+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 10 Tyndall, SD 57066 + − Committees (4) SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB74 Authorize members of certain governing bodies who are displaced by a natural disaster to continue their term of office. 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 - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. + − Cosponsored Bills (44) 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 - HB1226 Make a special appropriation to continue funding the military funeral honors stipend. 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 - HB1096 Provide for the exemption of certain schools from a tuition limitation applied to some bordering state school districts. SD - HB1055 Clarify that a gift of real property does not require a disclosure statement. SD - SB149 Provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. SD - HCR1014 Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. SD - HC1002 Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. SD - HB1178 Authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. SD - HB1107 Ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. 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 - HB1206 Authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. SD - HB1209 Require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. SD - HB1230 Require lights on certain animal-drawn vehicles while operating on a highway. 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 - SB75 Establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and declare an emergency. 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 - HB1115 Revise the number of special nonresident waterfowl licenses that may be issued for certain open units. SD - HB1225 Provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 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 - HB1111 Require the high school interscholastic activities association to promulgate major policy statements under the procedures of the administrative rules process. SD - HCR1007 Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. SD - HB1204 Provide a sales and use tax exemption for certain nonprofit corporations created for the purpose of fire protection. 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 - SB83 Protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - HB1079 Permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the 2014-2015 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Graf, Milbank, School Superintendent; Chad Allison, Lennox, Middle School Principal; Merna Bye, Corsica, School Business Official; Brad Olinger, Flandreau, Elementary School Principal; Jim Aisenbrey, Baltic, Secondary School Principal; Mike Radke, Huron, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Dr. Sandra Henry, Sioux Falls, Curriculum Leader; and Rhonda Zinter, Milbank, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 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 - SB70 Require certain private cemeteries to file an annual financial report. 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 - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - SB90 Ensure that members of the public are able to access and record public meetings. SD - HB1098 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. SD - HB1220 Direct the secretary of education to reinstate scholarship funding under the GEAR UP grant program. 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.