+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1014 S 7th St Milbank, SD 57252 + − Committees (4) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: member SD - Transportation (House) Title: member SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: member SD - Wind Energy Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - HB1109 Revise certain provisions concerning the township road system. SD - HB1192 Increase certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - HB1191 Authorize school district boards to provide licensed day care facilities on or off school district property. + − Cosponsored Bills (86) SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. SD - SB193 Authorize counties to issue additional on-sale licenses for certain facilities located on hunting preserves. SD - SB70 Prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. SD - HB1076 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. 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 - HB1213 Limit increases in state government spending. 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 - SB111 Extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. SD - SB128 Require the Commission of Human Rights to meet no less than annually. SD - HB1180 Revise and repeal certain outdated provisions regarding land surveying. SD - HB1090 Provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of agricultural land. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HB1158 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to 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 - SCR3 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to use sound science in making regulatory decisions. SD - HB1128 Modify the registration of certain anemometer towers used for wind energy testing purposes. SD - HB1101 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1196 Provide for the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain state colleges and universities. SD - HB1209 Provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - SB177 Increase certain registration fees and taxes for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - SB174 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund the state budget shortfall and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HB1114 Revise the conditions under which contracts with local officials are permitted. 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 - 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 - HB1106 Provide a time period before certain action on the general appropriation bill may commence. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. 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 - HB1182 Provide for the release of information relating to persons attending or invited to certain state-sponsored events. 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 - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HB1119 Revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. SD - HB1089 Prohibit political contributions by certain state employees to gubernatorial candidates. SD - HB1239 Increase the amount transferred from the health care and education enhancement trust funds. SD - HB1037 Revise certain posting requirements relating to hunting in the Black Hills Fire Protection District. 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 - SB124 Authorize the Bureau of Administration to construct a maintenance shop in Pierre, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1002 Revise certain provisions regarding the documentation of data used to make adjustments during the assessment process for factors that affect the capacity of the land to produce agricultural products. SD - HB1225 Conduct a study on the feasibility of maintaining aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation. SD - SB161 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - HB1060 Revise certain provisions concerning how motor vehicle license fees are distributed in the unorganized territories of a county. SD - SB97 Revise the membership of certain local boards of equalization. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. 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 - HB1098 Revise the limitation on the increases and decreases that may be made to the total taxable value of cropland and noncropland. SD - HB1135 Require certification for operators of boilers in public buildings. 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 - HB1214 Revise the period of time in which a refund of certain commercial motor vehicle license fees may be requested. 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 - HB1168 Revise certain provisions regarding the public records open to inspection and copying. 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 - SB153 Revise fees for resident nurserymen and nursery stock dealers. SD - HB1159 Create an ombudsman position to assist taxpayers with property assessment appeals. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - HB1122 Restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 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 - HB1222 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund education and other budget needs and to declare an emergency. 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 - 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 - HB1066 Provide a penalty for violations of custody or visitation decrees. SD - HB1211 Establish provisions to enhance education in the state concerning the history of labor and collective bargaining. 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 - HB1051 Provide deadlines for the transmission of voter registration files. 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 - SB99 Revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. SD - SB102 Repeal an outdated provision regarding the assessment of property for school districts. SD - SB113 Revise certain provisions regarding the notice requirements for changes in zoning requested by landowners. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. 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. SD - HB1036 Revise the time when financial reports of the guaranty association are submitted to the director of insurance. 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 - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - SB108 Allow for the appointment of an alternate board member for the county legal expense relief board. SD - HB1105 Restrict political events in the vicinity of certain state-sponsored events.