+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 775-2741 Office Address: + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1158 Revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. SD - HB1117 Revise certain provisions regarding golf carts on state highways. SD - HB1177 Accommodate legislation regarding certain big game depredation. + − Cosponsored Bills (91) SD - HB1068 Revise certain provisions concerning landowner liability for certain injuries suffered. SD - HB1076 Create a State Government Accountability Board. SD - HB1200 Revise certain provisions regarding contributions to ballot question committees. SD - HC1025 Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2015-2016 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Jim Holbeck, Harrisburg, School Superintendent; Todd Brist, Watertown, Middle School Principal; Lory DuFrain, Wagner, School Business Official; Ethan Dschaak, Meade, Elementary School Principal; Kevin Lein, Harrisburg, Secondary School Principal; Ryan Rollinger, Harrisburg, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Sherri Becker, Mitchell, Curriculum Leader; and Jennifer Heggelund, Watertown, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1020 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017. SD - HB1093 Revise certain definitions relating to employment and workers compensation. SD - HB1173 Revise the distribution of funds from the building South Dakota fund. SD - SC32 Celebrating and honoring the life of Dr. Wayne Evans. SD - SB7 Revise the criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. SD - SB87 Revise and repeal provisions regarding coin operated washers and dryers. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1090 Define certain fees incident to the extension of credit. SD - HB1113 Revise certain provisions regarding protection orders. SD - HB1101 Increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain. SD - SB99 Revise certain provisions regarding the petition signature requirements for municipal elections. SD - HB1202 Make an appropriation for the support of the Veterans Outreach Center and to declare an emergency. SD - SB147 Establish a rate-setting methodology for services delivered by community-based health and human services providers. SD - HB1172 Revise certain provisions to maintain funding for the building South Dakota fund. SD - SB111 Revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. SD - SB125 Revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. SD - HC1030 Honoring and commending the South Dakota Department of Tourism staff and its professional advertising and media production partners for their award winning efforts to promote the state's travel and tourism industry. SD - SB132 Revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship program. SD - SB146 Revise the voting authority of an alderman. SD - SC28 Honoring the 2017 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HB1120 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - HC1017 Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. SD - HB1171 Make an appropriation to the postsecondary scholarship grant fund. SD - SB171 Establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. SD - SB148 Make an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for enhancement of the farm link program. SD - SB150 Establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. SD - SB68 Revise certain alcoholic beverage sampling provisions. SD - HB1191 Require cooperation with the Division of Child Support as a condition of eligibility for the SNAP program. SD - SB80 Regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1119 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 - HB1141 Provide for a legislative task force to consider certain legislation proposed to revise provisions regarding the constitutional amendment, initiative and referendum process in South Dakota. SD - HB1152 Establish a maximum rate of interest on debt arising out of medical services. SD - SB98 Revise provisions regarding deadlines for municipal election recounts. SD - HB1094 Provide for the transfer of certain landowner hunting licenses. SD - SB73 Provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. SD - SCR6 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2017 as Social Work Month. SD - SB61 Update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. SD - SB141 Revise certain provisions relating to child support. SD - HB1085 Revise certain provisions concerning the occupational tax imposed by business improvement districts. SD - HB1073 Revise and repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. SD - SB65 Establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HC1002 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI) on training hundreds of officer candidates from South Dakota and soldiers across the nation. SD - HCR1007 Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HB1057 Revise when improvement districts shall hold an election of board members. SD - SCR14 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - SB78 Revise provisions regarding election petitions for conservation district supervisors. SD - SB174 Revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. SD - SB122 Provide for certain alcoholic beverage licensees to allow consumption of distilled spirits under certain circumstances. SD - SB165 Establish consultation protocols between the Department of Education and tribal government officials. SD - SB130 Revise provisions regarding the amount licensing agents may collect on the sale of certain licenses and permits for the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to designate the use of certain funds received by the department, and to establish certain reporting requirements. SD - SB110 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB71 Revise certain provisions of the reinvestment payment program. SD - HB1100 Allow law enforcement to initiate a mental illness hold in domestic abuse situations. SD - SB155 Establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB162 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB140 Require schools to provide instruction in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - HB1189 Prohibit dismemberment abortions and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1128 Establish certain provisions regarding conflict of interest for legislators. SD - SC22 Commending and honoring the 2016 Winner, Colome, and Gregory High School Championship Football Teams. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. SD - SCR12 Expressing support for the continuation of the Perkins Loan Program and urging Congress to take immediate action to permanently reauthorize the program, in its entirety and in its original form. SD - HB1125 Make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. SD - HCR1011 Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. SD - SB158 Impose a tariff on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. SD - HC1014 Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. SD - HC1004 Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 - SB159 Provide for the continuation of the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HCR1005 Calling for statewide recognition of the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI) for training hundreds of officer candidates from South Dakota and soldiers across the nation. SD - HB1095 Revise certain provisions regarding resident fishing possession limits. SD - SB145 Provide limitation on liability for certain architects and engineers SD - HC1001 Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. SD - HC1005 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - SB74 Exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. SD - SB112 Provide for the referral of a school board's decision to change the number of school days in a school week. SD - SC29 Celebrating and honoring the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe's annual wacipi celebration on the occasion of its 150th anniversary on June 30, July 1, and July 2, 2017. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. SD - HB1082 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB118 Allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. SD - HB1099 Require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. SD - SB96 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB156 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - SB139 Provide for the permitting of waterfowl outfitters, and to dedicate fees and surcharges paid by waterfowl outfitters for use on certain game production areas. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions regarding the display of motorcycle license plates. SD - HC1015 Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota.