+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 328-2999 Office Address: 48217 265th Street Brandon, SD 57005 + − Committees (2) SD - Education (House) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1234 Provide a limited exception to the provisions that exempt sport shooting ranges from the public nuisance laws and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. + − Cosponsored Bills (63) SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - HB1133 Establish an innovation grant program for school districts and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 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 - HB1244 Prohibit the Expansion of Medicaid eligibility. 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 - HB1154 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HB1236 Prohibit the recovery of damages in certain wrongful birth and wrongful life civil suits based upon the lost opportunity to terminate the life of an unborn child. SD - SB168 Require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HB1237 Revise certain provisions to abortion counseling. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 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 - 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 - HB1238 Require that health benefit plans provide coverage for MRI and ultrasound screenings for breast cancer in certain instances. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB104 Extend the deadline for the construction of a nursing facility for military veterans and their spouses. SD - SB75 Adopt updated guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment in connection with workers' compensation claims. SD - SB96 Exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1087 Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. 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 - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. 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 - HB1189 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HC1016 Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 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 - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 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 - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - SB94 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB97 Prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.