+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 11919 SD Hwy. 79 Prairie City, SD 57649 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - SB60 Set daylight savings time as the permanent year-round time for the state of South Dakota. SD - SB56 Require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SD - SB78 Deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. SD - SB66 Permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. SD - SB62 Require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. SD - SB77 Repeal the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon in the state capitol. SD - SB61 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. + − Cosponsored Bills (113) SD - HB1247 Require school districts and licensed child welfare agencies to implement a policy and provide training regarding sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. SD - SB129 Establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. SD - HB1200 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions regarding the qualification process for municipal office. SD - HB1215 Authorize a private school to hold dual status as an alternative instruction program under certain conditions. SD - HB1085 Provide for the forfeiture of any vehicle used by a person convicted of a third offense for driving under the influence. SD - HB1211 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HB1073 Require persons operating bicycles under certain conditions to stop and allow faster vehicles to pass. SD - SB117 Permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. SD - HCR1017 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1065 Designate the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota in Hill City as the official Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota. SD - HB1096 Provide for the exemption of certain schools from a tuition limitation applied to some bordering state school districts. SD - HB1114 Prohibit the state from using federal funds for state highway maps. SD - SB135 Allow overwidth farm equipment to be operated on primary highways after sunset under certain conditions. SD - SB105 Provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails and other necessary buildings. SD - SB149 Provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. SD - HB1233 Exempt the state from daylight saving time. SD - HB1066 Revise certain provisions regarding the public notice for a meeting of a public body. SD - HB1151 Require legislative approval of certain land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SD - HCR1014 Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. SD - SB122 Require that fees collected for military specialty license plates be distributed to county veterans' service officers. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding motorcycle license plates. SD - HC1002 Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. SD - HB1244 Revise provisions related to the sex offender registry SD - SB121 Authorize certain duties for the sergeant at arms and assistant sergeant at arms. SD - HCR1009 Expressing the right of South Dakotans to own and use firearms. SD - HB1008 Restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools. SD - SB140 Eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. SD - HB1107 Ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. SD - HB1109 Exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. SD - HB1099 Revise certain campaign finance provisions. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 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 - HB1236 Define a halfway house. SD - HB1206 Authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. SD - HB1150 Revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. SD - HB1209 Require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. SD - HC1001 Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. 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 - HCR1004 Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption. SD - SB96 Revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. SD - SB152 Enact the Peter Falk Act to ensure visitation of certain protected persons. 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 - SB130 Require the processing of sexual assault exam kits. SD - SB119 Require legislative authority for refugee actions under South Dakota law. SD - SB89 Revise certain provisions related to permits to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1132 Require the submission of sexual assault kits for testing. SD - HB1238 Revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. SD - HB1187 Allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. SD - HB1157 Require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. 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 - HB1240 Adopt a compact for a balanced budget and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1128 Require the court to consider the preference of certain children when awarding child custody in divorce actions. SD - HB1115 Revise the number of special nonresident waterfowl licenses that may be issued for certain open units. 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 - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 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 - HB1225 Provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HC1003 Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. SD - HB1140 Revise certain provisions regarding county zoning. SD - HB1142 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an employee or invitee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - HCR1007 Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. SD - SB107 Clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. SD - SB136 Permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HCR1011 Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. SD - HB1133 Require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. SD - SB83 Protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - HB1079 Permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. SD - HB1239 Provide for the election of the county directors of equalization. SD - HB1125 Limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1012 Requesting the South Dakota congressional delegation to introduce legislation to compensate private landowners for fire damage caused by the United States Forest Service. SD - HB1180 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1205 Authorize certain eligible school districts to receive an allocation for limited English proficiency. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IV, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the powers and duties of the Governor. SD - SB58 Revise certain restrictions for the use of night-vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. SD - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. SD - SB159 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. SD - HB1076 Provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. SD - HB1138 Revise provisions related to the enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1198 Recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. SD - HB1112 Establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. SD - HB1162 Provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. SD - HB1093 Revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. SD - HB1129 Allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. SD - HB1184 Create a transportation oversight committee. SD - HB1161 Provide for and regulate consumer lines of credit and to provide a penalty for certain violations. SD - HB1072 Revise the process by which the administrator to the retirement system may receive an additional salary adjustment. SD - HB1074 Repeal the rule that allows anonymous complaints to be filed against real estate appraisers. SD - HB1130 Dedicate revenue from video lottery for the purpose of supplementing teachers' salaries, to establish a teacher salary enhancement fund, to transfer certain moneys to that fund, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1231 Authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. SD - HB1060 Revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - SB72 Prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB91 Revise certain provisions concerning the information on the forms provided to persons who sign initiated constitutional amendments, referred laws, or initiated measures. SD - HB1158 Provide for state coordination in the resettlement of refugees. SD - HB1054 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - HB1199 Revise certain provisions regarding the minimum age to procure hunting and fishing licenses. 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. SD - SB166 Make an appropriation to the aeronautics commission and to declare an emergency.