+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Government Operations and Audit (House) Title: member SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - HB1146 Accommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota. SD - HB1084 Revise certain provisions regarding the list of persons who may be excluded from a licensed gaming establishment and to provide a penalty for a violation of the exclusion. SD - HB1171 Revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping. SD - HB1147 Accommodate legislation on the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1145 Accommodate legislation on medical services. + − Cosponsored Bills (98) SD - HB1246 Increase the maximum bet limit and to eliminate the award limit on video lottery games. SD - HB1157 Provide for the retrospective payment of clean claims for covered services provided by a health care professional during the credentialing period. SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - SB74 Provide for the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HB1194 Establish certain requirements relating to the crossings of railroad rights-of-way by utilities. SD - HB1204 Include certain funds in a school district's local effort for purposes of the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1008 Repeal the foundation program fund. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - SC32 Acknowledging the Potter County Battlers High School Football Team for winning the 2013 State 9A Football Championship. SD - SB62 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. 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 - 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 - HB1165 Adopt the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. SD - HB1151 Revise certain deadlines and offices regarding budgetary planning for municipalities. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - HB1141 Require the South Dakota High School Activities Association to comply with the open meeting laws. 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 - SB155 Require the Department of Education to report to the legislative education standing committees prior to implementing a curriculum change. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SB116 Deposit certain abandoned property into the building South Dakota fund. 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 - HB1153 Define certain entities using a common paymaster as a single employing unit for the purposes of unemployment compensation. SD - SB64 Require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. SD - SB176 Revise the ability of the secretary of the Department of Revenue to reduce or abate taxes. SD - HCR1020 Recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which resulted in the loss of over six hundred lives. SD - HB1261 Authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - SC26 Honoring and commending Millicent Atkins for her boundless generosity and selfless nature. SD - SB124 Revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. SD - SB63 Protect the privacy of the records of individual students. SD - SB84 Update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. SD - SB107 Accommodate legislation on the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB125 Prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1010 Repeal the tree nursery reserve fund. 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 - HB1081 Revise the computation of the promotional fee on wheat. SD - SB109 Accommodate legislation on education in South Dakota. SD - HB1205 Create the school district tax revenue fund and to revise the distribution of certain tax revenues to school districts. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - HB1154 Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. SD - HB1237 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the Common Core State Standards. SD - HC1003 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. SD - HB1182 Provide for the establishment of crossbow hunting seasons during certain archery hunting seasons. SD - HB1006 Provide for the assessment and taxation of agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - SB108 Require a study of services and insurance coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder for children. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - HB1099 Revise the membership of the State Investment Council. SD - HC1025 Honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Benjamin J. Smetana for his service as a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - SC7 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Area Titan Soccer Team in winning the 2013 Boys State Soccer Championship. SD - HB1179 Provide a credit for the return of certain motor vehicle number plates. SD - HB1225 Establish a special order shipping license and to provide for the direct shipment of wine to consumers. 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 - SB90 Revise certain provisions related to the High School Activities Association. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. 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 - HB1103 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HCR1007 Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. SD - HB1212 Provide for fair and open competition in certain governmental contracts, to prohibit the inclusion of certain terms in governmental contracts and documents, and to establish a procedure to grant certain exemptions after notice and a public hearing. SD - HB1177 Prohibit certain use of handheld electronic wireless communication devices while driving and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1007 Revise certain provisions concerning the deposit of forfeited foundation program funds. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - HB1130 Authorize the use of crossbows for hunting big game animals during the firearm season. SD - HB1150 Require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. 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 - HB1077 Enact the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. SD - HB1085 Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. 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 - HB1195 Revise the membership requirements and election procedures for members of the South Dakota Wheat Commission. SD - HJR1004 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - SB69 Revise certain provisions regarding good cause for voluntarily leaving employment. SD - SC6 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Area High School Titans Boys Basketball Team for earning the Region 4A title. SD - SC21 Honoring and commending Dial-A-Move Relocation Services of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for receiving the 2013 Enterprise Award from the American Moving and Storage Association. SD - HB1229 Provide for the reporting of certain person's names to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. SD - HB1100 Prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - HC1027 Commending several of Lincoln High School's athletic programs whose participants, through hard work and devotion, excelled on the field and in the classroom, never took their eyes off the prize, and as a result, were rewarded with state championships. SD - SB180 Authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. SD - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. SD - HB1102 Authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. SD - HCR1022 Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. SD - HB1073 Provide for the cancellation of expired mechanic's and materialman's liens. SD - SB168 Authorize criminal background checks for certain officers and employees of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. SD - HB1086 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions concerning registration of limited partnerships. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HC1054 Congratulating and recognizing Anita Boeck from Arlington High School as the Region 3 volleyball coach of the year. SD - HB1009 Repeal the creation of the commemorative medallion fund. 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.