+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 115 4th Avenue E. Avon, SD 57315-2106 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. + − Cosponsored Bills (54) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. 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 - 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 - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. 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 - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. 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 - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. 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 - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - HCR1013 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Butte County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. 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 - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. 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 - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - HB1069 Increase the amount of income and principal of a perpetual fund used to maintain a cemetery. SD - SB140 Repeal certain provisions regarding glazing material on motorcycle windshields and wind deflectors. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and remembering the Homestead Act. 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 - HB1193 Regulate the sale of dextromethorphan and to provide a penalty thereto. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring the Armour School District Board of Education, on receiving the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2012. SD - SC4 Congratulating and commending Brady Hale, Sydney Palmer, and Bailey Kortan for their outstanding performances at the NFL's 2011 Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. 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 - SB155 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1267 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a felony domestic violence registry and to provide certain penalties for the violation thereof. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1255 Prohibit the enforcement of surrogacy arrangements. 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 - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. 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 - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.