+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 707 Riverside Dr. Yankton, SD 57078 + − Committees (4) SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: member SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - SB122 Revise provisions related to the death penalty. SD - SB90 Require school districts to provide veterans a preference in employment. SD - SB169 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of an education franchise tax on profits of corporations and dedication of the revenue therefrom. SD - SB121 Prospectively repeal the death penalty. SD - SB147 Expand Medicaid. SD - SB123 Prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant to provide passwords to personal accounts. + − Cosponsored Bills (91) SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - HB1115 Increase the maximum property tax levy for the pension fund of a school district. 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 - SB91 Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1153 Expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - HB1160 Require a defendant to undergo a mental examination prior to any sentence imposed after a defendant is found guilty but mentally ill. SD - HB1159 Permit South Dakotans to express opposition to the death penalty when applying for a state issued identification card. SD - SC8 Honoring the 2015 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HB1199 Authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - HB1143 Increase the criminal violations that are subject to protection orders. SD - SB80 Increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. SD - SB167 Revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. SD - SB93 Impose a gross receipts tax on the rental of certain motorcycles in lieu of the excise tax on motor vehicles. SD - HB1196 Revise certain driver licensing provisions. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the notification procedure for payment of delinquent special assessments. SD - HB1132 Revise certain provisions regarding the titling of motor vehicles, boats, mobile homes, and manufactured homes and the issuance of temporary permits by licensed dealers. SD - SB120 Revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. SD - SB110 Revise the authority granted to the Building Authority and to the Board of Regents to construct an information system building on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - HC1010 Honoring Elizabeth Spier of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and John Dannenbring of Yankton, 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 - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - HB1166 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress and the President to recognize tribal identification cards as a valid form of identification for all official purposes. SD - HB1172 Revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. 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 - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. SD - HC1027 Congratulating and commending the Yankton High School Bucks football team for winning the 2014 State 11AA Football Championship. SD - HC1025 Honoring the Parkston High School Girls Golf program and coaches Tyler Hockett and Eric Norden on their accomplishments. 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 - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1120 Revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. SD - HB1141 Revise and increase the penalty for multiple simple assaults over a ten-year period. SD - SB92 Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - SB94 Establish a license fee for electric-powered motorcycles. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. SD - HB1140 Increase the crimes and lookback period to enhance the penalty for violating a protection order. SD - HB1114 Require certain school districts to compensate teachers for certain continuing education expenses and for the cost of renewing teachers' certificates. SD - HB1182 Limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. SD - HB1129 Revise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases. SD - SB152 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1154 Limit the amount that may be charged for certain document requests. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 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 - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HB1113 Repeal and revise certain motor vehicle and boat damage and salvage disclosure requirements. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. SD - SB85 Repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. SD - HB1087 Authorize trust protectors to be a party to a legal action to remove trustees or pursue legal action for and on behalf of trusts. SD - HB1193 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1218 Create certain funding for education in South Dakota. SD - HB1158 Require that a victim's opposition to the death penalty be presented at a presentence hearing. SD - HC1026 Honoring Parkston High School Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Coach Rob Vanlaecken on his career accomplishments and retirement. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HB1181 Authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SB111 Repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the Parkston Trojan football team on a successful 2014 season. SD - SB112 Revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. 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 - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - HC1024 Honoring the Parkston High School wrestling team and coach Jared Digmann on their accomplishments. SD - HB1175 Prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. SD - HB1142 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the age requirements for sex offender registry registration. SD - HC1020 Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - HB1124 Authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. SD - HB1200 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SB144 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - HC1019 Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HCR1006 To request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period.