+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 229-1467 Office Address: PO Box 166 Warner, SD 57479-0166 + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - SC31 Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC14 Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. SD - SC16 Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament SD - SC21 Honoring and commending Dial-A-Move Relocation Services of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for receiving the 2013 Enterprise Award from the American Moving and Storage Association. + − Cosponsored Bills (91) SD - HB1217 Provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. SD - SB127 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - HCR1013 Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. SD - HB1249 Revise the required hours in a school term for certain grade levels. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. 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 - HB1165 Adopt the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - HB1159 Revise the documentation requirements for designation as a veteran on driver licenses, permits, and nondriver identification cards. SD - HB1097 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. SD - HB1193 Establish certain requirements relating to in situ leach mining. SD - HB1149 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - SB81 Prohibit the possession of certain items in jails, to provide a penalty therefor, and to revise the penalty for the procurement of certain items into a jail. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB151 Revise the appointment process for the State Veterans Home superintendent. SD - SB156 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1002 Revise the state aid to general education formula to include an adjustment for certain school districts that increase the length of the school term. SD - HB1242 Revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. SD - HB1218 Authorize school districts to use certain tax levies for pension and health insurance purposes. SD - HCR1004 Recognizing Hot Springs as "The Veterans Town." SD - HB1261 Authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - HB1163 Authorize farm mutual insurers to invest funds in certain stocks and market funds. 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 - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1004 Set the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula for school fiscal year 2015. SD - SC26 Honoring and commending Millicent Atkins for her boundless generosity and selfless nature. SD - HB1260 Extend the time period for a party to object to a written confirmation of certain grain contracts before the written confirmation is sufficient to indicate a contract for sale has been made between the parties. SD - HB1186 Establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB113 Revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. 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 - HB1158 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - SC33 Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SB173 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. SD - SB174 Revise the bank franchise tax apportionment of income provisions. SD - HB1188 Revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HC1051 Commending and honoring the West Central High School Band for its accomplishments. SD - HB1140 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - HB1184 Declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. SD - SB165 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - SC23 Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. SD - HB1224 Create a Legislative Economic Development Investigative and Oversight Committee, to provide for its composition and duties, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1031 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. SD - HB1216 Compensate school districts for funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HB1064 Repeal certain obsolete provisions and references concerning weather modification programs. SD - HB1232 Clarify certain provisions relating to the issuance of permits for outdoor advertising signs, displays, or devices. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. 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 - SCR6 Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. SD - SB163 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1189 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - HB1174 Provide a death benefit for certain public safety officers killed in the line of duty. SD - HB1230 Revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. SD - HB1210 Expand Medicaid eligibility. SD - SB126 Regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 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 - HB1071 Change the procedure for a minor boundary change. SD - SB119 Update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 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 - HB1235 Revise the state aid to education formula for school fiscal years 2015 and 2016. SD - HB1195 Revise the membership requirements and election procedures for members of the South Dakota Wheat Commission. SD - SJR3 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - SB103 Establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. SD - HB1003 Revise the definition of the index factor in the state aid to education formula to include a minimum annual percentage increase of two percent. SD - SB175 Revise certain bank franchise tax provisions regarding net income and net operating losses. SD - HCR1001 Encouraging school districts to build on their individual strengths by working together with other school districts to provide a rich educational opportunity for all students. SD - HB1100 Prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - HC1027 Commending several of Lincoln High School's athletic programs whose participants, through hard work and devotion, excelled on the field and in the classroom, never took their eyes off the prize, and as a result, were rewarded with state championships. SD - HB1079 Authorize certain lighting on vehicles operated by ambulance service personnel. SD - HC1060 Commending the West Central High School Girls Soccer Team for its 2013 State Soccer Championship. SD - HB1172 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. SD - HB1207 Repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. SD - HB1131 Clarify that a credit card is not required to establish a revolving credit account. SD - HB1160 Revise provisions and requirements relating to certain environmental complaints. SD - HB1226 Create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - SB117 Establish a county highway capital improvement fund and to levy a capital improvement property tax for county highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HC1032 Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. SD - HCR1002 Recognizing the teacher shortage in this state and the difficulties school districts in South Dakota face in attracting and retaining qualified teachers. SD - HC1052 Commending and honoring the West Central High School FFA chapter. SD - HB1181 Allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball.