+ − 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 (3) SD - HB1157 Provide for the retrospective payment of clean claims for covered services provided by a health care professional during the credentialing period. SD - HB1158 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - HB1180 Provide that no entity that places children for adoption or performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. SD - SB160 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - HC1022 Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. SD - HB1097 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. SD - HB1110 Revise certain provisions regarding the definition of a resident for the purposes of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1137 Revise the title of the task force responsible for implementing and overseeing the assessment of agricultural land and to assign the task force certain other oversight responsibilities. SD - HB1175 Authorize the Board of Regents to expand university facilities at the University of South Dakota, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1227 Reduce state government reliance on video lottery proceeds, to revise the distribution of video lottery proceeds, and to dedicate certain deposits and income from the education enhancement trust fund. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - HC1040 Honoring the Sioux Falls Washington High School Girls Bowling Team for its outstanding athletic performance and 2013 state championship. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. SD - HB1148 Provide a license for certain businesses to allow patrons to manufacture malt beverages and wines on the licensed premises for personal use. SD - HB1169 Protect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners. SD - HC1036 Commending and honoring the 2013 Boys Track 4x200 and the 4x400 meter relay teams from Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performances at the 2013 State AA Track Meet. SD - HC1038 Commending and honoring the 2013 South Dakota Girls AA Softball Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1242 Revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. SD - HCR1023 Rejecting the Common Core State Standards plan. SD - HB1117 Restrict the posting of Gun Free Zone signs in public buildings. SD - HB1256 Increase opportunities and funding for school districts to apply for jobs for America's graduates programs and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SCR2 Expressing concern relating to the Common Core State Standards. SD - HB1127 Provide an exemption for alimony payments in debtor filings. SD - HCR1003 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. SD - HB1167 Allow schools to maintain a stock and to administer epinephrine auto-injectors in certain cases. SD - HB1228 Repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SB125 Prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. SD - SC29 Commending and honoring the Garretson Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams for their success in the 2013 season. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1140 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - HB1154 Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. SD - HB1219 Require joint municipal and school annual elections. SD - SB120 Provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - HB1191 Accommodate legislation relating to the alleviation of livestock losses as a result of the late autumn West River blizzard. SD - HCR1008 Urging the South Dakota Board of Education to refrain from any efforts to further expand the Common Core State Standards or any other multistate educational standards in the state and to establish a plan to end the state's involvement with such current standards by June 30, 2017. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - HB1156 Allow the transmission of electronic documents related to insurance policies. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - HB1142 Enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HB1136 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1250 Provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. SD - HB1103 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HCR1007 Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. SD - SB163 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB179 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - HB1238 Provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. SD - HB1215 Provide for the issuance of free fishing licenses to residents aged eighty-five and older. SD - HC1037 Commending and honoring the 2013 Boys State AA Track Champions of Washington High School of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1041 Honoring Nathan Gerry, Jonah Warwick, Christian Parker, and Michaela Mayer from Washington High School for their first place finishes at the 2013 Boys and Girls State Class AA Track Meet. SD - HC1035 Commending and honoring the 2014 National Merit Semifinalists Jessica Daniels, Angela Liu, Kyle McKee, Zachary Person, Emma Ward, and Tyler Wilson, of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - HB1211 Establish the right to have a firearm in a motor vehicle under most circumstances. SD - HB1150 Require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. SD - HB1071 Change the procedure for a minor boundary change. SD - HB1187 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. SD - HB1098 Provide for the election of the secretary of education. SD - HJR1004 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - SC30 Commending and honoring the Garretson Boys Golf Team for its success in the 2013 season. SD - SB97 Revoke professional or trade licensure obtained through false degrees. SD - HB1075 Provide for public notice of certain hearings conducted by the Board of Education, and to require that the hearings be conducted at least sixty days apart. SD - HB1079 Authorize certain lighting on vehicles operated by ambulance service personnel. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Competitive Dance State AA Champions from Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding performance. SD - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1207 Repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. SD - HB1226 Create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. SD - HCR1022 Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - HB1086 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HC1056 Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB123 Require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. SD - HB1240 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1241 Prohibit the dismemberment or decapitation of certain living unborn children and to provide penalties therefore. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball.