+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 101 W. 31st St. Yankton, SD 57078 + − Committees (2) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: Member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - SJR8 Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge for their service regardless of current income status. SD - SB95 Revise certain provisions regarding ingestion of certain controlled substances. SD - SCR15 Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge or discharge under honorable conditions for their service regardless of current income status. SD - SB8 Establish provisions as to how campaign contribution limits apply to certain aggregate contributions. SD - SB154 Revise certain provisions concerning the transfer of motor vehicle titles to satisfy unpaid motor vehicle repair bills. SD - SB102 Revise certain provisions defining gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. + − Cosponsored Bills (120) SD - HB1002 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance requirements. SD - HB1003 Revise certain provisions concerning the content of the campaign finance disclosure reports and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1075 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1076 Authorize townships to use a tax levy for emergency medical services. SD - HB1077 Update certain language regarding capital punishment and to revise the mandatory sentence for persons with an intellectual disability convicted of murder in the first degree. SD - HB1080 Revise certain requirements to qualify for emblem specialty plates for motor vehicles. SD - HB1085 Adopt the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. SD - HB1089 Repeal the South Dakota certified beef program and to transfer remaining funds from the South Dakota certified beef fund. SD - HB1092 Revise certain requirements regarding municipal annexation resolutions. SD - HB1100 Require a name be printed on public contracts. SD - HB1101 Revise certain provisions regarding used motorcycles offered for sale at an event. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. SD - HB1109 Provide for parole eligibility for certain inmates. SD - HB1118 Make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. SD - HB1119 Revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. SD - HB1123 Prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. SD - HB1140 Revise certain provisions regarding access to public water. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions regarding the tax exemption of certain school owned property. SD - HB1151 Require persons transporting railroad employees to have certain insurance. SD - HB1152 Authorize certain representatives of railroad workers to investigate the railroad for safety purposes. SD - HB1154 Revise certain provisions regarding municipal lease-purchase agreements. SD - HB1161 Revise certain references to the International Building Code. SD - HB1163 Revise certain provisions regarding municipal publication deadlines. SD - HB1170 Revise law on notarial acts. SD - HB1173 Provide for inactive status of airport liquor licenses. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. SD - HB1183 Revise the deadline for the certification of certain municipal ballot language to the county auditor. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. SD - HB1202 Make an appropriation to the University of South Dakota law school. SD - HB1204 Revise certain provisions regarding power of attorney. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. SD - HB1218 Establish an independent legislative redistricting commission. SD - HB1229 Provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. SD - HB1230 Provide for the primary enforcement of the law prohibiting certain electronic communications while operating a motor vehicle and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. SD - HB1238 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 - HB1242 Provide for freedom of expression for students in school-sponsored media. SD - HB1252 Prohibit certain government entities from restricting the wearing of tribal regalia during certain events. SD - HB1253 Require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. SD - HB1273 Revise certain provisions regarding convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. SD - HB1293 Increase the penalty for certain assaults committed against firefighters, ambulance service, or health care facility personnel while engaged in the performance of their duties. SD - HB1312 Establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. SD - HJR1002 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, regarding filling legislative vacancies. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. SD - HJR1009 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for state legislative redistricting by an independent commission. SD - HCR1005 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2018 as National Social Work Month. SD - HCR1006 Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. SD - HCR1011 Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. SD - HC1006 Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. SD - HC1007 Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. SD - HC1009 Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. SD - HC1013 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventieth anniversary on June 14-16, 2018. SD - HC1014 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1015 Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. SD - HC1016 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HC1017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. SD - HC1019 To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. SD - HC1020 Commending the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the landowners of South Dakota on thirty years of partnership to provide public hunting access through the Walk-In Area program. SD - HC1021 Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. SD - HC1022 Commending and honoring Shannon Tjaden for being selected as the 2017-18 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Society for Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) of South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Recognizing and congratulating Oran Sorenson on his induction into the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. SD - HC1027 Honoring and thanking Spink County Deputy Sheriff Jason Kraft for his brave and honorable service and his heroic life saving actions. SD - HC1028 Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. SD - SB69 Allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. SD - SB70 Define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions regarding voter registration. SD - SB77 Revise certain provisions regarding information provided to ballot question committees. SD - SB79 Authorize for voters with no party affiliation to sign nominating petitions for candidates with a party affiliation. SD - SB84 Revise certain provisions regarding public records. SD - SB88 Revise certain provisions in regarding disinterment permits. SD - SB91 Authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB96 Designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. SD - SB120 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB122 Provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care provider via telemedicine or telehealth. SD - SB123 Provide for the utilization of telemedicine or telehealth by a health care professional. SD - SB126 Revise certain provisions regarding municipal annual reports. SD - SB129 Revise certain limitations and penalties concerning campaign contributions. SD - SB130 Make an appropriation to the building South Dakota fund and to provide for the disbursement thereof. SD - SB131 Create the career and technical education consortium grant program and the career and technical education consortium fund. SD - SB132 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - SB133 Revise the retention of state fiscal records. SD - SB134 Provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. SD - SB135 Revise certain provisions regarding the collection of confidential communications records. SD - SB136 Authorize other languages to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. SD - SB148 Revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. SD - SB159 Revise the designated use of the additional net revenue from sales taxes collected from certain remote sellers. SD - SB162 Prohibit school lunch shaming. SD - SB163 Require certain reports in the event of an oil spill. SD - SB164 Prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. SD - SB176 Provide for certain employees in the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and litigate opioid misuse, to provide an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB177 Require an annual increase in certain state employee pay by an increase in the consumer price index. SD - SB185 Revise certain provisions regarding criminal record expungement. SD - SB186 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. SD - SB188 Require certain groundwater observation wells in the event of an oil spill. SD - SB192 Provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. SD - SB195 Establish certain provisions regarding the state procurement process for internet, data, and telecommunications services. SD - SB197 Revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. SD - SB199 Revise certain provisions regarding nonmeandered waters. SD - SB205 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. SD - SB212 Revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. SD - SR1 Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. SD - SJR6 To provide for the appointment process for the secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations. SD - SJR9 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton. SD - SCR1 Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. SD - SCR6 Recognizing the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2018, and the celebration of Human Rights Day. SD - SCR9 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SCR14 Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. SD - SCR17 Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Madison High School Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring the Colman-Egan Hawks Football Team for an excellent season and a victorious performance in the 2017 Class 9B State Football Championship. SD - SC8 Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. SD - SC37 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285 pound weight class at the 2017 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - SC40 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - SC43 Congratulating and recognizing Brittany Jessen from the University of South Dakota as the only player to be named Summit League Setter of the Year for the third consecutive season. SD - SC45 Commending and honoring Greysen Hertting of the University of South Dakota, for being named the Summit League Diver of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. SD - SC48 Commending and honoring Chris Nilsen, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championship in London, England. SD - SC49 Commending and honoring Emily Grove, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. SD - SC53 Celebrating the memory and homecoming of Sergeant Philip James Iyotte and honoring him for his selfless service and ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War. SD - SC54 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018.