+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: + − Committees (5) SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: member SD - Local Government (House) Title: vice chair SD - State Affairs (House) Title: vice chair SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: vice chair SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - HB1136 Revise the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation. SD - HB1137 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2012 and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HB1135 Revise the 911 emergency surcharge, to revise the collection and distribution of the emergency surcharge revenue, to provide for point of sale collection of the prepaid wireless 911 emergency surcharge, and to provide funding for the upgrade of 911 emergency services. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. + − Cosponsored Bills (104) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SB165 Revise certain provisions related to the distribution of funds to sparse school districts. 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 - 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 - HC1023 Commending and honoring Spc. Dennis Jensen who was killed on active duty in Afghanistan. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. 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 - SB82 Revise certain provisions regarding the unclaimed property trust fund. SD - SB101 Authorize counties to borrow money using promissory notes. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HC1002 Recognizing and honoring the "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIII, sections 20 and 21 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the trust fund created from the proceeds of the state cement enterprise sales. SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding tax refunds for energy related projects and facilities. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding educational data reporting. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - HB1117 Provide for the taking of muskrats by shooting under certain conditions. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SC20 Congratulating and honoring Earle and Mildred Tanner on their 74th wedding anniversary and Earle on his 100th birthday. SD - HB1261 Prohibit collective bargaining by public employees. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1090 Provide for the issuance of deer hunting licenses to certain landowners for use by family members. SD - HB1074 Exempt certain counties from restrictions relating to the taking of muskrat. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB158 Create an exception to the loan or credit limitations of state chartered banks. SD - SB143 Increase the number of allowable nonresident waterfowl hunting days. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - HCR1007 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act and the Marketplace Equity Act. SD - HB1078 Allow certain structures or facilities previously used as an elevator to be classified as agricultural property. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - HB1205 Exempt federal veterans' disability benefits from certain support obligations and other claims. SD - SB156 Establish strangulation as one element of the crime of aggravated assault. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB107 Revise certain provisions regarding personalized motor vehicle license plates. SD - HB1092 Authorize the sale of nonresident duck hunting licenses in certain counties. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and remembering the Homestead Act. 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 - 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 - 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 - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - SB113 Provide for special motor vehicle license plates for recipients of the silver star medal, distinguished service cross, navy cross, air force cross, distinguished flying cross, bronze star medal with valor device, or the bronze star medal. SD - HB1134 Place the caucus leadership on the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council ex officio. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. SD - HB1228 Provide tax refunds for certain energy projects. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning elections. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. 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 - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1003 Revise the limitation on the increases and decreases that may be made to the total taxable value of cropland and noncropland. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HB1112 Prohibit any person who fails to file certain campaign finance documents to be a candidate for office. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - SC15 Honoring and congratulating Orient, South Dakota, on the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of its founding. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - SB147 Limit compensatory damages in civil actions related to death or injury. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1154 Revise certain provisions concerning the construction of roads outside the road district. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions relating to the James River Water Development District. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1220 Conditionally repeal certain provisions establishing network adequacy standards, quality assessment and improvement requirements, utilization review and benefit determination requirements, and grievance procedures for managed health care plans, and certain standards for managed health care plans if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is found to be unconstitutional. SD - SB80 Exempt veterans from the twelve-month residency requirement for the purposes of tuition and fees. 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 - SB174 Increase the 911 emergency surcharge, to revise the collection and distribution of the surcharge revenue, to provide for point of sale collection of the prepaid wireless 911 emergency surcharge, and to provide funding for the upgrade of 911 emergency services. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - SB81 Provide for a special license plate for certain persons on active duty in the military. SD - SC22 Honoring and recognizing Collin Jensen on winning an individual state wrestling championship for Mobridge-Pollock High School. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the county legal expense relief program. SD - HB1133 Establish the Legislature's Planning Committee. SD - HB1116 Exempt bedding used for agricultural purposes from sales and use taxes. SD - HB1093 Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. SD - HB1212 Revise certain terms regarding tort liability. SD - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - HB1132 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 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 - 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 - SB84 Allow for the reimbursement of travel expenses during the recruitment of certain professional staff. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1077 Authorize municipalities to establish incidental accounts.