+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 13507 465th Ave. Wilmot, SD 57279 + − Committees (5) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SB145 Require certain provisions to be met before allowing public utilities or carriers to exercise eminent domain procedures. SD - SB144 Revise the legal maximum weight limits based on the number of axles for gross vehicle weight. SD - SB146 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 - SB58 Revise certain restrictions for the use of night-vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. + − Cosponsored Bills (64) SD - HB1054 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HB1066 Revise certain provisions regarding the public notice for a meeting of a public body. SD - HB1072 Revise the process by which the administrator to the retirement system may receive an additional salary adjustment. SD - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. SD - HB1078 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HB1091 Establish certain requirements regarding insurance for vehicles used to provide rides for a transportation network company and to exempt vehicles used to provide these rides from certain commercial licensing requirements. SD - HB1094 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. SD - HB1113 Exempt from the excise tax on motor vehicles the transfer of motor vehicles to a nonprofit organization under certain conditions. SD - HB1150 Revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HB1187 Allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. SD - HB1190 Enhance customer convenience in firearms transactions, improve public safety, and provide for the issuance of an additional concealed pistol permit. SD - HB1206 Authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. SD - HB1211 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HB1219 Revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. SD - HB1221 Accommodate legislation relating to education funding. SD - HB1222 Accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. SD - HB1227 Establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. SD - HB1228 Accommodate legislation relating to a mandatory state of origin meat labeling program. SD - HB1231 Authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. SD - HB1238 Revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - HCR1003 Encouraging recognition of the current gender wage gap and calling for the enforcement of equal pay for equal work laws. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - HCR1006 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. SD - HCR1007 Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - HCR1015 Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HC1020 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - HC1023 Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Battery A, 1/147 Field Artillery Battalion of Aberdeen, South Dakota on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. SD - HC1024 Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Company C, l-189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy. SD - HC1025 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. SD - HC1027 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota on being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. SD - SB61 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. SD - SB62 Require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. SD - SB63 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of school safety drills in accredited schools. SD - SB70 Require certain private cemeteries to file an annual financial report. SD - SB78 Deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. SD - SB79 Expand the list of professionals authorized to perform certain examinations required for a plea of guilty but mentally ill. SD - SB81 Create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. SD - SB82 Establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption. SD - SB94 Repeal the death penalty. SD - SB96 Revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. SD - SB97 Provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions. SD - SB113 Revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. SD - SB135 Allow overwidth farm equipment to be operated on primary highways after sunset under certain conditions. SD - SB136 Permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. SD - SB138 Authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. SD - SB139 Revise certain provisions regarding the use tax. SD - SB140 Eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. SD - SB149 Provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. SD - SB150 Revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. SD - SB156 Establish certain requirements and protections regarding transportation network companies. SD - SCR1 To show support for family caregivers. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - SC17 Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year.