+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 763 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1272 Allow the sale of health benefit plans approved in select other states to be sold in South Dakota and to grant the director authority to pursue a multi-state consortium to grant automatic reciprocity for the sale of health benefit plans approved by the participating consortium states. SD - HB1273 Prohibit the sale of loose leaf incense to minors, to prohibit certain marketing techniques, to regulate the sale of certain types of incense, to provide penalties therefor, and to declare an emergency. + − Cosponsored Bills (64) 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 - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HCR1002 Urging Congress and the South Dakota congressional delegation to support federal legislation to protect the United States Postal Service. SD - HB1185 Prohibit all qualified health plans offered through a health care exchange from including abortion coverage. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. 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 - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SB2 Repeal and to make style and form revisions to certain provisions related to the Department of Human Services. SD - SB68 Provide that no statute of limitations applies to certain rape offenses. 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 - HC1008 Commemorating the Madison Dairy Queen for its entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and dedication to helping children. SD - HB1246 Prohibit the use of bisphenol A in certain products. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HB1125 Clarify the definition of engaging in business in certain circumstances. SD - SB60 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - HB1214 To lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items if certain economic conditions occur. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and remembering the Homestead Act. 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 - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - SB181 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - HB1193 Regulate the sale of dextromethorphan and to provide a penalty thereto. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Boys Soccer Team for its 2011 State A Soccer Championship. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Girls Volleyball Team for its 2011 State A Volleyball Championship. 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 - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB155 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1267 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a felony domestic violence registry and to provide certain penalties for the violation thereof. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HB1086 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HB1112 Prohibit any person who fails to file certain campaign finance documents to be a candidate for office. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - HB1183 Limit copayment or coinsurance amounts for physical and occupational therapy services. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring James Swan, United Urban Warrior Society. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HCR1017 Expressing opposition to a state run health care system that is established or operated contrary to the interests of the people of South Dakota. 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 - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - HB1175 Provide for certain further exemptions from certain childhood immunizations. SD - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. 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 - 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 - HB1174 Provide for mandatory drug testing for certain TANF and SNAP recipients. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.