+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 176 Big Stone City, SD 57216-0176 + − Committees (7) SD - Legislative Procedure (House) Title: chair SD - Local Government (House) Title: member SD - State Affairs (House) Title: member SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member SD - Legislative Redistricting Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. SD - HB1128 Modify the registration of certain anemometer towers used for wind energy testing purposes. SD - HCR1005 Expressing support for raising public awareness of the disease of lupus. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. + − Cosponsored Bills (53) SD - HB1062 Adopt the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. SD - HB1076 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1087 Address comprehensibly the liability relationship between a trespasser and a person with a possessory interest in land. SD - HB1091 Repeal the provision requiring certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred to reorganize. SD - HB1109 Revise certain provisions concerning the township road system. SD - HB1145 Provide for the identification of the law applicable to certain claims for damages. SD - HB1147 Revise the taxation of rural electric companies with respect to receipts collected for compliance with certain environmental laws. SD - HB1171 Expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children. SD - HB1184 Limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. SD - HB1206 Revise certain provisions relating to grandparent visitation and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - HB1236 Provide for a temporary decrease of legislator salaries. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Requesting the Federal Communications Commission to make substantive changes to the National Broadband Plan. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HCR1011 Expressing support for civic education in the public schools in South Dakota, and recognizing March 9, 2011, as Civic Education Day at the state capitol. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1007 Commending the South Dakota Dental Association, the Donated Dental Services Program, and the Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota for their care of the elderly and disabled in South Dakota. SD - HC1008 Commending and honoring the Arlington Cardinals Girls State Class B Volleyball Championship Team, coaches, and staff. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - SB70 Prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. SD - SB76 Exempt certain gift certificates and closed-loop prepaid cards from the unclaimed property provisions. SD - SB89 Clarify a municipality's ability to assess a fee for street maintenance. SD - SB93 Authorize an organization to contribute to a political action committee and to set a limit on contributions. SD - SB96 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds. SD - SB111 Extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. SD - SB113 Revise certain provisions regarding the notice requirements for changes in zoning requested by landowners. SD - SB129 Revise which county employees may assist in the execution of United States passport applications and to declare an emergency. SD - SB132 Provide the right of first refusal to construct and own electric transmission lines to incumbent electric utilities. SD - SB148 Increase the authorized number of nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses and to revise certain provisions regarding the number of allowable nonresident hunting days. SD - SB158 Toll the Department of Environment and Natural Resources administrative rules on underground injection control Class III wells and in situ leach mining until the department obtains primary enforcement authority of the comparable federal programs. SD - SB173 Allow specific details of alleged sex crimes against minors be suppressed under certain conditions. SD - SB194 Create a Wind Energy Competitive Advisory Task Force and to provide for the appointment of the task force members. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SCR3 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to use sound science in making regulatory decisions. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I.