+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 705 N. Sagehorn Dr. Hartford, SD 57033 + − Committees (5) SD - Appropriations Title: chair SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: chair SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Domestic Abuse Study Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - SB87 Establish the effective date of the sales tax collection allowance for retailers. SD - SB121 Repeal certain provisions relating to the Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation. SD - SB120 Revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. SD - SB90 Revise the General Appropriations Acts for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. SD - SB239 Repeal the state's membership in the multistate tax commission. SD - SB163 Establish uninsured motorist identification database program. + − Cosponsored Bills (53) SD - SB132 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 - HB1213 Provide a reduced amount of state aid to education funding to certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. SD - SB113 Increase the penalties for the failure to timely and accurately pay the bank franchise tax. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the vote required to increase taxes. SD - SB112 Repeal the lower rate of tax imposed on income over four hundred million dollars for the bank franchise tax. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative terms and legislative term limits. SD - HB1120 Allow regional intergovernmental cooperation for sewer utilities and to provide for the establishment of rates and charges. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - SB197 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HB1104 Require the Unified Judicial System to provide access of criminal records and civil case information and to establish a fee. SD - HB1105 Revise the maximum security deposit for residential premises. SD - HB1162 Provide for special organ donation decals for license plates. SD - HB1212 Increase the expense allowances of legislators. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - SB187 Allow a school district to opt out of the continuing contract requirements for teachers. SD - SB208 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SB209 Provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB4 Require the Department of Labor and Regulation to determine certain job placement outcomes for graduates of all public postsecondary education institutions in the state. SD - HB1169 Amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. SD - HB1150 Amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders. SD - SB169 Provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. SD - SB130 Revise certain provisions concerning absentee voting. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - SB231 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB5 Establish the public purpose and goals of postsecondary education, to provide for the funding of higher education, and to create the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB176 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SB131 Revise the annual budget report. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. SD - SB145 Revise certain provisions concerning the content of annual property tax bill. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - SB188 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB173 Provide that a defendant is strictly liable under criminal law for raping certain victims incapable of consenting. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB3 Require the reporting of the outcomes of certain licensure and certification examinations.