+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 47484 Dells Dr. Dell Rapids, SD 57022 + − Committees (2) SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - HB1158 Allow students attending nonpublic high schools to be eligible for the jump start scholarship program. SD - HB1185 Prohibit all qualified health plans offered through a health care exchange from including abortion coverage. SD - HB1113 Prohibit the use of certain public resources to influence the outcome of elections. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - HB1274 Revise the distance within which a school district may charge a fee for providing bus transportation to students. SD - HB1112 Prohibit any person who fails to file certain campaign finance documents to be a candidate for office. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. + − Cosponsored Bills (97) SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. SD - HB1092 Authorize the sale of nonresident duck hunting licenses in certain counties. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1111 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain by certain nongovernmental entities. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1140 Require that all recorded votes of the Legislature be displayed on the Legislative Research Council's internet site and to establish a penalty. SD - HB1141 Require that the Legislative Research Council's internet site include a listing of votes cast by individual legislators. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions relating to a perpetrator's knowledge of a rape victim's age or capability to give consent. SD - HB1145 Revise certain provisions relating to the nonrenewal of a teacher's contract. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1174 Provide for mandatory drug testing for certain TANF and SNAP recipients. SD - HB1175 Provide for certain further exemptions from certain childhood immunizations. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1193 Regulate the sale of dextromethorphan and to provide a penalty thereto. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1202 Repeal certain provisions regarding reckless and unsafe driving. SD - HB1212 Revise certain terms regarding tort liability. SD - HB1214 To lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items if certain economic conditions occur. SD - HB1215 Provide funding grants to parents or guardians of students receiving alternative instruction, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1217 Enact certain provisions relating to the federal Indian child Welfare Act and to adopt the South Dakota Indian Family Preservation Act. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. 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 - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HB1230 Modify the publication requirements for water rights applications. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1236 Require that notice be provided to persons informing them of the expiration date and related information concerning their driver licenses. SD - HB1245 Revise certain provisions regarding the suspension of a driver license for certain alcoholic beverage violations. 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 - HB1255 Prohibit the enforcement of surrogacy arrangements. SD - HB1261 Prohibit collective bargaining by public employees. SD - HB1263 Provide for mandatory HIV testing for any person convicted of prostitution or solicitation of prostitution and to provide for appropriate utilization of the test results. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. 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. 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 - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1012 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Harding County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - HCR1013 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Butte County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. 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 - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. 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 - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring Spc. Dennis Jensen who was killed on active duty in Afghanistan. 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 - HC1035 Acknowledging, commending, and honoring the West Central School District for its outstanding accomplishments. SD - HC1038 Honoring Dr. Carol Pistulka, superintendent of the McCook Central School District, on her retirement after dedicated service to the youth and families of the McCook Central School District. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1044 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman First Sergeant Steve Marquardt upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB60 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. 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 - SB78 Allow an arrest to be expunged when the criminal case is dismissed. SD - SB79 Require undergraduate students to pay the self-support rate of tuition for certain credit hours in excess of the credit hours required for the student's baccalaureate degree program. SD - SB81 Provide for a special license plate for certain persons on active duty in the military. SD - SB84 Allow for the reimbursement of travel expenses during the recruitment of certain professional staff. SD - SB86 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB121 Expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - SB125 Require certain day care providers to mail notices of noncompliance. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning elections. SD - SB140 Repeal certain provisions regarding glazing material on motorcycle windshields and wind deflectors. SD - SB144 Amend provisions regarding captive insurance companies. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions relating to the conditional release of persons charged with domestic abuse. SD - SB154 Revise certain statutes pertaining to persons required to report child abuse and neglect. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. SD - SB172 Toll any conviction for operation of a boat while under the influence when calculating the number of offenses for enhancement of a driving under the influence charge. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. 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 - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Boys Soccer Team for its 2011 State A Soccer Championship. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Girls Volleyball Team for its 2011 State A Volleyball Championship. 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 - 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 - 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 - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.