+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 3205 E Marson Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57103 + − Committees (4) SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (24) SD - HB1154 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 - HC1084 Honoring the Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Patriot Marching Band for representing the Upper Midwest at the Rose Bowl Parade. SD - HC1074 Honoring members of the 1600 meter relay, the 3200 meter relay, and the 1600 meter spirit medley from Washington High School. SD - HC1075 Congratulating and commending the Washington High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State AA Football Championship. SD - HC1078 Commending and honoring the National Merit Semifinalists Adam Bierstedt, Zach Bierstedt, Dylan Ensz, Emily Kaufman, Alexis Medima, Charles Mogan, Morgan Nelson, Rachel Nevin, Charles Point, Martha Vandenoever, and Bryant Yang of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - HC1091 Honoring Devon O'Farrell from Washington High School for a state wrestling championship. SD - HC1079 Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Tennis Team State Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1082 Commending and honoring Angela Nieman on her Lifetime Achievement award for Dance. SD - HC1093 Commending and honoring Kari Heck on her outstanding 2012 track and field season for Sioux Falls Washington High School. SD - HC1080 Honoring Katie Johnson of the Sioux Falls Washington High School Warriors Softball Team. SD - HC1088 Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Cross Country State Class AA Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1076 Commending and honoring the 2012 South Dakota Varsity A Softball Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1090 Honoring Katie Johnson, Kathleen Meredith, Michaela Mayer, and Emily Winckler from the Sioux Falls Washington High School Warriors Softball Team. SD - HC1092 Honoring David Potratz from Washington High School for his state wrestling championship. SD - HC1073 Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Track State AA Champions of Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1094 Authorize gestational carrier agreements in certain situations. SD - HB1197 Provide for historical motor vehicle license plates and special personalized historical vehicle license plates for certain motor vehicles. SD - HC1083 Commending and honoring the 2012 South Dakota Boys State Class AA High School State Golf Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HJR1002 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 - HC1077 Commending and honoring the 2012 Competitive Dance State AA Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1081 Congratulating and honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1094 Honoring Nathan Gerry, Alex Waddell, and Christian Parker from Washington High School for their first place finishes at the 2012 Boys State Class AA Track Meet. SD - HC1089 Honoring Sioux Falls Washington Warriors debate team members, Katlyn Powers and Jordan Simundson. SD - HB1241 Require certain food packaging to be labeled if the packaging contains bisphenol A. + − Cosponsored Bills (73) SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 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 - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HB1096 Provide for the transfer and appropriation of funds upon the occurrence of certain events and to assist rural counties in the recruitment of attorneys. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. SD - HB1092 Revise certain provisions concerning the expungement of arrest records. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. SD - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1192 Provide a durable power of attorney form for health care decisions. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1182 Provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. SD - HB1207 Provide for net metering for certain renewable energy systems. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - HB1120 Allow regional intergovernmental cooperation for sewer utilities and to provide for the establishment of rates and charges. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SB77 Require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. 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 - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB215 Provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1126 Revise the massage therapy licensing requirements. SD - HB1095 Exempt persons that have not been drinking from charges of open container in a motor vehicle. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - SB214 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - HB1228 Give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. 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 - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 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 - SB109 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. 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 - HB1106 Revise certain Limited Liability Company statutes. SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - HB1163 Revise certain provisions related to the filing of the certificate of limited partnerships. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 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 - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - HB1218 Exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. SD - HB1097 Revise certain provisions relating to an employer's denial of workers' compensation claims. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1188 Provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SB111 Amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1226 Provide remedies for assets omitted from the division of property in the entry of a divorce decree. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.