+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 763 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 + − Committees (3) SD - Education (House) Title: vice chair SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member SD - Education Funding Formula Study Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (49) SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1140 Revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1166 Reward teachers in school districts that have a low percentage of graduates in need of remediation upon entering higher education, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1187 Provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1203 Allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1232 Differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1243 Protect employees from certain automatic deductions or transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1244 Prohibit the Expansion of Medicaid eligibility. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1008 Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SB75 Adopt updated guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment in connection with workers' compensation claims. SD - SB104 Extend the deadline for the construction of a nursing facility for military veterans and their spouses. SD - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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.