+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 403 W. 11th St. Canton, SD 57013 + − Committees (3) SD - Retirement Laws (House) Title: chair SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (14) SD - HC1002 Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the difference between the taxes and fees levied by the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1115 Increase the maximum property tax levy for the pension fund of a school district. SD - HB1094 Revise certain provisions regarding the annual minimum wage adjustment. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1093 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HB1195 Declare void the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. SD - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. SD - HB1114 Require certain school districts to compensate teachers for certain continuing education expenses and for the cost of renewing teachers' certificates. SD - HB1149 Revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1091 Require that the minutes of meetings of any state board or commission include a record of how each individual member voted on certain motions. SD - HB1151 Improve public safety through confidential stress management services for emergency service providers. SD - HB1200 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - HB1069 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1070 Require school districts to provide special education or special education and related services to resident students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1073 Require a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement. SD - HB1074 Revise certain notice requirements for reporting motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1075 Provide for off-road vehicle trails, to establish a fund to create and maintain the trails, and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 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 - HB1128 Protect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners. SD - HB1129 Revise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - HB1137 Exclude the passing time between classes in the number of hours required in the school term for secondary students. SD - HB1138 Revise the penalty for the failure to wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety seat belt system in a passenger vehicle. 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 - HB1158 Require that a victim's opposition to the death penalty be presented at a presentence hearing. SD - HB1159 Permit South Dakotans to express opposition to the death penalty when applying for a state issued identification card. SD - HB1166 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1182 Limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding planning and zoning. SD - HB1204 Provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1214 Require all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1229 Revise provisions related to the release of medical waste. SD - HJR1001 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 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 - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 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 - 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. SD - HCR1009 Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. SD - HC1004 Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1015 Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the Parkston Trojan football team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1024 Honoring the Parkston High School wrestling team and coach Jared Digmann on their accomplishments. SD - HC1025 Honoring the Parkston High School Girls Golf program and coaches Tyler Hockett and Eric Norden on their accomplishments. SD - HC1026 Honoring Parkston High School Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Coach Rob Vanlaecken on his career accomplishments and retirement. 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 - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - SB82 Update outdated language related to domestic abuse. SD - SB90 Require school districts to provide veterans a preference in employment. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB111 Repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. SD - SB112 Revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - SB118 Provide additional transparency for prescription drug plans. SD - SB120 Revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB157 Make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. SD - SB159 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. SD - SB166 Revise the method used to calculate the petition signatures to place initiated measures on the ballot and to declare an emergency. SD - SB169 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - SB183 Revise the voting requirements regarding the issuance of bonds by public bodies and capital outlay certificates by school districts. SD - SB185 Increase the motor vehicle excise tax rate and to dedicate a portion of the revenue to the local government highway and bridge fund. SD - SB186 Revise the procedure for the execution of a warrant. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. SD - SCR5 Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SCR8 Condemning the growing anti-Semitism in certain countries and extending an invitation to Jewish families from around the world to South Dakota. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-seventh anniversary on June 18, 19, and 20, 2015. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring Dr. Curtis R. Johnson as the 2014 USA Section President of the International College of Dentists, for his dedicated volunteer service, and for his devotion to the medical profession. 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 - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SC15 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. 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 - SC22 Honoring the 2014 and 2015 Washington High School students of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and their many achievements. SD - SC27 Congratulating Lindsey Smith for taking a "shot" and for being named the Class A Ms. Volleyball for 2014 and for receiving an Under Armour All-American Volleyball Team Honorable Mention for the 2014-2015 year.