+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 705 N. Sagehorn Dr. Hartford, SD 57033 + − Committees (5) SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: member SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Government Operations & Audit Title: member SD - Post Secondary Education-Purpose and Funding Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SB66 Permit the filing of certain documents with the secretary of state by electronic means and to remove the notary requirements. 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 - SB147 Limit compensatory damages in civil actions related to death or injury. SD - SB141 Revise the legal definition of the term, domestic abuse. + − Cosponsored Bills (102) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. 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 - 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 - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HC1056 Commending and honoring the 2011 Competitive Dance State AA Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions relating to the conditional release of persons charged with domestic abuse. SD - HB1113 Prohibit the use of certain public resources to influence the outcome of elections. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions regarding the unclaimed property trust fund. SD - HB1263 Provide for mandatory HIV testing for any person convicted of prostitution or solicitation of prostitution and to provide for appropriate utilization of the test results. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. 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 - SB117 Require that certain heliports be approved by the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission. SD - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HB1096 Specify the venue for certain appeals involving home-rule municipalities. SD - SB146 Provide for an affirmative defense of compulsion for the crime of prostitution. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding educational data reporting. SD - HC1054 Commending and honoring the 2011 Girls' Bowling State Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1261 Prohibit collective bargaining by public employees. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - SB169 Establish the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - HC1060 Commending and honoring the 2011 Boys' Track State AA Champions of Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB143 Increase the number of allowable nonresident waterfowl hunting days. SD - HCR1007 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act and the Marketplace Equity Act. SD - HB1071 Increase the benefits that the Insurance Guarantee Association may become obligated to cover for annuities, to provide for retroactive application, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1172 Exempt certain developer-installed storm sewer detention ponds from public procurement bid requirements. SD - HB1206 Make an appropriation for emergency food assistance grants and to repeal the sales tax on food refund program. SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the week of January 22, 2012, through January 28, 2012, as Reproductive Rights Awareness Week. SD - SB140 Repeal certain provisions regarding glazing material on motorcycle windshields and wind deflectors. SD - HB1118 Permit school boards to reimburse employment applicants for the expenses of their criminal background investigation SD - SB92 Exempt certain funeral services and expenses from sales and use tax. 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 - HC1055 Commending and honoring the 2011 Boys' State AA Soccer Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance for the second consecutive year. 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - SB113 Provide for special motor vehicle license plates for recipients of the silver star medal, distinguished service cross, navy cross, air force cross, distinguished flying cross, bronze star medal with valor device, or the bronze star medal. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions relating to the process of collecting DNA upon arrest for a qualifying offense. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Boys Soccer Team for its 2011 State A Soccer Championship. SD - HC1059 Commending and honoring the 2011 Girls' State AA Volleyball Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance for the second year in a row. SD - HC1035 Acknowledging, commending, and honoring the West Central School District for its outstanding accomplishments. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to water development districts. SD - HB1145 Revise certain provisions relating to the nonrenewal of a teacher's contract. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Girls Volleyball Team for its 2011 State A Volleyball Championship. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - SB78 Allow an arrest to be expunged when the criminal case is dismissed. 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 - SB118 Revise certain documentation requirements for obtaining an operator's license. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - SB70 Revise the procedures for filing referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures and to revise certain election provisions and campaign finance requirements for referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the distribution of certain funds to school districts. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HB1086 Clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HB1112 Prohibit any person who fails to file certain campaign finance documents to be a candidate for office. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. 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 - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1179 Require certain campaign finance requirements to apply to all counties and municipalities. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1154 Revise certain provisions concerning the construction of roads outside the road district. SD - SB69 Repeal the sunset provision on certain statutes relating to nursing homes on Indian reservations. SD - HB1150 Prohibit false advertising by limited services pregnancy centers and to provide for judicial relief. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring the National Merit PSAT Semifinalists Greg Berg, Sai Sai Chen, Jackson Erpenbach, Claire Gregg, Ethan Nemmers, and Hannah Purtell of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - HB1204 Clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. SD - HB1202 Repeal certain provisions regarding reckless and unsafe driving. 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 - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HC1057 Commending and honoring the 2011 Girls' Softball State Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1062 Commending and honoring the 2011 South Dakota Girls Outstanding Athlete and the South Dakota Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Kari Heck of Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for her outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. 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 - SB67 Provide provisions that all documents filed with and maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State may be filed electronically. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - SB90 Establish a fee for payments returned to the Office of the Secretary of State due to insufficient funds and to provide for the distribution of the fee. SD - HB1247 Revise certain provisions regarding the voting rights of persons convicted of a felony or serving time in the state penitentiary. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HC1063 Commending and honoring National Merit Semifinalist Matt DeYoung of Sioux Falls Washington High School for his outstanding academic achievements. SD - SB119 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. 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 - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - SB91 Allow shareholders of corporations to represent corporations in property tax appeals at the Office of Hearing Examiners. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.