-five and one half years dedicated service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. SD - HB1166 Require the departments of Agriculture and Game, Fish and Parks to provide certain actions and funding specified in the South Dakota black-tailed prairie dog conservation and management plan. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Captain Chris Long for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1238 Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. SD - HCR1012 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Harding County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1169 Repeal certain driver licensing documentation requirements. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1268 Require certain persons applying or receiving certain Medicaid financial aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug tests to check for use of controlled substances. SD - HC1002 Recognizing and honoring the "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SB117 Require that certain heliports be approved by the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1258 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - SB68 Provide that no statute of limitations applies to certain rape offenses. SD - HB1140 Require that all recorded votes of the Legislature be displayed on the Legislative Research Council's internet site and to establish a penalty. SD - HB1083 Provide for term limits for brand board service. SD - HB1085 Revise the residency requirements of the brand board membership. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1191 Provide for an interstate compact on public health care, to establish an interstate advisory health care commission, to specify the relationship between the member states and the federal government, and to assert the right to federal funding in lieu of certain federally funded incentives. SD - HB1230 Modify the publication requirements for water rights applications. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1037 Honoring and recognizing seventy-five years of conservation leadership. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1015 Urging the federal government to secure our national borders and enforce United States immigration laws. SD - HC1031 Commending and honoring Master Sgt. Lisa G. Eisenhauer for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - HB1067 Guarantee an employee's right to secure a physician and other medical services of their choosing for care under a worker's compensation claim. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HB1082 Provide certain exceptions to Department of Game, Fish and Parks promulgated rules pertaining to the taking of mountain lions. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - HB1081 Revise certain provisions relating to the killing of any mountain lion to protect human life, livestock, or pets. SD - HC1041 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Jerry Boyer for his thirty-two and one-half years of dedicated service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HB1084 Revise the political qualifications for brand board membership. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions relating to a perpetrator's knowledge of a rape victim's age or capability to give consent. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - HC1034 Commending and honoring Master Sergeant Kenneth A. Grunewaldt for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HC1026 Commending and honoring Specialist Tyler Eissler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - HC1032 Commending and honoring SrA Brittnie B. Bunkers for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HB1171 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon 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. SD - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HB1188 Provide widows and widowers of certain veterans free or reduced fees for certain hunting and fishing licenses and admission to state parks and other facilities. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to water development districts. SD - HC1033 Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Three Brian Maschino for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1248 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. SD - SB155 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1087 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HB1086 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1111 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain by certain nongovernmental entities. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring Master Sergeant Adam J. Punt for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HB1068 Guarantee the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1168 Provide for the waiver of the state's sovereign immunity in certain instances relating to the control of species of management concern. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HCR1017 Expressing opposition to a state run health care system that is established or operated contrary to the interests of the people of South Dakota. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - HB1142 Protect the access of legislators to staff services and the maintenance of appropriate legislative confidentiality and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. SD - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Sergeant James Dvorak for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.