+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (26) SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HB1162 Authorize the secretary of state to allow a person in charge of election to use the state system. SD - HB1086 Require the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to receive the approval of the Senate before acquiring certain land. SD - HB1163 Allow certain disabled veterans to obtain a disabled hunter permit. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1006 Acknowledging the Canistota Hawks High School Football Team for winning the State 9B Football Championship in 2010. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HB1084 Require drug screening for county sheriffs. SD - HC1004 Acknowledging the Hanson High School Football Team for winning three consecutive State 9A Football Championships. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HB1178 Restrict the entry of conservation officers onto certain private land without permission. SD - HB1083 Revise certain state education benefits for veterans. SD - HB1085 Prohibit certain political advertising in highway rights-of-way. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HC1018 Recognizing and congratulating the Garretson High School Girls' Cross Country Team for an outstanding season and for winning the 2010 State Class A Girls' Cross Country Championship. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HB1082 Provide for reduced hunting license fees for senior citizens. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HB1164 Authorize senior citizens to hunt from vehicles. SD - HC1005 Acknowledging the Bridgewater-Ethan-Emery High School Football Team for winning the State 9AA Football Championship in 2010. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HB1183 Protect the rights of public employees to participate in certain political activities and to have contact with elected officials. SD - HC1051 Commending and honoring Special Warfare Operator Second Class (SO2) Timothy J. Amdahl, United States Navy, a South Dakota native son, for his exemplary performance of duty while in the service of our country. SD - HC1047 Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant Jimmy Weber, United States Air Force, a South Dakota native son, for his tireless efforts in supporting charitable causes in South Dakota, Nebraska, and within the armed forces, all the while serving on active duty in the service of our country. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. + − Cosponsored Bills (115) SD - SB72 Revise how certain kindergarten students are counted for the purpose of state aid to education funding, to establish in statute the minimum number of hours required in a school term for grades one through three, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. SD - HB1055 Prohibit employers from restricting employees who are volunteer emergency responders in their response to emergencies during working hours. SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. SD - HB1048 Provide for the distribution of the proceeds of certain civil fines and civil penalties. SD - SB54 Criminalize certain acts exploiting minors and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1056 Establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions regarding zero based budgeting requirements. SD - HB1076 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HB1180 Revise and repeal certain outdated provisions regarding land surveying. SD - HB1126 Revise the salary schedule for veterans' service officers. SD - HB1219 Extend certain protections against precipitous eviction to certain long-term tenants at will. SD - SB65 Allow nonpublic schools accredited by certain accrediting agencies other than the Department of Education to become members of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - SB56 Revise the qualifications of a county veterans' service officer. SD - HB1068 Require that certain land acquisitions by the State of South Dakota be conditioned upon subsequent legislative approval. SD - HB1217 Establish certain legislative findings pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to better insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. SD - SB78 Repeal the provision that prohibits the use of federal income tax credits when assessing certain property. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. SD - HB1204 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - HB1203 Allow school districts, for a period of two years, to transfer funds from the capital outlay fund to the general fund under certain circumstances. SD - SCR3 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to use sound science in making regulatory decisions. SD - HB1170 Require schools to provide instruction on certain historical documents and speeches. SD - HB1196 Provide for the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain state colleges and universities. SD - HB1210 Provide for the lease of hunting rights on certain school and public lands. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - SB101 Provide a penalty for denying access to public records. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HB1184 Limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HB1104 Revise the deadline for withdrawing from a primary election. SD - HB1094 Revise certain provisions concerning the filing of campaign finance disclosure statements. SD - HB1140 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - SB139 Exempt from state regulation certain medical foster home care for veterans. SD - SB183 Provide for the application of LEAN techniques to certain state agencies and to repeal the legislative review of state agencies. SD - SB88 Revise certain penalties involving the bribery of a voter. SD - HB1218 Prohibit surrogate mother contracts, to prohibit enforcement of such arrangements, and to establish standards to award custody of children born as a result of such arrangements. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HB1063 Provide for the deposit in the general fund of the proceeds from the sale of certain contraband or abandoned items by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - HC1008 Commending and honoring the Arlington Cardinals Girls State Class B Volleyball Championship Team, coaches, and staff. SD - HB1061 Provide for the practice and regulation of registered midwives. SD - HB1136 Extend the current fee charged for annual report filings for one year. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SB152 Revise certain provisions concerning state aid to education, to revise and provide for the adjustment of the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula, and to revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. SD - HB1198 Provide for the state and local enforcement of certain federal immigration laws, to criminalize the knowing transportation, concealment, or solicitation of illegal aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing the needs of certain veterans for state assistance. SD - HB1054 Increase the amount that the court may assess against the defendant for failure to appear in regard to certain motor vehicle violations. SD - HB1194 Establish the State of South Dakota endowment fund. SD - HB1145 Provide for the identification of the law applicable to certain claims for damages. SD - HC1016 Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. SD - HB1088 Make certain legislative findings concerning the constitutionality of certain federal health care laws. SD - HB1166 Restrict, under certain circumstances, the transfer of certain land parcels by the federal government. SD - SB74 Classify certain farm winery land as agricultural. SD - HB1224 Provide a maximum finance charge for payday loans and title loans. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - HB1069 Define electronic communication devices for certain crimes involving threatening or harassing calls. SD - HB1135 Require certification for operators of boilers in public buildings. SD - HB1075 Provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. SD - HB1214 Revise the period of time in which a refund of certain commercial motor vehicle license fees may be requested. SD - SB169 Revise certain requirements relating to participation by tribal schools in the federal school lunch program. SD - SB170 Amend the South Dakota Uniform Securities Act with certain provisions relating to fraud and civil liability. SD - SB176 Provide for the crime of human trafficking, to establish the elements and degrees of the crime, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. SD - SB121 Authorize an alcoholic beverage retail license for certain malt beverage and wine dealers. SD - HC1010 Honoring the 2010 State Champion Dell Rapids High School football team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SB126 Stabilize the funding of the state aid to education formula for two years by appropriating money from the education enhancement trust fund and borrowing money from certain school districts, to create the education stabilization fund, and to prohibit school districts from imposing an excess tax levy for two years. SD - HB1197 Require the party affiliations of candidates for municipal and school elections to be printed on the ballot. SD - SB132 Provide the right of first refusal to construct and own electric transmission lines to incumbent electric utilities. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SB109 Authorize the secretary of state to promulgate rules concerning lobbyist registration fees, to impose a penalty for the failure to timely file lobbyist or lobbyist employer reports, and to repeal certain provisions concerning lobbyists who fail to comply with certain requirements. SD - HB1199 Provide for a compact concerning citizenship. SD - HB1171 Expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SB79 Provide for the application of LEAN techniques to certain state government processes and to provide for prioritization and oversight of the lean government program. SD - SCR7 Urging Congress to enact legislation banning bisphenol A in children's products. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - HB1049 Require that funds from the sale of certain estrays and livestock on "hold" status be deposited in the permanent school fund. SD - HCR1011 Expressing support for civic education in the public schools in South Dakota, and recognizing March 9, 2011, as Civic Education Day at the state capitol. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HB1046 Revise the composition of the State Brand Board and to provide for its election by district. SD - HB1066 Provide a penalty for violations of custody or visitation decrees. SD - HCR1004 Making certain legislative findings about the constitutionality of the federal health care system. SD - HB1193 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - SB55 Allow the shooting of coyotes from snowmobiles. SD - SB106 Provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. SD - HB1047 Revise certain prairie dog shooting season provisions. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - SB179 Define and prohibit the offenses of juvenile sexting and aggravated juvenile sexting and to provide for certain sanctions and remedies. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to prohibiting the application of international law, the law of foreign nations, and certain foreign religious or moral codes in the state courts of South Dakota. SD - SB156 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HB1152 Provide for drug testing for certain TANF recipients. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - SB167 Repeal certain sales and use tax exemptions. SD - HB1044 Revise certain water project district voter eligibility provisions. SD - SB143 Allow artisan distillers and farm wineries to sell certain distilled spirits to wholesalers and retailers. SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - SB84 Revise certain provisions regarding administrative penalties when filing campaign finance disclosure statements. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HB1059 Revise the examination required to practice cosmetology. SD - SB59 Revise certain provisions clarifying that counties are not responsible for constructing, repairing, and maintaining roads contained in improvement districts. SD - HC1007 Commending the South Dakota Dental Association, the Donated Dental Services Program, and the Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota for their care of the elderly and disabled in South Dakota. SD - HCR1008 Expressing opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to levy fees for the storage of water in the Missouri River reservoirs. SD - HB1165 Establish certain legislative findings, to prohibit the enforcement of certain federal health care laws, and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB131 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - SC1 Honoring the city of Deadwood on its fiftieth anniversary as a National Historic Landmark. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HB1120 Require persons applying or receiving certain aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug and substances tests.