+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1333 Mayfair Dr. Watertown, SD 57201 + − Committees (2) SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Taxation (House) Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HB1003 Repeal the alcohol wholesaler tax and to increase the occupational tax on certain alcoholic beverages. SD - HB1001 Establish a wine direct shipment license and wine carrier license to enable the direct shipments of certain wine in South Dakota. SD - HB1004 Authorize the direct sale of distilled spirits from artisan distillers to retailers and wholesalers. SD - HB1002 Make an appropriation to the Department of Revenue to provide for the electronic submission of reports and taxes related to alcoholic beverages and to declare an emergency. + − Cosponsored Bills (38) SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB166 Revise the method used to calculate the petition signatures to place initiated measures on the ballot and to declare an emergency. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1153 Expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the difference between the taxes and fees levied by the State of South Dakota. SD - SC8 Honoring the 2015 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. 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 - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - SB119 Revise certain provisions regarding abandoned mobile and manufactured homes. SD - SB120 Revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - HB1209 Revise certain provisions relating to changes in terms of credit card agreements. SD - SB139 Authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. SD - SB136 Exclude certain municipal taxes from the gross receipts used to determine the tax liability for customers served by electric cooperatives and electric utilities. SD - HB1066 Clarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1120 Revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. SD - HB1216 Repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SB152 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - SB180 Revise certain provisions regarding the production tax for wind energy facilities and to declare an emergency. SD - SB170 Increase legislator salary. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB78 Authorize counties or medical providers to recover inmate healthcare costs from insurers. SD - SC18 Honoring the memory of Emmett Bendix "Ike" Oleson for his life-long dedication to education. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage.