+ − 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 - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member SD - Wind Energy Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SB180 Impose a fee 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 - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SB106 Provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. SD - SB181 Increase the length limitation for certain motor vehicles. SD - SB182 Require the inspection of certain property adjacent to lakes before the property may be transferred. + − Cosponsored Bills (114) SD - HB1044 Revise certain water project district voter eligibility provisions. SD - HB1050 Revise the voting requirements for the county board of adjustment. SD - HB1052 Revise the allowable ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists. SD - HB1054 Increase the amount that the court may assess against the defendant for failure to appear in regard to certain motor vehicle violations. SD - HB1058 Clarify the definition of motor vehicle for the purpose of supplemental automobile liability insurance. SD - HB1061 Provide for the practice and regulation of registered midwives. SD - HB1073 Authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. SD - HB1077 Establish performance standards for principals, to require an annual evaluation of principals, and to provide for the development of a model evaluation instrument. SD - HB1079 Repeal certain provisions related to the purchase of firearms by out-of-state residents. SD - HB1082 Provide for reduced hunting license fees for senior citizens. SD - HB1086 Require the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to receive the approval of the Senate before acquiring certain land. SD - HB1089 Prohibit political contributions by certain state employees to gubernatorial candidates. SD - HB1090 Provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. SD - HB1098 Revise the limitation on the increases and decreases that may be made to the total taxable value of cropland and noncropland. SD - HB1100 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. SD - HB1101 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1102 Revise certain provisions concerning the presumption of legitimacy of children born or conceived in wedlock. SD - HB1105 Restrict political events in the vicinity of certain state-sponsored events. SD - HB1106 Provide a time period before certain action on the general appropriation bill may commence. SD - HB1109 Revise certain provisions concerning the township road system. SD - HB1121 Revise certain legislative policies relating to the establishment of legislative districts. SD - HB1122 Restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. SD - HB1123 Provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. SD - HB1125 Increase the amount of certain veterans' bonus payments. SD - HB1128 Modify the registration of certain anemometer towers used for wind energy testing purposes. SD - HB1131 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1135 Require certification for operators of boilers in public buildings. SD - HB1147 Revise the taxation of rural electric companies with respect to receipts collected for compliance with certain environmental laws. SD - HB1149 Allow legal residents of the United States to obtain a concealed pistol permit. SD - HB1151 Provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. SD - HB1163 Allow certain disabled veterans to obtain a disabled hunter permit. SD - HB1168 Revise certain provisions regarding the public records open to inspection and copying. SD - HB1177 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of eminent domain. SD - HB1181 Authorize the release of information related to users of certain state lodging facilities. SD - HB1182 Provide for the release of information relating to persons attending or invited to certain state-sponsored events. SD - HB1183 Protect the rights of public employees to participate in certain political activities and to have contact with elected officials. SD - HB1189 Impose a fee 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 - HB1191 Authorize school district boards to provide licensed day care facilities on or off school district property. SD - HB1192 Increase certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - HB1193 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - HB1204 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 - HB1205 Provide for the distribution of certain stimulus money as state aid to education. SD - HB1209 Provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. SD - HB1211 Establish provisions to enhance education in the state concerning the history of labor and collective bargaining. SD - HB1212 Revise certain provisions regarding the county wheel tax. SD - HB1213 Limit increases in state government spending. SD - HB1214 Revise the period of time in which a refund of certain commercial motor vehicle license fees may be requested. SD - HB1215 Repeal certain refund provisions of the motor fuel tax for certain nonhighway agricultural use of motor fuels and to provide for the distribution of such motor fuel tax. SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - HB1225 Conduct a study on the feasibility of maintaining aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation. SD - HB1238 Revise who may be issued special alcoholic beverage licenses in conjunction with a special event and to require local governing bodies to establish rules regulating and restricting the operation of special alcoholic beverage licenses. SD - HB1242 Authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. SD - HJR1001 To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for the purchase, construction, and operation of a horse processing plant. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HCR1003 Requesting the Federal Communications Commission to make substantive changes to the National Broadband Plan. SD - HCR1008 Expressing opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to levy fees for the storage of water in the Missouri River reservoirs. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1014 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1016 Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1021 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State Class B Championship and successful 2009-2010 season. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. SD - HC1030 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SB1 Make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to natural resources. SD - SB55 Allow the shooting of coyotes from snowmobiles. SD - SB57 Revise the investment fee rate for certain employers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB64 Provide that interest paid on negative balances in employers' experience rating accounts be credited to their experience rating accounts. SD - SB70 Prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. SD - SB99 Revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. SD - SB113 Revise certain provisions regarding the notice requirements for changes in zoning requested by landowners. SD - SB124 Authorize the Bureau of Administration to construct a maintenance shop in Pierre, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB128 Require the Commission of Human Rights to meet no less than annually. SD - SB138 Enact the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote. SD - SB148 Increase the authorized number of nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses and to revise certain provisions regarding the number of allowable nonresident hunting days. SD - SB161 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - SB162 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. SD - SB169 Revise certain requirements relating to participation by tribal schools in the federal school lunch program. SD - SB170 Amend the South Dakota Uniform Securities Act with certain provisions relating to fraud and civil liability. SD - SB172 Reduce the interest rate applied for certain judgements, liens, and damages. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SCR3 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to use sound science in making regulatory decisions. SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - SCR9 Memorializing the Congress of the United States to balance the federal budget and hold itself to the same fiscal standards to which it expects its citizens to adhere. SD - SC1 Honoring the city of Deadwood on its fiftieth anniversary as a National Historic Landmark. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SC5 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I.