+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 46787 273rd St. Tea, SD 57064 + − Committees (3) SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB95 Allow certain candidates for elective office to pay filing fees in lieu of submitting nominating petitions, and to create the election filing fee fund. SD - SC2 Honoring those from the Harrisburg, South Dakota, community who acted heroically and persevered through the tragic events of September 30, 2015. SD - SC3 Honoring the actions of those who reacted to control the tragic events in the Lennox area on February 12, 2015. + − Cosponsored Bills (56) SD - SB129 Establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. SD - HB1215 Authorize a private school to hold dual status as an alternative instruction program under certain conditions. SD - HC1021 Recognizing Jean Benson for her achievements as head coach for the Chester Area Flyers Volleyball Team. SD - HCR1017 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1002 Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. SD - SB65 Revise the procedure for a municipal recall petition. SD - HB1100 Set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. SD - HB1008 Restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools. SD - SB140 Eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. SD - HB1202 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds SD - HB1107 Ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. SD - HB1118 Limit the amount of instructional time that may be spent administering statewide academic assessments. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - HB1169 Allow a school district to operate an attendance center within another school district. SD - SB109 Require counties to conduct random checkpoints for overweight vehicles as a condition of receiving funds from the bridge improvement grant fund. SD - SB142 Authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. SD - HB1150 Revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. SD - HB1209 Require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. SD - HB1214 Regulate conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. SD - HB1234 Require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. SD - HC1001 Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - SB73 Clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. SD - SB75 Establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and declare an emergency. SD - SB96 Revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. SD - SB163 Require the disclosure of certain cumulative contracts with the state. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - HB1238 Revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - SB5 Revise the procedure to initiate a school district boundary change. SD - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. SD - HB1094 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. SD - HB1225 Provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HC1003 Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SB111 Revise certain provisions regarding the application of the county wheel tax. SD - SB158 Revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the 2014-2015 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Graf, Milbank, School Superintendent; Chad Allison, Lennox, Middle School Principal; Merna Bye, Corsica, School Business Official; Brad Olinger, Flandreau, Elementary School Principal; Jim Aisenbrey, Baltic, Secondary School Principal; Mike Radke, Huron, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Dr. Sandra Henry, Sioux Falls, Curriculum Leader; and Rhonda Zinter, Milbank, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SB64 Revise the voting authority of an alderman. SD - SB138 Authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. SD - SB102 Allow certain alcoholic beverage licenses and special event alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued on certain lands and facilities located on state educational institution campuses. SD - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. SD - SB159 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. SD - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1129 Allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. SD - HCR1015 Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. SD - SB91 Revise certain provisions concerning the information on the forms provided to persons who sign initiated constitutional amendments, referred laws, or initiated measures. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - SB97 Provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions.