+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1813 Abbey Rd. Pierre, SD 57501 + − Committees (4) SD - Commerce and Energy (House) Title: member SD - Local Government (House) Title: chair SD - Retirement Laws (House) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (10) SD - HB1103 Exempt credit health insurers from certain provisions related to preexisting conditions. SD - HC1071 Honoring T.F. Riggs High School Wrestling Team of Pierre, South Dakota, for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class A State Wrestling Tournament. SD - HB1206 Improve elections. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HB1220 Permit the use of golf carts under certain circumstances within state parks or recreation areas. SD - HB1074 Define the insurer's responsibilities concerning health insurance policies in relation to the eligibility of minor dependents for coverage. SD - HB1069 Increase the administrative assessment fee for the guarantee fund. SD - HB1101 Revise certain provisions relating to public employee grievance procedures. SD - HB1151 Extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. SD - HB1102 Revise provisions regarding the South Dakota Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act. + − Cosponsored Bills (78) SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1076 Repeal the requirement to separately publish certain information concerning county poor relief from the minutes of the county commissions. SD - HB1077 Repeal certain provisions requiring railroad companies to file maps with county officials. SD - HB1078 Revise the location where certain county highway maps may be filed. SD - HB1079 Increase the fee for certain property tax deeds. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1099 Authorize municipalities to pay for certain services in advance. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - HB1176 Define truancy. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1192 Provide a durable power of attorney form for health care decisions. SD - HB1194 Revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. 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 - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1232 Differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1236 Prohibit the recovery of damages in certain wrongful birth and wrongful life civil suits based upon the lost opportunity to terminate the life of an unborn child. SD - HB1237 Revise certain provisions to abortion counseling. SD - HR1002 Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). 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 - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 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 - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 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 - HC1023 Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1024 Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1066 Honoring Sierra Lutz as the recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 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 - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB77 Require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. SD - SB83 Designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. SD - SB86 Increase the minimum salary payable to county officials, state's attorneys, and sheriffs. SD - SB87 Establish the effective date of the sales tax collection allowance for retailers. SD - SB88 Authorize the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB97 Prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB121 Repeal certain provisions relating to the Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation. SD - SB122 Revise the dates for holding township board meetings. SD - SB126 Revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. SD - SB130 Revise certain provisions concerning absentee voting. SD - SB132 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB133 Establish a pharmacy audit integrity program. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB156 Authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB208 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. SD - SB242 Increase the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment. 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013.