+ − 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 (31) SD - HCR1013 Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. SD - HB1234 Require notice to property owners in certain eminent domain cases. SD - HCR1014 Demanding the end of federal deficit spending, the repayment of national debt, and the beginning of balanced budgets and sound U.S. fiscal policy. SD - HC1008 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott Knisley, upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HCR1024 Petitioning President Obama to publicly condemn China for its aggressive program of cyber warfare and espionage against the United States of America. SD - HC1015 Commending and honoring Senior Airman Kammi Fiegen for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HCR1023 Rejecting the Common Core State Standards plan. SD - HJR1003 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, to revise term limits for legislators. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring First Lieutenant Richard Bauman for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Officer of the Year. SD - HB1176 Prohibit state participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Chief Master Sergeant Randy Wingen for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HCR1016 Urging the federal government to enforce United States immigration laws and not grant amnesty to those who have entered the United States illegally. SD - HCR1009 Urging the federal government to enforce United States immigration laws and not grant amnesty to those who have entered the United States illegally. SD - HC1017 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Shane Severyn upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1004 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Major Randy Hartley upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress and the President to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. SD - HB1232 Clarify certain provisions relating to the issuance of permits for outdoor advertising signs, displays, or devices. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Benjamin Smetana for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. SD - HCR1015 In support of protecting American sovereignty and defending individual second amendment rights from United Nations interference. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Christopher Wilsey for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HCR1028 Urging Congress to repeal and defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HCR1006 Recognizing the anniversary of the addition of the words "under God" to the United States Pledge of Allegiance. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring Staff Sergeant Sam Schaefers for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HB1172 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. SD - HB1233 Provide for the recall of certain state and local elected officials. SD - HC1007 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Englund upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - HC1005 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Port Manager Larry Bryant, upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans. SD - HC1006 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Inspector Galen Roark upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans. SD - HC1011 Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant Zona Hornstra for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HCR1027 Commending, honoring, and thanking each of the current and former Congressmen and Congresswomen who have served South Dakota. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring Specialist Dalton Deboer for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. + − Cosponsored Bills (79) SD - HB1075 Provide for public notice of certain hearings conducted by the Board of Education, and to require that the hearings be conducted at least sixty days apart. SD - HB1076 Revise certain requirements relating to party fishing. SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - HB1097 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. SD - HB1098 Provide for the election of the secretary of education. SD - HB1102 Authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. SD - HB1103 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HB1110 Revise certain provisions regarding the definition of a resident for the purposes of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. SD - HB1126 Revise the persons authorized to countersign school board payments. SD - HB1132 Make a minor's school calendar the reference point from which to permit employment that would not interfere with the minor's education. SD - HB1136 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1154 Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. SD - HB1159 Revise the documentation requirements for designation as a veteran on driver licenses, permits, and nondriver identification cards. SD - HB1160 Revise provisions and requirements relating to certain environmental complaints. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1163 Authorize farm mutual insurers to invest funds in certain stocks and market funds. SD - HB1164 Revise certain provisions regarding school board opening day decision petitions. SD - HB1174 Provide a death benefit for certain public safety officers killed in the line of duty. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1187 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HB1207 Repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. SD - HB1208 Restrict certain activities on waters that inundate private property. SD - HB1209 Provide for reimbursement of property taxes paid on certain private lands inundated by the waters of nonmeandered lakes. SD - HB1211 Establish the right to have a firearm in a motor vehicle under most circumstances. SD - HB1214 Require a study and analysis of the financial, fiscal, and economic impacts of implementation of the Common Core State Standards. SD - HB1215 Provide for the issuance of free fishing licenses to residents aged eighty-five and older. SD - HB1218 Authorize school districts to use certain tax levies for pension and health insurance purposes. SD - HB1219 Require joint municipal and school annual elections. SD - HB1220 Appropriate money to the tax relief fund and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1222 Specify penalties for the use of fraudulent information in certain applications relating to federal water pollution control requirements. SD - HB1223 Revise certain provisions relating to appeals to county boards of adjustment. SD - HB1240 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1241 Prohibit the dismemberment or decapitation of certain living unborn children and to provide penalties therefore. SD - HB1243 Supplant the Common Core Standards. SD - HB1254 Provide for producer payback for distributed generation to small-scale renewable energy systems. SD - HB1259 Specify certain requirements relating to temporary child custody hearings. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to revenue and expenditure limits for the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. SD - HCR1007 Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. SD - HCR1008 Urging the South Dakota Board of Education to refrain from any efforts to further expand the Common Core State Standards or any other multistate educational standards in the state and to establish a plan to end the state's involvement with such current standards by June 30, 2017. SD - HCR1017 Urging Congress, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. SD - HCR1020 Recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which resulted in the loss of over six hundred lives. SD - HCR1022 Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. SD - HC1001 Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. SD - HC1002 Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. SD - HC1022 Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HC1056 Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SB63 Protect the privacy of the records of individual students. SD - SB64 Require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. SD - SB66 Provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. SD - SB67 Provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding confidential criminal justice information. SD - SB115 Provide for travel insurance and regulate travel insurance retailers. SD - SB123 Require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. SD - SB125 Prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. SD - SB126 Regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. SD - SB128 Protect the citizens and businesses of South Dakota regarding speech pertaining to views on sexual orientation and to provide for the defense of such citizens and businesses. SD - SB129 Supplant the Common Core State Standards. SD - SB133 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms, to assert the sovereignty of the State of South Dakota with regards to the regulation of arms and weapons, and to provide recourse and penalties for violations. SD - SB144 Provide for admission to postsecondary institutions regardless of the age of the student. SD - SB148 Ensure that parents may direct the rearing of their children without undue governmental infringement. SD - SB159 Revise the General Appropriations Act for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 2014. SD - SB160 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. SD - SCR2 Expressing concern relating to the Common Core State Standards. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SC31 Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC33 Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC34 Congratulating and honoring Cheryl Hovorka for her excellent service and leadership to the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. SD - SC35 Congratulating and honoring Katerina Renken on her excellent creativity and representation of South Dakota in the 2013 VSA International Children's Art Program.