+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 22560 Potter Rd. Rapid City, SD 57702 + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: chair SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - HB1148 Require that the annual report of a school district contain certain information regarding school district fund balances. SD - HB1101 Ensure local control over curriculum and methods of instruction. SD - HB1137 Exclude the passing time between classes in the number of hours required in the school term for secondary students. SD - HB1102 Revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of licensing massage therapists. SD - HB1100 Clarify how a vacancy on a school board is filled. + − Cosponsored Bills (46) SD - SB176 Enhance the data systems in the Secretary of State's Office, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1153 Expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. SD - SB118 Provide additional transparency for prescription drug plans. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HC1002 Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. 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 - HCR1001 Recognizing the difference between the taxes and fees levied by the State of South Dakota. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - SB108 Revise certain provisions relating to aggravated DUI's. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - HB1232 Provide for a determination of the value of small power production facilities. SD - SB169 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - HB1121 Authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. SD - HB1122 Authorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads. SD - HB1229 Revise provisions related to the release of medical waste. SD - HB1005 Repeal the foundation program fund and references thereto. SD - HB1066 Clarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - SB98 Revise the provisions related to the financial accountability system. SD - SB97 Revise the allowable penalties for a person admitted to drug court. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 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 - SB124 Revise the requirements for a petition for a minor boundary change. SD - SB132 Allow school districts to recruit teachers by providing certain financial incentives. SD - SB163 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB107 Increase the period an instructor permit is valid and to revise the requirements to upgrade to an operator's licence or a restricted minor's permit. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB78 Authorize counties or medical providers to recover inmate healthcare costs from insurers. 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 - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 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.