+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 707 Riverside Dr. Yankton, SD 57078 + − Committees (5) SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: member SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SC17 Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. SD - SC4 Commending and honoring the Yankton School District Board of Education on its selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence recipient for 2015. 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 a corporate income tax and dedication of the revenue therefrom. SD - SJR3 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising the procedure for filling a vacancy in either house of the Legislature. + − Cosponsored Bills (69) SD - HB1124 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - SB82 Establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. SD - HB1211 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HC1027 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota on being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. SD - HB1216 Provide for the determination of avoided cost by certain public utilities. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Harry Truman. SD - SB149 Provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. SD - HB1066 Revise certain provisions regarding the public notice for a meeting of a public body. SD - HB1110 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - HC1013 Recognizing Mark Knight for his election as president of the Associated General Contractors of America. SD - SCR2 Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. SD - SB140 Eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. SD - HB1202 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds SD - SC15 Honoring the 2016 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HB1077 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB108 Require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. SD - SB123 Revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. SD - SB142 Authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. SD - HB1221 Accommodate legislation relating to education funding. SD - HB1155 Prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. SD - HB1222 Accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - SB73 Clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. SD - SB96 Revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. SD - SB157 Provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. SD - SB163 Require the disclosure of certain cumulative contracts with the state. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. SD - HC1023 Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Battery A, 1/147 Field Artillery Battalion of Aberdeen, South Dakota on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. SD - HC1030 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HB1212 Revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging recognition of the current gender wage gap and calling for the enforcement of equal pay for equal work laws. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - HC1025 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. SD - SB151 Lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. SD - SB150 Revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. SD - HB1094 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and commending the Yankton High School Bucks Football Team for winning the 2015 State 11AA Football Championship. SD - SB81 Create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. SD - SB116 Remove any reference to land ownership being a requirement for participation in any actions pertaining to the creation of or withdrawal from a water development district. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB94 Repeal the death penalty. SD - HB1154 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - HCR1006 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1079 Permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. SD - SB158 Revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1092 Revise requirements for local permits for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain property abutting licensed establishments. SD - HC1024 Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Company C, l-189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy. SD - SB110 Revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle fuel not specifically taxed under the fuel excise tax. SD - SB138 Authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. SD - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1020 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - SB161 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 - HB1072 Revise the process by which the administrator to the retirement system may receive an additional salary adjustment. SD - HB1220 Direct the secretary of education to reinstate scholarship funding under the GEAR UP grant program. SD - SB113 Revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. SD - HCR1016 Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. SD - HB1231 Authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. SD - HB1227 Establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. SD - HB1243 Prohibit the unauthorized sharing of certain private images on the internet. SD - HB1054 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HB1078 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - SB97 Provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions.