+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 147 Britton, SD 57430 + − Committees (5) SD - Appropriations (House) Title: member SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Government Operations and Audit (House) Title: member SD - Government Operations & Audit Title: member SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HB1193 Increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax. + − Cosponsored Bills (65) SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1075 Revise the membership of the Legislative Planning Committee. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1144 Permit the euthanization of wildlife that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1148 Revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. SD - HB1188 Provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. SD - HB1189 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1201 Compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 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 - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 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 - 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 - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. 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 - HC1086 Honoring Colton Fryer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for selflessness and good sportsmanship. SD - HC1087 Commending and honoring Homes Are Possible Inc. for constructing its one hundredth house. SD - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - SB3 Require the reporting of the outcomes of certain licensure and certification examinations. SD - SB4 Require the Department of Labor and Regulation to determine certain job placement outcomes for graduates of all public postsecondary education institutions in the state. SD - SB5 Establish the public purpose and goals of postsecondary education, to provide for the funding of higher education, and to create the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB172 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax and to declare an emergency. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB188 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB196 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB229 Make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. SD - SB237 Appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. 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 - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named 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 - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 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 - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.