+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 111 Lee Hill Road Pierre, SD 57501-4811 + − Committees (7) SD - Education (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - SB122 Establish a funding formula for institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions concerning the investment of public funds. SD - SC9 Honoring Mayor Laurie Gill of Pierre as the 2011 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SB167 Increase the amount that may be played on a video lottery machine game. SD - SB175 Increase the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment. SD - SB62 Allow certain alcoholic beverage licensees to charge a corkage fee for serving wine supplied by customers and to allow customers to remove a partially consumed bottle of wine from certain alcoholic beverage licensees. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. + − Cosponsored Bills (65) SD - HB1054 Amend certain provisions concerning Worker's Compensation. SD - HB1055 Allow for joint physical custody orders after a court awards joint legal custody if in the best interest of the child. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. SD - HB1104 Define the responsibility of the Department of Transportation regarding portions of certain intersecting county and township highways located within the right-of-way of the state highway system. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1130 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds, to create a county and statewide fund for the purpose of modernizing and preserving records, and to distribute certain revenue. SD - HB1132 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HB1156 Revise procedures and requirements relating to special assessments and the financing of local improvements. SD - HB1173 Revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the county legal expense relief program. SD - HB1192 Amend certain limited liability company language. SD - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding tax refunds for energy related projects and facilities. SD - HB1210 Exempt certain livestock entering the livestock ownership inspection area from ownership inspection requirements. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XVII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to corporations. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HC1005 Congratulating and honoring Rob Monson on his election as the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. SD - HC1006 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1014 Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service. SD - HC1015 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Avon Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon school for outstanding academic achievement. SD - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring Spc. Dennis Jensen who was killed on active duty in Afghanistan. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1051 Honoring the T.F. Riggs High School Wrestling Team of Pierre, South Dakota, for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2012 Class A State Wrestling Championship Tournament. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB60 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB64 Revise provisions regulating the perfection of security interest liens filed on-line. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - SB84 Allow for the reimbursement of travel expenses during the recruitment of certain professional staff. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the distribution of certain funds to school districts. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB101 Authorize counties to borrow money using promissory notes. SD - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SB130 Require the school board of each school district to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying. SD - SB147 Limit compensatory damages in civil actions related to death or injury. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - SB187 Repeal certain provisions regarding the legislative review of state agencies. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SC4 Congratulating and commending Brady Hale, Sydney Palmer, and Bailey Kortan for their outstanding performances at the NFL's 2011 Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon of Sioux Falls, 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 - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC16 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo South Dakota crown. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC26 Honoring Coach Gary Munsen for his many successes as the Mitchell Kernels High School basketball coach. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.