+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 775-2741 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1217 Provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1216 Compensate school districts for funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HB1069 Revise the maximum redemption fee for property tax deeds. SD - HB1252 Improve the work force development in South Dakota. + − Cosponsored Bills (84) SD - SB127 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - HC1001 Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida 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 - SB134 Authorize a winter load increase of certain motor vehicle weight restrictions. SD - SB169 Provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. SD - SB96 Exempt certain purchases for law enforcement, fire protection, and emergency medical and transport services from the general provisions regarding procurement of public safety equipment for the state and its political subdivisions. SD - HC1002 Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. SD - HB1151 Revise certain deadlines and offices regarding budgetary planning for municipalities. SD - HC1022 Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - HCR1011 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the thirtieth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan's inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). SD - HC1053 Congratulating and recognizing the football team from Arlington High School for their runner-up finish in the 2013 Class 9AA Football Playoffs. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. SD - SB156 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB75 Prohibit local governments from enacting, maintaining, or enforcing regulations on certain dog breeds. SD - HB1133 Repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. SD - HB1080 Clarify that emergency personnel driving records are not to include motor vehicle accidents resulting while engaged in the performance of their official duties. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions concerning actions prohibited near polling places. SD - HCR1012 Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - HCR1003 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. SD - SB124 Revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. SD - HB1186 Establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SB178 Include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. SD - HCR1030 Honoring National Finals Rodeo Barrel Racing Champion Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, South Dakota. SD - SC33 Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SB141 Make an appropriation to fund certain scholarship programs and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1188 Revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HCR1029 Honoring World Champion Saddle Bronc Champion Chad Ferley of Oelrichs, South Dakota. SD - SB177 Make an appropriation to provide contingency funds to be made available for unanticipated costs related to medical services and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1058 Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. SD - HB1164 Revise certain provisions regarding school board opening day decision petitions. SD - SC31 Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1003 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. SD - SB68 Adopt the uniform real property electronic recording act, to use an existing funding source to implement the provisions of this Act, and to revise certain provisions concerning electronic recording. SD - HB1063 Revise certain provisions relating to jury selection. SD - SC34 Congratulating and honoring Cheryl Hovorka for her excellent service and leadership to the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. SD - HB1006 Provide for the assessment and taxation of agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - HB1072 Provide for the titling, registration, and operation of golf carts. SD - SB149 Establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SC23 Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. SD - HCR1021 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to withdraw certain rules imperiling the South Dakota livestock industry. SD - HC1031 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - SB8 Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. SD - HC1026 Commending and honoring the Community Bank in Avon, South Dakota, for their continued entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and dedication to the community for the past 100 years. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HB1136 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 - SCR6 Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. SD - SB163 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1189 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. SD - SB138 Revise certain provisions relating to title-based escheatment of abandoned United States savings bonds and the proceeds thereof. SD - HB1230 Revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. SD - HB1210 Expand Medicaid eligibility. SD - HCR1026 Urging restoration of funding to the railroad trust fund. SD - SB164 Revise the allocation of certain temporary nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. SD - SB94 Appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1235 Revise the state aid to education formula for school fiscal years 2015 and 2016. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. SD - SJR3 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - SB103 Establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. SD - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - SC35 Congratulating and honoring Katerina Renken on her excellent creativity and representation of South Dakota in the 2013 VSA International Children's Art Program. SD - HB1100 Prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - HB1239 Revise the financial eligibility requirements to obtain certain medical assistance. SD - HB1172 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. SD - HB1207 Repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. SD - HB1226 Create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. SD - SB98 Allow certain municipalities to charge a higher occupational tax. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - HC1032 Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. SD - HC1054 Congratulating and recognizing Anita Boeck from Arlington High School as the Region 3 volleyball coach of the year. SD - HB1181 Allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HCR1010 Requesting the Committee on Government Operations and Audit to conduct hearings relating to the operations of the Governor's Office of Economic Development.