+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 316 S. Potter St. Gettysburg, SD 57442 + − Committees (6) SD - Appropriations Title: vice chair SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: chair SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member SD - Legislative Redistricting Title: member SD - Wind Energy Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions regarding the general fund levies of school districts. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - SB195 Reiterate, by means of legislative findings, the constitutional relationship of the judicial and legislative branches to the appropriation and budgeting process. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 11 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to the funding of the Unified Judicial System. + − Cosponsored Bills (81) SD - HB1056 Establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. SD - HB1079 Repeal certain provisions related to the purchase of firearms by out-of-state residents. SD - HB1091 Repeal the provision requiring certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred to reorganize. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions regarding zero based budgeting requirements. SD - HB1108 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HB1110 Appropriate funding for the purpose of a one-time increase in state aid to education. SD - HB1115 Make an appropriation to the Board of Regents for the general operation of the regental system. SD - HB1116 Revise the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation. SD - HB1136 Extend the current fee charged for annual report filings for one year. SD - HB1143 Establish special duck hunting seasons for nonresidents. SD - HB1148 Revise the minimum wage law for certain seasonal employees and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1149 Allow legal residents of the United States to obtain a concealed pistol permit. SD - HB1160 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1163 Allow certain disabled veterans to obtain a disabled hunter permit. SD - HB1164 Authorize senior citizens to hunt from vehicles. SD - HB1172 Require the issuance of a request for proposals concerning the administration of the Medicaid program. SD - HB1187 Provide for an interim study of the exemptions provided for the sales, use, and excise taxes imposed by the state. SD - HB1207 Allow the consignment or auction of certain out-of-state vehicles and motorcycles. SD - HB1208 Revise certain provisions relating to public schools to allow school districts to operate more economically. SD - HB1217 Establish certain legislative findings pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to better insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Requesting the Federal Communications Commission to make substantive changes to the National Broadband Plan. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1014 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1017 Commending the 200th Camo Quilt Project for their support of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HC1030 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SB72 Revise how certain kindergarten students are counted for the purpose of state aid to education funding, to establish in statute the minimum number of hours required in a school term for grades one through three, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. SD - SB87 Prohibit local exchange carriers from assessing certain access stimulation charges and to establish certain penalties. SD - SB91 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident special deer hunting licenses in central South Dakota. SD - SB93 Authorize an organization to contribute to a political action committee and to set a limit on contributions. SD - SB99 Revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. SD - SB100 Repeal certain provisions regarding unemployment insurance benefit eligibility of workers attending approved training. SD - SB101 Provide a penalty for denying access to public records. SD - SB111 Extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. SD - SB125 Revise the time period for computing unemployment insurance employer contribution rates. SD - SB129 Revise which county employees may assist in the execution of United States passport applications and to declare an emergency. SD - SB141 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB143 Allow artisan distillers and farm wineries to sell certain distilled spirits to wholesalers and retailers. SD - SB158 Toll the Department of Environment and Natural Resources administrative rules on underground injection control Class III wells and in situ leach mining until the department obtains primary enforcement authority of the comparable federal programs. SD - SB183 Provide for the application of LEAN techniques to certain state agencies and to repeal the legislative review of state agencies. SD - SB193 Authorize counties to issue additional on-sale licenses for certain facilities located on hunting preserves. SD - SB194 Create a Wind Energy Competitive Advisory Task Force and to provide for the appointment of the task force members. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SCR3 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to use sound science in making regulatory decisions. SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SC5 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC9 Honoring Erin Williams of Watertown, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Daniel Wanous 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 - SC12 Honoring and supporting the Isabel Celebration in Isabel, South Dakota, on the occasion of the town's centennial anniversary. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I.