+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 13948 Lariat Road Rapid City, SD 57702-7315 + − Committees (7) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: chair SD - Retirement Laws Title: chair SD - Education Reform Advisory Council Title: member SD - Oil and Gas Study Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SC8 Honoring Cheryl Wait of the city of Hot Springs as 2011 Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. SD - SB65 Revise the list of products offered to consumers by motor vehicle dealers and sales finance companies. + − Cosponsored Bills (93) 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 - HB1184 Permit public bodies to keep minutes of executive session and to restrict who may review the minutes. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1131 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - HB1166 Require the departments of Agriculture and Game, Fish and Parks to provide certain actions and funding specified in the South Dakota black-tailed prairie dog conservation and management plan. SD - SB114 Designate the American bison as the state mascot. SD - HB1107 Revise certain provisions concerning the bonding authority of the South Dakota Conservancy District. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. SD - HCR1012 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Harding County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1169 Repeal certain driver licensing documentation requirements. SD - HB1268 Require certain persons applying or receiving certain Medicaid financial aid or assistance from the state to submit to drug tests to check for use of controlled substances. SD - HC1002 Recognizing and honoring the "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - SB117 Require that certain heliports be approved by the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission. 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 - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SB153 Authorize the transfer of certain landowner preference big game licenses. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions concerning tax incremental districts. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1261 Prohibit collective bargaining by public employees. SD - HC1037 Honoring and recognizing seventy-five years of conservation leadership. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1015 Urging the federal government to secure our national borders and enforce United States immigration laws. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1151 Revise certain provisions regarding the tuition paid by school districts for children in certain group homes or private child-care centers. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB158 Create an exception to the loan or credit limitations of state chartered banks. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - HCR1007 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act and the Marketplace Equity Act. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. 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 - 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 - SB112 Remove the limitation on the number of retail gaming licenses in Deadwood in which a person may have a financial interest. SD - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1152 Provide funding to school districts for students with limited English proficiency through the state aid to general education funding formula. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Postal Service to reconsider the closing of post offices in rural South Dakota. SD - HB1188 Provide widows and widowers of certain veterans free or reduced fees for certain hunting and fishing licenses and admission to state parks and other facilities. SD - HB1165 Repeal certain provisions relating to health insurance standards. SD - HB1001 Revise certain provisions regarding the sales and use tax. SD - SB1 Increase the excise tax on boats. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning elections. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - SB78 Allow an arrest to be expunged when the criminal case is dismissed. 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 - SB118 Revise certain documentation requirements for obtaining an operator's license. 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 - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB155 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1180 Remit certain sales and use taxes collected at county-owned fairgrounds to counties. 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 - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - HB1183 Limit copayment or coinsurance amounts for physical and occupational therapy services. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1111 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain by certain nongovernmental entities. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the community of Delmont on its one hundred twenty-fifth birthday. SD - HB1105 Increase the energy minerals severance tax and to deposit the additional revenue in the education enhancement trust fund. SD - HB1072 Provide for the recall of county commissioners. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1168 Provide for the waiver of the state's sovereign immunity in certain instances relating to the control of species of management concern. SD - SB108 Revise the maximum bet limit for Deadwood gaming. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SB109 Revise the definition of adjusted gross proceeds that are subject to the Deadwood gaming gross revenue tax. SD - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1097 Revise certain provisions regulating the investment of unneeded state operating expenses in banks. SD - HB1167 Repeal certain health care standards and other requirements for managed health care plans enacted in 2011 and to reenact the previous standards for managed health care plans. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - HB1194 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment for rape and sexual offense examinations. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HB1181 Revise certain requirements concerning the qualifications of petition circulators. 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. SD - SB144 Amend provisions regarding captive insurance companies. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - SB134 Establish or revise the elements of the criminal offenses of obstructing an officer, refusing the lawful order of a law enforcement officer, and fleeing the scene of a potential investigation, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB132 Define vehicular homicide and vehicular battery as crimes of violence. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1077 Authorize municipalities to establish incidental accounts.