+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 240 Fairway Drive Spearfish, SD 57783-3110 + − Committees (2) SD - Appropriations (House) Title: member SD - Appropriations Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HB1209 Exempt certain parts and components used in the construction of homebuilt aircraft from sales and use taxes. SD - HB1162 Revise certain provisions relating to the platting and annexation of subdivisions. SD - HB1161 Repeal the reduction in state aid to general education funding for any school district that receives proceeds from the Commission on Gaming. SD - HB1262 Provide a license for certain small scale mechanized mining operations. + − Cosponsored Bills (52) 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 - 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 - HC1023 Commending and honoring Spc. Dennis Jensen who was killed on active duty in Afghanistan. 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 - HB1053 Establish the hope card program relating to protection orders. 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 - 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 - 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 - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB111 Revise the mining permit fees. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Avon Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon school for outstanding academic achievement. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the week of January 22, 2012, through January 28, 2012, as Reproductive Rights Awareness Week. SD - SB140 Repeal certain provisions regarding glazing material on motorcycle windshields and wind deflectors. SD - HB1130 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds, to create a county and statewide fund for the purpose of modernizing and preserving records, and to distribute certain revenue. 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 - SB112 Remove the limitation on the number of retail gaming licenses in Deadwood in which a person may have a financial interest. SD - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - SC12 Congratulating the Belle Fourche Area Community Center in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, for twenty years of service to the community. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service. 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 - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the distribution of certain funds to school districts. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SB108 Revise the maximum bet limit for Deadwood gaming. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1052 Grant discretion to the court with regard to personal appearances in certain adoption appearances. 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 - HB1194 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment for rape and sexual offense examinations. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - SB90 Establish a fee for payments returned to the Office of the Secretary of State due to insufficient funds and to provide for the distribution of the fee. 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 - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - HJR1004 To propose a constitutional amendment regarding legislative term limits. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.