+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 312 Vermillion, SD 57069 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SC12 Commending and honoring Chris Esping, a member of the Vermillion School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2014. SD - SB186 Revise the procedure for the execution of a warrant. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding operation of hog confinement facilities. + − Cosponsored Bills (60) SD - HB1128 Protect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners. SD - HB1177 Remove certain exceptions to campaign finance report filings. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB91 Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1078 Adopt the South Dakota Nonprofit Corporation Act. SD - SB122 Revise provisions related to the death penalty. SD - HB1067 Establish maximum reproduction costs for medical records. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SB80 Increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the notification procedure for payment of delinquent special assessments. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - HB1166 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - HB1121 Authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. SD - HB1161 Limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. SD - HB1122 Authorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HB1216 Repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SB92 Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - HB1068 Revise when a court can grant a cross credit on child support. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - HB1065 Revise certain provisions related to voting trusts and agreements. SD - HB1129 Revise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. SD - SB83 Authorize a board of county commissioners to designate certain section line roads and secondary roads as no maintenance and to revise certain provisions to vacate, change, or locate a highway by a board of county commissioners. SD - HB1106 Establish the rights of municipal, county, or township officers in certain decision-making processes. SD - SB109 Establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1099 Revise certain provisions related to transferable interests in limited liability partnerships. SD - SB135 Authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. SD - HB1076 Permit the submission of a title insurance policy in lieu of an abstract in certain instances. SD - SB96 Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. SD - HB1119 Revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SCR5 Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. SD - SC15 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - HB1134 Revise certain provisions concerning the expungement of arrest records. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring Dr. Curtis R. Johnson as the 2014 USA Section President of the International College of Dentists, for his dedicated volunteer service, and for his devotion to the medical profession. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-seventh anniversary on June 18, 19, and 20, 2015. SD - SB95 Revise provisions related to human trafficking. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - HB1111 Increase the costs and expenses considered reasonable for the collection of certain dishonored checks. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - HCR1009 Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. SD - HC1035 Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - HC1015 Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage.