+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1938 Lincoln Ave. Hot Springs, SD 57747 + − Committees (2) SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - HB1169 Repeal certain driver licensing documentation requirements. SD - HB1166 Require the departments of Agriculture and Game, Fish and Parks to provide certain actions and funding specified in the South Dakota black-tailed prairie dog conservation and management plan. SD - HB1165 Repeal certain provisions relating to health insurance standards. SD - HB1224 Allow voters to petition for the at large election of county commissioners. SD - HB1258 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - HB1167 Repeal certain health care standards and other requirements for managed health care plans enacted in 2011 and to reenact the previous standards for managed health care plans. SD - HB1168 Provide for the waiver of the state's sovereign immunity in certain instances relating to the control of species of management concern. + − Cosponsored Bills (84) SD - HB1004 Reduce the term allowed for covenants not to compete. SD - HB1015 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. SD - HB1057 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - HB1072 Provide for the recall of county commissioners. SD - HB1080 Waive certain licensure requirements to hunt fox and coyote with firearms. SD - HB1081 Revise certain provisions relating to the killing of any mountain lion to protect human life, livestock, or pets. SD - HB1082 Provide certain exceptions to Department of Game, Fish and Parks promulgated rules pertaining to the taking of mountain lions. SD - HB1083 Provide for term limits for brand board service. SD - HB1085 Revise the residency requirements of the brand board membership. SD - HB1086 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - HB1087 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1102 Provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1111 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain by certain nongovernmental entities. SD - HB1122 Revise certain provisions relating to the vacation, change, or location of highways. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1140 Require that all recorded votes of the Legislature be displayed on the Legislative Research Council's internet site and to establish a penalty. SD - HB1141 Require that the Legislative Research Council's internet site include a listing of votes cast by individual legislators. SD - HB1142 Protect the access of legislators to staff services and the maintenance of appropriate legislative confidentiality and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - HB1176 Authorize certain party hunting methods and practices pertaining to the hunting of big game. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1188 Provide widows and widowers of certain veterans free or reduced fees for certain hunting and fishing licenses and admission to state parks and other facilities. SD - HB1191 Provide for an interstate compact on public health care, to establish an interstate advisory health care commission, to specify the relationship between the member states and the federal government, and to assert the right to federal funding in lieu of certain federally funded incentives. SD - HB1214 To lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items if certain economic conditions occur. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HB1230 Modify the publication requirements for water rights applications. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1236 Require that notice be provided to persons informing them of the expiration date and related information concerning their driver licenses. SD - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - HB1238 Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. SD - HB1240 Separately classify, assess, and tax agricultural land that is leased for certain purposes that restrict the use of the land. SD - HB1241 Require township board approval for certain utility facilities located near township roads. SD - HB1245 Revise certain provisions regarding the suspension of a driver license for certain alcoholic beverage violations. SD - HB1248 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. SD - HB1249 Permit a probationer who is a registered sex offender to reside in an assigned halfway house or supervised living center within a community safety zone and to prohibit sex offenders who committed sexual offenses against children to qualify for certain residency exceptions. SD - HB1259 Provide an exception to vaccination requirements for personal beliefs. SD - HB1263 Provide for mandatory HIV testing for any person convicted of prostitution or solicitation of prostitution and to provide for appropriate utilization of the test results. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 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 - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1012 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Harding County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - HCR1013 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Butte County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - HCR1015 Urging the federal government to secure our national borders and enforce United States immigration laws. SD - HCR1017 Expressing opposition to a state run health care system that is established or operated contrary to the interests of the people of South Dakota. SD - HC1002 Recognizing and honoring the "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys' Cross Country Champions. 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 - 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 - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. 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 - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1040 Posthumously honoring South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Douglas Leigh Nelson, Sr. (HP 110) for his thirty-five and one half years dedicated service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1043 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Captain Rod Olerud upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1044 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman First Sergeant Steve Marquardt upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1045 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Trooper Fred Braddock upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1046 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Sergeant Gene Barthel upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 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 - SB60 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SB111 Revise the mining permit fees. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - SB136 Regulate the application of foreign laws, legal codes, and systems within the jurisdiction of the State of South Dakota. 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 - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Postal Service to reconsider the closing of post offices in rural South Dakota. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. 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 - 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 - 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 - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.