+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 6405 S. Killarney Cir. Sioux Falls, SD 57108 + − Committees (4) SD - Government Operations and Audit (House) Title: Chair SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: Member SD - Committee on Appropriations (House) Title: Member SD - Military and Veterans Affairs (House) Title: Vice-Chair + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1171 Allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1271 Remove exceptions to certain health insurance policies. SD - HB1087 Promote free speech and intellectual diversity at certain institutions of higher education. SD - HB1056 Prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. + − Cosponsored Bills (75) SD - HB1044 Authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. SD - HB1148 Create a Commission on Indian Affairs. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HC1021 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. SD - HB1191 Legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. SD - SCR9 Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. SD - HB1147 Establish a tribal flag display on the capitol grounds. SD - HB1069 Provide for the proper display and use of the state seal by state agencies. SD - HB1043 Require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. SD - HB1196 Provide a definition of blockchain technology for certain purposes. SD - HB1197 Prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. SD - HR1004 Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. SD - HCR1005 Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. SD - HB1204 Exempt certain sales of goods and services by minors from the sales tax. SD - SC13 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SC14 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. SD - SB62 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - SC30 Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. SD - SC39 Recognizing and commending Technical Sergeant Michelle Eosso for being selected as Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC40 Recognizing and commending Captain Frank Mercurio on being selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC41 Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Benjamin Broussard on being selected Airman of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC42 Recognizing and commending Senior Master Sergeant Andrea Scheving on being selected Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC43 Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Dyllon Schwartz for being selected as the Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - SC44 Recognizing and commending Master Sergeant Toni Dominguez on being selected First Sergeant of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC45 Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Anthony Morgan on being selected Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC48 Celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the annual award winners of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base SD - SC46 Recognizing and commending Major Scott Howe on being selected as Field Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - HB1270 Protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - HB1142 Revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. SD - HB1234 Provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. SD - HCR1002 Requesting that local school boards establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility for educators in public elementary and secondary schools. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB66 Establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. SD - SB84 Authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB85 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - SB107 Revise provisions regarding rape. SD - SB142 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - HR1006 Recognizing the deleterious effects of gambling and video lottery. SD - HR1001 Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting and service to the people of South Dakota. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - HB1252 Increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues and provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues. SD - HB1253 Provide funding for advertising that addresses the negative aspects of gambling. SD - SCR5 Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. SD - HCR1004 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1009 Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1013 Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - SB6 Revise certain provisions regarding sonogram and heart auscultation prior to an abortion. SD - HB1058 Require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1063 Revise provisions regarding engaging in sexual activity for a fee or other compensation. SD - HB1080 Increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. SD - HB1081 Authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1113 Establish certain provisions regarding ethics and responsibility for public elementary and secondary school teachers. SD - HB1114 Revise provisions regarding state-owned motor vehicles. SD - HB1116 Prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. SD - HB1125 Create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. SD - HB1126 Revise real estate licensure requirements for the sale of businesses. SD - HB1229 Require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. SD - SC47 Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Janay Jones on being selected as Military Volunteer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - HB1164 Revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB120 Modify the time period allowable for certain covenants not to compete. SD - SCR8 Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. SD - HJR1005 To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. SD - HB1082 To revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases. SD - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - HC1005 Recognizing the month of September as Opioid Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.