+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 919 Franklin St. Burke, SD 57523 + − Committees (4) SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: member SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - SB111 Revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. SD - SB173 Provide certain provisions regarding the use of contributions received by a candidate campaign committee. SD - SB110 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB155 Establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SC22 Commending and honoring the 2016 Winner, Colome, and Gregory High School Championship Football Teams. SD - SB112 Provide for the referral of a school board's decision to change the number of school days in a school week. SD - SB156 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. + − Cosponsored Bills (71) SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions regarding prison or jail population cost estimates. SD - HB1059 Provide for the perfection of liens upon application for duplicate certificates of title. SD - HB1060 Provide requirements and standards for insurers' own risk and solvency assessments. SD - HB1065 Revise certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts. SD - HB1068 Revise certain provisions concerning landowner liability for certain injuries suffered. SD - HB1073 Revise and repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. SD - HB1076 Create a State Government Accountability Board. SD - HB1078 Provide for the regulation of teams and team leaders regarding real estate transactions. SD - HB1082 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 - HB1086 Provide certain provisions requiring the official state seed certification agency to obtain liability insurance. SD - HB1094 Provide for the transfer of certain landowner hunting licenses. SD - HB1095 Revise certain provisions regarding resident fishing possession limits. SD - HB1099 Require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. SD - HB1116 Revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. SD - HB1117 Revise certain provisions regarding golf carts on state highways. SD - HB1119 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 - HB1120 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - HB1125 Make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. SD - HB1128 Establish certain provisions regarding conflict of interest for legislators. SD - HB1158 Revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. SD - HB1170 Revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. SD - HB1171 Make an appropriation to the postsecondary scholarship grant fund. SD - HB1172 Revise certain provisions to maintain funding for the building South Dakota fund. SD - HB1173 Revise the distribution of funds from the building South Dakota fund. SD - HB1177 Accommodate legislation regarding certain big game depredation. SD - HB1186 Revise certain provisions concerning the consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers aboard vehicles operated by carrier licensees. SD - HB1191 Require cooperation with the Division of Child Support as a condition of eligibility for the SNAP program. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. SD - HB1197 Revise certain provisions regarding medical assistance payments to nursing home facilities. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. SD - HCR1001 Reappointing Mr. Marty Guindon of Pierre, South Dakota, to the Office of Auditor General. SD - HCR1002 Urging an external audit of the Indian Health Service by an act of Congress. SD - HCR1007 Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HCR1011 Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. SD - HCR1012 Urging Congress, the President of the United States, and the President's trade representatives to welcome free and fair trade and support strong trade commerce within the agricultural industry. SD - HC1001 Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. SD - HC1004 Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 - HC1005 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1014 Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. SD - HC1015 Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017. SD - HC1025 Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. SD - HC1030 Honoring and commending the South Dakota Department of Tourism staff and its professional advertising and media production partners for their award winning efforts to promote the state's travel and tourism industry. SD - SB61 Update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. SD - SB65 Establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. SD - SB73 Provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. SD - SB74 Exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions regarding the display of motorcycle license plates. SD - SB96 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB105 Reduce the excise tax imposed on the gross receipts from sale, resale, or lease of farm machinery, attachment units, and irrigation equipment. SD - SB129 Revise the penalty for ingestion of marijuana. SD - SB132 Revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship program. SD - SB144 Provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. SD - SB147 Establish a rate-setting methodology for services delivered by community-based health and human services providers. SD - SB148 Make an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for enhancement of the farm link program. SD - SB150 Establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. SD - SB157 Create an exception for possession of a certain amount of marijuana with a valid medical marijuana card from another state. SD - SB162 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB171 Establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. SD - SCR5 Endorsing the induction of Howard Hunter, Sr. into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SCR6 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2017 as Social Work Month. SD - SCR13 To require the payment into the federal oil spill liability trust fund for the Keystone One Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline and to recognize dilbit as oil. SD - SCR14 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2015-2016 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Jim Holbeck, Harrisburg, School Superintendent; Todd Brist, Watertown, Middle School Principal; Lory DuFrain, Wagner, School Business Official; Ethan Dschaak, Meade, Elementary School Principal; Kevin Lein, Harrisburg, Secondary School Principal; Ryan Rollinger, Harrisburg, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Sherri Becker, Mitchell, Curriculum Leader; and Jennifer Heggelund, Watertown, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC23 Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. SD - SC24 Commending Heather Wilson on her nomination for Secretary of the United States Air Force and honoring her service to South Dakota. SD - SC29 Celebrating and honoring the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe's annual wacipi celebration on the occasion of its 150th anniversary on June 30, July 1, and July 2, 2017. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. SD - SC36 Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SC37 Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament.