+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 289 Rainbow Ridge Ct. Hill City, SD 57745 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: chair SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HC1002 Recognizing and honoring the "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle. SD - HB1111 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain by certain nongovernmental entities. SD - HB1072 Provide for the recall of county commissioners. SD - HB1057 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. + − Cosponsored Bills (105) SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions regarding the sales and use tax. SD - HB1067 Guarantee an employee's right to secure a physician and other medical services of their choosing for care under a worker's compensation claim. SD - HB1068 Guarantee the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. SD - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. SD - HB1083 Provide for term limits for brand board service. SD - HB1084 Revise the political qualifications for brand board membership. SD - HB1085 Revise the residency requirements of the brand board membership. SD - HB1087 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1107 Revise certain provisions concerning the bonding authority of the South Dakota Conservancy District. SD - HB1121 Amend rate stability provisions to include plant additions. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1124 Permit a school district, at the discretion of the school district, to pay the fees charged for any criminal background investigation that is required by law for a prospective employee. SD - HB1130 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds, to create a county and statewide fund for the purpose of modernizing and preserving records, and to distribute certain revenue. SD - HB1131 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. 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 - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1162 Revise certain provisions relating to the platting and annexation of subdivisions. SD - HB1165 Repeal certain provisions relating to health insurance standards. SD - HB1166 Require the departments of Agriculture and Game, Fish and Parks to provide certain actions and funding specified in the South Dakota black-tailed prairie dog conservation and management plan. 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 - 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 - HB1197 Exempt air ambulance services from sales and use taxes. SD - HB1202 Repeal certain provisions regarding reckless and unsafe driving. SD - HB1205 Exempt federal veterans' disability benefits from certain support obligations and other claims. SD - HB1212 Revise certain terms regarding tort liability. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - HB1214 To lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items if certain economic conditions occur. SD - HB1220 Conditionally repeal certain provisions establishing network adequacy standards, quality assessment and improvement requirements, utilization review and benefit determination requirements, and grievance procedures for managed health care plans, and certain standards for managed health care plans if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is found to be unconstitutional. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1240 Separately classify, assess, and tax agricultural land that is leased for certain purposes that restrict the use of the land. 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 - HB1250 Permit counties and townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. 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 - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 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 - 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 - 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. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. 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 - HC1037 Honoring and recognizing seventy-five years of conservation leadership. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. 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 - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SB64 Revise provisions regulating the perfection of security interest liens filed on-line. SD - SB69 Repeal the sunset provision on certain statutes relating to nursing homes on Indian reservations. SD - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - SB107 Revise certain provisions regarding personalized motor vehicle license plates. SD - SB108 Revise the maximum bet limit for Deadwood gaming. SD - SB109 Revise the definition of adjusted gross proceeds that are subject to the Deadwood gaming gross revenue tax. SD - SB113 Provide for special motor vehicle license plates for recipients of the silver star medal, distinguished service cross, navy cross, air force cross, distinguished flying cross, bronze star medal with valor device, or the bronze star medal. SD - SB114 Designate the American bison as the state mascot. SD - SB117 Require that certain heliports be approved by the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission. SD - SB118 Revise certain documentation requirements for obtaining an operator's license. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. 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 - SB140 Repeal certain provisions regarding glazing material on motorcycle windshields and wind deflectors. SD - SB147 Limit compensatory damages in civil actions related to death or injury. SD - SB155 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SB183 Establish the elements of the offense of juvenile sexting and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Postal Service to reconsider the closing of post offices in rural South Dakota. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. 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 - 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 - SC8 Honoring Cheryl Wait of the city of Hot Springs as 2011 Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. 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 - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. 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 - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. 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.