+ − 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 (8) SD - HB1053 Establish the hope card program relating to protection orders. SD - HB1217 Enact certain provisions relating to the federal Indian child Welfare Act and to adopt the South Dakota Indian Family Preservation Act. SD - HC1008 Commemorating the Madison Dairy Queen for its entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and dedication to helping children. SD - HB1205 Exempt federal veterans' disability benefits from certain support obligations and other claims. SD - HB1267 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a felony domestic violence registry and to provide certain penalties for the violation thereof. SD - HCR1009 Urging the federal government to honor tribal identification cards. 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 - HC1007 Commending and honoring James Swan, United Urban Warrior Society. + − Cosponsored Bills (64) SD - HB1004 Reduce the term allowed for covenants not to compete. SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1112 Prohibit any person who fails to file certain campaign finance documents to be a candidate for office. SD - HB1113 Prohibit the use of certain public resources to influence the outcome of elections. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - HB1157 Repeal the Governor's authority to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact on behalf of the state, to repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact, to provide for withdrawal of South Dakota from the compact. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. 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 - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1208 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1214 To lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items if certain economic conditions occur. 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 - 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 - 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 - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - HB1246 Prohibit the use of bisphenol A in certain products. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to 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 - 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 - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. 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 - 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 - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and remembering the Homestead Act. 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 - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. 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 - SB60 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SB69 Repeal the sunset provision on certain statutes relating to nursing homes on Indian reservations. SD - SB78 Allow an arrest to be expunged when the criminal case is dismissed. SD - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - SB111 Revise the mining permit fees. SD - SB112 Remove the limitation on the number of retail gaming licenses in Deadwood in which a person may have a financial interest. SD - SB126 Create an oil pipeline indemnity bond program. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions relating to the conditional release of persons charged with domestic abuse. 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 - SB181 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. 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 - 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 - 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 - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.