+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 13948 Lariat Road Rapid City, SD 57702-7315 + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB151 Revise the appointment process for the State Veterans Home superintendent. SD - SB173 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. SD - SB135 Make an appropriation for costs related to the suppression of mountain beetles through the all lands mountain pine beetle suppression program. + − Cosponsored Bills (72) SD - SB127 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB132 Provide for the development of a rural 211 system for the purpose of providing access to all South Dakotans who need information about community resources and disaster response resources and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1157 Provide for the retrospective payment of clean claims for covered services provided by a health care professional during the credentialing period. SD - SB74 Provide for the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - SB62 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - SB169 Provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. SD - SB96 Exempt certain purchases for law enforcement, fire protection, and emergency medical and transport services from the general provisions regarding procurement of public safety equipment for the state and its political subdivisions. SD - SB83 Authorize townships and counties to impose real estate transfer fees. SD - HB1151 Revise certain deadlines and offices regarding budgetary planning for municipalities. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - HB1097 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. SD - HB1011 Provide that certain information regarding postsecondary technical institutes be given to parents and guardians of students in middle schools and high schools. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. SD - HB1192 Designate the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead as the official mining museum of South Dakota. SD - SB64 Require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. SD - HB1133 Repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. SD - HB1132 Make a minor's school calendar the reference point from which to permit employment that would not interfere with the minor's education. SD - HCR1004 Recognizing Hot Springs as "The Veterans Town." SD - HCR1012 Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. SD - SB63 Protect the privacy of the records of individual students. SD - SB113 Revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. SD - HB1167 Allow schools to maintain a stock and to administer epinephrine auto-injectors in certain cases. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SB125 Prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. SD - SB178 Include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. SD - SB112 Prohibit schools from preventing the instruction of intelligent design. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - SB154 Establish the Jolene's Law Task Force to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in this state and to make recommendations to the Legislature on policies to effectively address the issue. SD - SB67 Provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. SD - SB165 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB142 Increase legislative salaries subject to certain conditions and restrictions. SD - HB1248 Regulate the state of South Dakota's relationship to certain presidential executive orders and decrees. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - HB1191 Accommodate legislation relating to the alleviation of livestock losses as a result of the late autumn West River blizzard. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - HB1142 Enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB101 Ensure that a teacher may provide instruction in the area of personhood before birth. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. SD - SB66 Provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. SD - HB1136 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1250 Provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. SD - HB1238 Provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. SD - SB138 Revise certain provisions relating to title-based escheatment of abandoned United States savings bonds and the proceeds thereof. SD - SB133 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms, to assert the sovereignty of the State of South Dakota with regards to the regulation of arms and weapons, and to provide recourse and penalties for violations. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - HCR1025 Reaffirming the value of South Dakota's groundwater resources and recognizing the need for ongoing evaluation of our groundwater management. SD - HB1130 Authorize the use of crossbows for hunting big game animals during the firearm season. SD - SB126 Regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. SD - HB1150 Require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. SD - SB94 Appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB144 Provide for admission to postsecondary institutions regardless of the age of the student. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. SD - SB170 Revise the structure for compensating surface owners for losses due to mineral development. SD - HJR1004 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - HB1180 Provide that no entity that places children for adoption or performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center. SD - SB161 Revise certain provisions relating to notice provided by mineral developers. SD - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - SB129 Supplant the Common Core State Standards. SD - HB1100 Prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring LuAnn Lindskov, 2014 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. SD - HCR1022 Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB123 Require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. SD - SB143 Provide for a civil remedy for a bad faith assertion of patent infringement. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball.