+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 322 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 + − Committees (3) SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. + − Cosponsored Bills (59) SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1144 Permit the euthanization of wildlife that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1145 Provide that road-killed animals are in the public domain and to provide the means of possession. SD - HB1146 Prohibit private trapping by conservation officers and certain Game, Fish and Parks employees. SD - HB1147 Transfer the administration and supervision of all trapping statutes and rules to the Department of Agriculture. SD - HB1148 Revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. SD - HB1179 Provide for the acceptance of more than one bid for the provision of certain services to cities or counties. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1232 Differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HC1069 Commending and Honoring Marcelline J. Lesmeister for her service to the people of the State of South Dakota. 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 - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - SB94 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB148 Reestablish the force and effect of certain administrative rules relating to underground injection control and in situ leach mining. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions relating to violations found through environmental audits. SD - SB150 Revise certain permitting requirements relating to in situ leach mining. 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 - SB188 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB213 Require certain opportunity scholarship recipients to reside in South Dakota for five years following graduation from postsecondary education. SD - SB221 Revise certain penalties relating to the possession of marijuana. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 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 - 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 - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 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 - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 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 - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament.