+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 312 Vermillion, SD 57069 + − Committees (2) SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bills (12) SD - SB64 Define the term of a vacancy appointment for water development district directors. SD - SC19 Honoring Cleo Erickson, "The History Lady," of Vermillion, South Dakota, who knew more about the history of her community than anyone else. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions regarding marriage license fees. SD - SB68 Revise certain alcoholic beverage sampling provisions. SD - SB8 Codify legislation enacted in 2016. SD - SB80 Regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB141 Revise certain provisions relating to child support. SD - SB103 Revise certain provisions concerning the process for truancy citations and formal petitions and to declare an emergency. SD - SC26 Congratulating Anneliese Taggart of Vermillion, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB90 Repeal certain provisions related to certain prior statements of a witness subject to discovery and to establish the rationale and effect of the repeal. SD - SB145 Provide limitation on liability for certain architects and engineers SD - SB75 Revise certain provisions regarding the purchase from a municipality of malt beverages by certain alcoholic beverage licensees. + − Cosponsored Bills (71) SD - HB1055 Revise certain provisions regarding the need for a driver license or permit to operate certain motor vehicles. SD - HB1056 Authorize law enforcement officers to issue certain citations not signed under oath. SD - HB1065 Revise certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts. SD - HB1069 Repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions regarding the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. SD - HB1077 Provide for the assignment of certain benefits in dental care insurance coverage. SD - HB1081 Revise certain provisions for establishing a trust for an unlocatable mineral owner. SD - HB1083 Establish certain provisions for awarding grants and collecting surcharges related to the equal access to our courts fund. SD - HB1085 Revise certain provisions concerning the occupational tax imposed by business improvement districts. SD - HB1088 Revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. SD - HB1099 Require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. SD - HB1100 Allow law enforcement to initiate a mental illness hold in domestic abuse situations. SD - HB1101 Increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain. SD - HB1102 Allow funeral homes to collect reimbursement for reasonable funeral costs from a decedent's estate under certain conditions. SD - HB1103 Allow for service by publication for certain paternity and child custody actions. SD - HB1104 Revise certain motor vehicle liability insurance requirements. SD - HB1116 Revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. SD - HB1118 Eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors. SD - HB1132 Limit the persons eligible to receive a copy of a vital record with a social security number printed on the record. SD - HB1135 Provide certain provisions requiring plaintiffs in certain civil suits to cover certain court costs. SD - HB1136 Revise certain election recount provisions. SD - HB1141 Provide for a legislative task force to consider certain legislation proposed to revise provisions regarding the constitutional amendment, initiative and referendum process in South Dakota. SD - HB1142 Revise the penalty for vehicular homicide. SD - HB1144 Revise certain provisions regarding commercial driver license disqualification for refusing to submit to a chemical analysis. SD - HB1170 Revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. SD - HB1183 Provide and revise certain provisions regarding mental health procedures in criminal justice, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1191 Require cooperation with the Division of Child Support as a condition of eligibility for the SNAP program. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. SD - HJR1002 To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. SD - HCR1007 Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HCR1013 To urge the United States Department of State to approve the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline between the United States and Canada. SD - HC1001 Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. SD - HC1003 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. SD - HC1004 Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota, for being awarded the Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Readiness Award and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. SD - HC1007 Commending the South Dakota National Guard Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota, for being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States Certificate of Victory and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. SD - HC1008 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2016 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1009 Commending the South Dakota National Guard 82nd Civil Support Team of Rapid City, South Dakota, on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1014 Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. SD - HC1015 Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1018 Recognizing Rev. Dr. Donald C. Simmons, Jr. for his exemplary service to the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017. SD - HC1025 Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. SD - HC1031 Congratulating and commending Teagan NcNary, of Vermillion, South Dakota, and Josh Anderson, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, on their election as the incoming University of South Dakota Student Government Association president and vice president. SD - SB9 Revise the river basin natural resource district boundaries, to establish subdistricts for each district, and to establish a procedure to adjust district boundaries. SD - SB10 Provide for an election in the Red River and Minnesota River Basin Natural Resource District in 2018, to remove certain areas from the East Dakota Water Development District that are contained in that river basin natural resource district, and to provide for elections in the other river basin natural resource districts at a later date. SD - SB59 Delay the effective date for initiated measures and referred laws. SD - SB61 Update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. SD - SB73 Provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. SD - SB74 Exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. SD - SB77 Provide for a fiscal note for any initiated measure, initiated amendment to the Constitution, or referred law that would have a fiscal impact on the state. SD - SB81 Prohibit the manufacture, sale, or possession of alcohol in a powdered, condensed, or other concentrated form under most circumstances. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to the criteria for informal adjustment for any apparent child in need of supervision. SD - SB84 Provide for the suspension of the probationary period for juvenile probationers under certain conditions. SD - SB97 Revise certain provisions concerning the transfer of motor vehicle titles to satisfy unpaid motor vehicle repair bills. SD - SB118 Allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. SD - SB125 Revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. SD - SB164 Revise the length of the maximum probationary period for juvenile probationers and to revise the conditions of a juvenile commitment to the Department of Corrections. SD - SCR4 Recognizing and finding that pornography is a public health crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms. SD - SCR6 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2017 as Social Work Month. SD - SCR11 Opposing physician-assisted suicide. SD - SCR14 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - SC18 Recognizing and congratulating Jonathon A. Brown of Boy Scout Troop 1187 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. SD - SC20 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota, for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. SD - SC23 Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. SD - SC24 Commending Heather Wilson on her nomination for Secretary of the United States Air Force and honoring her service to South Dakota. SD - SC27 Congratulating Donnie Stoltz of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC28 Honoring the 2017 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SC36 Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SC37 Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament.