+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 521 N. Prairie Sioux Falls, SD 57104 + − Committees (5) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws Title: member SD - Rules Review Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SB128 Require the Commission of Human Rights to meet no less than annually. SD - SB161 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - SCR7 Urging Congress to enact legislation banning bisphenol A in children's products. SD - SB162 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. SD - SB54 Criminalize certain acts exploiting minors and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1056 Establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. SD - HB1052 Revise the allowable ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists. SD - HB1151 Provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. SD - HB1213 Limit increases in state government spending. 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 - 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 SD - HB1180 Revise and repeal certain outdated provisions regarding land surveying. SD - HB1142 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - SCR9 Memorializing the Congress of the United States to balance the federal budget and hold itself to the same fiscal standards to which it expects its citizens to adhere. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. 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 - SB125 Revise the time period for computing unemployment insurance employer contribution rates. SD - HB1196 Provide for the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain state colleges and universities. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - SB66 Revise certain provisions regarding land leased by counties. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - SB101 Provide a penalty for denying access to public records. 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 - 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 - HB1104 Revise the deadline for withdrawing from a primary election. SD - SB107 Require the state to provide the public with access to an electronic database containing certain information on any loans, grants, or tax rebates provided by the state for the purpose of economic development. SD - HB1106 Provide a time period before certain action on the general appropriation bill may commence. SD - SB110 Revise certain provisions relating to collateral real estate mortgages. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - HB1242 Authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. SD - HB1089 Prohibit political contributions by certain state employees to gubernatorial candidates. SD - HB1131 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HC1014 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HB1054 Increase the amount that the court may assess against the defendant for failure to appear in regard to certain motor vehicle violations. SD - SB124 Authorize the Bureau of Administration to construct a maintenance shop in Pierre, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC9 Honoring Erin Williams of Watertown, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Daniel Wanous 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 - SB118 Expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to provide an appropriation therefor. SD - HC1016 Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. SD - HB1254 Prohibit the use of bisephenol A and cadmium in certain products. SD - HB1225 Conduct a study on the feasibility of maintaining aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation. 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 - HC1012 Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. SD - HB1091 Repeal the provision requiring certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred to reorganize. SD - HB1069 Define electronic communication devices for certain crimes involving threatening or harassing calls. SD - HB1190 Exempt certain wind farms from taxation if located in an Indian reservation on land held in trust by the United States. SD - SB104 Require each school district to develop a policy to prohibit bullying that meets certain requirements. SD - SB64 Provide that interest paid on negative balances in employers' experience rating accounts be credited to their experience rating accounts. SD - SB176 Provide for the crime of human trafficking, to establish the elements and degrees of the crime, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. SD - HB1205 Provide for the distribution of certain stimulus money as state aid to education. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - HC1037 Commending and congratulating SaiSai Chen, a junior at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, on her attainment of a perfect score on the SAT Reasoning Test. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - HC1038 Commending and congratulating Sioux Falls Lincoln High School graduates, Renugan Raidoo and Sarah Swenson, on being named Rhodes Scholars for 2011. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - HCR1006 In support of reforming the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. 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 - SC5 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. SD - HB1211 Establish provisions to enhance education in the state concerning the history of labor and collective bargaining. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - HB1057 Repeal the provision that requires the county auditor to assist in locating unregistered mobile homes. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 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 - HB1183 Protect the rights of public employees to participate in certain political activities and to have contact with elected officials. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HB1067 Revise the lookback period for the enhancement of penalties for multiple assaults and violations of protection orders. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - SB81 Require the Supreme Court to promulgate rules for parenting coordinators. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - SB143 Allow artisan distillers and farm wineries to sell certain distilled spirits to wholesalers and retailers. SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - SB59 Revise certain provisions clarifying that counties are not responsible for constructing, repairing, and maintaining roads contained in improvement districts. SD - HB1202 Require the state to provide the public with access to an electronic database containing certain information on any loans, grants, or tax rebates provided by the state for the purpose of economic development. 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. SD - SC1 Honoring the city of Deadwood on its fiftieth anniversary as a National Historic Landmark. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HB1105 Restrict political events in the vicinity of certain state-sponsored events. SD - HB1100 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies.