+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 47 Avenue C Wasta, SD 57791 + − Committees (3) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1055 Prohibit employers from restricting employees who are volunteer emergency responders in their response to emergencies during working hours. SD - HB1219 Extend certain protections against precipitous eviction to certain long-term tenants at will. SD - HB1066 Provide a penalty for violations of custody or visitation decrees. + − Cosponsored Bills (85) SD - HB1045 Authorize dental hygienists to provide preventive and therapeutic services to more persons under certain circumstances. SD - HB1056 Establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. SD - HB1070 Prohibit school districts from employing school counselors who are not certified. SD - HB1077 Establish performance standards for principals, to require an annual evaluation of principals, and to provide for the development of a model evaluation instrument. SD - HB1088 Make certain legislative findings concerning the constitutionality of certain federal health care laws. SD - HB1125 Increase the amount of certain veterans' bonus payments. SD - HB1126 Revise the salary schedule for veterans' service officers. SD - HB1137 Prohibit the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages. SD - HB1142 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - HB1143 Establish special duck hunting seasons for nonresidents. SD - HB1163 Allow certain disabled veterans to obtain a disabled hunter permit. SD - HB1164 Authorize senior citizens to hunt from vehicles. SD - HB1167 Provide for the taxation of severed mineral interests and to provide for the extinction of de minimis claims through the utilization of tax deeds. SD - HB1170 Require schools to provide instruction on certain historical documents and speeches. SD - HB1171 Expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions concerning alcoholic beverage licenses issued at the county fairgrounds. SD - HB1178 Restrict the entry of conservation officers onto certain private land without permission. SD - HB1193 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - HB1197 Require the party affiliations of candidates for municipal and school elections to be printed on the ballot. SD - HB1198 Provide for the state and local enforcement of certain federal immigration laws, to criminalize the knowing transportation, concealment, or solicitation of illegal aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1199 Provide for a compact concerning citizenship. SD - HB1200 Include certain state officials in protections afforded law enforcement and judicial officers. SD - HB1203 Allow school districts, for a period of two years, to transfer funds from the capital outlay fund to the general fund under certain circumstances. SD - HB1204 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - HB1217 Establish certain legislative findings pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to better insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. SD - HB1236 Provide for a temporary decrease of legislator salaries. SD - HB1242 Authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to prohibiting the application of international law, the law of foreign nations, and certain foreign religious or moral codes in the state courts of South Dakota. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. SD - HCR1008 Expressing opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to levy fees for the storage of water in the Missouri River reservoirs. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing the needs of certain veterans for state assistance. SD - HCR1012 Urging local safety measures relating to horses and other animal entries in parades. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1007 Commending the South Dakota Dental Association, the Donated Dental Services Program, and the Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota for their care of the elderly and disabled in South Dakota. SD - HC1008 Commending and honoring the Arlington Cardinals Girls State Class B Volleyball Championship Team, coaches, and staff. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1014 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1021 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State Class B Championship and successful 2009-2010 season. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HC1048 Endorsing the Read Across America program. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SB58 Provide tuition benefits to certain National Guard members attending tribal colleges. SD - SB71 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - SB111 Extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. SD - SB114 Provide that parties to a divorce or separate maintenance action be restrained from making changes to insurance coverage. SD - SB149 Establish policies for youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities. SD - SB156 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB161 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - SB169 Revise certain requirements relating to participation by tribal schools in the federal school lunch program. SD - SB170 Amend the South Dakota Uniform Securities Act with certain provisions relating to fraud and civil liability. SD - SCR1 Honoring pregnancy care centers. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SCR5 Recognizing February 4, 2011, as Wear Red Day and urging citizens of the state to be aware of cardiovascular disease in order to save lives. SD - SCR7 Urging Congress to enact legislation banning bisphenol A in children's products. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC8 Honoring Jeff Heinemeyer of Madison as Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. SD - SC9 Honoring Erin Williams of Watertown, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Daniel Wanous 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 - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I.