+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 507 N. Smith St. Clark, SD 57225 + − Committees (4) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Substance Abuse Prevention Study Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - SB117 Permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. SD - SJR4 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IV, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the powers and duties of the Governor. SD - SB147 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. SD - SB119 Require legislative authority for refugee actions under South Dakota law. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - SB76 Revise certain codes and standards regarding wind energy system set back requirements. SD - SB166 Make an appropriation to the aeronautics commission and to declare an emergency. + − Cosponsored Bills (77) SD - HB1008 Restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HB1060 Revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - HB1066 Revise certain provisions regarding the public notice for a meeting of a public body. SD - HB1071 Revise certain provisions regarding the annual conference between county commissioners and the director of equalization. SD - HB1072 Revise the process by which the administrator to the retirement system may receive an additional salary adjustment. SD - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. SD - HB1076 Provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. SD - HB1097 Exempt certain taxes and fees from the gross receipts tax on telecommunications services. SD - HB1107 Ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. SD - HB1109 Exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. SD - HB1111 Require the high school interscholastic activities association to promulgate major policy statements under the procedures of the administrative rules process. SD - HB1112 Establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. SD - HB1113 Exempt from the excise tax on motor vehicles the transfer of motor vehicles to a nonprofit organization under certain conditions. SD - HB1116 Authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. SD - HB1125 Limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1126 Exempt certain entities from provisions related to money lending licenses. SD - HB1130 Dedicate revenue from video lottery for the purpose of supplementing teachers' salaries, to establish a teacher salary enhancement fund, to transfer certain moneys to that fund, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1138 Revise provisions related to the enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1142 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an employee or invitee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - HB1151 Require legislative approval of certain land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SD - HB1154 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - HB1157 Require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. SD - HB1158 Provide for state coordination in the resettlement of refugees. SD - HB1162 Provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HB1178 Authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. SD - HB1184 Create a transportation oversight committee. SD - HB1198 Recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. SD - HB1199 Revise certain provisions regarding the minimum age to procure hunting and fishing licenses. SD - HB1200 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HB1209 Require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. SD - HB1212 Revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. SD - HB1216 Provide for the determination of avoided cost by certain public utilities. SD - HB1224 Facilitate participation by South Dakota residents in an ABLE savings program. SD - HB1225 Provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. SD - HB1229 Revise provisions related to primary insurance of rental cars. SD - HB1238 Revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. SD - HB1247 Require school districts and licensed child welfare agencies to implement a policy and provide training regarding sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - HCR1006 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. SD - HCR1009 Expressing the right of South Dakotans to own and use firearms. SD - HCR1011 Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. SD - HCR1012 Requesting the South Dakota congressional delegation to introduce legislation to compensate private landowners for fire damage caused by the United States Forest Service. SD - HCR1014 Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. SD - HCR1017 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - SB56 Require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SD - SB60 Set daylight savings time as the permanent year-round time for the state of South Dakota. SD - SB61 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. SD - SB62 Require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. SD - SB66 Permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. SD - SB72 Prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB77 Repeal the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon in the state capitol. SD - SB78 Deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. SD - SB89 Revise certain provisions related to permits to carry a concealed pistol. SD - SB90 Ensure that members of the public are able to access and record public meetings. SD - SB91 Revise certain provisions concerning the information on the forms provided to persons who sign initiated constitutional amendments, referred laws, or initiated measures. SD - SB102 Allow certain alcoholic beverage licenses and special event alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued on certain lands and facilities located on state educational institution campuses. SD - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - SB115 Permit car rental companies to include certain fees in a rental agreement. SD - SB121 Authorize certain duties for the sergeant at arms and assistant sergeant at arms. SD - SB122 Require that fees collected for military specialty license plates be distributed to county veterans' service officers. SD - SB123 Revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. SD - SB129 Establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. SD - SB130 Require the processing of sexual assault exam kits. SD - SB159 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. SD - SB165 Authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. SD - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts.