+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 13948 Lariat Rd. Rapid City, SD 57702 + − Committees (4) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: chair SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB118 Provide additional transparency for prescription drug plans. SD - SB152 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. SD - SB163 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. + − Cosponsored Bills (69) SD - HB1005 Repeal the foundation program fund and references thereto. SD - HB1084 Expand collateral eligible to be pledged as security for public deposits. SD - HB1087 Authorize trust protectors to be a party to a legal action to remove trustees or pursue legal action for and on behalf of trusts. 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 - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1100 Clarify how a vacancy on a school board is filled. SD - HB1101 Ensure local control over curriculum and methods of instruction. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1121 Authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. SD - HB1122 Authorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads. SD - HB1123 Authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - HB1180 Revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of captive insurance companies. SD - HB1182 Limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. SD - HB1196 Revise certain driver licensing provisions. SD - HB1203 Provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. SD - HB1209 Revise certain provisions relating to changes in terms of credit card agreements. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 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 - HCR1009 Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the Parkston Trojan football team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1024 Honoring the Parkston High School wrestling team and coach Jared Digmann on their accomplishments. SD - HC1025 Honoring the Parkston High School Girls Golf program and coaches Tyler Hockett and Eric Norden on their accomplishments. SD - HC1026 Honoring Parkston High School Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Coach Rob Vanlaecken on his career accomplishments and retirement. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB75 Revise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency. SD - SB76 Extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - SB80 Increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. 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 - SB83 Authorize a board of county commissioners to designate certain section line roads and secondary roads as no maintenance and to revise certain provisions to vacate, change, or locate a highway by a board of county commissioners. SD - SB91 Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. SD - SB92 Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. SD - SB95 Revise provisions related to human trafficking. SD - SB96 Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 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 - SB112 Revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. SD - SB115 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in the state's custody. SD - SB116 Authorize the county coroner to charge a fee for certain autopsy reports. SD - SB122 Revise provisions related to the death penalty. SD - SB123 Prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant to provide passwords to personal accounts. 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 - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. SD - SB150 Require certain motor vehicles to pay an additional registration fee. SD - SB151 Revise the distribution of the revenue from petroleum release compensation and tank inspection fees. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB170 Increase legislator salary. SD - SB185 Increase the motor vehicle excise tax rate and to dedicate a portion of the revenue to the local government highway and bridge fund. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of an education franchise tax on profits of corporations and dedication of the revenue therefrom. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. 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 - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. 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 - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.