+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 763 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (83) SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - HB1235 Update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. SD - HB1128 Protect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - HB1214 Require all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1203 Provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. SD - SB80 Increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. SD - SB167 Revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. SD - SB115 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in the state's custody. SD - HC1021 Honoring the 2014 Lincoln High School students. SD - HB1156 Prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 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 - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1126 Remove the delivery receipt requirements related to issuing certain life insurance policies. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - HC1010 Honoring Elizabeth Spier of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and John Dannenbring of Yankton, 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 - HB1079 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - HB1231 Authorize the forfeiture of any financial benefit or valuables gained from pimping. SD - HB1184 Regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. 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 - HB1093 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HB1161 Limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - HB1095 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds. SD - HB1204 Provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. SD - SB71 Continue the Jolene's Law Task Force for an additional year, revise the membership of the task force, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HB1230 Affirm the sanctity of human life. SD - HB1120 Revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - SC22 Honoring the 2014 and 2015 Washington High School students of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and their many achievements. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - HCR1003 Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. SD - HB1114 Require certain school districts to compensate teachers for certain continuing education expenses and for the cost of renewing teachers' certificates. SD - HB1129 Revise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1070 Require school districts to provide special education or special education and related services to resident students receiving alternative instruction. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress to propose the regulation freedom amendment to the United States Constitution. SD - SB83 Authorize a board of county commissioners to designate certain section line roads and secondary roads as no maintenance and to revise certain provisions to vacate, change, or locate a highway by a board of county commissioners. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1206 Authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. SD - HB1091 Require that the minutes of meetings of any state board or commission include a record of how each individual member voted on certain motions. SD - HB1215 Provide for an optional enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - SB96 Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. SD - HB1096 Revise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - HB1119 Revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children. SD - HB1205 Provide for the certification by a chief law enforcement officer of the transfer of certain firearms. SD - SB158 Expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. SD - HB1181 Authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - HC1030 Honoring Sheriff Mike Leidholt for his years of dedication, exemplary service, and service as President of the National Sheriffs' Association. SD - HB1073 Require a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement. SD - HB1116 Repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1183 Repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. SD - HJR1006 To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SD - SB116 Authorize the county coroner to charge a fee for certain autopsy reports. SD - SB70 Require that the mandatory reporter who witnessed the disclosure or evidence of child abuse or neglect be available to answer questions when the initial report is made. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB95 Revise provisions related to human trafficking. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - HC1035 Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1200 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - HB1155 Require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - SJR1 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - SB84 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 - HB1179 Revise the definition of a veteran. 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 - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage.