+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 316 S. Potter St. Gettysburg, SD 57442 + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SC32 Acknowledging the Potter County Battlers High School Football Team for winning the 2013 State 9A Football Championship. 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 - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB90 Revise certain provisions related to the High School Activities Association. SD - SB168 Authorize criminal background checks for certain officers and employees of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. + − Cosponsored Bills (78) SD - HB1007 Revise certain provisions concerning the deposit of forfeited foundation program funds. SD - HB1008 Repeal the foundation program fund. SD - HB1009 Repeal the creation of the commemorative medallion fund. SD - HB1010 Repeal the tree nursery reserve fund. 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 - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1085 Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. SD - HB1099 Revise the membership of the State Investment Council. 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 - HB1137 Revise the title of the task force responsible for implementing and overseeing the assessment of agricultural land and to assign the task force certain other oversight responsibilities. SD - HB1151 Revise certain deadlines and offices regarding budgetary planning for municipalities. SD - HB1153 Define certain entities using a common paymaster as a single employing unit for the purposes of unemployment compensation. SD - HB1156 Allow the transmission of electronic documents related to insurance policies. SD - HB1157 Provide for the retrospective payment of clean claims for covered services provided by a health care professional during the credentialing period. 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 - HB1171 Revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping. SD - HB1177 Prohibit certain use of handheld electronic wireless communication devices while driving and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1184 Declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1194 Establish certain requirements relating to the crossings of railroad rights-of-way by utilities. SD - HB1204 Include certain funds in a school district's local effort for purposes of the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1205 Create the school district tax revenue fund and to revise the distribution of certain tax revenues to school districts. SD - HB1212 Provide for fair and open competition in certain governmental contracts, to prohibit the inclusion of certain terms in governmental contracts and documents, and to establish a procedure to grant certain exemptions after notice and a public hearing. SD - HB1229 Provide for the reporting of certain person's names to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. 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 - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - HCR1022 Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. SD - HC1003 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1025 Honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Benjamin J. Smetana for his service as a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SB1 Provide for the selection of the chair and vice chair of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council, to revise the membership of the Executive Board, to provide for the term of each constituted Executive Board, to provide for the year-round governance of the Legislative Research Council by the Executive Board, and to provide for continuity of board membership. SD - SB9 Revise provisions related to the Interim Appropriations Committee. SD - SB10 Revise certain provisions related to the annual budget report submission. SD - SB11 Require the submission to the Legislature of a financial plan that assesses the long-term financial implications of current and proposed policies, programs, and assumptions. SD - SB62 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB63 Protect the privacy of the records of individual students. 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 - 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 - SB84 Update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding confidential criminal justice information. 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 - 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 - SB97 Revoke professional or trade licensure obtained through false degrees. SD - SB113 Revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. SD - SB116 Deposit certain abandoned property into the building South Dakota fund. SD - SB119 Update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - SB120 Provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - SB124 Revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. SD - SB125 Prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - SB134 Authorize a winter load increase of certain motor vehicle weight restrictions. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - SB147 Revise the composition of the governing body of a health maintenance organization. SD - SB149 Establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. 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 - SB165 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - SB174 Revise the bank franchise tax apportionment of income provisions. SD - SB175 Revise certain bank franchise tax provisions regarding net income and net operating losses. SD - SB176 Revise the ability of the secretary of the Department of Revenue to reduce or abate taxes. SD - SB188 Set the per student allocation for fiscal year 2015. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. 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 - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. SD - SC9 Congratulating and honoring Mick Nesseim of Tea, South Dakota, for placing first in the Men's Level 2 competition at the Mounted Shooters State Shoot. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring Dawn Murphy on being awarded Finance Officer of the Year by the South Dakota Municipal League. SD - SC17 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Weekly and the Lennox Independent writers for receiving numerous first place awards at the South Dakota/North Dakota Newspaper Associations' Convention. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring LuAnn Lindskov, 2014 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. SD - SC20 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team on winning the 2013 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fourth year in a row. SD - SC26 Honoring and commending Millicent Atkins for her boundless generosity and selfless nature.