+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 5530 Colvin Ct. Rapid City, SD 57703 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (House) Title: Member SD - Education (House) Title: Member SD - Military and Veterans Affairs (House) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bill SD - HB1270 Protect the teaching of certain scientific information. + − Cosponsored Bills (78) SD - HB1044 Authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. SD - HB1166 Prohibit the obligation recovery center from imposing a cost recovery fee on any debts owed within the Board of Regents' system. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1171 Allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1193 Provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. SD - SCR4 Commending and thanking the men and women of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging Congress and the President to fund construction of steel barriers and border control impediments along with the strengthening of current border control infrastructure, and urging Congress and the President to ensure compliance with and enforcement of federal immigration laws. 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 - HB1069 Provide for the proper display and use of the state seal by state agencies. SD - HB1205 Provide parents with certain rights regarding health care treatment of a minor child. SD - HB1214 Prohibit certain licenses and registrations from being withheld from certain persons owing a debt within the Board of Regents' system. SD - HB1224 Revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. SD - HR1005 Rebuking Congressman Dusty Johnson for voting against President Trump's emergency measures to secure the Southern border, and urging Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to support President Trump's constitutional efforts as our military Commander in Chief to do so. 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 - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - HB1154 Require certain products contain digital blocking capability, establish a deactivation fee, establish the human trafficking and child exploitation prevention fund, and provide a penalty therefor. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. 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 - HB1142 Revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 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 - SB79 Increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. SD - SB104 Require random drug testing of legislators. SD - SB107 Revise provisions regarding rape. SD - SB109 Prohibit certain state employees from acting as a lobbyist for a certain period following termination of employment. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - SC1 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Swenson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SC2 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant Paul Gerken upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SC5 Congratulating and recognizing Chris Nilsen from the University of South Dakota on breaking the NCAA Championship men's pole vault meet record. SD - HR1006 Recognizing the deleterious effects of gambling and video lottery. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - SCR3 Commending, honoring, and thanking South Dakota's numerous women veterans for their service to our country and state. 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 - SC3 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Trooper Darren Hall upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 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 - 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 - SB9 Provide for the Firearms Protection Act. SD - HB1091 Provide for the selection of a lieutenant governor by a candidate for governor. SD - HB1056 Prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. SD - HB1058 Require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1072 Correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. SD - HB1073 Revise provisions regarding the locating and spotting of predators or varmints from a drone. SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1108 Prohibit certain gender dysphoria instruction in public schools. 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 - HB1115 Revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 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 - HB1178 Revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. SD - HC1004 Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. SD - HB1188 Revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. 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 - HCR1006 Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. SD - SB50 Remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. SD - SB63 Increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. SD - SB71 Prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. SD - SB115 Authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. SD - SB69 Provide for the meeting times of sessions and committees of the Legislature. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB70 Revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. SD - HB1082 To revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Track and Field Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first Summit League Outdoor Championship in the 2018 season. SD - HB1041 Provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. SD - HC1005 Recognizing the month of September as Opioid Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.