+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 13507 465th Ave. Wilmot, SD 57279 + − Committees (4) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - SB184 Prohibit the sale of tax certificates by certain counties. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SB154 Require that certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs be veterans. SD - SB185 Increase the motor vehicle excise tax rate and to dedicate a portion of the revenue to the local government highway and bridge fund. SD - SB102 Revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. SD - SB2 Provide for the establishment of river basin natural resource districts. SD - SB183 Revise the voting requirements regarding the issuance of bonds by public bodies and capital outlay certificates by school districts. + − Cosponsored Bills (81) SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1121 Authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. SD - HB1122 Authorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads. SD - HB1123 Authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. SD - HB1138 Revise the penalty for the failure to wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety seat belt system in a passenger vehicle. SD - HB1145 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment of salary and compensation to legislators. SD - HB1149 Revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1152 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1153 Expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. SD - HB1163 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse. SD - HB1164 Require that certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs be veterans. SD - HB1175 Prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. SD - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. SD - HB1182 Limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. SD - HB1196 Revise certain driver licensing provisions. SD - HB1200 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. SD - HB1202 Revise certain provisions regarding renewable, recycled, and conserved energy sources. SD - HB1207 Revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation. SD - HB1216 Repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. SD - HB1217 Revise certain provisions regarding the James River Water Development District. SD - HB1218 Create certain funding for education in South Dakota. SD - HB1222 Revise certain educational requirements for state-certified residential appraisers and state-certified general appraisers. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HJR1004 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 - HCR1006 To request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress and the President to recognize tribal identification cards as a valid form of identification for all official purposes. SD - HC1004 Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1015 Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. SD - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1019 Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. SD - HC1020 Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the Parkston Trojan football team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1024 Honoring the Parkston High School wrestling team and coach Jared Digmann on their accomplishments. SD - HC1025 Honoring the Parkston High School Girls Golf program and coaches Tyler Hockett and Eric Norden on their accomplishments. SD - HC1026 Honoring Parkston High School Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Coach Rob Vanlaecken on his career accomplishments and retirement. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. SD - HC1036 Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB3 Provide for mediation of certain drainage disputes. SD - SB4 Make an appropriation for research concerning the administrative and financial impact of actual use on agricultural land assessments and to declare an emergency. SD - SB5 Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. SD - SB6 Revise certain provisions concerning the pension and capital outlay tax levies for school districts. SD - SB7 Revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies and to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy. SD - SB44 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land and to provide for additional requirements for small agricultural acreages and timber land to be classified as agricultural land. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB75 Revise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency. SD - SB76 Extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB120 Revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - SB136 Exclude certain municipal taxes from the gross receipts used to determine the tax liability for customers served by electric cooperatives and electric utilities. SD - SB143 Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. SD - SB144 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB147 Expand Medicaid. SD - SB156 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB167 Revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB180 Revise certain provisions regarding the production tax for wind energy facilities and to declare an emergency. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SCR5 Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SC15 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run.