+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 322 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 + − Committees (3) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (43) SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HB1207 Exempt wind farms and other energy facilities from taxation if located on an Indian reservation on land held in trust by the United States. SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - HB1169 Repeal certain driver licensing documentation requirements. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 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 - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB159 Authorize funding for certain tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students at tribal colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1205 Exempt federal veterans' disability benefits from certain support obligations and other claims. SD - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 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 - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - HB1225 Revise the distribution of earnings from the education enhancement trust fund, and to establish the teacher compensation enhancement program. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - SB78 Allow an arrest to be expunged when the criminal case is dismissed. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1009 Urging the federal government to honor tribal identification cards. SD - HB1252 Require the placement of fluorescent orange material on certain big game hunting blinds. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SB185 Provide an exception from the statutory requirements for persons taking steps towards self-employment and to allow them to collect unemployment compensation. SD - HB1221 Increase the minimum wage and to provide for annual adjustments in the minimum wage equivalent to the consumer price index. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HC1052 Congratulating and honoring the Huron High School Tigers Wrestling Team, its coaches, and student managers for ranking second in the 2012 South Dakota State Class A Wrestling Championship Tournament. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - SB126 Create an oil pipeline indemnity bond program. 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.