+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 1705 Northview Ln. Aberdeen, SD 57401 + − Committees (3) SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: member SD - Post Secondary Education-Purpose and Funding Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - SB106 Require the disclosure of certain public employee contracts. SD - SB92 Exempt certain funeral services and expenses from sales and use tax. SD - SB161 Revise certain provisions concerning public meetings held by teleconference or videoconference. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions relating to the James River Water Development District. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SB89 Revise certain provisions regarding a municipality's ability to specially assess property for street maintenance. SD - SB90 Establish a fee for payments returned to the Office of the Secretary of State due to insufficient funds and to provide for the distribution of the fee. SD - SB91 Allow shareholders of corporations to represent corporations in property tax appeals at the Office of Hearing Examiners. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions regarding the sales and use tax. SD - HB1087 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1116 Exempt bedding used for agricultural purposes from sales and use taxes. SD - HB1131 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions relating to a perpetrator's knowledge of a rape victim's age or capability to give consent. SD - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1158 Allow students attending nonpublic high schools to be eligible for the jump start scholarship program. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - HB1167 Repeal certain health care standards and other requirements for managed health care plans enacted in 2011 and to reenact the previous standards for managed health care plans. SD - HB1169 Repeal certain driver licensing documentation requirements. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the county legal expense relief program. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1214 To lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items if certain economic conditions occur. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1249 Permit a probationer who is a registered sex offender to reside in an assigned halfway house or supervised living center within a community safety zone and to prohibit sex offenders who committed sexual offenses against children to qualify for certain residency exceptions. SD - HB1263 Provide for mandatory HIV testing for any person convicted of prostitution or solicitation of prostitution and to provide for appropriate utilization of the test results. SD - HB1266 Reduce the period of time necessary to cure and validate certain adoption proceedings. SD - HB1273 Prohibit the sale of loose leaf incense to minors, to prohibit certain marketing techniques, to regulate the sale of certain types of incense, to provide penalties therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 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 - 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 - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - HCR1007 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act and the Marketplace Equity Act. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. 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 - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. 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 - 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 - HC1020 Commending and honoring Duane Alm, a member of the Aberdeen School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2011. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB1 Increase the excise tax on boats. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB61 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SB65 Revise the list of products offered to consumers by motor vehicle dealers and sales finance companies. SD - SB66 Permit the filing of certain documents with the secretary of state by electronic means and to remove the notary requirements. SD - SB70 Revise the procedures for filing referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures and to revise certain election provisions and campaign finance requirements for referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures. SD - SB73 Repeal the provisions regarding the assessment of real property located in a floodplain. SD - SB75 Revise the determination of fees that may be charged for certain public records. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions regarding the unclaimed property trust fund. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to water development districts. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB101 Authorize counties to borrow money using promissory notes. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding educational data reporting. SD - SB145 Prohibit rebates and regulate contracts for residential roofing goods and services. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions relating to the conditional release of persons charged with domestic abuse. SD - SB154 Revise certain statutes pertaining to persons required to report child abuse and neglect. SD - SB169 Establish the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. 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 - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. 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 - 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 - 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 - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC26 Honoring Coach Gary Munsen for his many successes as the Mitchell Kernels High School basketball coach. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.