+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 27507 John Qualm Rd. Platte, SD 57369 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: chair SD - Local Government (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1146 Limit who may request to see a person's hunting or fishing license. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding liability of parties involved in frivolous or malicious civil actions. + − Cosponsored Bills (87) SD - HB1194 Set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. SD - HB1153 Expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. SD - HB1082 Allow a law enforcement officer to issue a citation without a notary. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HC1002 Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - HB1160 Require a defendant to undergo a mental examination prior to any sentence imposed after a defendant is found guilty but mentally ill. SD - HB1159 Permit South Dakotans to express opposition to the death penalty when applying for a state issued identification card. SD - HB1214 Require all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1203 Provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. SD - SB115 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in the state's custody. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. SD - HB1196 Revise certain driver licensing provisions. SD - SB76 Extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1211 Repeal the requirement for a marriage license and to provide for a marriage certificate. SD - HB1074 Revise certain notice requirements for reporting motor vehicle accidents. SD - SB75 Revise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress and the President to recognize tribal identification cards as a valid form of identification for all official purposes. SD - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - HB1093 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HB1121 Authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. SD - HB1161 Limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - HB1122 Authorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads. SD - HB1095 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring the community of Wagner, South Dakota, for its celebration of 115 years of hosting the Wagner Labor Day festivities. SD - HB1230 Affirm the sanctity of human life. SD - SB187 Establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - HB1216 Repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - HC1016 Honoring and commending the 2014 Gregory High School Football Team. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - HB1070 Require school districts to provide special education or special education and related services to resident students receiving alternative instruction. SD - SC4 Honoring Rebecca Brunsing of Wagner as the Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HB1113 Repeal and revise certain motor vehicle and boat damage and salvage disclosure requirements. SD - HB1206 Authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding planning and zoning. SD - HJR1001 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 - HB1091 Require that the minutes of meetings of any state board or commission include a record of how each individual member voted on certain motions. SD - SC28 Honoring Dr. Jerome Bentz of Platte as the 2015 Family Doctor of the Year. SD - SB96 Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. SD - HB1158 Require that a victim's opposition to the death penalty be presented at a presentence hearing. SD - HB1096 Revise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - HB1069 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 - HB1119 Revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HB1205 Provide for the certification by a chief law enforcement officer of the transfer of certain firearms. SD - SB158 Expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1073 Require a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement. SD - HJR1006 To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SD - HB1071 Revise the number of signatures required for a nominating petition for sanitary district trustees. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring Dr. Curtis R. Johnson as the 2014 USA Section President of the International College of Dentists, for his dedicated volunteer service, and for his devotion to the medical profession. SD - SB116 Authorize the county coroner to charge a fee for certain autopsy reports. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-seventh anniversary on June 18, 19, and 20, 2015. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB95 Revise provisions related to human trafficking. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - HC1035 Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage.