+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: + − Committees (2) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: member SD - Local Government (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (60) SD - HC1050 Posthumously honoring Sergeant First Class Richard Schild. SD - HC1060 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Lex Lewis. 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 - HC1026 Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Hans Gukeisen. SD - HC1061 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Shane Barnard. SD - HC1055 Posthumously honoring Lance Corporal Joseph Welke. SD - HC1062 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Eduviges Guadalupe Wolf. SD - HC1047 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Robb Rolfing. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1159 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HC1053 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Jason Montefering. SD - HB1222 Provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1032 Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Scott Saboe. SD - HC1041 Posthumously honoring Senior Airman Jonathan Vega Yelner. SD - HC1039 Posthumously honoring Specialist Patrick Herried. SD - HC1045 Posthumously honoring First Lieutenant Thomas Martin. SD - HC1031 Posthumously honoring Captain Christopher Soelzer. SD - HC1028 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Cory Brooks. 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 - HC1009 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Darren Hall upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1029 Posthumously honoring Private First Class Sheldon Hawk Eagle. 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 - HC1008 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Lori Olney upon her retirement, for her many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a member of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring Captain Nicole Franklin for her selection as South Dakota Air National Guard Lieutenant of the Year for 2012. SD - HC1033 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Jeremiah Boehmer. 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 - HC1040 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Dennis Morgan. SD - HC1002 Commending and honoring Sergeant Jacob Vissia for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1010 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Sergeant Doug Sorenson upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1052 Posthumously honoring Specialist Daniel Bartels. SD - HB1158 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HC1004 Commending and honoring First Lieutenant Cody Becker for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. SD - HC1065 Honoring and commending Bryan and Laura Klock and the staff at Klock Werks for their selfless commitment to their fellow man. SD - HC1064 Honoring Ray Slaba for his contributions to education in South Dakota. SD - HC1035 Posthumously honoring Corporal Brett Lundstrom. SD - HC1034 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Allen Kokesh, Jr. SD - HC1007 Honoring, commending, and thanking current and past patrolmen, troopers, members, and family members, upon the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the South Dakota Highway Patrol SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HC1049 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Daniel Cuka. SD - HC1048 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Gregory Wagner. SD - HC1036 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Bryan Berky. 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 - HC1030 Posthumously honoring Lance Corporal Jeremy Bohlman. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - HC1046 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Zachary Tomczak. 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 - HB1175 Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. SD - HC1037 Posthumously honoring Specialist Dennis Jensen. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HC1059 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Israel Paul O'Bryan. SD - HC1038 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant LeRoy Webster. SD - HC1057 Posthumously honoring Captain Dale Goetz. SD - HC1042 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Jeremy Vrooman. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HC1054 Posthumously honoring Private First Class Gunnar Becker. SD - HC1058 Posthumously honoring Senior Airman Michael Hinkle II. SD - HC1043 Posthumously honoring Specialist Estell Turner. SD - HC1044 Posthumously honoring Corporal Tanner O'Leary. SD - HC1051 Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Paul Pillen. SD - HC1001 Commending and honoring Specialist James Furry for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. + − Cosponsored Bills (92) SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1093 Allow the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions and leashed dogs to track and retrieve wounded or presumed dead big game animals. SD - HB1095 Exempt persons that have not been drinking from charges of open container in a motor vehicle. SD - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1123 Increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1126 Revise the massage therapy licensing requirements. SD - HB1128 Allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. SD - HB1129 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 - HB1132 Include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1141 Revise certain provisions regarding certain motor vehicle dealer license plates and permits. SD - HB1149 Revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. 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 - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1186 Remove a requirement that certain documents presented for driver licensing purposes be copied and retained. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HB1194 Revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. SD - HB1195 Restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. SD - HB1197 Provide for historical motor vehicle license plates and special personalized historical vehicle license plates for certain motor vehicles. SD - HB1199 Prohibit the sharing of patient records in a health information exchange by the state without written authorization from the patient. SD - HB1203 Allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. SD - HB1204 Require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. SD - HB1207 Provide for net metering for certain renewable energy systems. SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1238 Require that health benefit plans provide coverage for MRI and ultrasound screenings for breast cancer in certain instances. SD - HB1239 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1242 Make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. SD - HB1244 Prohibit the Expansion of Medicaid eligibility. 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 - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 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 - HCR1008 Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. 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 - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - HC1016 Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. 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 - 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 - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 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 - HC1023 Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1066 Honoring Sierra Lutz as the recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - SB79 Deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - SB83 Designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. SD - SB86 Increase the minimum salary payable to county officials, state's attorneys, and sheriffs. SD - SB91 Reduce the rate for the contractor's excise tax over a period of time and to repeal the contractor's excise tax in three years. SD - SB96 Exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. SD - SB97 Prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. SD - SB98 Revise certain statutory immunization exemption requirements. SD - SB99 Revise the term used to refer to the imposition of an additional property tax levy for raising revenue for school districts. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB102 Regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. SD - SB160 Require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. SD - SB194 Extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB201 Remove the requirement that fluoride be added to municipal water supplies. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB211 Provide for additional consumer protections by requiring the attorney general to share certain information related to consumer complaint investigations on contractors. SD - SB214 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - SB215 Provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. SD - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - SJR4 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, concerning term limits for legislators. 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 - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 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 - 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 - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013.