+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 405 S. Tessa Ave. Hartford, SD 57033 + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HB1207 Provide for net metering for certain renewable energy systems. SD - HB1198 Allow certain opportunity scholarship recipients who graduate early to use the remainder of their scholarship award for graduate studies. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HB1240 Provide for the practice of cosmetology services in certain venues outside of a licensed salon. + − Cosponsored Bills (108) SD - HB1064 Provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. 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 - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1120 Allow regional intergovernmental cooperation for sewer utilities and to provide for the establishment of rates and charges. 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 - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1140 Revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1145 Provide that road-killed animals are in the public domain and to provide the means of possession. SD - HB1146 Prohibit private trapping by conservation officers and certain Game, Fish and Parks employees. 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 - HB1149 Revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. SD - HB1154 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1182 Provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. 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 - HB1187 Provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 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 - HB1241 Require certain food packaging to be labeled if the packaging contains bisphenol A. 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 - HJR1001 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 legislative redistricting. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 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 - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters 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 - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 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 - HC1024 Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 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 - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HC1073 Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Track State AA Champions of Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1074 Honoring members of the 1600 meter relay, the 3200 meter relay, and the 1600 meter spirit medley from Washington High School. SD - HC1075 Congratulating and commending the Washington High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State AA Football Championship. SD - HC1076 Commending and honoring the 2012 South Dakota Varsity A Softball Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1077 Commending and honoring the 2012 Competitive Dance State AA Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1078 Commending and honoring the National Merit Semifinalists Adam Bierstedt, Zach Bierstedt, Dylan Ensz, Emily Kaufman, Alexis Medima, Charles Mogan, Morgan Nelson, Rachel Nevin, Charles Point, Martha Vandenoever, and Bryant Yang of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - HC1079 Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Tennis Team State Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1080 Honoring Katie Johnson of the Sioux Falls Washington High School Warriors Softball Team. SD - HC1081 Congratulating and honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1082 Commending and honoring Angela Nieman on her Lifetime Achievement award for Dance. SD - HC1083 Commending and honoring the 2012 South Dakota Boys State Class AA High School State Golf Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1084 Honoring the Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Patriot Marching Band for representing the Upper Midwest at the Rose Bowl Parade. 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 - HC1088 Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Cross Country State Class AA Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1089 Honoring Sioux Falls Washington Warriors debate team members, Katlyn Powers and Jordan Simundson. SD - HC1090 Honoring Katie Johnson, Kathleen Meredith, Michaela Mayer, and Emily Winckler from the Sioux Falls Washington High School Warriors Softball Team. SD - HC1091 Honoring Devon O'Farrell from Washington High School for a state wrestling championship. SD - HC1092 Honoring David Potratz from Washington High School for his state wrestling championship. SD - HC1093 Commending and honoring Kari Heck on her outstanding 2012 track and field season for Sioux Falls Washington High School. SD - HC1094 Honoring Nathan Gerry, Alex Waddell, and Christian Parker from Washington High School for their first place finishes at the 2012 Boys State Class AA Track Meet. 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 - SB94 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. 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 - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB168 Require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SD - SB171 Establish the crime of aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats, and horses and to provide certain criminal and civil penalties therefor. SD - SB172 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax and to declare an emergency. SD - SB184 Revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB196 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB202 Provide for the creation of a pilot program for public charter schools. SD - SB214 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - SB215 Provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB230 Equalize certain levies for the general fund of school districts. SD - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB237 Appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. 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 - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 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 - 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 - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football 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 - 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.