+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 521 N. Prairie Sioux Falls, SD 57104 + − Committees (4) SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SCR2 Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. SD - SB157 Provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. SD - SB167 Permit the compassionate use of medical cannabis. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - SB161 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. + − Cosponsored Bills (54) SD - HB1124 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - SB149 Provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. SD - HB1066 Revise certain provisions regarding the public notice for a meeting of a public body. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding motorcycle license plates. SD - HB1244 Revise provisions related to the sex offender registry SD - HB1170 Make an appropriation to reimburse certain eligible health care professionals who have complied with the requirements of the rural health care facility recruitment assistance program and to declare an emergency. SD - SB140 Eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. SD - SC13 Honoring the 2015 and 2016 Washington High School students of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their many academic, athletic, and fine arts achievements. SD - HB1118 Limit the amount of instructional time that may be spent administering statewide academic assessments. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2016 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SB142 Authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. SD - HB1221 Accommodate legislation relating to education funding. SD - HB1155 Prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. SD - HB1222 Accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. SD - HB1229 Revise provisions related to primary insurance of rental cars. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - HB1132 Require the submission of sexual assault kits for testing. SD - SB120 Make an appropriation to reimburse certain family physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who have complied with the requirements of the recruitment assistance program and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging recognition of the current gender wage gap and calling for the enforcement of equal pay for equal work laws. SD - HB1201 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2016, make an appropriation for teen court programs in South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB5 Revise the procedure to initiate a school district boundary change. SD - HC1025 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. SD - SB151 Lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. SD - HB1067 Promote quality, competition, and freedom of choice in the health insurance market place. SD - SB150 Revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. SD - SB115 Permit car rental companies to include certain fees in a rental agreement. SD - HB1108 Revise certain municipal special assessment provisions and to provide for exclusion of territory from municipalities. SD - HB1171 Permit the court additional time to determine whether a petition for a domestic protection order may be heard as though the petition was for a stalking protection order. SD - HC1004 Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB94 Repeal the death penalty. SD - HB1154 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - HB1242 Authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. SD - HCR1006 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1133 Require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. SD - SB111 Revise certain provisions regarding the application of the county wheel tax. SD - HB1197 Prohibit hydraulic fracturing. SD - SB158 Revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. SD - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1070 Establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. SD - HB1093 Revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. SD - HB1072 Revise the process by which the administrator to the retirement system may receive an additional salary adjustment. SD - SB113 Revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. SD - HCR1016 Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. SD - HB1227 Establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. SD - HB1243 Prohibit the unauthorized sharing of certain private images on the internet. SD - SB69 Require accredited schools to accept transfer credits for courses taken by students from other accredited schools during the summer and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota.