+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 13507 465th Ave. Wilmot, SD 57279 + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - SB134 Authorize a winter load increase of certain motor vehicle weight restrictions. SD - SB104 Authorize the use of night vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. SD - SC33 Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB153 Establish an educational program relating to hazardous fuel emissions and the use of no-idle zones. SD - SCR6 Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. SD - SB105 Enable persons completing certain state and local government forms to decline to specify the person's race on the form. SD - SJR3 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. + − Cosponsored Bills (102) SD - HB1217 Provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. SD - HCR1013 Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. SD - HB1157 Provide for the retrospective payment of clean claims for covered services provided by a health care professional during the credentialing period. SD - SB74 Provide for the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HB1194 Establish certain requirements relating to the crossings of railroad rights-of-way by utilities. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - SB147 Revise the composition of the governing body of a health maintenance organization. SD - SB169 Provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. SD - HB1165 Adopt the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. SD - SB83 Authorize townships and counties to impose real estate transfer fees. SD - SB160 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - HB1097 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. SD - HB1259 Specify certain requirements relating to temporary child custody hearings. SD - HC1053 Congratulating and recognizing the football team from Arlington High School for their runner-up finish in the 2013 Class 9AA Football Playoffs. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB118 Revise certain criminal penalties for intentional damage to private property. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SB156 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1242 Revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. SD - HCR1017 Urging Congress, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. SD - HB1133 Repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. SD - HB1218 Authorize school districts to use certain tax levies for pension and health insurance purposes. SD - HB1080 Clarify that emergency personnel driving records are not to include motor vehicle accidents resulting while engaged in the performance of their official duties. SD - HB1115 Revise the purposes for which the workforce education fund shall be used. SD - HB1261 Authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1256 Increase opportunities and funding for school districts to apply for jobs for America's graduates programs and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions concerning actions prohibited near polling places. SD - HCR1012 Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - SC26 Honoring and commending Millicent Atkins for her boundless generosity and selfless nature. SD - SB124 Revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. SD - SC4 Honoring Madison Mead of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as Girls State Governor, and Tyson Mitzel of Westport, South Dakota, as 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 - HB1186 Establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SB178 Include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. SD - HCR1030 Honoring National Finals Rodeo Barrel Racing Champion Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, South Dakota. SD - HB1254 Provide for producer payback for distributed generation to small-scale renewable energy systems. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding confidential criminal justice information. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SB141 Make an appropriation to fund certain scholarship programs and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1188 Revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HCR1029 Honoring World Champion Saddle Bronc Champion Chad Ferley of Oelrichs, South Dakota. SD - SB177 Make an appropriation to provide contingency funds to be made available for unanticipated costs related to medical services and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1058 Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. SD - SB111 Revise certain property tax limitations. SD - HB1084 Revise certain provisions regarding the list of persons who may be excluded from a licensed gaming establishment and to provide a penalty for a violation of the exclusion. SD - HB1164 Revise certain provisions regarding school board opening day decision petitions. SD - SB154 Establish the Jolene's Law Task Force to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in this state and to make recommendations to the Legislature on policies to effectively address the issue. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - SC31 Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1003 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. SD - SB68 Adopt the uniform real property electronic recording act, to use an existing funding source to implement the provisions of this Act, and to revise certain provisions concerning electronic recording. SD - HB1063 Revise certain provisions relating to jury selection. SD - HB1184 Declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HB1006 Provide for the assessment and taxation of agricultural land based on its actual use. SD - HB1171 Revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping. SD - HB1072 Provide for the titling, registration, and operation of golf carts. SD - SC14 Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. SD - SB149 Establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1191 Accommodate legislation relating to the alleviation of livestock losses as a result of the late autumn West River blizzard. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - SC11 Honoring the 2014 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - HB1142 Enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB8 Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. SD - HB1216 Compensate school districts for funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. SD - HB1069 Revise the maximum redemption fee for property tax deeds. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HB1136 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - SB179 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - HCR1025 Reaffirming the value of South Dakota's groundwater resources and recognizing the need for ongoing evaluation of our groundwater management. SD - SB130 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. SD - HB1210 Expand Medicaid eligibility. SD - SB119 Update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - SC16 Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. SD - HB1235 Revise the state aid to education formula for school fiscal years 2015 and 2016. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. SD - HB1195 Revise the membership requirements and election procedures for members of the South Dakota Wheat Commission. SD - HB1098 Provide for the election of the secretary of education. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 25 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of roulette, keno, and craps in the City of Deadwood. SD - SB103 Establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. SD - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - HB1229 Provide for the reporting of certain person's names to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. SD - HB1239 Revise the financial eligibility requirements to obtain certain medical assistance. SD - HB1207 Repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. SD - SB98 Allow certain municipalities to charge a higher occupational tax. SD - HB1252 Improve the work force development in South Dakota. SD - SB143 Provide for a civil remedy for a bad faith assertion of patent infringement. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HCR1010 Requesting the Committee on Government Operations and Audit to conduct hearings relating to the operations of the Governor's Office of Economic Development.