+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 1008 S. Wells St. Aberdeen, SD 57401 + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: member SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage. + − Cosponsored Bills (61) SD - HB1069 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 - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1084 Expand collateral eligible to be pledged as security for public deposits. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - HB1088 Permit procurement of certain disability insurance from a non-admitted insurer. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1113 Repeal and revise certain motor vehicle and boat damage and salvage disclosure requirements. SD - HB1120 Revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. SD - HB1126 Remove the delivery receipt requirements related to issuing certain life insurance policies. SD - HB1149 Revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1162 Enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. SD - HB1178 Provide for the creation of an entity for the purpose of insurance contracts in certain instances. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1180 Revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of captive insurance companies. SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding planning and zoning. SD - HB1209 Revise certain provisions relating to changes in terms of credit card agreements. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1219 Permit entities to voluntarily disclose ownership on filings with the Office of the Secretary of State and to establish a fee therefor. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1235 Update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the difference between the taxes and fees levied by the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HCR1009 Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. SD - HC1002 Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1029 Celebrating and honoring the South Dakota Snow Queen Festival on sixty-nine years of existence in the state. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - SB82 Update outdated language related to domestic abuse. SD - SB85 Repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - SB95 Revise provisions related to human trafficking. SD - SB96 Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB118 Provide additional transparency for prescription drug plans. SD - SB120 Revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB136 Exclude certain municipal taxes from the gross receipts used to determine the tax liability for customers served by electric cooperatives and electric utilities. SD - SB163 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB165 Provide that the financial responsibility policy of a self-insured car rental company is secondary to the financial responsibility policy of the renter. SD - SB166 Revise the method used to calculate the petition signatures to place initiated measures on the ballot and to declare an emergency. SD - SB170 Increase legislator salary. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools.