+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 103 Murphy Lane Yankton, SD 57078-1737 + − Committees (2) SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1228 Provide tax refunds for certain energy projects. SD - HB1212 Revise certain terms regarding tort liability. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. 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 - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1158 Allow students attending nonpublic high schools to be eligible for the jump start scholarship program. SD - HB1107 Revise certain provisions concerning the bonding authority of the South Dakota Conservancy District. SD - SC26 Honoring Coach Gary Munsen for his many successes as the Mitchell Kernels High School basketball coach. SD - SB125 Require certain day care providers to mail notices of noncompliance. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HC1002 Recognizing and honoring the "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SB153 Authorize the transfer of certain landowner preference big game licenses. SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding tax refunds for energy related projects and facilities. SD - SB146 Provide for an affirmative defense of compulsion for the crime of prostitution. 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 - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HB1197 Exempt air ambulance services from sales and use taxes. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1091 Revise the issuance of temporary nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HB1156 Revise procedures and requirements relating to special assessments and the financing of local improvements. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB106 Require the disclosure of certain public employee contracts. 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 - 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 - SB156 Establish strangulation as one element of the crime of aggravated assault. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HB1118 Permit school boards to reimburse employment applicants for the expenses of their criminal background investigation SD - SB86 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. SD - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and remembering the Homestead Act. 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 - 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 - 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 - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SC24 Honoring the Yankton High School Girls' and Boys' Cross Country Teams for their outstanding performances at the 2011 State Class AA Cross Country Meet. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to water development districts. SD - SC4 Congratulating and commending Brady Hale, Sydney Palmer, and Bailey Kortan for their outstanding performances at the NFL's 2011 Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning elections. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. 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 - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - SB147 Limit compensatory damages in civil actions related to death or injury. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1120 Revise certain provisions regarding the filing of claims against public improvement contracts. SD - HB1098 Repeal certain provisions providing for the tolling of administrative rules dealing with underground injection control Class III wells and in situ leach mining relating to uranium. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions relating to the James River Water Development District. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1204 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HB1272 Allow the sale of health benefit plans approved in select other states to be sold in South Dakota and to grant the director authority to pursue a multi-state consortium to grant automatic reciprocity for the sale of health benefit plans approved by the participating consortium states. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - SB163 Provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1133 Establish the Legislature's Planning Committee. SD - SB121 Expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1100 Revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's own property. 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 - HB1266 Reduce the period of time necessary to cure and validate certain adoption proceedings. SD - SC25 Honoring the Yankton High School Girls' Cross Country Team for their outstanding performance at the 2011 State Class AA Girls' Cross Country Meet. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - SB154 Revise certain statutes pertaining to persons required to report child abuse and neglect. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.