+ − 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 (6) SD - HB1254 Provide for producer payback for distributed generation to small-scale renewable energy systems. SD - HC1051 Commending and honoring the West Central High School Band for its accomplishments. SD - HC1018 Recognizing the outstanding players from the West Central High School Football Team who were named to the Class 11A All-State Football Team. SD - HC1060 Commending the West Central High School Girls Soccer Team for its 2013 State Soccer Championship. SD - HC1052 Commending and honoring the West Central High School FFA chapter. SD - HC1019 Congratulating and commending the West Central High School Football Team for winning the 2013 Class 11A State Football Championship. + − Cosponsored Bills (68) SD - HB1217 Provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. SD - HCR1013 Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - HC1022 Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. SD - HB1193 Establish certain requirements relating to in situ leach mining. SD - HB1149 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 - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. SD - SB156 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HCR1017 Urging Congress, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. SD - HB1080 Clarify that emergency personnel driving records are not to include motor vehicle accidents resulting while engaged in the performance of their official duties. SD - HB1261 Authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1256 Increase opportunities and funding for school districts to apply for jobs for America's graduates programs and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1260 Extend the time period for a party to object to a written confirmation of certain grain contracts before the written confirmation is sufficient to indicate a contract for sale has been made between the parties. SD - HB1186 Establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1167 Allow schools to maintain a stock and to administer epinephrine auto-injectors in certain cases. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SB178 Include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. SD - HB1188 Revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HC1058 Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - HB1154 Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. SD - HB1072 Provide for the titling, registration, and operation of golf carts. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - SC23 Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. SD - SC11 Honoring the 2014 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HB1224 Create a Legislative Economic Development Investigative and Oversight Committee, to provide for its composition and duties, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1156 Allow the transmission of electronic documents related to insurance policies. SD - HCR1021 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to withdraw certain rules imperiling the South Dakota livestock industry. SD - HC1031 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HB1250 Provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. SD - HB1103 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - SB163 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1238 Provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. SD - HB1189 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. SD - HB1078 Revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - HCR1025 Reaffirming the value of South Dakota's groundwater resources and recognizing the need for ongoing evaluation of our groundwater management. SD - HB1230 Revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. SD - SB130 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. SD - HB1210 Expand Medicaid eligibility. SD - HB1071 Change the procedure for a minor boundary change. SD - SB119 Update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. SD - SJR3 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1098 Provide for the election of the secretary of education. SD - HB1126 Revise the persons authorized to countersign school board payments. SD - HB1100 Prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - HB1079 Authorize certain lighting on vehicles operated by ambulance service personnel. SD - HB1239 Revise the financial eligibility requirements to obtain certain medical assistance. SD - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1207 Repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. SD - HB1102 Authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. SD - HB1226 Create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - HC1032 Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. SD - HC1056 Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. SD - HB1181 Allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball.