+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 919 Franklin St. Burke, SD 57523 + − Committees (5) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: member SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: member SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - SB145 Accommodate legislation to increase teacher pay in South Dakota. SD - SB6 Revise certain provisions concerning the pension and capital outlay tax levies for school districts. SD - SB44 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land and to provide for additional requirements for small agricultural acreages and timber land to be classified as agricultural land. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. SD - SC4 Honoring Rebecca Brunsing of Wagner as the Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. SD - SC28 Honoring Dr. Jerome Bentz of Platte as the 2015 Family Doctor of the Year. SD - SB7 Revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies and to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy. SD - SB144 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. + − Cosponsored Bills (95) SD - SB4 Make an appropriation for research concerning the administrative and financial impact of actual use on agricultural land assessments and to declare an emergency. SD - SB74 Restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. SD - HB1235 Update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. SD - HB1128 Protect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1207 Revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SB72 Provide an exemption from certain excavation requirements in an emergency. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1160 Require a defendant to undergo a mental examination prior to any sentence imposed after a defendant is found guilty but mentally ill. SD - HB1159 Permit South Dakotans to express opposition to the death penalty when applying for a state issued identification card. SD - SB122 Revise provisions related to the death penalty. SD - SC8 Honoring the 2015 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HB1199 Authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1143 Increase the criminal violations that are subject to protection orders. SD - SB76 Extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - HB1090 Prohibit a person from serving as a member of a consumers power district board of directors in certain cases. SD - SB134 Prohibit minor boundary changes for one year, to establish the school district boundary task force, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB75 Revise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1105 Provide for an affidavit creating a rebuttable presumption that a person is not an employee for purposes of workers' compensation and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB184 Prohibit the sale of tax certificates by certain counties. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - HB1209 Revise certain provisions relating to changes in terms of credit card agreements. SD - HB1232 Provide for a determination of the value of small power production facilities. SD - SB139 Authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. SD - SB169 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - HB1098 Authorize extended terms of lease for airport facilities. SD - HB1139 Revise certain procedures for competitive sealed bids by public purchasing agencies. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. SD - HC1025 Honoring the Parkston High School Girls Golf program and coaches Tyler Hockett and Eric Norden on their accomplishments. SD - SB156 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring the community of Wagner, South Dakota, for its celebration of 115 years of hosting the Wagner Labor Day festivities. SD - HB1005 Repeal the foundation program fund and references thereto. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB5 Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - HB1146 Limit who may request to see a person's hunting or fishing license. SD - HB1216 Repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. SD - HB1141 Revise and increase the penalty for multiple simple assaults over a ten-year period. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SCR8 Condemning the growing anti-Semitism in certain countries and extending an invitation to Jewish families from around the world to South Dakota. SD - HB1100 Clarify how a vacancy on a school board is filled. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1016 Honoring and commending the 2014 Gregory High School Football Team. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - HB1140 Increase the crimes and lookback period to enhance the penalty for violating a protection order. SD - HB1088 Permit procurement of certain disability insurance from a non-admitted insurer. SD - SB82 Update outdated language related to domestic abuse. SD - HB1129 Revise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases. SD - SB121 Prospectively repeal the death penalty. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - SB113 Revise certain provisions regarding the fiscal impact statements prepared for legislation that impacts state prison or county jail populations. SD - SB185 Increase the motor vehicle excise tax rate and to dedicate a portion of the revenue to the local government highway and bridge fund. SD - HB1193 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 - HB1218 Create certain funding for education in South Dakota. SD - SB155 Establish a voluntary list of disassociated persons for exclusion or removal from licensed gaming institutions. SD - HB1158 Require that a victim's opposition to the death penalty be presented at a presentence hearing. SD - HC1026 Honoring Parkston High School Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Coach Rob Vanlaecken on his career accomplishments and retirement. SD - SB147 Expand Medicaid. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HB1133 Regulate vision care plans and vision discount plans. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1084 Expand collateral eligible to be pledged as security for public deposits. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SB111 Repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the Parkston Trojan football team on a successful 2014 season. SD - SB112 Revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. SD - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - HC1024 Honoring the Parkston High School wrestling team and coach Jared Digmann on their accomplishments. SD - HB1175 Prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. SD - HB1111 Increase the costs and expenses considered reasonable for the collection of certain dishonored checks. SD - HB1142 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the age requirements for sex offender registry registration. SD - HC1020 Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. SD - HB1152 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SB123 Prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant to provide passwords to personal accounts. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. SD - HC1019 Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HC1001 Commending and honoring Jim Hagen in Pierre, South Dakota, for receiving the State Tourism Director of the Year Award. SD - SB183 Revise the voting requirements regarding the issuance of bonds by public bodies and capital outlay certificates by school districts. SD - HCR1006 To request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools.