+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 43404 188th St Willow Lake, SD 57278-5406 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SB116 Revise certain provisions relating to the township road system. SD - SB64 Revise provisions regulating the perfection of security interest liens filed on-line. + − Cosponsored Bills (60) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring Spc. Dennis Jensen who was killed on active duty in Afghanistan. SD - SB166 Require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of vehicle registration, to provide for a motor vehicle insurance data base, and to provide for the administration thereof. SD - SB102 Clarify the procedures for the apportionment of funds among townships. SD - SB66 Permit the filing of certain documents with the secretary of state by electronic means and to remove the notary requirements. SD - SB95 Modify distributions from the wind energy tax fund. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. SD - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1037 Honoring and recognizing seventy-five years of conservation leadership. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Avon Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon school for outstanding academic achievement. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HB1171 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon 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 - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Postal Service to reconsider the closing of post offices in rural South Dakota. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1122 Revise certain provisions relating to the vacation, change, or location of highways. SD - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging South Dakota hospitals with maternity care services to become Baby Friendly by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - SB161 Revise certain provisions concerning public meetings held by teleconference or videoconference. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SB103 Revise the procedure for cooperatives giving notice to persons whose records are missing regarding ownership of securities, apportionment of equity interest, money, or property. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions relating to the James River Water Development District. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - SB183 Establish the elements of the offense of juvenile sexting and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - SB154 Revise certain statutes pertaining to persons required to report child abuse and neglect. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its third annual event. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.