+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1523 West Blvd Rapid City, SD 57701-4551 + − Committees (5) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: vice chair SD - Taxation (House) Title: member SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. + − Cosponsored Bills (60) 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 - HB1157 Repeal the Governor's authority to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact on behalf of the state, to repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact, to provide for withdrawal of South Dakota from the compact. SD - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1158 Allow students attending nonpublic high schools to be eligible for the jump start scholarship program. SD - HB1053 Establish the hope card program relating to protection orders. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions relating to the conditional release of persons charged with domestic abuse. SD - HB1113 Prohibit the use of certain public resources to influence the outcome of elections. SD - SB115 Implement the regulation of insurance coverage for portable electronic devices. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. 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 - HC1008 Commemorating the Madison Dairy Queen for its entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and dedication to helping children. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. 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 - HCR1007 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act and the Marketplace Equity Act. SD - HB1071 Increase the benefits that the Insurance Guarantee Association may become obligated to cover for annuities, to provide for retroactive application, and to declare an emergency. 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 - HB1118 Permit school boards to reimburse employment applicants for the expenses of their criminal background investigation 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 - 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 - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions regarding the sales and use tax. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. 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 - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1267 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a felony domestic violence registry and to provide certain penalties for the violation thereof. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the distribution of certain funds to school districts. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HB1086 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. 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 - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring James Swan, United Urban Warrior Society. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1202 Repeal certain provisions regarding reckless and unsafe driving. 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 - HB1194 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment for rape and sexual offense examinations. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - HB1273 Prohibit the sale of loose leaf incense to minors, to prohibit certain marketing techniques, to regulate the sale of certain types of incense, to provide penalties therefor, and to declare an emergency. 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 - SB154 Revise certain statutes pertaining to persons required to report child abuse and neglect. 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.