+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 997-3799 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member SD - Local Government (House) Title: member SD - Watershed Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HCR1009 Recognizing South Dakota's 125th birthday, quasquicentennial, during 2014. + − Cosponsored Bills (41) SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1087 Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HB1194 Revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. SD - HB1195 Restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1232 Differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1234 Provide a limited exception to the provisions that exempt sport shooting ranges from the public nuisance laws and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1236 Prohibit the recovery of damages in certain wrongful birth and wrongful life civil suits based upon the lost opportunity to terminate the life of an unborn child. SD - HB1237 Revise certain provisions to abortion counseling. SD - HB1239 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1016 Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB97 Prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB236 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB237 Appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient.