+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 27507 John Qualm Rd. Platte, SD 57369 + − Committees (4) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: chair SD - Local Government (House) Title: member SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - HC1028 Honoring the Jorgensen Land and Cattle Partnership of Tripp County as the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - HB1115 Revise the number of special nonresident waterfowl licenses that may be issued for certain open units. SD - HB1094 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. SD - HCR1011 Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. SD - HB1129 Allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. + − Cosponsored Bills (98) SD - SB4 Provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. SD - SB129 Establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. SD - HB1168 Allow students to participate in sexuality education with parental permission. SD - HB1215 Authorize a private school to hold dual status as an alternative instruction program under certain conditions. SD - HB1165 Repeal the requirement for a marriage license and to provide for a marriage certificate. SD - HC1031 Honoring the House of Representatives of the Ninety-First Legislature of the State of South Dakota as the inaugural champions of the 2016 Legislative Dodgeball Match. SD - HB1167 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of a suspended imposition of sentence for a misdemeanor and a felony. SD - HB1073 Require persons operating bicycles under certain conditions to stop and allow faster vehicles to pass. SD - SB117 Permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. SD - HC1027 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota on being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. SD - HCR1017 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - SB60 Set daylight savings time as the permanent year-round time for the state of South Dakota. SD - HB1065 Designate the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota in Hill City as the official Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota. SD - HB1007 Make an appropriation to revise and update the data and methods used to determine the agricultural land production capacity and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1096 Provide for the exemption of certain schools from a tuition limitation applied to some bordering state school districts. SD - HB1114 Prohibit the state from using federal funds for state highway maps. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Harry Truman. SD - SB135 Allow overwidth farm equipment to be operated on primary highways after sunset under certain conditions. SD - HCR1014 Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. SD - SB95 Allow certain candidates for elective office to pay filing fees in lieu of submitting nominating petitions, and to create the election filing fee fund. SD - HC1002 Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring the 2015 Winner High School Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SB78 Deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. SD - HCR1009 Expressing the right of South Dakotans to own and use firearms. SD - HB1202 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds SD - HB1107 Ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. SD - HB1109 Exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2016 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - HB1077 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB98 Revise and repeal certain provisions regarding pork production. SD - HB1206 Authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. SD - HB1209 Require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. SD - HB1234 Require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. SD - HC1001 Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. SD - SB3 Revise the income criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. SD - SB66 Permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. SD - SB130 Require the processing of sexual assault exam kits. SD - SB169 Revise provisions related to child pornography and to revise the penalty therefor. SD - SB62 Require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. SD - HC1023 Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Battery A, 1/147 Field Artillery Battalion of Aberdeen, South Dakota on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. SD - HC1030 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HB1187 Allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. SD - HB1157 Require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - HC1025 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. SD - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. SD - HB1225 Provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HJR1002 To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SD - HC1004 Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HB1166 Revise certain provisions regarding the penalty for identity theft while using an unauthorized credit card. SD - HC1003 Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. SD - HB1142 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an employee or invitee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB77 Repeal the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon in the state capitol. SD - HB1111 Require the high school interscholastic activities association to promulgate major policy statements under the procedures of the administrative rules process. SD - HCR1007 Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. SD - HCR1006 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. SD - SB107 Clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. SD - SB136 Permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. SD - SB168 Revise provisions related to human trafficking and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. SD - SB83 Protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - HB1079 Permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. SD - HB1239 Provide for the election of the county directors of equalization. SD - HB1125 Limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1123 Require the Department of Health to include certain information regarding the inspection of an abortion facility on the department's website. SD - HB1180 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HC1024 Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Company C, l-189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy. SD - SB110 Revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle fuel not specifically taxed under the fuel excise tax. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IV, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the powers and duties of the Governor. SD - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. SD - HB1076 Provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. SD - SB70 Require certain private cemeteries to file an annual financial report. SD - HB1112 Establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. SD - HB1162 Provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. SD - HC1020 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - HB1120 Revise the definition of agricultural purposes used for the administration of the sales tax. SD - HB1098 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. SD - SB165 Authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. SD - HB1074 Repeal the rule that allows anonymous complaints to be filed against real estate appraisers. SD - HB1220 Direct the secretary of education to reinstate scholarship funding under the GEAR UP grant program. SD - HB1231 Authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. SD - SB72 Prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HCR1015 Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. SD - HB1064 Apply certain penalties regarding damages, tampering, and malicious acts to certain railroads that carry passengers. SD - HB1054 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HB1078 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota.