+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1505 E. Melgaard Rd. #308 Aberdeen, SD 57401 + − Committees (5) SD - Appropriations (House) Title: member SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Government Operations and Audit (House) Title: member SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: member SD - Government Operations & Audit Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1226 Impose additional real estate transfer fees on certain agricultural land and apportion the revenue to local taxing districts. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. SD - HB1002 Revise certain provisions regarding the documentation of data used to make adjustments during the assessment process for factors that affect the capacity of the land to produce agricultural products. SD - HB1098 Revise the limitation on the increases and decreases that may be made to the total taxable value of cropland and noncropland. SD - HB1227 Transfer money from the health care trust fund. SD - HB1097 Provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. + − Cosponsored Bills (78) SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. SD - HB1056 Establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions regarding zero based budgeting requirements. SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HB1213 Limit increases in state government spending. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HB1090 Provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of agricultural land. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - SCR3 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to use sound science in making regulatory decisions. SD - HB1121 Revise certain legislative policies relating to the establishment of legislative districts. SD - HB1074 Revise the allowable time periods for use of nonresident small game hunting licenses. SD - HB1101 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1188 Authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. SD - HB1236 Provide for a temporary decrease of legislator salaries. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HJR1001 To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for the purchase, construction, and operation of a horse processing plant. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HB1184 Limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HB1092 Revise the time frame for conducting hearings to vacate municipal streets or alleys. SD - SB146 Require certain notice requirements for retailers that do not have nexus in South Dakota which are selling tangible personal property, services, or products transferred electronically for use in South Dakota. SD - HB1181 Authorize the release of information related to users of certain state lodging facilities. SD - HB1106 Provide a time period before certain action on the general appropriation bill may commence. SD - HB1192 Increase certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring the community of Turton on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - HB1182 Provide for the release of information relating to persons attending or invited to certain state-sponsored events. SD - HB1061 Provide for the practice and regulation of registered midwives. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HB1089 Prohibit political contributions by certain state employees to gubernatorial candidates. SD - HB1131 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - SB124 Authorize the Bureau of Administration to construct a maintenance shop in Pierre, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1016 Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. SD - HB1212 Revise certain provisions regarding the county wheel tax. SD - HB1215 Repeal certain refund provisions of the motor fuel tax for certain nonhighway agricultural use of motor fuels and to provide for the distribution of such motor fuel tax. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SB147 Expand the application of nexus for the purpose of collecting sales and use taxes owed to the state. SD - HB1091 Repeal the provision requiring certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred to reorganize. SD - SB148 Increase the authorized number of nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses and to revise certain provisions regarding the number of allowable nonresident hunting days. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HB1214 Revise the period of time in which a refund of certain commercial motor vehicle license fees may be requested. SD - SB64 Provide that interest paid on negative balances in employers' experience rating accounts be credited to their experience rating accounts. SD - SB126 Stabilize the funding of the state aid to education formula for two years by appropriating money from the education enhancement trust fund and borrowing money from certain school districts, to create the education stabilization fund, and to prohibit school districts from imposing an excess tax levy for two years. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - HB1179 Permit local political subdivisions with volunteer advanced life support personnel to establish deferred compensation plans. SD - HC1030 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - HB1122 Restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - HB1207 Allow the consignment or auction of certain out-of-state vehicles and motorcycles. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - SB158 Toll the Department of Environment and Natural Resources administrative rules on underground injection control Class III wells and in situ leach mining until the department obtains primary enforcement authority of the comparable federal programs. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HB1051 Provide deadlines for the transmission of voter registration files. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HB1183 Protect the rights of public employees to participate in certain political activities and to have contact with elected officials. SD - SB102 Repeal an outdated provision regarding the assessment of property for school districts. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - SB179 Define and prohibit the offenses of juvenile sexting and aggravated juvenile sexting and to provide for certain sanctions and remedies. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HB1100 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies.