+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 27507 John Qualm Rd. Platte, SD 57369 + − Committees (3) SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: Member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: Chair SD - Legislative Procedure Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1225 Establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. SD - HB1227 Provide nonpublic schools certain tax revenue collected from rural electric companies. SD - HB1073 Revise provisions regarding the locating and spotting of predators or varmints from a drone. SD - HB1178 Revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. SD - HB1091 Provide for the selection of a lieutenant governor by a candidate for governor. SD - HB1226 Revise the distance certain wind energy systems must be set back from surrounding property. + − Cosponsored Bills (92) SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1043 Require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. SD - HB1044 Authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. SD - HB1048 Authorize a public body to conduct certain deliberations in an executive or closed meeting. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1056 Prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. SD - HB1068 Authorize the Transportation Commission to promulgate rules to allow certain motor vehicles to follow another motor vehicle on a state highway more closely than otherwise permitted by law. SD - HB1074 Provide a privilege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information. SD - HB1080 Increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. SD - HB1081 Authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. SD - HB1083 Revise certain programs to support education in South Dakota. SD - HB1084 Provide for specific classification of affordable housing structures for purposes of taxation. SD - HB1085 Revise certain programs to advance health care in South Dakota. SD - HB1086 Revise certain programs to expand economic development in South Dakota. SD - HB1087 Promote free speech and intellectual diversity at certain institutions of higher education. SD - HB1092 Revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HB1109 Exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - HB1126 Revise real estate licensure requirements for the sale of businesses. SD - HB1138 Revise provisions regarding the mandatory retirement age of judges. SD - HB1139 Repeal provisions regarding maximum taxes levied by a school district for capital outlay. SD - HB1143 Revise provisions regarding contribution limits to political action committees. SD - HB1144 Revise certain provisions regarding the transportation of students participating in open enrollment. SD - HB1145 Establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. SD - HB1157 Revise provisions regarding challenges to candidate nominating petitions. SD - HB1160 Revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. SD - HB1171 Allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1186 Repeal the termination of the juvenile detention cost-sharing fund. SD - HB1191 Legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. SD - HB1223 Modify the distribution of taxes on concentrated animal feeding operations. SD - HB1229 Require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. SD - HB1234 Provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. SD - HB1242 Include opossums within the definition of predator and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1252 Increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues and provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues. SD - HB1253 Provide funding for advertising that addresses the negative aspects of gambling. SD - HR1003 Denouncing the recent passage of New York's abortion law and requesting that the Governor declare a day of prayer and fasting to atone for the unspeakable crime of abortion. SD - HR1006 Recognizing the deleterious effects of gambling and video lottery. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. SD - HJR1005 To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. SD - HCR1001 Supporting the Governor's efforts to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - HCR1004 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HCR1006 Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1004 Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. SD - HC1006 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1008 Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. SD - HC1009 Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HC1011 Honoring and commending the city of Yankton on the 150th anniversary of its incorporation. SD - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1021 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. SD - HC1022 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Pierre for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckford Trophy, General Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. Award, and the U.S. Army Supply Excellence Awards for 2018. SD - HC1023 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery of Watertown on being awarded the Certificate of Victory for the National Guard Association of the United States. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB47 Repeal and revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol. SD - SB51 Revise certain provisions regarding trusts. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB62 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - SB63 Increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. SD - SB64 Require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. SD - SB66 Establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB84 Authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB85 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - SB87 Enhance South Dakota. SD - SB88 Enhance education in South Dakota. SD - SB89 Enhance health care in South Dakota. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB115 Authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SB163 Revise certain provisions regarding jury lists. SD - SB171 Designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. SD - SB183 Revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature. SD - SCR9 Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. SD - SC4 Honoring and commending South Dakota State University for its ten-year anniversary as a successful NCAA Division I university. SD - SC20 Honoring and commending the 2018 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. SD - SC21 Commending and honoring the Tea Area High School boys' golf team for their second State A Championship title under the leadership of head coach, Jason Sudenga. SD - SC22 Honoring and commending the Lennox Junior Legion baseball team for capturing the 2018 South Dakota State Junior Legion Baseball Title. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending Travis Ehrisman, high school science teacher, on being named Tea Area School District Teacher of the Year. SD - SC24 Honoring, commending, and thanking Lincoln County Officer Travis Johns on being named South Dakota Officer of the Year in 2018 by the South Dakota Association of School Resource Officers. SD - SC25 Honoring and commending Harrisburg student Andrea Brandner, winner of two grand championships at the 2018 South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show. SD - SC26 Honoring and commending David Preheim for being selected as the 2018 Southeast Area Assistant Principal of the Year by the Southeast Area Principals' Group. SD - SC27 Honoring Lennox High School freshman Xavier Larson for receiving a superior award at the state-wide oral interpretation competition. SD - SC28 Honoring and commending Blake Crosby on being awarded Lennox School District Teacher of the Year. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Jaelyn Morehead on being recognized as Tea Area's first National Merit Finalist. SD - SC33 Honoring Cammack Ranch as the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award recipient.