+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 607 Sterling St. Vermillion, SD 57069 + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HB1119 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 (55) SD - HB1079 Clarify certain provisions regarding municipal assessments and the collection of delinquent fees by the county. SD - HB1080 Adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. SD - HB1088 Revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. SD - HB1099 Require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. SD - HB1100 Allow law enforcement to initiate a mental illness hold in domestic abuse situations. SD - HB1101 Increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain. SD - HB1111 Revise the definition of fall enrollment for purposes of education funding. SD - HB1118 Eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors. SD - HB1125 Make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. SD - HB1134 Provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. SD - HB1149 Revise the tax on certain telecommunication services and devices. SD - HB1158 Revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. SD - HB1165 Provide for annually updated financial interest statements for any person elected to statewide or local office. SD - HB1170 Revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. SD - HB1202 Make an appropriation for the support of the Veterans Outreach Center and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1007 Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HCR1011 Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. SD - HC1004 Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 - HC1005 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1014 Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. SD - HC1015 Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1017 Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. SD - HC1018 Recognizing Rev. Dr. Donald C. Simmons, Jr. for his exemplary service to the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017. SD - HC1025 Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. SD - HC1026 Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. SD - HC1031 Congratulating and commending Teagan NcNary, of Vermillion, South Dakota, and Josh Anderson, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, on their election as the incoming University of South Dakota Student Government Association president and vice president. SD - SB64 Define the term of a vacancy appointment for water development district directors. SD - SB65 Establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. SD - SB68 Revise certain alcoholic beverage sampling provisions. SD - SB73 Provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. SD - SB74 Exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. SD - SB75 Revise certain provisions regarding the purchase from a municipality of malt beverages by certain alcoholic beverage licensees. SD - SB80 Regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB92 Extend the date a school district is required to bring reserve funds down to a certain percentage. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions regarding marriage license fees. SD - SB96 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB110 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB111 Revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. SD - SB141 Revise certain provisions relating to child support. SD - SB145 Provide limitation on liability for certain architects and engineers SD - SB150 Establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. SD - SB155 Establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB156 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - SB162 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President James Monroe. SD - SCR14 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - SC19 Honoring Cleo Erickson, "The History Lady," of Vermillion, South Dakota, who knew more about the history of her community than anyone else. SD - SC26 Congratulating Anneliese Taggart of Vermillion, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. SD - SC32 Celebrating and honoring the life of Dr. Wayne Evans. SD - SC36 Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SC37 Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament.