+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: + − Committees (2) SD - Judiciary (House) Title: member SD - Local Government (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (28) SD - HB1249 Permit a probationer who is a registered sex offender to reside in an assigned halfway house or supervised living center within a community safety zone and to prohibit sex offenders who committed sexual offenses against children to qualify for certain residency exceptions. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1141 Require that the Legislative Research Council's internet site include a listing of votes cast by individual legislators. SD - HC1028 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Scott A. Richardson for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1040 Posthumously honoring South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Douglas Leigh Nelson, Sr. (HP 110) for his thirty-five and one half years dedicated service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. SD - HC1036 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Brent Saucerman for ten years of providing security at the South Dakota Capitol Complex. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Captain Chris Long for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. SD - HB1238 Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. SD - HB1140 Require that all recorded votes of the Legislature be displayed on the Legislative Research Council's internet site and to establish a penalty. SD - HB1230 Modify the publication requirements for water rights applications. SD - HCR1015 Urging the federal government to secure our national borders and enforce United States immigration laws. SD - HC1031 Commending and honoring Master Sgt. Lisa G. Eisenhauer for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1041 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Jerry Boyer for his thirty-two and one-half years of dedicated service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions relating to a perpetrator's knowledge of a rape victim's age or capability to give consent. SD - HC1034 Commending and honoring Master Sergeant Kenneth A. Grunewaldt for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HC1043 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Captain Rod Olerud upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1026 Commending and honoring Specialist Tyler Eissler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - HC1032 Commending and honoring SrA Brittnie B. Bunkers for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HC1045 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Trooper Fred Braddock upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1046 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Sergeant Gene Barthel upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1044 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman First Sergeant Steve Marquardt upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1033 Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Three Brian Maschino for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. SD - HC1049 Honoring, commending, and thanking Mrs. Aldena Ecklein for over forty-one years of dedicated service to the youth and families of the McCook Central School District. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring Master Sergeant Adam J. Punt for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1047 Honoring and commending Jerald "Jerry" Jon Smith for his selfless commitment as a volunteer coach with the Alexandria American Legion Boys Baseball program. SD - HB1142 Protect the access of legislators to staff services and the maintenance of appropriate legislative confidentiality and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Sergeant James Dvorak for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1038 Honoring Dr. Carol Pistulka, superintendent of the McCook Central School District, on her retirement after dedicated service to the youth and families of the McCook Central School District. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - HB1101 Repeal the taxes imposed on banks and financial corporations. SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1185 Prohibit all qualified health plans offered through a health care exchange from including abortion coverage. SD - HB1113 Prohibit the use of certain public resources to influence the outcome of elections. SD - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - SB125 Require certain day care providers to mail notices of noncompliance. SD - HB1190 Require Legislative approval before a health insurance exchange is created or implemented. SD - HB1169 Repeal certain driver licensing documentation requirements. SD - HB1263 Provide for mandatory HIV testing for any person convicted of prostitution or solicitation of prostitution and to provide for appropriate utilization of the test results. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. SD - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1258 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SB133 Establish the criminal offense of aggravated disorderly conduct and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - HB1004 Reduce the term allowed for covenants not to compete. SD - HB1191 Provide for an interstate compact on public health care, to establish an interstate advisory health care commission, to specify the relationship between the member states and the federal government, and to assert the right to federal funding in lieu of certain federally funded incentives. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Avon Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon school for outstanding academic achievement. SD - HB1205 Exempt federal veterans' disability benefits from certain support obligations and other claims. SD - SB60 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - HB1260 Repeal the authority the director of the Division of Insurance has to promulgate rules governing use of genetic information and to enact certain provisions regarding the use of genetic information. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HB1171 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon 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 - HB1241 Require township board approval for certain utility facilities located near township roads. SD - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - HB1188 Provide widows and widowers of certain veterans free or reduced fees for certain hunting and fishing licenses and admission to state parks and other facilities. SD - HB1165 Repeal certain provisions relating to health insurance standards. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1035 Acknowledging, commending, and honoring the West Central School District for its outstanding accomplishments. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - HB1104 Define the responsibility of the Department of Transportation regarding portions of certain intersecting county and township highways located within the right-of-way of the state highway system. SD - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1248 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. SD - SB155 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB170 Repeal the large project development fund and the appropriation therefor, to provide tax rebates for certain energy projects, to establish and provide for the administration of the business incentive grant fund, and to make an appropriation for the business incentive grant fund. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HB1112 Prohibit any person who fails to file certain campaign finance documents to be a candidate for office. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - HB1015 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1154 Revise certain provisions concerning the construction of roads outside the road district. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HCR1017 Expressing opposition to a state run health care system that is established or operated contrary to the interests of the people of South Dakota. SD - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1167 Repeal certain health care standards and other requirements for managed health care plans enacted in 2011 and to reenact the previous standards for managed health care plans. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - HB1218 Rescind the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action arising out of childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - HB1057 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to 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 - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - SB150 Authorize counties and townships to permit fencing within the rights-of-way of certain minimum maintenance roads. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.