+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 403 W. 11th St. Canton, SD 57013 + − Committees (2) SD - Appropriations (House) Title: member SD - Appropriations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1127 Require county registers of deeds to record the names of persons who inspect or copy certain recorded instruments. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - HB1128 Require the Board of Education to conduct public hearings before adopting certain standards. SD - HJR1004 To propose a constitutional amendment regarding legislative term limits. + − Cosponsored Bills (70) 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 - HB1131 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. 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 - 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 - HB1176 Authorize certain party hunting methods and practices pertaining to the hunting of big game. SD - HB1053 Establish the hope card program relating to protection orders. SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions regarding the unclaimed property trust fund. 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 - SB117 Require that certain heliports be approved by the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission. 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 - SB145 Prohibit rebates and regulate contracts for residential roofing goods and services. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SB133 Establish the criminal offense of aggravated disorderly conduct and to provide a penalty therefor. 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 - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - HB1088 Revise certain requirements for charging and collecting certain fees for confining certain people in the county jail. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Avon Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon school for outstanding academic achievement. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB135 Revise the elements of the crimes of vehicular homicide and vehicular battery. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and remembering the Homestead Act. 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 - 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 - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - HB1225 Revise the distribution of earnings from the education enhancement trust fund, and to establish the teacher compensation enhancement program. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. 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 - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. SD - HB1104 Define the responsibility of the Department of Transportation regarding portions of certain intersecting county and township highways located within the right-of-way of the state highway system. SD - SB118 Revise certain documentation requirements for obtaining an operator's license. SD - SB70 Revise the procedures for filing referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures and to revise certain election provisions and campaign finance requirements for referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. 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 - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HB1105 Increase the energy minerals severance tax and to deposit the additional revenue in the education enhancement trust fund. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1009 Urging the federal government to honor tribal identification cards. 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 - 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 - 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 - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. 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 - 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 - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the county legal expense relief program. SD - SB90 Establish a fee for payments returned to the Office of the Secretary of State due to insufficient funds and to provide for the distribution of the fee. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. 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 - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. SD - SB154 Revise certain statutes pertaining to persons required to report child abuse and neglect. SD - SB134 Establish or revise the elements of the criminal offenses of obstructing an officer, refusing the lawful order of a law enforcement officer, and fleeing the scene of a potential investigation, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB132 Define vehicular homicide and vehicular battery as crimes of violence. SD - HB1077 Authorize municipalities to establish incidental accounts.