+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 289 Rainbow Ridge Ct. Hill City, SD 57745 + − Committees (4) SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: chair SD - Education Funding Formula Study Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1064 Provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. SD - HB1140 Revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. + − Cosponsored Bills (140) SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1068 Repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1087 Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - HB1117 Revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1132 Include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. SD - HB1141 Revise certain provisions regarding certain motor vehicle dealer license plates and permits. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1144 Permit the euthanization of wildlife that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1145 Provide that road-killed animals are in the public domain and to provide the means of possession. SD - HB1147 Transfer the administration and supervision of all trapping statutes and rules to the Department of Agriculture. SD - HB1148 Revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. SD - HB1151 Extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1157 Increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. SD - HB1158 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HB1159 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1166 Reward teachers in school districts that have a low percentage of graduates in need of remediation upon entering higher education, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1167 Restructure the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. SD - HB1168 Increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1183 Establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1186 Remove a requirement that certain documents presented for driver licensing purposes be copied and retained. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1194 Revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. SD - HB1195 Restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. SD - HB1196 Establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1199 Prohibit the sharing of patient records in a health information exchange by the state without written authorization from the patient. SD - HB1203 Allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. SD - HB1204 Require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1222 Provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1224 Allow municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. SD - HB1229 Require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1242 Make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. SD - HB1243 Protect employees from certain automatic deductions or transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 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 - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1001 Commending and honoring Specialist James Furry for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - HC1002 Commending and honoring Sergeant Jacob Vissia for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1004 Commending and honoring First Lieutenant Cody Becker for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1011 Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant James D. Volden for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring Senior Airman Jared S. Mengenhausen for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring Captain Nicole Franklin for her selection as South Dakota Air National Guard Lieutenant of the Year for 2012. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Thomas N. Tomko for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 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 - 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 - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 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 - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HC1072 Recognizing Representative Burt Tulson for his personal achievements and congratulating him on his induction into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. 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 - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB72 Revise certain provisions concerning inspections of food service establishments by the Department of Health. SD - SB78 Revise certain provisions relating to medical requirements for intrastate drivers transporting passengers and to update certain references to federal statutes. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - SB88 Authorize the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB96 Exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. SD - SB114 Provide a definition of smoking and to permit smoking of hookah or shisha tobacco in certain licensed establishments. SD - SB122 Revise the dates for holding township board meetings. SD - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB126 Revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. SD - SB130 Revise certain provisions concerning absentee voting. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB156 Authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SD - SB157 Revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB164 Revise the compensation requirements payable to surface owners for exploration damages and to allow the payments to be made in multiple installments. SD - SB165 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. SD - SB167 Require governmental bodies to keep minutes of executive or closed sessions and to define what circumstances the minutes be viewed by the public. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB208 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB219 Revise the fuel excise tax rate for liquid petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. SD - SB220 Revise certain procedures for the vacation, change, or location of public highways. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - SJR4 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, concerning term limits for legislators. SD - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. 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 - 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 - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named SD - SC4 Honoring and commending the recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. 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 - 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 - SC10 Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC32 Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games.