+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 692-8321 Office Address: + − Committees (5) SD - Appropriations (House) Title: member SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member SD - Watershed Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1149 Revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. SD - HB1005 Require certain posting of information if hydraulic fracture stimulation is performed on oil and gas wells. + − Cosponsored Bills (103) SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB133 Establish a pharmacy audit integrity program. SD - HB1133 Establish an innovation grant program for school districts and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - 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 - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HB1003 Revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program. SD - HC1011 Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant James D. Volden for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HB1103 Exempt credit health insurers from certain provisions related to preexisting conditions. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. 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 - 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 - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1006 Revise certain provisions relating to the termination of certain mineral interests. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 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 - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - SB197 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula. SD - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 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 - HC1014 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Thomas N. Tomko for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 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 - HB1178 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - SB242 Increase the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. 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 - HB1162 Provide for special organ donation decals for license plates. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Four Kenneth Schoenfelder for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring Captain Nicole Franklin for her selection as South Dakota Air National Guard Lieutenant of the Year for 2012. 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 - 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 - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 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 - HC1002 Commending and honoring Sergeant Jacob Vissia for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - SB179 Provide for a uniform county drainage permit application form and to remove the maximum limit for drainage permit fees. SD - HC1004 Commending and honoring First Lieutenant Cody Becker for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - SB142 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. SD - HB1228 Give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. SD - SB2 Provide funding for unresolved surface depredation caused by oil and gas exploration and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. 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 - 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 - SB109 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. 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 - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring Senior Airman Jared S. Mengenhausen for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB196 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. 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 - SB163 Establish uninsured motorist identification database program. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - HC1016 Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. SD - SB229 Make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. SD - SB176 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. 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 - 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 - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - SB153 Clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. SD - HB1151 Extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. 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. 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 - HB1001 Require mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land. SD - HB1002 Provide for the creation of a trust account for unlocatable mineral interest owners. SD - HB1004 Provide for the award of treble damages in certain surface depredation cases. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 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 - SB1 Revise the provisions regarding plugging and performance bonds for oil and gas wells and to repeal the supplemental restoration bond requirement. SD - HB1201 Compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1102 Revise provisions regarding the South Dakota Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SB111 Amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1001 Commending and honoring Specialist James Furry for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.