+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 316 S. Potter St. Gettysburg, SD 57442 + − Committees (4) SD - Appropriations Title: chair SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: chair SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - SB79 Require undergraduate students to pay the self-support rate of tuition for certain credit hours in excess of the credit hours required for the student's baccalaureate degree program. SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions regarding the unclaimed property trust fund. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding educational data reporting. SD - SC20 Congratulating and honoring Earle and Mildred Tanner on their 74th wedding anniversary and Earle on his 100th birthday. SD - SC15 Honoring and congratulating Orient, South Dakota, on the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of its founding. SD - SB80 Exempt veterans from the twelve-month residency requirement for the purposes of tuition and fees. SD - SB174 Increase the 911 emergency surcharge, to revise the collection and distribution of the surcharge revenue, to provide for point of sale collection of the prepaid wireless 911 emergency surcharge, and to provide funding for the upgrade of 911 emergency services. SD - SB81 Provide for a special license plate for certain persons on active duty in the military. + − Cosponsored Bills (96) SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the importation of animals. SD - HB1074 Exempt certain counties from restrictions relating to the taking of muskrat. SD - HB1091 Revise the issuance of temporary nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1093 Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1113 Prohibit the use of certain public resources to influence the outcome of elections. SD - HB1117 Provide for the taking of muskrats by shooting under certain conditions. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1124 Permit a school district, at the discretion of the school district, to pay the fees charged for any criminal background investigation that is required by law for a prospective employee. SD - HB1132 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - HB1133 Establish the Legislature's Planning Committee. SD - HB1134 Place the caucus leadership on the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council ex officio. SD - HB1135 Revise the 911 emergency surcharge, to revise the collection and distribution of the emergency surcharge revenue, to provide for point of sale collection of the prepaid wireless 911 emergency surcharge, and to provide funding for the upgrade of 911 emergency services. SD - HB1137 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2012 and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1145 Revise certain provisions relating to the nonrenewal of a teacher's contract. SD - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1163 Allow political subdivisions of the state to operate as organizations formed under § 58-18-52 for the purchase of health insurance. SD - HB1185 Prohibit all qualified health plans offered through a health care exchange from including abortion coverage. SD - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1220 Conditionally repeal certain provisions establishing network adequacy standards, quality assessment and improvement requirements, utilization review and benefit determination requirements, and grievance procedures for managed health care plans, and certain standards for managed health care plans if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is found to be unconstitutional. SD - HB1222 Limit the authority of South Dakota delegates to an Article V convention to amend the United States Constitution, to prohibit any delegate from exceeding such authority, and to provide certain penalties therefor. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to 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 - HB1261 Prohibit collective bargaining by public employees. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - HB1273 Prohibit the sale of loose leaf incense to minors, to prohibit certain marketing techniques, to regulate the sale of certain types of incense, to provide penalties therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HJR1004 To propose a constitutional amendment regarding legislative term limits. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIII, sections 20 and 21 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the trust fund created from the proceeds of the state cement enterprise sales. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1012 Directing the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to return a mountain lion carcass or pelt to a certain Harding County resident and to reconsider its policy with respect to possession of mountain lion carcasses and pelts. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring Spc. Dennis Jensen who was killed on active duty in Afghanistan. SD - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - HC1026 Commending and honoring Specialist Tyler Eissler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Sergeant James Dvorak for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1028 Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Scott A. Richardson for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring Master Sergeant Adam J. Punt for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1030 Commending and honoring Captain Chris Long for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. SD - HC1031 Commending and honoring Master Sgt. Lisa G. Eisenhauer for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1032 Commending and honoring SrA Brittnie B. Bunkers for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HC1033 Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Three Brian Maschino for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. SD - HC1034 Commending and honoring Master Sergeant Kenneth A. Grunewaldt for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB66 Permit the filing of certain documents with the secretary of state by electronic means and to remove the notary requirements. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to water development districts. SD - SB86 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 - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - SB89 Revise certain provisions regarding a municipality's ability to specially assess property for street maintenance. SD - SB92 Exempt certain funeral services and expenses from sales and use tax. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB106 Require the disclosure of certain public employee contracts. SD - SB117 Require that certain heliports be approved by the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning elections. SD - SB137 Revise certain provisions concerning the application for absentee voting. SD - SB145 Prohibit rebates and regulate contracts for residential roofing goods and services. SD - SB153 Authorize the transfer of certain landowner preference big game licenses. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions relating to the James River Water Development District. SD - SB161 Revise certain provisions concerning public meetings held by teleconference or videoconference. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. SD - SB165 Revise certain provisions related to the distribution of funds to sparse school districts. SD - SB166 Require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of vehicle registration, to provide for a motor vehicle insurance data base, and to provide for the administration thereof. SD - SB187 Repeal certain provisions regarding the legislative review of state agencies. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Postal Service to reconsider the closing of post offices in rural South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon 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 - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - SC22 Honoring and recognizing Collin Jensen on winning an individual state wrestling championship for Mobridge-Pollock High School. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.