+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 4605 S. Graceland Ct. Sioux Falls, SD 57106 + − Committees (2) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - HB1190 Require Legislative approval before a health insurance exchange is created or implemented. 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 - HB1260 Repeal the authority the director of the Division of Insurance has to promulgate rules governing use of genetic information and to enact certain provisions regarding the use of genetic information. SD - HB1259 Provide an exception to vaccination requirements for personal beliefs. 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. + − Cosponsored Bills (86) SD - HB1004 Reduce the term allowed for covenants not to compete. SD - HB1057 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1071 Increase the benefits that the Insurance Guarantee Association may become obligated to cover for annuities, to provide for retroactive application, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1072 Provide for the recall of county commissioners. 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 - HB1086 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - HB1128 Require the Board of Education to conduct public hearings before adopting certain standards. 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 - HB1143 Revise certain provisions relating to a perpetrator's knowledge of a rape victim's age or capability to give consent. SD - HB1165 Repeal certain provisions relating to health insurance standards. 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. SD - HB1169 Repeal certain driver licensing documentation requirements. SD - HB1174 Provide for mandatory drug testing for certain TANF and SNAP recipients. SD - HB1175 Provide for certain further exemptions from certain childhood immunizations. SD - HB1176 Authorize certain party hunting methods and practices pertaining to the hunting of big game. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. 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 - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1216 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. 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 - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. 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 - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. SD - HB1258 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - HB1266 Reduce the period of time necessary to cure and validate certain adoption proceedings. SD - HB1267 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a felony domestic violence registry and to provide certain penalties for the violation thereof. SD - HB1268 Require certain persons applying or receiving certain Medicaid financial aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug tests to check for use of controlled substances. SD - HJR1004 To propose a constitutional amendment regarding legislative term limits. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress to clearly delegate responsibility for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing to the states. 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 - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. 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 - 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 - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. SD - HC1035 Acknowledging, commending, and honoring the West Central School District for its outstanding accomplishments. 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 - HC1041 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Jerry Boyer for his thirty-two and one-half years of dedicated service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 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 - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Boys Soccer Team for its 2011 State A Soccer Championship. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Girls Volleyball Team for its 2011 State A Volleyball Championship. SD - SC5 Honoring the Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Boys' Cross Country Team for its outstanding performance at the 2011 Boys' State Class AA Cross Country Meet. SD - SC6 Congratulating the Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Football Team and its coaches and student managers for their 2011 South Dakota State AA Championship season. 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 - 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. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011.