+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 1705 Northview Ln. Aberdeen, SD 57401 + − Committees (6) SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: member SD - Education Funding Formula Study Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - SB187 Allow a school district to opt out of the continuing contract requirements for teachers. SD - SB144 Revise how municipalities may assess property for improvements. SD - SB167 Require governmental bodies to keep minutes of executive or closed sessions and to define what circumstances the minutes be viewed by the public. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative terms and legislative term limits. SD - SB210 Provide for assessment of agricultural property based on the market, repeal the methodology that assesses agricultural land based on its agricultural income value, and to dissolve the implementation and oversight advisory task force. SD - SB145 Revise certain provisions concerning the content of annual property tax bill. + − Cosponsored Bills (68) SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1087 Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. SD - HB1088 Require the high school activities association to continue to hold state tournaments in certain venues. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HB1125 Allow perpetual care and maintenance guarantee funds for cemeteries to be administered by cemetery corporations. SD - HB1127 Revise certain provisions relating to the use of principal and interest in cemetery perpetual funds and to require perpetual cemeteries to submit an annual financial report to the secretary of state. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1158 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HB1159 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1222 Provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1235 Continue the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force under the supervision of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council in a manner to save public financial resources. 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 - HB1242 Make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. SD - HB1243 Protect employees from certain automatic deductions or transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1244 Prohibit the Expansion of Medicaid eligibility. SD - HB1245 Provide civil immunity for school board members in certain situations. SD - HB1246 Authorize certain pesticide applicators to apply pesticide on their own property. 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 - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 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 - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 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 - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HC1086 Honoring Colton Fryer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for selflessness and good sportsmanship. SD - HC1087 Commending and honoring Homes Are Possible Inc. for constructing its one hundredth house. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB78 Revise certain provisions relating to medical requirements for intrastate drivers transporting passengers and to update certain references to federal statutes. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB94 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB119 Ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB169 Provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. SD - SB180 Amend certain provisions relating to the publication of payroll information. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB236 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB239 Repeal the state's membership in the multistate tax commission. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SR2 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, D.C. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the vote required to increase taxes. SD - SJR3 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 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 - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 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 - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 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. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SC34 Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol.