+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 111 Lee Hill Road Pierre, SD 57501-4811 + − Committees (6) SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (11) SD - SB193 Authorize counties to issue additional on-sale licenses for certain facilities located on hunting preserves. SD - SB138 Enact the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote. SD - SB67 Reduce the minimum size for improvement districts. SD - SB69 Revise certain provisions relating to county veterans memorials. SD - SB89 Clarify a municipality's ability to assess a fee for street maintenance. SD - SB142 Repeal the requirement that members of certain boards and commissions receive the advice and consent of the Senate. SD - SB88 Revise certain penalties involving the bribery of a voter. SD - SB137 Require school districts and regental institutions to adopt a policy prohibiting hazing. SD - SB194 Create a Wind Energy Competitive Advisory Task Force and to provide for the appointment of the task force members. SD - SB90 Revise certain provisions concerning tax incremental districts. SD - SB68 Authorize investment of public funds in bonds issued by or direct obligations of certain political subdivisions or bonding authorities of the state. + − Cosponsored Bills (68) SD - HB1045 Authorize dental hygienists to provide preventive and therapeutic services to more persons under certain circumstances. SD - HB1067 Revise the lookback period for the enhancement of penalties for multiple assaults and violations of protection orders. SD - HB1077 Establish performance standards for principals, to require an annual evaluation of principals, and to provide for the development of a model evaluation instrument. SD - HB1078 Allow municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. SD - HB1125 Increase the amount of certain veterans' bonus payments. SD - HB1136 Extend the current fee charged for annual report filings for one year. SD - HB1139 Remove the prohibition against certain appointive officers lobbying after completing their service in state government. SD - HB1140 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - HB1148 Revise the minimum wage law for certain seasonal employees and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1163 Allow certain disabled veterans to obtain a disabled hunter permit. SD - HB1164 Authorize senior citizens to hunt from vehicles. SD - HB1175 Establish the jump start scholarship program. SD - HB1179 Permit local political subdivisions with volunteer advanced life support personnel to establish deferred compensation plans. SD - HB1183 Protect the rights of public employees to participate in certain political activities and to have contact with elected officials. SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - HB1222 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund education and other budget needs and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Requesting the Federal Communications Commission to make substantive changes to the National Broadband Plan. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1014 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1017 Commending the 200th Camo Quilt Project for their support of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HC1048 Endorsing the Read Across America program. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SB65 Allow nonpublic schools accredited by certain accrediting agencies other than the Department of Education to become members of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - SB70 Prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. SD - SB76 Exempt certain gift certificates and closed-loop prepaid cards from the unclaimed property provisions. SD - SB81 Require the Supreme Court to promulgate rules for parenting coordinators. SD - SB83 Revise certain requirements relating to the publication of municipal ordinances and resolutions. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. SD - SB93 Authorize an organization to contribute to a political action committee and to set a limit on contributions. SD - SB111 Extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. SD - SB113 Revise certain provisions regarding the notice requirements for changes in zoning requested by landowners. SD - SB126 Stabilize the funding of the state aid to education formula for two years by appropriating money from the education enhancement trust fund and borrowing money from certain school districts, to create the education stabilization fund, and to prohibit school districts from imposing an excess tax levy for two years. SD - SB141 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB149 Establish policies for youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities. SD - SB152 Revise certain provisions concerning state aid to education, to revise and provide for the adjustment of the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula, and to revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. SD - SB158 Toll the Department of Environment and Natural Resources administrative rules on underground injection control Class III wells and in situ leach mining until the department obtains primary enforcement authority of the comparable federal programs. SD - SB183 Provide for the application of LEAN techniques to certain state agencies and to repeal the legislative review of state agencies. SD - SB199 Appropriate money from the property tax reduction fund for the enhancement of human capital. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - SCR9 Memorializing the Congress of the United States to balance the federal budget and hold itself to the same fiscal standards to which it expects its citizens to adhere. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SC5 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I.