+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1230 Provide for the removal of records of a discharged lien from the deed of real property. SD - HC1069 Commending and Honoring Marcelline J. Lesmeister for her service to the people of the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1176 Define truancy. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - HB1243 Protect employees from certain automatic deductions or transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB132 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 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 - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1147 Transfer the administration and supervision of all trapping statutes and rules to the Department of Agriculture. 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 - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1227 Provide for an affirmative defense of medical necessity for certain marijauna offenses. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1144 Permit the euthanization of wildlife that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1222 Provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HB1083 Revise the crime of rustling to include sheep and goats. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 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 - 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 - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1126 Revise the massage therapy licensing requirements. SD - HB1095 Exempt persons that have not been drinking from charges of open container in a motor vehicle. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1186 Remove a requirement that certain documents presented for driver licensing purposes be copied and retained. SD - HCR1008 Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1148 Revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. SD - HB1087 Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. SD - HB1123 Increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. 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. SD - HB1146 Prohibit private trapping by conservation officers and certain Game, Fish and Parks employees. SD - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. SD - HB1145 Provide that road-killed animals are in the public domain and to provide the means of possession. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - HC1016 Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. 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 - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - HB1151 Extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 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 - SB217 Exempt certain rodeo events from sales taxes. SD - SB188 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the Wall School District Board of Education, on receiving the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2013. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - HB1240 Provide for the practice of cosmetology services in certain venues outside of a licensed salon. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 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 - HB1183 Establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - SB97 Prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. SD - SB160 Require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. SD - HB1090 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales tax. SD - HB1187 Provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. SD - HB1088 Require the high school activities association to continue to hold state tournaments in certain venues. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - HB1199 Prohibit the sharing of patient records in a health information exchange by the state without written authorization from the patient. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.