+ − 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: chair SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: chair SD - Special Legislative Task Force Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (9) SD - HB1124 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - HB1136 Eliminate the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability and to transfer its functions to the Legislative Planning Committee. SD - HB1069 Revise certain provisions related to genetic counselor licensure. SD - HB1077 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HB1217 Provide for the employment of chiropractors by corporations under certain conditions. SD - HB1079 Permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. SD - HB1116 Authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. SD - HB1078 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HB1117 Repeal certain provisions concerning the authorization for the use of other languages in public records or public meetings. + − Cosponsored Bills (49) SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HB1061 Provide a tuition benefit to certain teachers who enroll in courses under the management and control of the Board of Regents that are not subsidized by the general fund. SD - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. SD - HB1122 Establish procedures for payment of insurance claims by credit card or electronic funds transfer to health care professionals. SD - HB1141 License persons offering applied behavior analysis services to the public. SD - HB1150 Revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. SD - HB1158 Provide for state coordination in the resettlement of refugees. SD - HB1162 Provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HB1186 Revise certain provisions relating to the practice of dentistry and to dental corporations. SD - HB1187 Allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. SD - HB1191 Revise certain provisions regarding the critical teaching needs scholarship program. SD - HB1201 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2016, make an appropriation for teen court programs in South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1210 Revise certain provisions regarding on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses for municipal auditoriums and convention halls and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1212 Revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. SD - HB1242 Authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - HCR1006 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. SD - HCR1011 Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - HCR1014 Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. SD - HCR1015 Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. SD - HCR1017 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1004 Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HC1020 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - HC1023 Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Battery A, 1/147 Field Artillery Battalion of Aberdeen, South Dakota on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. SD - HC1024 Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Company C, l-189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy. SD - HC1025 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. SD - HC1027 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota on being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. SD - HC1030 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1031 Honoring the House of Representatives of the Ninety-First Legislature of the State of South Dakota as the inaugural champions of the 2016 Legislative Dodgeball Match. SD - SB63 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of school safety drills in accredited schools. SD - SB75 Establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and declare an emergency. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption. SD - SB102 Allow certain alcoholic beverage licenses and special event alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued on certain lands and facilities located on state educational institution campuses. SD - SB103 Authorize the Board of Regents to transfer certain real property to South Dakota State University Growth Partnership, Ltd. for research park purposes. SD - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - SB117 Permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. SD - SB142 Authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. SD - SB143 Require the Legislative Planning Committee to implement a performance management review process. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts.