+ − 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 - Watershed Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - SB211 Provide for additional consumer protections by requiring the attorney general to share certain information related to consumer complaint investigations on contractors. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SB212 Permit auctioneers to sell certain motor vehicles that have out-of-state titles. SD - SB213 Require certain opportunity scholarship recipients to reside in South Dakota for five years following graduation from postsecondary education. SD - SB152 Authorize the hunting of coyotes using artificial light under certain conditions. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SB153 Clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. SD - SC31 Honoring Helen Graslie for her years of service for the South Dakota State University chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho men's agricultural fraternity. + − Cosponsored Bills (150) SD - HB1007 Restrict the term of conservation easements. SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1068 Repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1093 Allow the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions and leashed dogs to track and retrieve wounded or presumed dead big game animals. SD - HB1095 Exempt persons that have not been drinking from charges of open container in a motor vehicle. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - HB1123 Increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1132 Include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. SD - HB1133 Establish an innovation grant program for school districts and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1141 Revise certain provisions regarding certain motor vehicle dealer license plates and permits. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1157 Increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. SD - HB1160 Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. SD - HB1161 Establish and provide certain incentives for projects that create new jobs or promote economic activity and to establish the rural economic development partnership program. SD - HB1165 Revise certain provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. SD - HB1166 Reward teachers in school districts that have a low percentage of graduates in need of remediation upon entering higher education, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1167 Restructure the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. SD - HB1168 Increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - HB1178 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1181 Enhance animal and livestock sustainability. SD - HB1182 Provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. SD - HB1187 Provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. SD - HB1189 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1196 Establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1201 Compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1205 Expand Medicaid. SD - HB1207 Provide for net metering for certain renewable energy systems. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1212 Increase the expense allowances of legislators. SD - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HB1227 Provide for an affirmative defense of medical necessity for certain marijauna offenses. SD - HB1228 Give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. SD - HB1229 Require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. SD - HB1239 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1240 Provide for the practice of cosmetology services in certain venues outside of a licensed salon. SD - HB1241 Require certain food packaging to be labeled if the packaging contains bisphenol A. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1019 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - HC1086 Honoring Colton Fryer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for selflessness and good sportsmanship. SD - HC1087 Commending and honoring Homes Are Possible Inc. for constructing its one hundredth house. SD - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - SB6 Determine whether factors affecting productivity should be applied if the actual use of agricultural land does not correspond to the soil classification standards. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB77 Require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB111 Amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB115 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. SD - SB116 Establish a subordinate agricultural supplier's lien for an unpaid charge account billing statement. SD - SB119 Ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. SD - SB122 Revise the dates for holding township board meetings. SD - SB125 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB126 Revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions concerning the health and educational facilities authority. SD - SB128 Provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. SD - SB129 Revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. SD - SB132 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB142 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. SD - SB146 Provide for the collection of certain gaming taxes, penalties, and interest and to declare an emergency. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB156 Authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SD - SB157 Revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - SB162 Establish goals and objectives for economic development. SD - SB176 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - SB178 Enhance animal and livestock sustainability. SD - SB182 Enhance economic development. SD - SB183 Revise provisions relating to hunting trespass and to increase certain penalties for trespassing. SD - SB184 Revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB196 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB214 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB222 Clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - SB228 Enhance the Public Utilities Commission. SD - SB229 Make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. SD - SB238 Appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. SD - SB240 Provide townships the authority to impose real estate transfer fees. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SR2 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. SD - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC1 Honoring Bethold (Bert) Fried on his 90th birthday. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - SC32 Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. SD - SC34 Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol.