+ − 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 Planning Committee Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - HB1132 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. + − Cosponsored Bills (78) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - SB122 Establish a funding formula for institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1053 Establish the hope card program relating to protection orders. SD - SB102 Clarify the procedures for the apportionment of funds among townships. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1185 Prohibit all qualified health plans offered through a health care exchange from including abortion coverage. SD - SB95 Modify distributions from the wind energy tax fund. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. SD - HB1054 Amend certain provisions concerning Worker's Compensation. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIII, sections 20 and 21 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the trust fund created from the proceeds of the state cement enterprise sales. SD - SB145 Prohibit rebates and regulate contracts for residential roofing goods and services. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding tax refunds for energy related projects and facilities. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1067 Guarantee an employee's right to secure a physician and other medical services of their choosing for care under a worker's compensation claim. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - SB187 Repeal certain provisions regarding the legislative review of state agencies. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HB1156 Revise procedures and requirements relating to special assessments and the financing of local improvements. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HB1088 Revise certain requirements for charging and collecting certain fees for confining certain people in the county jail. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - HB1130 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds, to create a county and statewide fund for the purpose of modernizing and preserving records, and to distribute certain revenue. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon 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 - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SB116 Revise certain provisions relating to the township road system. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service. SD - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. SD - HB1228 Provide tax refunds for certain energy projects. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1121 Amend rate stability provisions to include plant additions. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XVII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to corporations. SD - HB1068 Guarantee the right of individuals to secure medical services of their choosing. SD - SB147 Limit compensatory damages in civil actions related to death or injury. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1220 Conditionally repeal certain provisions establishing network adequacy standards, quality assessment and improvement requirements, utilization review and benefit determination requirements, and grievance procedures for managed health care plans, and certain standards for managed health care plans if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is found to be unconstitutional. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1075 Allow certain property tax documents to be transmitted electronically. SD - HB1055 Allow for joint physical custody orders after a court awards joint legal custody if in the best interest of the child. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HB1093 Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - HB1266 Reduce the period of time necessary to cure and validate certain adoption proceedings. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. SD - SB137 Revise certain provisions concerning the application for absentee voting. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event.