+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 507 N. Smith St. Clark, SD 57225 + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - SB161 Allow certain fireworks to be used all year. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles. SD - SB162 Permit certain legislators to carry concealed firearms in the State Capitol Building under certain conditions SD - SB157 Make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. SD - SB159 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. SD - SB126 Revise certain publications date citations for references to the International Building Code and International Property Maintenance Code. SD - SB158 Expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. + − Cosponsored Bills (78) SD - HB1001 Establish a wine direct shipment license and wine carrier license to enable the direct shipments of certain wine in South Dakota. SD - HB1002 Make an appropriation to the Department of Revenue to provide for the electronic submission of reports and taxes related to alcoholic beverages and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1003 Repeal the alcohol wholesaler tax and to increase the occupational tax on certain alcoholic beverages. SD - HB1004 Authorize the direct sale of distilled spirits from artisan distillers to retailers and wholesalers. SD - HB1073 Require a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement. SD - HB1074 Revise certain notice requirements for reporting motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1075 Provide for off-road vehicle trails, to establish a fund to create and maintain the trails, and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1082 Allow a law enforcement officer to issue a citation without a notary. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - HB1088 Permit procurement of certain disability insurance from a non-admitted insurer. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1092 Establish the rural school teacher recruitment assistance program, and to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the program. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1116 Repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1123 Authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. SD - HB1124 Authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. SD - HB1126 Remove the delivery receipt requirements related to issuing certain life insurance policies. SD - HB1152 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1161 Limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - HB1178 Provide for the creation of an entity for the purpose of insurance contracts in certain instances. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1180 Revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of captive insurance companies. SD - HB1183 Repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. SD - HB1184 Regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. SD - HB1198 Require legislative approval for certain academic assessments. SD - HB1202 Revise certain provisions regarding renewable, recycled, and conserved energy sources. SD - HB1203 Provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. SD - HB1204 Provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. SD - HB1205 Provide for the certification by a chief law enforcement officer of the transfer of certain firearms. SD - HB1206 Authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. SD - HB1211 Repeal the requirement for a marriage license and to provide for a marriage certificate. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1214 Require all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments. SD - HB1215 Provide for an optional enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1222 Revise certain educational requirements for state-certified residential appraisers and state-certified general appraisers. SD - HB1226 Accommodate legislation for education. SD - HB1230 Affirm the sanctity of human life. SD - HB1232 Provide for a determination of the value of small power production facilities. SD - HB1235 Update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HC1004 Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB72 Provide an exemption from certain excavation requirements in an emergency. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. 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 - SB85 Repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding operation of hog confinement facilities. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - SB135 Authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. SD - SB136 Exclude certain municipal taxes from the gross receipts used to determine the tax liability for customers served by electric cooperatives and electric utilities. SD - SB154 Require that certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs be veterans. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB165 Provide that the financial responsibility policy of a self-insured car rental company is secondary to the financial responsibility policy of the renter. SD - SB167 Revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage. SD - SB180 Revise certain provisions regarding the production tax for wind energy facilities and to declare an emergency. SD - SB187 Establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools.