+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 801 Tea, SD 57064 + − Committees (2) SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1230 Affirm the sanctity of human life. SD - HJR1006 To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SD - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. + − Cosponsored Bills (73) SD - HB1069 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1073 Require a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement. SD - HB1074 Revise certain notice requirements for reporting motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1082 Allow a law enforcement officer to issue a citation without a notary. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1087 Authorize trust protectors to be a party to a legal action to remove trustees or pursue legal action for and on behalf of trusts. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1119 Revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children. SD - HB1124 Authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. SD - HB1128 Protect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners. SD - HB1129 Revise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - HB1138 Revise the penalty for the failure to wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety seat belt system in a passenger vehicle. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1183 Repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. SD - HB1184 Regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. SD - HB1194 Set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. SD - HB1204 Provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. SD - HB1205 Provide for the certification by a chief law enforcement officer of the transfer of certain firearms. SD - HB1206 Authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1214 Require all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments. SD - HJR1001 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress to propose the regulation freedom amendment to the United States Constitution. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress and the President to recognize tribal identification cards as a valid form of identification for all official purposes. SD - HC1002 Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1004 Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1015 Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1035 Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding operation of hog confinement facilities. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - SB157 Make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. SD - SB159 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles. SD - SB161 Allow certain fireworks to be used all year. SD - SB162 Permit certain legislators to carry concealed firearms in the State Capitol Building under certain conditions SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB167 Revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage. SD - SB187 Establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC6 Honoring Kym Johnston of Lennox as South Dakota's 2014 Curriculum Director of the Year. SD - SC7 Honoring and commending Paula Horton as Lennox School District Teacher of the Year. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SC15 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the Lennox School FFA chapter. SD - SC20 Honoring and celebrating Leslie Fylling upon receiving the Teacher of the Year award, presented by the Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools.