+ − 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 - Oil and Gas Study Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding tax refunds for energy related projects and facilities. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - HB1119 Revise certain provisions concerning mechanical pull-tab devices. SD - HB1118 Permit school boards to reimburse employment applicants for the expenses of their criminal background investigation SD - HB1121 Amend rate stability provisions to include plant additions. SD - HB1120 Revise certain provisions regarding the filing of claims against public improvement contracts. + − Cosponsored Bills (65) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HB1157 Repeal the Governor's authority to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact on behalf of the state, to repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact, to provide for withdrawal of South Dakota from the compact. SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - SB66 Permit the filing of certain documents with the secretary of state by electronic means and to remove the notary requirements. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. SD - SC26 Honoring Coach Gary Munsen for his many successes as the Mitchell Kernels High School basketball coach. SD - SB115 Implement the regulation of insurance coverage for portable electronic devices. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIII, sections 20 and 21 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the trust fund created from the proceeds of the state cement enterprise sales. SD - SB145 Prohibit rebates and regulate contracts for residential roofing goods and services. SD - HB1096 Specify the venue for certain appeals involving home-rule municipalities. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB158 Create an exception to the loan or credit limitations of state chartered banks. SD - SB171 Provide for a runoff election under certain circumstances when errors have been made to the ballot printing or by the person in charge of the election. SD - HB1071 Increase the benefits that the Insurance Guarantee Association may become obligated to cover for annuities, to provide for retroactive application, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - HB1205 Exempt federal veterans' disability benefits from certain support obligations and other claims. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB107 Revise certain provisions regarding personalized motor vehicle license plates. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and remembering the Homestead Act. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon 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 - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - SB113 Provide for special motor vehicle license plates for recipients of the silver star medal, distinguished service cross, navy cross, air force cross, distinguished flying cross, bronze star medal with valor device, or the bronze star medal. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - SC28 Congratulating and honoring Maren Johnson of Watertown as South Dakota's 2012 winner of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the distribution of certain funds to school districts. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SB103 Revise the procedure for cooperatives giving notice to persons whose records are missing regarding ownership of securities, apportionment of equity interest, money, or property. SD - SB64 Revise provisions regulating the perfection of security interest liens filed on-line. SD - SB108 Revise the maximum bet limit for Deadwood gaming. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1204 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HB1052 Grant discretion to the court with regard to personal appearances in certain adoption appearances. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1097 Revise certain provisions regulating the investment of unneeded state operating expenses in banks. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. SD - HC1052 Congratulating and honoring the Huron High School Tigers Wrestling Team, its coaches, and student managers for ranking second in the 2012 South Dakota State Class A Wrestling Championship Tournament. SD - SB167 Increase the amount that may be played on a video lottery machine game. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HB1237 Assess agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - SB62 Allow certain alcoholic beverage licensees to charge a corkage fee for serving wine supplied by customers and to allow customers to remove a partially consumed bottle of wine from certain alcoholic beverage licensees. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.