+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 46787 273rd St. Tea, SD 57064 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - SC23 Honoring Mr. Tim Raabe of Lennox, South Dakota, for being named High School Principal of the Year. SD - SC7 Honoring Mary McClung with the city of Harrisburg, South Dakota as Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. SD - SC24 Honoring Tim Koehler, of Harrisburg, South Dakota, for being named Middle School Principal of the Year. SD - SC17 Honoring Mrs. Tonda Kirton on her selection as Hood Magazine's Teacher of the Year. SD - SC33 Honoring Mrs. Renita Dose of Lennox Middle School for receiving School Band and Orchestra magazine's "50 Directors Who Make a Difference" award. SD - SC21 Honoring Mrs. Laura Kuper on her ninety-seventh birthday. SD - SC27 Honoring Dale Cook as 2012 Tea Firefighter of the Year. SD - SB177 Limit the authority of certain institutions of higher education to regulate the possession of guns by students on campus. + − Cosponsored Bills (81) SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - HCR1002 Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SB83 Designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1024 Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 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 - HB1159 Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. SD - HB1129 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - HB1194 Revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. SD - HB1203 Allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1120 Allow regional intergovernmental cooperation for sewer utilities and to provide for the establishment of rates and charges. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - HB1081 Specify the duration of certain municipal appointments. SD - HB1190 Prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SR2 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. 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 - HB1082 Revise certain provisions concerning the designation of official newspapers for municipalities. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 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 - SB91 Reduce the rate for the contractor's excise tax over a period of time and to repeal the contractor's excise tax in three years. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB116 Establish a subordinate agricultural supplier's lien for an unpaid charge account billing statement. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - HB1195 Restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. SD - HB1204 Require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - HB1010 Provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. 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 - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HC1023 Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HCR1008 Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB236 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SB74 Require the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. 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 - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1232 Differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing the achievements of President Gerald Ford. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HB1175 Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 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 - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - HB1100 Authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. SD - SB97 Prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. SD - SJR4 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, concerning term limits for legislators. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.