+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 603 2nd Ave. W Flandreau, SD 57028-1016 + − Committees (4) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HB1089 Restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HB1265 Expand the scope of the Governor's house program. + − Cosponsored Bills (105) 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 - HB1071 Increase the benefits that the Insurance Guarantee Association may become obligated to cover for annuities, to provide for retroactive application, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. SD - HB1105 Increase the energy minerals severance tax and to deposit the additional revenue in the education enhancement trust fund. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1108 Require the state to provide the public with access to an electronic database containing certain information on any loans, grants, or tax rebates provided by the state for the purpose of economic development. SD - HB1111 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain by certain nongovernmental entities. 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 - HB1133 Establish the Legislature's Planning Committee. SD - HB1134 Place the caucus leadership on the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council ex officio. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HB1148 Prohibit political contributions by certain state employees to gubernatorial candidates. SD - HB1149 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. SD - HB1150 Prohibit false advertising by limited services pregnancy centers and to provide for judicial relief. SD - HB1153 Revise and clarify certain provisions relating to the revocation of fur dealer licenses. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - HB1162 Revise certain provisions relating to the platting and annexation of subdivisions. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the county legal expense relief program. SD - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. SD - HB1205 Exempt federal veterans' disability benefits from certain support obligations and other claims. SD - HB1206 Make an appropriation for emergency food assistance grants and to repeal the sales tax on food refund program. SD - HB1208 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - HB1221 Increase the minimum wage and to provide for annual adjustments in the minimum wage equivalent to the consumer price index. SD - HB1225 Revise the distribution of earnings from the education enhancement trust fund, and to establish the teacher compensation enhancement program. SD - HB1226 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas, and to require the Legislature to estimate general fund revenues for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. 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 - HJR1005 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 single member house districts. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the week of January 22, 2012, through January 28, 2012, as Reproductive Rights Awareness Week. SD - HCR1002 Urging Congress and the South Dakota congressional delegation to support federal legislation to protect the United States Postal Service. 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 - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. 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 - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). 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 - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring James Swan, United Urban Warrior Society. SD - HC1008 Commemorating the Madison Dairy Queen for its entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and dedication to helping children. 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 - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. 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 - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. 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 - HC1043 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Captain Rod Olerud upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1044 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman First Sergeant Steve Marquardt upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1045 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Trooper Fred Braddock upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1046 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Sergeant Gene Barthel upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 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 - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. 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 - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB70 Revise the procedures for filing referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures and to revise certain election provisions and campaign finance requirements for referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures. SD - SB77 Provide for the establishment of a scholarship program for postsecondary technical institute students and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB78 Allow an arrest to be expunged when the criminal case is dismissed. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB95 Modify distributions from the wind energy tax fund. SD - SB97 Require the payment of a surface access fee for oil and gas exploration and production. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB101 Authorize counties to borrow money using promissory notes. SD - SB103 Revise the procedure for cooperatives giving notice to persons whose records are missing regarding ownership of securities, apportionment of equity interest, money, or property. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions concerning the investment of public funds. SD - SB115 Implement the regulation of insurance coverage for portable electronic devices. SD - SB119 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. SD - SB121 Expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB125 Require certain day care providers to mail notices of noncompliance. SD - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - SB151 Provide a time period before certain action on the general appropriation bill may commence. SD - SB153 Authorize the transfer of certain landowner preference big game licenses. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SB158 Create an exception to the loan or credit limitations of state chartered banks. SD - SB159 Authorize funding for certain tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students at tribal colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. SD - SB170 Repeal the large project development fund and the appropriation therefor, to provide tax rebates for certain energy projects, to establish and provide for the administration of the business incentive grant fund, and to make an appropriation for the business incentive grant fund. SD - SB173 Provide provisions allowing for the practice of medical-aesthetic services by trained professionals, to provide registration and oversight of such providers, and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB180 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the distinction between the rights of natural persons and artificial entities. SD - SB185 Provide an exception from the statutory requirements for persons taking steps towards self-employment and to allow them to collect unemployment compensation. 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 - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.