+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1133 W. 8th St. S. Brookings, SD 57006 + − Committees (4) SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: vice chair SD - Local Government (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: chair SD - Post Secondary Education-Purpose and Funding Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1172 Exempt certain developer-installed storm sewer detention ponds from public procurement bid requirements. SD - HB1171 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. 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. + − Cosponsored Bills (72) 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 - HB1184 Permit public bodies to keep minutes of executive session and to restrict who may review the minutes. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - HB1053 Establish the hope card program relating to protection orders. SD - SB166 Require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of vehicle registration, to provide for a motor vehicle insurance data base, and to provide for the administration thereof. SD - SB110 Increase the maximum occupational tax that may be imposed on transient guests for business improvement districts. 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 - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - SB101 Authorize counties to borrow money using promissory notes. SD - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1263 Provide for mandatory HIV testing for any person convicted of prostitution or solicitation of prostitution and to provide for appropriate utilization of the test results. SD - HB1268 Require certain persons applying or receiving certain Medicaid financial aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug tests to check for use of controlled substances. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 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 - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. 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 - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - SB86 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 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 - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to water development districts. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. 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 - SB118 Revise certain documentation requirements for obtaining an operator's license. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB170 Repeal the large project development fund and the appropriation therefor, to provide tax rebates for certain energy projects, to establish and provide for the administration of the business incentive grant fund, and to make an appropriation for the business incentive grant fund. SD - HB1180 Remit certain sales and use taxes collected at county-owned fairgrounds to counties. SD - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. 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 - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - HB1183 Limit copayment or coinsurance amounts for physical and occupational therapy services. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1179 Require certain campaign finance requirements to apply to all counties and municipalities. SD - SB98 Provide for a pilot program initiating two mathematics and science academies and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1272 Allow the sale of health benefit plans approved in select other states to be sold in South Dakota and to grant the director authority to pursue a multi-state consortium to grant automatic reciprocity for the sale of health benefit plans approved by the participating consortium states. SD - HB1226 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas, and to require the Legislature to estimate general fund revenues for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - SB163 Provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the county legal expense relief program. 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 - SB84 Allow for the reimbursement of travel expenses during the recruitment of certain professional staff. SD - SB137 Revise certain provisions concerning the application for absentee voting. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1077 Authorize municipalities to establish incidental accounts.