+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 11919 SD Hwy. 79 Prairie City, SD 57649 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SB167 Revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. SD - SB129 Revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. + − Cosponsored Bills (112) SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB74 Restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. SD - HB1075 Provide for off-road vehicle trails, to establish a fund to create and maintain the trails, and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1082 Allow a law enforcement officer to issue a citation without a notary. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - HB1214 Require all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments. 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 - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1203 Provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. SD - SB80 Increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - HC1004 Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1211 Repeal the requirement for a marriage license and to provide for a marriage certificate. SD - HB1074 Revise certain notice requirements for reporting motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1123 Authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. 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 - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress and the President to recognize tribal identification cards as a valid form of identification for all official purposes. SD - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1184 Regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. 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 - HB1093 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HB1121 Authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. SD - HB1161 Limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. 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 - HB1095 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds. 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 - HB1230 Affirm the sanctity of human life. SD - SB187 Establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - HB1216 Repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - SB162 Permit certain legislators to carry concealed firearms in the State Capitol Building under certain conditions SD - SB157 Make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. 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 - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. SD - HB1182 Limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. SD - SB152 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1198 Require legislative approval for certain academic assessments. SD - HB1070 Require school districts to provide special education or special education and related services to resident students receiving alternative instruction. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress to propose the regulation freedom amendment to the United States Constitution. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HB1136 Revise certain provisions concerning the administration of unlocatable mineral, leasehold, or royalty interests. 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 - 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 - HB1206 Authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. SD - SB85 Repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. SD - HB1163 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1215 Provide for an optional enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - SB155 Establish a voluntary list of disassociated persons for exclusion or removal from licensed gaming institutions. SD - SB163 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - HC1026 Honoring Parkston High School Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Coach Rob Vanlaecken on his career accomplishments and retirement. SD - HB1081 Repeal certain provisions regarding county officials and the board of county commissioners. SD - SB102 Revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. SD - HB1096 Revise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - HB1119 Revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children. SD - HB1205 Provide for the certification by a chief law enforcement officer of the transfer of certain firearms. SD - HC1032 Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, and recognizing Deadwood as "The Historic Jewel of the Black Hills." SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - SB111 Repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. SD - HB1073 Require a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the Parkston Trojan football team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HB1116 Repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1183 Repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. SD - HB1071 Revise the number of signatures required for a nominating petition for sanitary district trustees. SD - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - HB1151 Improve public safety through confidential stress management services for emergency service providers. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 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 - SB78 Authorize counties or medical providers to recover inmate healthcare costs from insurers. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. 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 - HCR1009 Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. SD - HC1035 Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1200 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. SD - HB1152 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - SB171 Authorize residents with out-of-state driver licenses to maintain resident hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges. SD - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. 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 - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage.