+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 283 Mission, SD 57555 + − Committees (2) SD - Government Operations and Audit (House) Title: Member SD - Transportation (House) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1151 Permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. SD - HB1147 Establish a tribal flag display on the capitol grounds. SD - HB1148 Create a Commission on Indian Affairs. SD - HC1017 Recognizing the individuals and organizations participating in memorial rides and runs this winter to honor and pay tribute to those brave relatives who lost their lives during the tumultuous times in the 1860s through the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. SD - HB1149 Provide an appropriation for the Native American achievement schools grant program. SD - HB1150 Establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. + − Cosponsored Bills (53) SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1060 Make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. SD - HB1080 Increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. SD - HB1081 Authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. SD - HB1120 Appropriate funds for forest health and resilience. SD - HB1121 Repeal certain provisions regarding health inspections of food service establishments. SD - HB1122 Revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. SD - HB1153 Revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. SD - HB1161 Revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of temporary permits for the use of public water. SD - HB1163 Establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. SD - HB1164 Revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. SD - HB1175 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1191 Legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. SD - HB1230 Add clergy to the list of mandatory reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. SD - HB1237 Establish the duty to collect data and share information on missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - HB1238 Revise provisions regarding training on missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - HB1239 Revise certain provisions regarding temporary permits for the use of public water. SD - HB1240 Revise certain provisions regarding water permits. SD - HB1241 Establish certain provisions regarding training for human trafficking prevention. SD - HB1243 Revise provisions regarding hate crimes. SD - HB1244 Provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. SD - HB1267 Prohibit county commissioners from holding municipal office. SD - HB1269 Temporarily revise the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HCR1004 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1008 Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. SD - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1014 Honoring the 2019 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB66 Establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB71 Prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. SD - SB107 Revise provisions regarding rape. SD - SB117 Authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. SD - SB126 Revise certain provisions regarding the common language of the state and to recognize the official indigenous language of the state. SD - SB144 Remove certain sanctions regarding public assistance for certain felony drug offenders. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - SB148 Provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. SD - SB164 Establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - SB183 Revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. SD - SB184 Revise certain provisions regarding certification of utility permits. SD - SB186 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. SD - SCR7 Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. SD - SCR8 Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. SD - SCR10 Urging the United States Congress to amend the Dakota Removal Act of 1863. SD - SCR13 Recognizing the "Know Before You Fly" campaign as an official source of safety education for operators of unmanned aircraft systems and instructing the Department of Public Safety to educate the public about the campaign. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. SD - SC32 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285-pound weight class at the 2019 State Class A Wrestling Tournament for the third consecutive year, as well as his success in the sport of football.