+ − 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: Chair + − Sponsored Bills (11) SD - SC24 Honoring, commending, and thanking Lincoln County Officer Travis Johns on being named South Dakota Officer of the Year in 2018 by the South Dakota Association of School Resource Officers. SD - SC20 Honoring and commending the 2018 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. SD - SC22 Honoring and commending the Lennox Junior Legion baseball team for capturing the 2018 South Dakota State Junior Legion Baseball Title. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending Travis Ehrisman, high school science teacher, on being named Tea Area School District Teacher of the Year. SD - SC25 Honoring and commending Harrisburg student Andrea Brandner, winner of two grand championships at the 2018 South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show. SD - SC28 Honoring and commending Blake Crosby on being awarded Lennox School District Teacher of the Year. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Jaelyn Morehead on being recognized as Tea Area's first National Merit Finalist. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SC21 Commending and honoring the Tea Area High School boys' golf team for their second State A Championship title under the leadership of head coach, Jason Sudenga. SD - SC27 Honoring Lennox High School freshman Xavier Larson for receiving a superior award at the state-wide oral interpretation competition. SD - SC26 Honoring and commending David Preheim for being selected as the 2018 Southeast Area Assistant Principal of the Year by the Southeast Area Principals' Group. + − Cosponsored Bills (58) SD - HB1044 Authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1191 Legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. SD - HB1171 Allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1193 Provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. SD - SCR7 Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. SD - HB1043 Require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. SD - HB1054 Revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. SD - HB1076 Revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. SD - HB1197 Prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - HB1206 Provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. SD - SC35 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. SD - SC36 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB54 Regulate the use of care and maintenance funds by perpetual care cemeteries. SD - SB79 Increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. SD - SB86 Revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. SD - SB94 Revise provisions regarding rule-making authority to establish certain fuel standards. SD - SB107 Revise provisions regarding rape. SD - SB121 Revise certain provisions regarding manufacturers' warranties for motor vehicles to include all-terrain vehicles. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - SB148 Provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SB171 Designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - HB1252 Increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues and provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues. SD - HB1253 Provide funding for advertising that addresses the negative aspects of gambling. SD - SCR5 Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - SB9 Provide for the Firearms Protection Act. SD - HB1088 Prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. SD - HB1083 Revise certain programs to support education in South Dakota. SD - HB1084 Provide for specific classification of affordable housing structures for purposes of taxation. SD - HB1086 Revise certain programs to expand economic development in South Dakota. SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1114 Revise provisions regarding state-owned motor vehicles. SD - HB1125 Create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. SD - HB1178 Revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HB1229 Require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. SD - HB1079 Allow a person to perform plumbing work on the person's own property without a license and establish a fee. SD - HB1085 Revise certain programs to advance health care in South Dakota. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature. SD - HB1182 Require a balanced and representative membership on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. SD - SB115 Authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. SD - SB51 Revise certain provisions regarding trusts. SD - HJR1005 To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. SD - SC19 Congratulating Abby Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB78 Exempt certain medical providers from licensure. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - HB1082 To revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases.