+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 5909 W. Bristol Dr. Sioux Falls, SD 57106 + − Committees (2) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (10) SD - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1095 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress to propose the regulation freedom amendment to the United States Constitution. SD - HB1206 Authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. 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 - HB1096 Revise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 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 - HB1205 Provide for the certification by a chief law enforcement officer of the transfer of certain firearms. SD - HB1116 Repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. + − Cosponsored Bills (71) SD - HB1066 Clarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes. 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 - HB1080 Authorize the use of investigational treatments for patients under certain conditions and to restrict certain causes of action arising from investigational treatment. SD - HB1082 Allow a law enforcement officer to issue a citation without a notary. 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 - 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 - HB1093 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HB1094 Revise certain provisions regarding the annual minimum wage adjustment. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1120 Revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. SD - HB1126 Remove the delivery receipt requirements related to issuing certain life insurance policies. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. 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 - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1182 Limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. SD - HB1183 Repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. SD - HB1184 Regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. SD - HB1203 Provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. SD - HB1214 Require all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments. SD - HB1223 End the state's involvement with common core state standards and to prohibit the adoption of certain multistate educational standards. SD - HB1230 Affirm the sanctity of human life. SD - HB1235 Update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. 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 - HJR1006 To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SD - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. 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 - HC1002 Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. 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 - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1015 Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 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 - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB74 Restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - SB78 Authorize counties or medical providers to recover inmate healthcare costs from insurers. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. 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 - SB84 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 - SB95 Revise provisions related to human trafficking. SD - SB96 Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - SB158 Expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. SD - SB162 Permit certain legislators to carry concealed firearms in the State Capitol Building under certain conditions SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB166 Revise the method used to calculate the petition signatures to place initiated measures on the ballot and to declare an emergency. SD - SB167 Revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. SD - SB187 Establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - SJR1 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 - 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 - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - SCR5 Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. 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 - 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 - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.