+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 607 Sterling St. Vermillion, SD 57069 + − Committees (4) SD - Appropriations (House) Title: member SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations (House) Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (53) SD - HB1124 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - HC1031 Honoring the House of Representatives of the Ninety-First Legislature of the State of South Dakota as the inaugural champions of the 2016 Legislative Dodgeball Match. SD - HC1015 Honoring Danika Gordon for the outstanding honor of being named one of the top two youth volunteers in South Dakota in the twenty-first annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Harry Truman. SD - SB149 Provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. SD - HC1002 Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. SD - HB1244 Revise provisions related to the sex offender registry SD - SCR2 Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. SD - SB140 Eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. SD - HB1192 Prohibit certain inquiries during a public employment application process about an applicant's criminal history and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof. SD - HB1202 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds SD - HB1221 Accommodate legislation relating to education funding. SD - SC17 Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. SD - HB1155 Prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. SD - HB1222 Accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. SD - HC1001 Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. SD - SB157 Provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - SCR1 To show support for family caregivers. SD - HC1030 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HB1132 Require the submission of sexual assault kits for testing. SD - HB1157 Require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging recognition of the current gender wage gap and calling for the enforcement of equal pay for equal work laws. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - HC1025 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. SD - SB151 Lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. SD - SB150 Revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HC1004 Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HC1003 Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. SD - SB81 Create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. SD - SB116 Remove any reference to land ownership being a requirement for participation in any actions pertaining to the creation of or withdrawal from a water development district. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB94 Repeal the death penalty. SD - HB1154 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1133 Require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. SD - SB102 Allow certain alcoholic beverage licenses and special event alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued on certain lands and facilities located on state educational institution campuses. SD - SB161 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 - SB113 Revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. SD - SB72 Prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HCR1015 Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. SD - HB1227 Establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. SD - HB1193 Prohibit certain inquiries about criminal records during any initial employment application process and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof. SD - HB1054 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - SB92 Continue a math pilot project at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.