+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 3909 W. 90th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57108 + − Committees (5) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: member SD - Education (Senate) Title: chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Education Reform Advisory Council Title: member SD - Post Secondary Education-Purpose and Funding Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SB68 Provide that no statute of limitations applies to certain rape offenses. 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 - SC2 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Boys Soccer Team for its 2011 State A Soccer Championship. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Girls Volleyball Team for its 2011 State A Volleyball Championship. SD - SB98 Provide for a pilot program initiating two mathematics and science academies and to make an appropriation therefor. + − Cosponsored Bills (56) 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 - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. SD - HB1097 Revise certain provisions regulating the investment of unneeded state operating expenses in banks. SD - HB1106 Restore funding for certain salary and expense reimbursement programs relating to veterans' service officers and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1107 Revise certain provisions concerning the bonding authority of the South Dakota Conservancy District. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - HB1121 Amend rate stability provisions to include plant additions. SD - HB1123 Establish the state employee work enhancement program to equalize the tuition rates paid by state employees. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1172 Exempt certain developer-installed storm sewer detention ponds from public procurement bid requirements. SD - HB1194 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment for rape and sexual offense examinations. 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 - 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 - 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 - HB1226 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas, and to require the Legislature to estimate general fund revenues for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. 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 - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - HC1024 Commending and honoring 2012 Miss Teen Great Plains International Alaina Bertsch on her accomplishment. 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 - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - SB65 Revise the list of products offered to consumers by motor vehicle dealers and sales finance companies. SD - SB69 Repeal the sunset provision on certain statutes relating to nursing homes on Indian reservations. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions relating to the retirement of justices and judges. SD - SB78 Allow an arrest to be expunged when the criminal case is dismissed. SD - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - SB99 Allow certain licensees or employees of a licensed establishment who have been charged with certain felony offenses to be prohibited from entering the licensed premises. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions concerning the investment of public funds. 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 - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions concerning tax incremental districts. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. 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 - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. 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 - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SC5 Honoring the Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Boys' Cross Country Team for its outstanding performance at the 2011 Boys' State Class AA Cross Country Meet. SD - SC6 Congratulating the Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Football Team and its coaches and student managers for their 2011 South Dakota State AA Championship season. 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 - 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 - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.