+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1133 W. 8th St. S. Brookings, SD 57006 + − Committees (3) SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: chair SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1133 Establish an innovation grant program for school districts and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1120 Allow regional intergovernmental cooperation for sewer utilities and to provide for the establishment of rates and charges. SD - HB1161 Establish and provide certain incentives for projects that create new jobs or promote economic activity and to establish the rural economic development partnership program. SD - HB1178 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - HB1134 Require legislative approval for the erection, maintenance, and lease of certain buildings by the Board of Regents. SD - HB1075 Revise the membership of the Legislative Planning Committee. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1104 Require the Unified Judicial System to provide access of criminal records and civil case information and to establish a fee. SD - HB1105 Revise the maximum security deposit for residential premises. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1164 Establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1183 Establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1194 Revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. SD - HB1195 Restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. SD - HB1196 Establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1198 Allow certain opportunity scholarship recipients who graduate early to use the remainder of their scholarship award for graduate studies. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1218 Exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1232 Differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1238 Require that health benefit plans provide coverage for MRI and ultrasound screenings for breast cancer in certain instances. SD - HB1243 Protect employees from certain automatic deductions or transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HR1001 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SB3 Require the reporting of the outcomes of certain licensure and certification examinations. SD - SB4 Require the Department of Labor and Regulation to determine certain job placement outcomes for graduates of all public postsecondary education institutions in the state. SD - SB5 Establish the public purpose and goals of postsecondary education, to provide for the funding of higher education, and to create the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB75 Adopt updated guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment in connection with workers' compensation claims. SD - SB77 Require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB96 Exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. SD - SB99 Revise the term used to refer to the imposition of an additional property tax levy for raising revenue for school districts. SD - SB115 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. SD - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB132 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 - SB133 Establish a pharmacy audit integrity program. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. SD - SB145 Revise certain provisions concerning the content of annual property tax bill. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB167 Require governmental bodies to keep minutes of executive or closed sessions and to define what circumstances the minutes be viewed by the public. SD - SB176 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB202 Provide for the creation of a pilot program for public charter schools. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB209 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 - SB213 Require certain opportunity scholarship recipients to reside in South Dakota for five years following graduation from postsecondary education. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB234 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013 to provide funding for the increased costs associated with the Board of Regents employee health insurance and to declare an emergency. SD - SB237 Appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - SC31 Honoring Helen Graslie for her years of service for the South Dakota State University chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho men's agricultural fraternity.