+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 10 Tyndall, SD 57066 + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. SD - SB159 Revise the General Appropriations Act for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 2014. SD - SC34 Congratulating and honoring Cheryl Hovorka for her excellent service and leadership to the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. SD - SB164 Revise the allocation of certain temporary nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. SD - SC35 Congratulating and honoring Katerina Renken on her excellent creativity and representation of South Dakota in the 2013 VSA International Children's Art Program. + − Cosponsored Bills (70) SD - SB127 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - HCR1013 Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. SD - SB62 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HC1001 Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. SD - HB1234 Require notice to property owners in certain eminent domain cases. SD - SB169 Provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. SD - HC1002 Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. SD - SB160 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - HB1159 Revise the documentation requirements for designation as a veteran on driver licenses, permits, and nondriver identification cards. SD - HB1089 Allow certain school districts that receive state aid to education to receive funding for certain students with limited English proficiency. SD - HB1227 Reduce state government reliance on video lottery proceeds, to revise the distribution of video lottery proceeds, and to dedicate certain deposits and income from the education enhancement trust fund. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. SD - SB156 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB64 Require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. SD - HB1133 Repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. SD - HCR1020 Recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which resulted in the loss of over six hundred lives. SD - HJR1003 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, to revise term limits for legislators. SD - HB1080 Clarify that emergency personnel driving records are not to include motor vehicle accidents resulting while engaged in the performance of their official duties. SD - HB1004 Set the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula for school fiscal year 2015. SD - HCR1003 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. SD - SB63 Protect the privacy of the records of individual students. SD - SB84 Update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. SD - SB112 Prohibit schools from preventing the instruction of intelligent design. SD - HB1158 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - HB1087 Change how rural fire protection districts conduct elections. SD - HB1081 Revise the computation of the promotional fee on wheat. SD - SB67 Provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. SD - HB1219 Require joint municipal and school annual elections. SD - SB120 Provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1017 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Shane Severyn upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SB165 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - HB1248 Regulate the state of South Dakota's relationship to certain presidential executive orders and decrees. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - SB149 Establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - SC23 Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress and the President to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. SD - HB1142 Enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB90 Revise certain provisions related to the High School Activities Association. SD - SB101 Ensure that a teacher may provide instruction in the area of personhood before birth. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. SD - SB66 Provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. SD - HC1026 Commending and honoring the Community Bank in Avon, South Dakota, for their continued entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and dedication to the community for the past 100 years. SD - HB1250 Provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. SD - SB163 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1238 Provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - SB126 Regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. SD - HB1150 Require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. SD - HCR1015 In support of protecting American sovereignty and defending individual second amendment rights from United Nations interference. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Christopher Wilsey for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. SD - SB103 Establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. SD - HB1003 Revise the definition of the index factor in the state aid to education formula to include a minimum annual percentage increase of two percent. SD - HCR1006 Recognizing the anniversary of the addition of the words "under God" to the United States Pledge of Allegiance. SD - HB1126 Revise the persons authorized to countersign school board payments. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. SD - HCR1001 Encouraging school districts to build on their individual strengths by working together with other school districts to provide a rich educational opportunity for all students. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring Staff Sergeant Sam Schaefers for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring LuAnn Lindskov, 2014 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. SD - SC17 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Weekly and the Lennox Independent writers for receiving numerous first place awards at the South Dakota/North Dakota Newspaper Associations' Convention. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. SD - HC1011 Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant Zona Hornstra for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HCR1002 Recognizing the teacher shortage in this state and the difficulties school districts in South Dakota face in attracting and retaining qualified teachers. SD - SB123 Require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring Specialist Dalton Deboer for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to revenue and expenditure limits for the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball.