+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 13507 465th Ave. Wilmot, SD 57279 + − Committees (6) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (9) SD - SC25 Celebrating and honoring Sisseton's 125th anniversary on April 15, 2017, and the Celebrate Sisseton 125th festivities on July 14, 15, and 16, 2017. SD - SB119 Accommodate legislation to improve culverts in the state. SD - SB132 Revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship program. SD - SB148 Make an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for enhancement of the farm link program. SD - SB127 Provide certain defenses to adverse possession claims. SD - SCR14 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - SB174 Revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. SD - SB154 Require the Department of Transportation to utilize native plants on new or remodeled state properties at rest areas as landscape. SD - SC29 Celebrating and honoring the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe's annual wacipi celebration on the occasion of its 150th anniversary on June 30, July 1, and July 2, 2017. + − Cosponsored Bills (97) SD - HB1076 Create a State Government Accountability Board. SD - HB1158 Revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. SD - HB1148 Reinstate certain provisions of the South Dakota risk pool, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB170 Revise certain provisions regarding the maximum width restriction for farm implements operated on a public highway SD - SB109 Provide certain criteria for meeting the ownership requirements for classifying dwellings as owner-occupied property. SD - SB64 Define the term of a vacancy appointment for water development district directors. SD - SC36 Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. SD - HC1025 Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. SD - SC19 Honoring Cleo Erickson, "The History Lady," of Vermillion, South Dakota, who knew more about the history of her community than anyone else. SD - HB1065 Revise certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts. SD - HC1020 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017. SD - HB1093 Revise certain definitions relating to employment and workers compensation. SD - SC32 Celebrating and honoring the life of Dr. Wayne Evans. SD - SB7 Revise the criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. SD - SB105 Reduce the excise tax imposed on the gross receipts from sale, resale, or lease of farm machinery, attachment units, and irrigation equipment. SD - SCR13 To require the payment into the federal oil spill liability trust fund for the Keystone One Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline and to recognize dilbit as oil. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1202 Make an appropriation for the support of the Veterans Outreach Center and to declare an emergency. SD - SB9 Revise the river basin natural resource district boundaries, to establish subdistricts for each district, and to establish a procedure to adjust district boundaries. SD - SB111 Revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. SD - SB135 Revise certain meat labeling requirements. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. SD - SB125 Revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. SD - SC28 Honoring the 2017 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HB1120 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - SB81 Prohibit the manufacture, sale, or possession of alcohol in a powdered, condensed, or other concentrated form under most circumstances. SD - HB1171 Make an appropriation to the postsecondary scholarship grant fund. SD - SB171 Establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. SD - SB150 Establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. SD - HB1140 Establish certain provisions regarding contract carriers of railroad employees. SD - SC23 Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. SD - HB1155 Revise the penalty for aggravated assault with the intent to disfigure the victim. SD - HB1149 Revise the tax on certain telecommunication services and devices. SD - SB97 Revise certain provisions concerning the transfer of motor vehicle titles to satisfy unpaid motor vehicle repair bills. SD - HB1179 Revise certain provisions related to exemptions from licensure for nonresidential mortgage loans. SD - HB1152 Establish a maximum rate of interest on debt arising out of medical services. SD - SB136 Permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. SD - HB1094 Provide for the transfer of certain landowner hunting licenses. SD - HC1018 Recognizing Rev. Dr. Donald C. Simmons, Jr. for his exemplary service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SB73 Provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. SD - SCR6 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2017 as Social Work Month. SD - SCR11 Opposing physician-assisted suicide. SD - SB104 Protect certain easement holders and rural customers from shutoffs by certain energy companies. SD - SB61 Update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. SD - SB141 Revise certain provisions relating to child support. SD - SB65 Establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1075 Repeal the authority of municipalities to exercise planning and zoning powers outside corporate limits of municipalities. SD - HCR1007 Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SC37 Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament. SD - HB1057 Revise when improvement districts shall hold an election of board members. SD - SB165 Establish consultation protocols between the Department of Education and tribal government officials. SD - SB110 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB10 Provide for an election in the Red River and Minnesota River Basin Natural Resource District in 2018, to remove certain areas from the East Dakota Water Development District that are contained in that river basin natural resource district, and to provide for elections in the other river basin natural resource districts at a later date. SD - HB1109 Create provisions for prohibiting the use of handheld electronic wireless communications devices by school bus drivers. SD - SB155 Establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB162 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB140 Require schools to provide instruction in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - HB1177 Accommodate legislation regarding certain big game depredation. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. SD - SCR12 Expressing support for the continuation of the Perkins Loan Program and urging Congress to take immediate action to permanently reauthorize the program, in its entirety and in its original form. SD - HB1125 Make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. SD - HB1170 Revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. SD - HB1168 Revise certain provisions regarding nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HCR1011 Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. SD - HB1088 Revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. SD - SB158 Impose a tariff on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. SD - SB69 Revise the tax required when a new motor vehicle dealer licenses a new motor vehicle. SD - HB1098 Revise certain provisions regarding the notice requirements of county commissions in authorizing installation of utility lines along and across highways. SD - HC1014 Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. SD - SC18 Recognizing and congratulating Jonathon A. Brown of Boy Scout Troop 1187 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. SD - HC1004 Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 - HC1026 Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. SD - SCR5 Endorsing the induction of Howard Hunter, Sr. into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - HB1087 Authorize the recovery of attorney's fees in civil actions relating to highway obstructions. SD - SB159 Provide for the continuation of the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HCR1012 Urging Congress, the President of the United States, and the President's trade representatives to welcome free and fair trade and support strong trade commerce within the agricultural industry. SD - SB144 Provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. SD - HC1001 Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. SD - HC1005 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HB1077 Provide for the assignment of certain benefits in dental care insurance coverage. SD - SB74 Exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. SD - SB75 Revise certain provisions regarding the purchase from a municipality of malt beverages by certain alcoholic beverage licensees. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. SD - HB1082 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HB1124 Exempt a person with a commercial driver license from the requirement to have a hazardous materials endorsement on the license under certain conditions. SD - SB118 Allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. SD - SB96 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB156 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HC1024 Commending and honoring the South Dakota Department of Transportation on the one hundredth anniversary of its creation. SD - HB1071 Require the approval of the Legislature before any high level nuclear waste may be processed or deposited within state boundaries. SD - SCR4 Recognizing and finding that pornography is a public health crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms. SD - SB139 Provide for the permitting of waterfowl outfitters, and to dedicate fees and surcharges paid by waterfowl outfitters for use on certain game production areas. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions regarding the display of motorcycle license plates. SD - SC24 Commending Heather Wilson on her nomination for Secretary of the United States Air Force and honoring her service to South Dakota. SD - HB1135 Provide certain provisions requiring plaintiffs in certain civil suits to cover certain court costs. SD - HC1015 Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota.