+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 4973 Hansen Ln. Rapid City, SD 57703 + − Committees (2) SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1184 Regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. SD - HB1198 Require legislative approval for certain academic assessments. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. + − Cosponsored Bills (51) SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 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 - 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 - SB161 Allow certain fireworks to be used all year. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion 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 - 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 - HB1204 Provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. 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 - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - SB162 Permit certain legislators to carry concealed firearms in the State Capitol Building under certain conditions SD - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. SD - SB159 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. SD - HB1223 End the state's involvement with common core state standards and to prohibit the adoption of certain multistate educational standards. SD - HB1070 Require school districts to provide special education or special education and related services to resident students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1206 Authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. SD - SB85 Repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. 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 - 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 - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SCR5 Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. SD - SC15 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - HB1073 Require a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement. SD - HB1116 Repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HJR1006 To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. 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 - HB1152 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 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 - HC1015 Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. 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.