+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 3205 E Marson Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57103 + − Committees (6) SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member SD - Retirement Laws Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (14) SD - HC1058 Commending and honoring Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a National School of Excellence for Speech and Debate by the National Forensic League. SD - HB1246 Prohibit the use of bisphenol A in certain products. SD - HC1060 Commending and honoring the 2011 Boys' Track State AA Champions of Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1055 Commending and honoring the 2011 Boys' State AA Soccer Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance for the second consecutive year. SD - HC1059 Commending and honoring the 2011 Girls' State AA Volleyball Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance for the second year in a row. SD - HC1061 Commending and honoring the South Dakota Football Gatorade Player of the Year Alex Schultz and South Dakota Volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year Erin Radke of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performances. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring the National Merit PSAT Semifinalists Greg Berg, Sai Sai Chen, Jackson Erpenbach, Claire Gregg, Ethan Nemmers, and Hannah Purtell of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - HC1057 Commending and honoring the 2011 Girls' Softball State Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1062 Commending and honoring the 2011 South Dakota Girls Outstanding Athlete and the South Dakota Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Kari Heck of Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for her outstanding athletic performance. 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 - HC1063 Commending and honoring National Merit Semifinalist Matt DeYoung of Sioux Falls Washington High School for his outstanding academic achievements. SD - HC1054 Commending and honoring the 2011 Girls' Bowling State Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HJR1008 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to four-year legislative terms and term limits. SD - HC1056 Commending and honoring the 2011 Competitive Dance State AA Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. + − Cosponsored Bills (48) SD - HB1054 Amend certain provisions concerning Worker's Compensation. SD - HB1055 Allow for joint physical custody orders after a court awards joint legal custody if in the best interest of the child. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. SD - HB1059 Revise Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. SD - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. SD - HB1094 Require the filing of certain documents relating to the vacation, location, or changing of highways with the register of deeds. SD - HB1095 Revise the procedure for the discharge of civil judgments against a person who has received a discharge of debt pursuant to the United States Code, Title 11. SD - HB1096 Specify the venue for certain appeals involving home-rule municipalities. SD - HB1146 Increase the personal property and annuity payments exempt from process, levy, or sale. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. 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 - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XVII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to corporations. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. 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 - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys' Cross Country Champions. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service. SD - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Avon Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon school for outstanding academic achievement. 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 - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1052 Congratulating and honoring the Huron High School Tigers Wrestling Team, its coaches, and student managers for ranking second in the 2012 South Dakota State Class A Wrestling Championship Tournament. 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 - SB59 Revise certain provisions regarding the public records open to inspection and copying. SD - SB119 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. 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 - 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 - SC16 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo South Dakota crown. 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. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.