+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 607 Sterling St. Vermillion, SD 57069 + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HB1226 Create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. + − Cosponsored Bills (66) SD - HB1217 Provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. 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 - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - HC1001 Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. 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 - SB147 Revise the composition of the governing body of a health maintenance organization. SD - HC1002 Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. 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 - HB1089 Allow certain school districts that receive state aid to education to receive funding for certain students with limited English proficiency. 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 - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. 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 - HB1242 Revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. SD - HB1124 Create the South Dakota school safety fund to assist certain school districts in enhancing school safety, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HCR1004 Recognizing Hot Springs as "The Veterans Town." SD - HB1208 Restrict certain activities on waters that inundate private property. 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 - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - HCR1003 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. SD - HB1186 Establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SC28 Congratulating and honoring Debra Hillmer on her excellent service to the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1087 Change how rural fire protection districts conduct elections. SD - HB1188 Revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. SD - SC25 Honoring Jeanne Duchscher as the 2013 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. 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 - HB1221 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. SD - HB1222 Specify penalties for the use of fraudulent information in certain applications relating to federal water pollution control requirements. SD - SC14 Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 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 - SB179 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. 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 - 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 - HB1210 Expand Medicaid eligibility. SD - SB94 Appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB119 Update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - SC16 Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament 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 - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. SD - HB1172 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. 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 - 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 - HB1223 Revise certain provisions relating to appeals to county boards of adjustment. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. 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.