+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 775-2741 Office Address: + − Committees (5) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: member SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (9) SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. SD - HB1079 Increase the fee for certain property tax deeds. SD - HB1077 Repeal certain provisions requiring railroad companies to file maps with county officials. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - HB1078 Revise the location where certain county highway maps may be filed. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1076 Repeal the requirement to separately publish certain information concerning county poor relief from the minutes of the county commissions. SD - HC1018 Commending and honoring Michael (Mike) Denker, a member of the Wagner School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. SD - HB1201 Compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. + − Cosponsored Bills (102) SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB133 Establish a pharmacy audit integrity program. SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB132 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 - 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 - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - SB157 Revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. SD - HB1092 Revise certain provisions concerning the expungement of arrest records. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. 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 - HC1019 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. SD - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - SB156 Authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HB1107 Revise certain provisions relating to drainage utility fees in municipalities. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. SD - HB1117 Revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 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 - SB194 Extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. SD - HB1164 Establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - SB126 Revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1162 Provide for special organ donation decals for license plates. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - SB140 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC34 Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol. SD - SB154 Revise the maximum weight allowed on certain wide-based super single tires. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 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 - 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 - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - SB115 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1074 Define the insurer's responsibilities concerning health insurance policies in relation to the eligibility of minor dependents for coverage. SD - HB1165 Revise certain provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1149 Revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. SD - SB122 Revise the dates for holding township board meetings. 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. SD - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1189 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 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 - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - SB162 Establish goals and objectives for economic development. SD - SB222 Clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB196 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - SB229 Make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SB237 Appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - SB182 Enhance economic development. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - HB1205 Expand Medicaid. 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 - SB217 Exempt certain rodeo events from sales taxes. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 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 - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - HB1188 Provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.