+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 775-2741 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Government Operations and Audit (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring the community of Wagner, South Dakota, for its celebration of 115 years of hosting the Wagner Labor Day festivities. SD - HC1016 Honoring and commending the 2014 Gregory High School Football Team. SD - HB1218 Create certain funding for education in South Dakota. + − Cosponsored Bills (72) SD - HB1084 Expand collateral eligible to be pledged as security for public deposits. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the notification procedure for payment of delinquent special assessments. SD - HB1106 Establish the rights of municipal, county, or township officers in certain decision-making processes. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1120 Revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. SD - HB1123 Authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. SD - HB1145 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment of salary and compensation to legislators. SD - HB1149 Revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. 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 - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - HB1175 Prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. SD - HB1193 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1199 Authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1207 Revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation. SD - HB1231 Authorize the forfeiture of any financial benefit or valuables gained from pimping. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 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 - HJR1004 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 - HCR1006 To request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. 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 - HC1001 Commending and honoring Jim Hagen in Pierre, South Dakota, for receiving the State Tourism Director of the Year Award. 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 - 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 - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1019 Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. SD - HC1020 Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. SD - SB4 Make an appropriation for research concerning the administrative and financial impact of actual use on agricultural land assessments and to declare an emergency. SD - SB5 Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. SD - SB6 Revise certain provisions concerning the pension and capital outlay tax levies for school districts. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB75 Revise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency. SD - SB76 Extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. SD - SB82 Update outdated language related to domestic abuse. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - SB90 Require school districts to provide veterans a preference in employment. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SB109 Establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB110 Revise the authority granted to the Building Authority and to the Board of Regents to construct an information system building on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison. SD - SB111 Repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. SD - SB121 Prospectively repeal the death penalty. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. SD - SB144 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB145 Accommodate legislation to increase teacher pay in South Dakota. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB147 Expand Medicaid. SD - SB158 Expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SC4 Honoring Rebecca Brunsing of Wagner as the Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC8 Honoring the 2015 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 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 - 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 - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC28 Honoring Dr. Jerome Bentz of Platte as the 2015 Family Doctor of the Year. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.