+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 22560 Potter Rd. Rapid City, SD 57702 + − Committees (4) SD - Education (House) Title: vice chair SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: member SD - Education Reform Advisory Council Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. + − Cosponsored Bills (74) SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. SD - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. SD - HB1105 Increase the energy minerals severance tax and to deposit the additional revenue in the education enhancement trust fund. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - HB1139 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions relating to a perpetrator's knowledge of a rape victim's age or capability to give consent. SD - HB1171 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HB1175 Provide for certain further exemptions from certain childhood immunizations. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1183 Limit copayment or coinsurance amounts for physical and occupational therapy services. SD - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1197 Exempt air ambulance services from sales and use taxes. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HB1206 Make an appropriation for emergency food assistance grants and to repeal the sales tax on food refund program. SD - HB1212 Revise certain terms regarding tort liability. SD - HB1225 Revise the distribution of earnings from the education enhancement trust fund, and to establish the teacher compensation enhancement program. SD - HB1226 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas, and to require the Legislature to estimate general fund revenues for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - HB1246 Prohibit the use of bisphenol A in certain products. 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 - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 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 - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 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 - 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 - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Duane Alm, a member of the Aberdeen School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2011. 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 - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1051 Honoring the T.F. Riggs High School Wrestling Team of Pierre, South Dakota, for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2012 Class A State Wrestling Championship Tournament. SD - HC1052 Congratulating and honoring the Huron High School Tigers Wrestling Team, its coaches, and student managers for ranking second in the 2012 South Dakota State Class A Wrestling Championship Tournament. 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 - SB2 Repeal and to make style and form revisions to certain provisions related to the Department of Human Services. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - SB117 Require that certain heliports be approved by the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission. SD - SB118 Revise certain documentation requirements for obtaining an operator's license. 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 - SB130 Require the school board of each school district to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying. SD - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - SB154 Revise certain statutes pertaining to persons required to report child abuse and neglect. SD - SB156 Establish strangulation as one element of the crime of aggravated assault. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions concerning tax incremental districts. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. 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 - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. 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 - 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 - 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 - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.