+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 1705 Northview Ln. Aberdeen, SD 57401 + − Committees (5) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: Member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: Member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: Member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SB153 Require disclosure of certain fees being imposed by overnight lodging accommodations. SD - SCR7 Supporting the State of Israel. SD - SC36 Honoring The Salvation Army for their dedication and service to the Aberdeen Community for one hundred twenty-five years. SD - SB110 Establish certain findings pertaining to pre-abortion counseling practices by abortion providers in South Dakota and to amend provisions regarding mandatory third-party pre-abortion counseling. SD - SB72 Revise certain provisions regarding historical license plates for motor vehicles. + − Cosponsored Bills (84) SD - HB1075 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1102 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. SD - HB1103 Require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. SD - HB1110 Increase the penalty for certain subsequent convictions of hiring for sexual activity or promoting prostitution. SD - HB1111 Revise certain definitions regarding criminal street gang activity. SD - HB1120 Provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. SD - HB1136 Revise certain provisions related to cooperatives. SD - HB1140 Revise certain provisions regarding access to public water. SD - HB1159 Revise certain notification provisions regarding damage of underground facilities. SD - HB1162 Provide for the placement of a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot at a special election held at the same time as the next primary election, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1166 Revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. SD - HB1167 Revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. SD - HB1187 Require grant performance measurement information be displayed on the department website. SD - HB1188 Establish certain provisions regarding postsecondary tuition assistance programs. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions regarding verification of residency of petition circulators. SD - HB1197 Prohibit public school administrators from participating in collective bargaining. SD - HB1198 Prohibit school districts from compensating official labor union representatives or negotiators. SD - HB1211 Require that certain property tax opt out decisions be referred to a vote. SD - HB1214 Revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. SD - HB1239 Revise certain provisions regarding the inspection and copying of public records. SD - HB1258 Revise certain provisions regarding aviation. SD - HB1268 Provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. SD - HB1274 Increase the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products and to appropriate the revenues. SD - HB1275 Revise certain provisions regarding ballot measure petition circulation. SD - HB1282 Provide certain notice requirements regarding out-of-state contributions to ballot question committees. SD - HB1290 Provide for disclosure of certain contents of public-private partnership agreements and to provide a penalty for failure to disclose. SD - HB1300 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - HB1304 Revise certain provisions regarding challenges to petition signatures. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. SD - HJR1010 Proposing and submitting to voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising legislative terms of office. SD - HCR1006 Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. SD - HC1006 Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. SD - HC1007 Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. SD - HC1011 Congratulating Augustana University on its 100th anniversary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and recognizing the university's continued impact on students and communities throughout the state. SD - HC1015 Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. SD - HC1016 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HC1017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. SD - HC1020 Commending the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the landowners of South Dakota on thirty years of partnership to provide public hunting access through the Walk-In Area program. SD - HC1021 Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. SD - HC1027 Honoring and thanking Spink County Deputy Sheriff Jason Kraft for his brave and honorable service and his heroic life saving actions. SD - HC1028 Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. SD - SB68 Revise certain provisions regarding the assistance provided to counties by state firefighting resources. SD - SB69 Allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. SD - SB70 Define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. SD - SB71 Revise certain provisions related to a license renewal for the practice of medicine, osteopathy, surgery, or obstetrics. SD - SB79 Authorize for voters with no party affiliation to sign nominating petitions for candidates with a party affiliation. SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions providing for the inspections of large passenger vehicles used by nonprofit organizations. SD - SB84 Revise certain provisions regarding public records. SD - SB91 Authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB100 Establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. SD - SB117 Revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program. SD - SB125 Clarify the authority of the Government Operations and Audit Committee to issue a subpoena. SD - SB144 Revise certain provisions related to party affiliation on voter registration cards. SD - SB145 Revise certain provisions related to claims regarding workers' compensation. SD - SB176 Provide for certain employees in the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and litigate opioid misuse, to provide an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB200 Prohibit certain actions by the state regarding refugee resettlement. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. SD - SJR8 Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge for their service regardless of current income status. SD - SCR8 Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness areas in South Dakota without approval of the Legislature. SD - SCR9 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SCR12 Urging the Environmental Protection Agency to update the Clean Air Act to allow mid-range ethanol blends in all standard automobiles. SD - SCR13 Recognizing the root cause of the global war on terror. SD - SCR14 Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. SD - SCR16 Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for beginning to Make America Great Again. SD - SC5 Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Boys Basketball Team and the students and staff involved in the program. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring Joan Allison, a second grade teacher at Legacy Elementary, on being named Tea Area School District's Teacher of the Year. SD - SC8 Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. SD - SC9 Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. SD - SC26 Honoring and recognizing Larry Goette for his commitment and dedication to military veterans and for his service to his country. SD - SC30 Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. SD - SC40 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - SC41 Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. SD - SC43 Congratulating and recognizing Brittany Jessen from the University of South Dakota as the only player to be named Summit League Setter of the Year for the third consecutive season. SD - SC46 Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. SD - SC48 Commending and honoring Chris Nilsen, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championship in London, England. SD - SC49 Commending and honoring Emily Grove, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. SD - SC53 Celebrating the memory and homecoming of Sergeant Philip James Iyotte and honoring him for his selfless service and ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War. SD - SC54 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018.