+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 607 Sterling St. Vermillion, SD 57069 + − Committees (2) SD - Appropriations (House) Title: member SD - Appropriations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1221 Authorize unilateral consent in certain divorce proceedings. SD - HB1193 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. + − Cosponsored Bills (53) SD - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - HB1095 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1138 Revise the penalty for the failure to wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety seat belt system in a passenger vehicle. SD - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - HB1172 Revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. SD - HB1175 Prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. SD - HB1182 Limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. SD - HB1199 Authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1202 Revise certain provisions regarding renewable, recycled, and conserved energy sources. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. SD - HCR1006 To request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1004 Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1019 Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. SD - HC1020 Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB111 Repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. SD - SB121 Prospectively repeal the death penalty. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB135 Authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. SD - SB144 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB147 Expand Medicaid. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB169 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of an education franchise tax on profits of corporations and dedication of the revenue therefrom. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SCR8 Condemning the growing anti-Semitism in certain countries and extending an invitation to Jewish families from around the world to South Dakota. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring Chris Esping, a member of the Vermillion School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2014. SD - SC13 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel winners. SD - SC14 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's l15th Signal Company, Brookings, South Dakota, on being awarded the General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower Trophy. SD - SC16 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the General Carl A. Spaatz Trophy. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. SD - SC23 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion, Huron, South Dakota, for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.