+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 919 Franklin St. Burke, SD 57523 + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - SB141 Make an appropriation to fund certain scholarship programs and to declare an emergency. 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. + − Cosponsored Bills (82) SD - HB1002 Revise the state aid to general education formula to include an adjustment for certain school districts that increase the length of the school term. 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 - HB1004 Set the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula for school fiscal year 2015. SD - HB1006 Provide for the assessment and taxation of agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - HB1011 Provide that certain information regarding postsecondary technical institutes be given to parents and guardians of students in middle schools and high schools. SD - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1100 Prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - HB1131 Clarify that a credit card is not required to establish a revolving credit account. SD - HB1136 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1149 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1171 Revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping. SD - HB1172 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. SD - HB1173 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for county roads. SD - HB1181 Allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. SD - HB1183 Prospectively repeal the death penalty. SD - HB1184 Declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1186 Establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1188 Revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. SD - HB1189 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1210 Expand Medicaid eligibility. SD - HB1213 Analyze and promote economic development for South Dakota's Native American population and to establish a task force. SD - HB1216 Compensate school districts for funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HB1217 Provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. SD - HB1224 Create a Legislative Economic Development Investigative and Oversight Committee, to provide for its composition and duties, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1239 Revise the financial eligibility requirements to obtain certain medical assistance. SD - HB1252 Improve the work force development in South Dakota. SD - HB1256 Increase opportunities and funding for school districts to apply for jobs for America's graduates programs and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1259 Specify certain requirements relating to temporary child custody hearings. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 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 - HCR1010 Requesting the Committee on Government Operations and Audit to conduct hearings relating to the operations of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. SD - HCR1012 Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. 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 - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - HCR1025 Reaffirming the value of South Dakota's groundwater resources and recognizing the need for ongoing evaluation of our groundwater management. SD - HCR1029 Honoring World Champion Saddle Bronc Champion Chad Ferley of Oelrichs, South Dakota. SD - HCR1030 Honoring National Finals Rodeo Barrel Racing Champion Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, South Dakota. SD - HCR1032 Expressing support for the people of the Red Shirt community on the Pine Ridge Reservation. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 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 - HC1031 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. SD - HC1032 Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - HC1053 Congratulating and recognizing the football team from Arlington High School for their runner-up finish in the 2013 Class 9AA Football Playoffs. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - HC1058 Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. SD - SB8 Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. SD - SB84 Update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB124 Revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. SD - SB126 Regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. SD - SB130 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - SB132 Provide for the development of a rural 211 system for the purpose of providing access to all South Dakotans who need information about community resources and disaster response resources and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - SB156 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB161 Revise certain provisions relating to notice provided by mineral developers. 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 - SB164 Revise the allocation of certain temporary nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. 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 - SB170 Revise the structure for compensating surface owners for losses due to mineral development. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - SB177 Make an appropriation to provide contingency funds to be made available for unanticipated costs related to medical services and to declare an emergency. SD - SB178 Include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. SD - SB179 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - SJR3 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 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 - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - SCR6 Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - SC4 Honoring Madison Mead of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as Girls State Governor, and Tyson Mitzel of Westport, South Dakota, as 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 - SC14 Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament SD - SC16 Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. SD - SC21 Honoring and commending Dial-A-Move Relocation Services of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for receiving the 2013 Enterprise Award from the American Moving and Storage Association. SD - SC23 Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team.