+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Fax: (605) 692-8321 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HB1105 Provide for an affidavit creating a rebuttable presumption that a person is not an employee for purposes of workers' compensation and to provide a penalty therefor. + − Cosponsored Bills (82) SD - HB1088 Permit procurement of certain disability insurance from a non-admitted insurer. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1111 Increase the costs and expenses considered reasonable for the collection of certain dishonored checks. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1120 Revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. SD - HB1126 Remove the delivery receipt requirements related to issuing certain life insurance policies. SD - HB1135 Expand certain bonding provisions regarding local government officials and employees. SD - HB1145 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment of salary and compensation to legislators. SD - HB1149 Revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1153 Expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. SD - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - HB1166 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - HB1175 Prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. SD - HB1178 Provide for the creation of an entity for the purpose of insurance contracts in certain instances. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1180 Revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of captive insurance companies. SD - HB1193 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 - HB1196 Revise certain driver licensing provisions. SD - HB1207 Revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation. SD - HB1216 Repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. SD - HB1218 Create certain funding for education in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HJR1004 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 - HCR1006 To request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. SD - HC1001 Commending and honoring Jim Hagen in Pierre, South Dakota, for receiving the State Tourism Director of the Year Award. SD - HC1002 Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1004 Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1019 Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. SD - HC1020 Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. SD - SB2 Provide for the establishment of river basin natural resource districts. SD - SB3 Provide for mediation of certain drainage disputes. SD - SB72 Provide an exemption from certain excavation requirements in an emergency. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB82 Update outdated language related to domestic abuse. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB109 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 to declare an emergency. SD - SB110 Revise the authority granted to the Building Authority and to the Board of Regents to construct an information system building on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison. SD - SB118 Provide additional transparency for prescription drug plans. SD - SB120 Revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. SD - SB123 Prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant to provide passwords to personal accounts. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - SB134 Prohibit minor boundary changes for one year, to establish the school district boundary task force, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB135 Authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. SD - SB139 Authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. SD - SB144 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB145 Accommodate legislation to increase teacher pay in South Dakota. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB147 Expand Medicaid. SD - SB153 Repeal the South Dakota certified site and technology park programs. SD - SB154 Require that certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs be veterans. SD - SB158 Expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. SD - SB163 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. SD - SB180 Revise certain provisions regarding the production tax for wind energy facilities and to declare an emergency. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SCR8 Condemning the growing anti-Semitism in certain countries and extending an invitation to Jewish families from around the world to South Dakota. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC8 Honoring the 2015 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.