+ − 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 - Legislative Planning Committee Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bill SD - HB1088 Revise certain requirements for charging and collecting certain fees for confining certain people in the county jail. + − Cosponsored Bills (101) 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 - HB1157 Repeal the Governor's authority to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact on behalf of the state, to repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact, to provide for withdrawal of South Dakota from the compact. SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HCR1002 Urging Congress and the South Dakota congressional delegation to support federal legislation to protect the United States Postal Service. SD - SB102 Clarify the procedures for the apportionment of funds among townships. SD - SB95 Modify distributions from the wind energy tax fund. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. SD - SB101 Authorize counties to borrow money using promissory notes. 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 - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1211 Revise budget transfer authority for certain state institutions. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. 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 - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding tax refunds for energy related projects and facilities. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SC16 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo South Dakota crown. SD - SB146 Provide for an affirmative defense of compulsion for the crime of prostitution. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HB1197 Exempt air ambulance services from sales and use taxes. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1037 Honoring and recognizing seventy-five years of conservation leadership. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1151 Revise certain provisions regarding the tuition paid by school districts for children in certain group homes or private child-care centers. SD - HB1067 Guarantee an employee's right to secure a physician and other medical services of their choosing for care under a worker's compensation claim. SD - SB169 Establish the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force. SD - HB1156 Revise procedures and requirements relating to special assessments and the financing of local improvements. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB158 Create an exception to the loan or credit limitations of state chartered banks. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - HB1206 Make an appropriation for emergency food assistance grants and to repeal the sales tax on food refund program. SD - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - HB1148 Prohibit political contributions by certain state employees to gubernatorial candidates. SD - SB140 Repeal certain provisions regarding glazing material on motorcycle windshields and wind deflectors. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. 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 - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HB1152 Provide funding to school districts for students with limited English proficiency through the state aid to general education funding formula. 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 - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - HC1018 Honoring best-selling author, J.A. Jance. SD - HB1225 Revise the distribution of earnings from the education enhancement trust fund, and to establish the teacher compensation enhancement program. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SB116 Revise certain provisions relating to the township road system. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to water development districts. 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 - HB1228 Provide tax refunds for certain energy projects. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. 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 - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1122 Revise certain provisions relating to the vacation, change, or location of highways. SD - HB1003 Revise the limitation on the increases and decreases that may be made to the total taxable value of cropland and noncropland. 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 - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HB1105 Increase the energy minerals severance tax and to deposit the additional revenue in the education enhancement trust fund. SD - HB1121 Amend rate stability provisions to include plant additions. SD - HB1068 Guarantee the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SB64 Revise provisions regulating the perfection of security interest liens filed on-line. SD - HB1150 Prohibit false advertising by limited services pregnancy centers and to provide for judicial relief. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1149 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - SB183 Establish the elements of the offense of juvenile sexting and to provide a penalty therefor. 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 - HB1240 Separately classify, assess, and tax agricultural land that is leased for certain purposes that restrict the use of the land. SD - HC1052 Congratulating and honoring the Huron High School Tigers Wrestling Team, its coaches, and student managers for ranking second in the 2012 South Dakota State Class A Wrestling Championship Tournament. 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 - SB119 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. SD - SB141 Revise the legal definition of the term, domestic abuse. 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 - HJR1004 To propose a constitutional amendment regarding legislative term limits. SD - SB142 Impose the sales tax on the gross receipts derived from renting mini-storage units, self-storage units, or storage space and the use tax on the use of mini-storage units, self-storage units, or storage space. SD - HB1153 Revise and clarify certain provisions relating to the revocation of fur dealer licenses. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.