+ − 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 - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: member SD - Government Operations & Audit Title: member SD - Rules Review Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SB215 Provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. SD - SB214 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. + − Cosponsored Bills (61) SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1069 Increase the administrative assessment fee for the guarantee fund. SD - HB1090 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales tax. 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 - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1150 Amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1169 Amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1183 Establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1240 Provide for the practice of cosmetology services in certain venues outside of a licensed salon. 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 - 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 - HC1019 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 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 - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HC1074 Honoring members of the 1600 meter relay, the 3200 meter relay, and the 1600 meter spirit medley from Washington High School. SD - HC1075 Congratulating and commending the Washington High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State AA Football Championship. SD - HC1076 Commending and honoring the 2012 South Dakota Varsity A Softball Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - HC1090 Honoring Katie Johnson, Kathleen Meredith, Michaela Mayer, and Emily Winckler from the Sioux Falls Washington High School Warriors Softball Team. SD - HC1091 Honoring Devon O'Farrell from Washington High School for a state wrestling championship. SD - HC1092 Honoring David Potratz from Washington High School for his state wrestling championship. SD - HC1094 Honoring Nathan Gerry, Alex Waddell, and Christian Parker from Washington High School for their first place finishes at the 2012 Boys State Class AA Track Meet. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB81 Prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB82 Provide for the nomination of candidates for certain constitutional officers using political party primary elections. 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 - SB102 Regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB120 Revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB172 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax and to declare an emergency. SD - SB173 Provide that a defendant is strictly liable under criminal law for raping certain victims incapable of consenting. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB197 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB209 Provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB217 Exempt certain rodeo events from sales taxes. SD - SB222 Clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. SD - SB229 Make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. SD - SB242 Increase the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment. 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 - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 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 - 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 - SC10 Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. 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 - 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.