+ − 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 + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB129 Establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. SD - SB84 Require municipalities to reimburse the counties for certain judicial and law enforcement expenditures. SD - SB165 Authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. + − Cosponsored Bills (76) SD - HB1200 Require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SD - HB1003 Revise certain administrative functions regarding county government. SD - HB1215 Authorize a private school to hold dual status as an alternative instruction program under certain conditions. SD - HB1005 Revise and repeal certain fees that are established to compensate counties for services provided by county officials. SD - HB1085 Provide for the forfeiture of any vehicle used by a person convicted of a third offense for driving under the influence. SD - SB117 Permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. SD - HCR1017 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1156 Require municipalities to reimburse the counties for certain judicial and law enforcement expenditures. SD - HB1096 Provide for the exemption of certain schools from a tuition limitation applied to some bordering state school districts. SD - HB1114 Prohibit the state from using federal funds for state highway maps. SD - HCR1014 Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. SD - HB1106 Revise certain codes and standards regarding wind energy system set back requirements. SD - SB22 Add emergency medical technicians and paramedics to the list of mandatory reporters, and to update cross references in the section. SD - HB1004 Make form and style revisions to certain statutes regarding counties. SD - HC1002 Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. SD - HB1002 Eliminate certain reporting requirements for the county general fund. SD - HCR1009 Expressing the right of South Dakotans to own and use firearms. SD - HB1202 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds SD - HB1107 Ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. SD - HB1109 Exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. 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 - SJR4 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IV, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the powers and duties of the Governor. SD - SB123 Revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. SD - HB1150 Revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. SD - HB1209 Require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. SD - HB1234 Require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. SD - HC1001 Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. 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 - SB93 Revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. SD - SB130 Require the processing of sexual assault exam kits. SD - SB169 Revise provisions related to child pornography and to revise the penalty therefor. SD - SB21 Define a child advocacy center for the purpose of addressing child maltreatment. SD - HB1212 Revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. SD - HB1238 Revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. SD - HB1187 Allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. SD - HB1157 Require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. 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 - HB1240 Adopt a compact for a balanced budget and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HC1004 Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. SD - HB1088 Revise and consolidate certain civil forfeiture provisions. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HC1003 Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. SD - HB1179 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of certain boats from the excise tax on large boats. SD - HB1142 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an employee or invitee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - HB1111 Require the high school interscholastic activities association to promulgate major policy statements under the procedures of the administrative rules process. SD - HB1154 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - SB168 Revise provisions related to human trafficking and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HCR1011 Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the 2014-2015 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Graf, Milbank, School Superintendent; Chad Allison, Lennox, Middle School Principal; Merna Bye, Corsica, School Business Official; Brad Olinger, Flandreau, Elementary School Principal; Jim Aisenbrey, Baltic, Secondary School Principal; Mike Radke, Huron, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Dr. Sandra Henry, Sioux Falls, Curriculum Leader; and Rhonda Zinter, Milbank, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SB2 Revise the distribution of the revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. SD - SB138 Authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. SD - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. SD - SB159 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. SD - HB1186 Revise certain provisions relating to the practice of dentistry and to dental corporations. SD - HB1198 Recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. SD - SB70 Require certain private cemeteries to file an annual financial report. SD - HB1112 Establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. SD - HB1162 Provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. SD - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1129 Allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. SD - HB1098 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. SD - SB113 Revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. SD - SB72 Prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. 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 - HB1199 Revise certain provisions regarding the minimum age to procure hunting and fishing licenses. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - SB166 Make an appropriation to the aeronautics commission and to declare an emergency.