+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 10 Tyndall, SD 57066 + − Committees (3) SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: member SD - Education Funding Formula Study Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SB194 Extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - SB122 Revise the dates for holding township board meetings. SD - SB99 Revise the term used to refer to the imposition of an additional property tax levy for raising revenue for school districts. SD - SJR4 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, concerning term limits for legislators. + − Cosponsored Bills (95) SD - HC1050 Posthumously honoring Sergeant First Class Richard Schild. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HC1011 Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant James D. Volden for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1026 Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Hans Gukeisen. SD - HC1061 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Shane Barnard. SD - HC1055 Posthumously honoring Lance Corporal Joseph Welke. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1062 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Eduviges Guadalupe Wolf. SD - HC1047 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Robb Rolfing. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - SB156 Authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SD - HC1060 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Lex Lewis. SD - HC1053 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Jason Montefering. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HC1032 Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Scott Saboe. SD - HC1041 Posthumously honoring Senior Airman Jonathan Vega Yelner. SD - HC1039 Posthumously honoring Specialist Patrick Herried. SD - HC1045 Posthumously honoring First Lieutenant Thomas Martin. SD - HC1031 Posthumously honoring Captain Christopher Soelzer. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1028 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Cory Brooks. SD - SR2 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - SB126 Revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Thomas N. Tomko for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - HC1006 Honoring the City of Whitewood, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary as an incorporated city. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - HC1029 Posthumously honoring Private First Class Sheldon Hawk Eagle. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Four Kenneth Schoenfelder for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. SD - SB77 Require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring Captain Nicole Franklin for her selection as South Dakota Air National Guard Lieutenant of the Year for 2012. SD - HC1033 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Jeremiah Boehmer. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HC1040 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Dennis Morgan. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - HC1002 Commending and honoring Sergeant Jacob Vissia for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1052 Posthumously honoring Specialist Daniel Bartels. SD - HC1004 Commending and honoring First Lieutenant Cody Becker for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. SD - HC1065 Honoring and commending Bryan and Laura Klock and the staff at Klock Werks for their selfless commitment to their fellow man. SD - HC1064 Honoring Ray Slaba for his contributions to education in South Dakota. SD - HC1035 Posthumously honoring Corporal Brett Lundstrom. SD - HC1034 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Allen Kokesh, Jr. SD - SB169 Provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB236 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HC1049 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Daniel Cuka. SD - HC1048 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Gregory Wagner. SD - HB1123 Increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - HC1036 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Bryan Berky. SD - HC1030 Posthumously honoring Lance Corporal Jeremy Bohlman. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - HC1046 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Zachary Tomczak. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring Senior Airman Jared S. Mengenhausen for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1242 Make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - HC1037 Posthumously honoring Specialist Dennis Jensen. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HC1059 Posthumously honoring Sergeant Israel Paul O'Bryan. SD - HC1038 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant LeRoy Webster. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1057 Posthumously honoring Captain Dale Goetz. SD - HC1042 Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Jeremy Vrooman. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HC1054 Posthumously honoring Private First Class Gunnar Becker. SD - HC1058 Posthumously honoring Senior Airman Michael Hinkle II. SD - HC1043 Posthumously honoring Specialist Estell Turner. SD - SB94 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1201 Compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HC1044 Posthumously honoring Corporal Tanner O'Leary. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HC1051 Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Paul Pillen. SD - HB1226 Provide remedies for assets omitted from the division of property in the entry of a divorce decree. SD - HC1001 Commending and honoring Specialist James Furry for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.