+ − 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 (11) SD - SC44 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team, for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their fourth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SC48 Commending and honoring Chris Nilsen, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championship in London, England. SD - SB83 Authorize certain patriotic societies access to public schools. SD - SB176 Provide for certain employees in the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and litigate opioid misuse, to provide an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC42 Honoring Derek Miles for winning a bronze medal in men's pole vault during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. SD - SB84 Revise certain provisions regarding public records. SD - SC43 Congratulating and recognizing Brittany Jessen from the University of South Dakota as the only player to be named Summit League Setter of the Year for the third consecutive season. SD - SB113 Revise certain provisions regarding guaranteed energy savings contracts. SD - SB179 Provide certain provisions regarding aerial applicators. SD - SC49 Commending and honoring Emily Grove, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. SD - SC45 Commending and honoring Greysen Hertting of the University of South Dakota, for being named the Summit League Diver of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. + − Cosponsored Bills (108) SD - HB1017 Codify legislation enacted in 2017. SD - HB1072 Revise certain provisions regarding trusts. SD - HB1073 Provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions regarding the creation of business improvement districts. SD - HB1075 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1078 Revise certain provisions regarding the removal of security freezes. SD - HB1082 Revise certain provisions regarding licensure for the lending of money. SD - HB1085 Adopt the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. SD - HB1093 Authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. SD - HB1102 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. SD - HB1103 Require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. SD - HB1109 Provide for parole eligibility for certain inmates. SD - HB1112 Revise certain provisions regarding contested paternity. SD - HB1121 Revise the fees for certain on-sale and off-sale retail liquor licenses. SD - HB1123 Prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. SD - HB1125 Revise the minimum purchase price for the off-sale delivery of certain alcohol. SD - HB1126 Revise certain provisions regarding forensic medical examinations for victims of rape or sexual offense. SD - HB1137 Revise certain provisions regarding the registration of lobbyists. SD - HB1138 Revise certain provisions regarding prostitution. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions regarding the tax exemption of certain school owned property. SD - HB1162 Provide for the placement of a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot at a special election held at the same time as the next primary election, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1166 Revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. SD - HB1167 Revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. SD - HB1184 Provide certain provisions regarding waste disposal lines along or under highways. SD - HB1189 Revise certain provisions and penalties regarding inducements for school attendance and overreporting of school enrollment. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. SD - HB1201 Require certain information on a ballot regarding any initiated measure. SD - HB1202 Make an appropriation to the University of South Dakota law school. SD - HB1204 Revise certain provisions regarding power of attorney. SD - HB1205 Require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. SD - HB1214 Revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. SD - HB1229 Provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. SD - HB1230 Provide for the primary enforcement of the law prohibiting certain electronic communications while operating a motor vehicle and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. SD - HB1244 Revise certain provisions regarding the renewal of driver licenses by a member of the armed forces and their families. SD - HB1245 Make an appropriation to the Equal Access to Our Courts Commission. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions regarding conditional bonds in domestic abuse actions. SD - HB1260 Provide certain provisions regarding cooperation with federal agencies by localities in the state. SD - HB1273 Revise certain provisions regarding convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. SD - HB1278 Revise certain provisions regarding the extradition of fugitives by Indian tribes. SD - HB1280 Revise certain provisions regarding the calculation of suspended prison sentences. SD - HB1281 Revise certain provisions regarding persons on probation and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1290 Provide for disclosure of certain contents of public-private partnership agreements and to provide a penalty for failure to disclose. SD - HB1292 Revise the process by which courts consider appeals of decisions regarding conditional use requests. SD - HB1305 Authorize independents to vote at a primary election under certain conditions. SD - HJR1003 Rescinding House Joint Resolution 1001, adopted by the Ninetieth Legislature of the State of South Dakota. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. SD - HCR1001 Calling for statewide recognition of the migration of many young people from our state and urging state and local officials to take steps to counter that action and attract new residents to our state. SD - HCR1003 Promoting a resilient and healthy Black Hills forest through endorsement of the forest management principles identified in "Black Hills Resilient Forest Strategy" published December 2017. SD - HCR1006 Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. SD - HCR1008 That tobacco, alcohol, and other drug marketing have no place in the lives of the children of the state. SD - HCR1009 Encouraging awareness of alcohol as a direct cause of seven types of cancer and encourages the Department of Health to research potential awareness campaigns related to alcohol and cancer. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. SD - HC1005 Honoring the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems, Inc. on being named 2017 State Association of the Year. SD - HC1006 Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. SD - HC1011 Congratulating Augustana University on its 100th anniversary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and recognizing the university's continued impact on students and communities throughout the state. SD - HC1014 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1015 Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. SD - HC1016 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HC1017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. SD - HC1019 To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. SD - HC1021 Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. SD - HC1028 Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. SD - SB67 Permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. SD - SB68 Revise certain provisions regarding the assistance provided to counties by state firefighting resources. SD - SB69 Allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. SD - SB70 Define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. SD - SB74 Create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. SD - SB75 Establish certain provisions regarding the dispensing of biological products. SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions providing for the inspections of large passenger vehicles used by nonprofit organizations. SD - SB91 Authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB94 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - SB95 Revise certain provisions regarding ingestion of certain controlled substances. SD - SB96 Designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. SD - SB102 Revise certain provisions defining gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. SD - SB105 Authorize a health care practitioner to administer a toxicology test to an infant under certain circumstances. SD - SB117 Revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program. SD - SB122 Provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care provider via telemedicine or telehealth. SD - SB123 Provide for the utilization of telemedicine or telehealth by a health care professional. SD - SB141 Establish certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefits management. SD - SB152 Revise certain provisions relating to the sale and possession of tobacco products. SD - SB158 Require certain transfers of funds from the state highway fund to the local bridge improvement grant fund. SD - SB164 Prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. SD - SB178 Provide certain exceptions from alcoholic beverage provisions regarding events conducted by certain civic, charitable, educational, fraternal, or veterans organizations. SD - SB185 Revise certain provisions regarding criminal record expungement. SD - SB186 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. SD - SB187 Establish certain provisions regarding the licensing of wine manufacturers. SD - SB191 Provide certain venue for enforcement of protection orders and conditions for no contact. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. SD - SR1 Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. SD - SJR4 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund with the net receipts from certain unclaimed property. SD - SJR9 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton. SD - SCR7 Supporting the State of Israel. SD - SCR9 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SCR14 Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. SD - SCR15 Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge or discharge under honorable conditions for their service regardless of current income status. SD - SCR17 Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. SD - SC4 Commending and honoring the 2016-2017 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dan Leikvold, Lead-Deadwood, School Superintendent; Belinda Miller, Sioux Valley, Middle School Principal; Susan Kurtz, West Central, School Business Official; Kim Johnson, Vermillion, Elementary School Principal; Bud Gusso, Douglas, Secondary School Principal; Todd Foster, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Marge Stoterau, Brandon Valley, Curriculum Leader; and Tracy Kelly-Christensen, James Valley Education Coop, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC8 Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. SD - SC9 Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. SD - SC30 Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. SD - SC40 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - SC41 Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. SD - SC46 Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. SD - SC53 Celebrating the memory and homecoming of Sergeant Philip James Iyotte and honoring him for his selfless service and ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War. SD - SC54 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018.