+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 312 Vermillion, SD 57069 + − Committees (3) SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: Member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: Member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair + − Sponsored Bills (15) SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the Parker School District Board of Education on their selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence recipient for 2018. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - SCR6 Urging the President of the United States to make agricultural exports a priority and protect agricultural products from all current and future tariffs. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. SD - SC13 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SC14 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. SD - SC5 Congratulating and recognizing Chris Nilsen from the University of South Dakota on breaking the NCAA Championship men's pole vault meet record. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature. SD - SC10 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Volleyball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning the 2018 Summit League Tournament Championship. SD - SB71 Prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. SD - SB60 Require the secretary of public safety to provide recommendations to the Legislature on a statewide threat assessment plan. SD - SB59 Revise certain provisions regarding public records. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Track and Field Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first Summit League Outdoor Championship in the 2018 season. SD - SB5 Codify legislation enacted in 2018. + − Cosponsored Bills (70) SD - HB1050 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and possession of scanning devices and reencoders. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1054 Revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1060 Make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. SD - HB1063 Revise provisions regarding engaging in sexual activity for a fee or other compensation. SD - HB1070 Revise the procedure for judgment by confession. SD - HB1071 Revise and repeal provisions regarding aviation. SD - HB1074 Provide a privilege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information. SD - HB1076 Revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. SD - HB1077 Revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. SD - HB1080 Increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. SD - HB1081 Authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. SD - HB1088 Prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. SD - HB1090 Repeal certain provisions regarding the exercise of certain powers over certain property. SD - HB1092 Revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - HB1120 Appropriate funds for forest health and resilience. SD - HB1121 Repeal certain provisions regarding health inspections of food service establishments. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - HB1125 Create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. SD - HB1137 Revise certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefit managers. SD - HB1155 Provide for certain privileged communications between social workers and students. SD - HB1160 Revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. SD - HB1163 Establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. SD - HB1164 Revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. SD - HB1165 Establish the South Dakota prepaid college program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1175 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1193 Provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. SD - HB1194 Revise provisions regarding reports of crime statistics. SD - HB1209 Revise certain provisions regarding vapor products. SD - HB1210 Authorize the direct shipment of wine by wine clubs. SD - HB1243 Revise provisions regarding hate crimes. SD - HB1252 Increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues and provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues. SD - HB1253 Provide funding for advertising that addresses the negative aspects of gambling. SD - HJR1002 Rescinding an adopted joint resolution regarding a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - HCR1005 Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1003 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2019 as National Social Work Month. SD - HC1006 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1009 Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB51 Revise certain provisions regarding trusts. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB62 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - SB63 Increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. SD - SB65 Provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails, incarceration reduction facilities, and other necessary buildings. SD - SB70 Revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. SD - SB74 Revise provisions regarding multiple convictions for certain offenses. SD - SB80 Make an appropriation to the Equal Access to Our Courts Commission. SD - SB84 Authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB85 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - SB86 Revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions regarding instruction and restricted driving permits. SD - SB106 Authorize a county gross receipts tax. SD - SB118 Establish certain provisions regarding advance care planning. SD - SB125 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019 to fund the literacy intervention program. SD - SB148 Provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SB163 Revise certain provisions regarding jury lists. SD - SB183 Revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. SD - SJR5 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 - SCR5 Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. SD - SCR8 Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - SC35 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building.