+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1333 Mayfair Dr. Watertown, SD 57201 + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: chair SD - Taxation (House) Title: member SD - Wind Energy Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HB1238 Revise who may be issued special alcoholic beverage licenses in conjunction with a special event and to require local governing bodies to establish rules regulating and restricting the operation of special alcoholic beverage licenses. SD - HB1147 Revise the taxation of rural electric companies with respect to receipts collected for compliance with certain environmental laws. + − Cosponsored Bills (65) SD - HB1036 Revise the time when financial reports of the guaranty association are submitted to the director of insurance. SD - HB1058 Clarify the definition of motor vehicle for the purpose of supplemental automobile liability insurance. SD - HB1082 Provide for reduced hunting license fees for senior citizens. SD - HB1083 Revise certain state education benefits for veterans. SD - HB1086 Require the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to receive the approval of the Senate before acquiring certain land. SD - HB1095 Prohibit certain acts of sexual contact between certain school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1119 Revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. SD - HB1120 Require persons applying or receiving certain aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug and substances tests. SD - HB1148 Revise the minimum wage law for certain seasonal employees and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1158 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1159 Create an ombudsman position to assist taxpayers with property assessment appeals. SD - HB1163 Allow certain disabled veterans to obtain a disabled hunter permit. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions concerning alcoholic beverage licenses issued at the county fairgrounds. SD - HB1178 Restrict the entry of conservation officers onto certain private land without permission. SD - HB1191 Authorize school district boards to provide licensed day care facilities on or off school district property. SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - HB1252 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to prohibiting the application of international law, the law of foreign nations, and certain foreign religious or moral codes in the state courts of South Dakota. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HCR1008 Expressing opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to levy fees for the storage of water in the Missouri River reservoirs. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1008 Commending and honoring the Arlington Cardinals Girls State Class B Volleyball Championship Team, coaches, and staff. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - SB64 Provide that interest paid on negative balances in employers' experience rating accounts be credited to their experience rating accounts. SD - SB70 Prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. SD - SB76 Exempt certain gift certificates and closed-loop prepaid cards from the unclaimed property provisions. SD - SB86 Revise the investment fee rate for certain employers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB94 Repeal and revise certain provisions related to building energy codes. SD - SB99 Revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. SD - SB101 Provide a penalty for denying access to public records. SD - SB110 Revise certain provisions relating to collateral real estate mortgages. SD - SB111 Extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. SD - SB123 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - SB125 Revise the time period for computing unemployment insurance employer contribution rates. SD - SB156 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB194 Create a Wind Energy Competitive Advisory Task Force and to provide for the appointment of the task force members. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SCR3 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to use sound science in making regulatory decisions. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SC9 Honoring Erin Williams of Watertown, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Daniel Wanous of Sioux Falls, 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 - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I.