+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 13948 Lariat Road Rapid City, SD 57702-7315 + − Committees (6) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: chair SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: member SD - Retirement Laws Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB165 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. SD - SB88 Authorize the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. SD - SB220 Revise certain procedures for the vacation, change, or location of public highways. + − Cosponsored Bills (85) SD - HB1001 Require mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land. SD - HB1002 Provide for the creation of a trust account for unlocatable mineral interest owners. SD - HB1003 Revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program. SD - HB1004 Provide for the award of treble damages in certain surface depredation cases. SD - HB1005 Require certain posting of information if hydraulic fracture stimulation is performed on oil and gas wells. SD - HB1006 Revise certain provisions relating to the termination of certain mineral interests. SD - HB1064 Provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1099 Authorize municipalities to pay for certain services in advance. SD - HB1103 Exempt credit health insurers from certain provisions related to preexisting conditions. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1132 Include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1140 Revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1159 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - HB1175 Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. SD - HB1179 Provide for the acceptance of more than one bid for the provision of certain services to cities or counties. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HB1191 Provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1242 Make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1023 Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SB1 Revise the provisions regarding plugging and performance bonds for oil and gas wells and to repeal the supplemental restoration bond requirement. SD - SB2 Provide funding for unresolved surface depredation caused by oil and gas exploration and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB81 Prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB101 Require reporting of the location of certain mine shafts and tunnels. SD - SB108 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - SB114 Provide a definition of smoking and to permit smoking of hookah or shisha tobacco in certain licensed establishments. SD - SB128 Provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB141 Revise certain financial assurance provisions relating to mining. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB160 Require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - SB169 Provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB238 Appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - SCR4 Making a formal application to Congress to call a limited constitutional convention for the sole purpose of proposing for ratification an amendment to the Constitution providing that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named SD - SC4 Honoring and commending the recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SC32 Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games.