+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: + − Committees (5) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: member SD - Government Operations and Audit (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: vice chair SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: vice chair SD - Government Operations & Audit Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) 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 - HB1136 Affect medical services. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions regarding educational data reporting. SD - HB1137 Impact education in South Dakota, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1066 Honoring Sierra Lutz as the recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1138 Revise the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation. + − Cosponsored Bills (117) SD - HB1007 Restrict the term of conservation easements. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1069 Increase the administrative assessment fee for the guarantee fund. SD - HB1074 Define the insurer's responsibilities concerning health insurance policies in relation to the eligibility of minor dependents for coverage. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1103 Exempt credit health insurers from certain provisions related to preexisting conditions. SD - HB1104 Require the Unified Judicial System to provide access of criminal records and civil case information and to establish a fee. SD - HB1105 Revise the maximum security deposit for residential premises. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1126 Revise the massage therapy licensing requirements. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1132 Include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. SD - HB1134 Require legislative approval for the erection, maintenance, and lease of certain buildings by the Board of Regents. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1150 Amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders. SD - HB1151 Extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. 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 - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1162 Provide for special organ donation decals for license plates. SD - HB1163 Revise certain provisions related to the filing of the certificate of limited partnerships. SD - HB1164 Establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1165 Revise certain provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. SD - HB1169 Amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - HB1178 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - HB1189 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1196 Establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1208 Prohibit the release of medical waste and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1209 Prohibit certain persons who fail to pay certain campaign finance related penalties from running for office. SD - HB1212 Increase the expense allowances of legislators. SD - HB1213 Provide a reduced amount of state aid to education funding to certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred. SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1218 Exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1220 Permit the use of golf carts under certain circumstances within state parks or recreation areas. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1236 Prohibit the recovery of damages in certain wrongful birth and wrongful life civil suits based upon the lost opportunity to terminate the life of an unborn child. SD - HB1237 Revise certain provisions to abortion counseling. SD - HB1238 Require that health benefit plans provide coverage for MRI and ultrasound screenings for breast cancer in certain instances. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 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 - 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 - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 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 - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 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 - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - SB6 Determine whether factors affecting productivity should be applied if the actual use of agricultural land does not correspond to the soil classification standards. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB75 Adopt updated guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment in connection with workers' compensation claims. SD - SB76 Revise certain reversion provisions relating to funding in the Governor's Office of Economic Development for the purpose of enhancing military value of Ellsworth Air Force Base, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB77 Require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. SD - SB87 Establish the effective date of the sales tax collection allowance for retailers. SD - SB88 Authorize the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB111 Amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. 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 - SB120 Revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. SD - SB128 Provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. SD - SB131 Revise the annual budget report. 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 - SB133 Establish a pharmacy audit integrity program. SD - SB135 Establish a summer study committee to study long-term care service needs in South Dakota. SD - SB136 Revise the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation. SD - SB137 Impact education in South Dakota. SD - SB138 Make an appropriation to enhance education by revising the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB146 Provide for the collection of certain gaming taxes, penalties, and interest and to declare an emergency. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB153 Clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB163 Establish uninsured motorist identification database program. SD - SB168 Require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SD - SB180 Amend certain provisions relating to the publication of payroll information. SD - SB181 Provide licensing reciprocity for social workers. SD - SB182 Enhance economic development. SD - SB183 Revise provisions relating to hunting trespass and to increase certain penalties for trespassing. SD - SB187 Allow a school district to opt out of the continuing contract requirements for teachers. SD - SB188 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB198 Revise the membership of the Judicial Qualifications Commission. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB231 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB232 Limit political contributions by certain political action committees. 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 - SB234 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013 to provide funding for the increased costs associated with the Board of Regents employee health insurance and to declare an emergency. SD - SB235 Create the building South Dakota fund and certain other funds and programs to enhance economic development and education, to make certain deposits and transfers, to make continuous appropriations, to revise certain education funding to support economic development, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB236 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. 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 - SB238 Appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. SD - SB239 Repeal the state's membership in the multistate tax commission. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the vote required to increase taxes. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 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 - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 - SC34 Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol.