+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 403 W. 11th St. Canton, SD 57013 + − Committees (3) SD - Education (Senate) Title: Chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: Member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (16) SD - SCR2 Endorsing the right to work provisions in the South Dakota Constitution and in the Labor Management Relations Act that prohibit forced union membership. SD - SB66 Require each school board to provide certain information regarding school elections in the school board minutes. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. SD - SB204 Create and designate Peter Norbeck Day as a working holiday. SD - SC4 Commending and honoring the 2016-2017 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dan Leikvold, Lead-Deadwood, School Superintendent; Belinda Miller, Sioux Valley, Middle School Principal; Susan Kurtz, West Central, School Business Official; Kim Johnson, Vermillion, Elementary School Principal; Bud Gusso, Douglas, Secondary School Principal; Todd Foster, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Marge Stoterau, Brandon Valley, Curriculum Leader; and Tracy Kelly-Christensen, James Valley Education Coop, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC50 Honoring, commending, and thanking Sheriff Dennis Johnson, upon his retirement, for forty-one years of steadfast service in law enforcement. SD - SC52 Congratulating and honoring the Canton High School wrestling team and coaches for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2017-2018 season. SD - SB189 Reduce the number of senatorial and representative districts, and to reduce the number of senators and representatives. SD - SB80 Establish term limits for members of the Board of Regents. SD - SB89 Establish term limits for members of the Board of Education Standards. SD - SB78 Revise the membership of the Board of Education Standards to include the chairs of the Senate and House committees on education. SD - SCR1 Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. SD - SB190 Require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. SD - SC8 Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. SD - SC30 Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. SD - SB124 Provide a felony penalty for certain violations of petition circulation laws. + − Cosponsored Bills (102) SD - HC1021 Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. SD - HB1268 Provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. SD - HB1072 Revise certain provisions regarding trusts. SD - SB67 Permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. SD - HCR1007 Encouraging thoughtful taxation of alcohol products in the state and calling for alcohol to become budget neutral rather than a drain on the resources and the economy of South Dakota. SD - HB1266 Provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. SD - SB68 Revise certain provisions regarding the assistance provided to counties by state firefighting resources. SD - SC44 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team, for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their fourth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SB9 Require fiscal notes for certain initiated measures and initiated amendments to the Constitution. SD - SB108 Revise certain provisions regarding the practice of cosmetology. SD - SB99 Authorize the release of certain 911 emergency surcharge information to public safety answering points. SD - HB1111 Revise certain definitions regarding criminal street gang activity. SD - SB69 Allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. SD - SB86 Revise certain requirements when a local unit of government sells surplus property through a real estate broker. SD - SB82 Revise certain provisions providing for the inspections of large passenger vehicles used by nonprofit organizations. SD - HB1199 Prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1110 Increase the penalty for certain subsequent convictions of hiring for sexual activity or promoting prostitution. SD - SC46 Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. SD - SJR3 To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. SD - HC1020 Commending the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the landowners of South Dakota on thirty years of partnership to provide public hunting access through the Walk-In Area program. SD - HB1116 Revise certain provisions regarding special interest motor vehicle license plates. SD - HB1160 Transfer victim services from the Department of Social Services to the Department of Public Safety, to increase a surcharge to increase revenues to the crime victims' compensation fund, and to revise certain provisions regarding the awarding of claims from the fund. SD - HB1075 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB106 Establish certain provisions regarding the placement of a foster child with a relative or close family friend. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, removing the Legislature's authority to set legislator salaries for a regular legislative session. SD - SB98 Revise certain provisions regarding the 911 emergency surcharge, the public safety 911 emergency fund, and revenue distribution and to repeal the 911 emergency surcharge sunset clause. SD - HB1201 Require certain information on a ballot regarding any initiated measure. SD - HB1102 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. SD - HB1001 Revise the membership of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. SD - HB1101 Revise certain provisions regarding used motorcycles offered for sale at an event. SD - SC42 Honoring Derek Miles for winning a bronze medal in men's pole vault during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. SD - SB73 Authorize a vehicle dealer to lease space in the common area of a shopping mall for displaying new vehicles. SD - SB13 Revise certain provisions regarding the director of the Legislative Research Council issuing fiscal notes for certain ballot measures. SD - HB1117 Revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of historical motor vehicles. SD - HB1165 Repeal certain provisions providing for a pilot charter school for Native American students if the state had received a federal grant. SD - HCR1004 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - HC1014 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HB1103 Require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. SD - HC1017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. SD - HB1113 Revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles required to stop at a state weighing station. SD - HB1082 Revise certain provisions regarding licensure for the lending of money. SD - SCR7 Supporting the State of Israel. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. SD - HB1090 Revise the deposits of the proceeds from the sale of certain surplus real estate at the South Dakota Veterans' Home. SD - SB100 Establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. SD - SC36 Honoring The Salvation Army for their dedication and service to the Aberdeen Community for one hundred twenty-five years. SD - HC1028 Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. SD - HC1006 Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. SD - SB10 Provide for the resolution of conflicts by multiple initiated measures and amendments to the Constitution adopted at the same election. SD - HB1125 Revise the minimum purchase price for the off-sale delivery of certain alcohol. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. SD - HB1260 Provide certain provisions regarding cooperation with federal agencies by localities in the state. SD - SB92 Provide a felony penalty for the intentional injury or disfigurement by certain corrosive materials. SD - SB74 Create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. SD - SB77 Revise certain provisions regarding information provided to ballot question committees. SD - HCR1001 Calling for statewide recognition of the migration of many young people from our state and urging state and local officials to take steps to counter that action and attract new residents to our state. SD - HB1076 Authorize townships to use a tax levy for emergency medical services. SD - SC43 Congratulating and recognizing Brittany Jessen from the University of South Dakota as the only player to be named Summit League Setter of the Year for the third consecutive season. SD - HB1123 Prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. SD - HB1162 Provide for the placement of a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot at a special election held at the same time as the next primary election, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB144 Revise certain provisions related to party affiliation on voter registration cards. SD - HJR1002 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, regarding filling legislative vacancies. SD - HB1004 Revise certain provisions regarding petition forms for initiated measures and initiated amendments to the Constitution. SD - SB113 Revise certain provisions regarding guaranteed energy savings contracts. SD - HB1078 Revise certain provisions regarding the removal of security freezes. SD - HC1007 Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. SD - SC40 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - HB1088 Revise the consignment sales requirements for dealers of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, boats, and boat trailers. SD - HB1007 Require any initiated measure to embrace only one subject. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. SD - HB1093 Authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. SD - HB1144 Authorize a public body to conduct certain deliberations in an executive or closed meeting. SD - SC38 Congratulating and commending the Deuel Cardinals on their Class A High School Gymnastics Championship and their successful 2018 season. SD - HB1241 Establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles and electric hybrid motor vehicles. SD - HB1166 Revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. SD - HB1089 Repeal the South Dakota certified beef program and to transfer remaining funds from the South Dakota certified beef fund. SD - HB1118 Make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. SD - SB85 Require the Legislature to use the rules of procedure as adopted by the preceding session of the Legislature. SD - HC1009 Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. SD - HB1005 Revise certain requirements for a recitation regarding the effect of a vote on certain ballot measures. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. SD - SCR14 Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. SD - SB12 Require petition circulators for certain ballot measures to make available the full text of the ballot measure to petition signers. SD - HC1013 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventieth anniversary on June 14-16, 2018. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. SD - HB1244 Revise certain provisions regarding the renewal of driver licenses by a member of the armed forces and their families. SD - HC1019 To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. SD - HC1015 Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. SD - HB1106 Authorize hunting preference points to be granted to persons age ten years or older. SD - SCR9 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HB1006 Revise the extent of comments required by the director of the Legislative Research Council regarding certain ballot measures and the period of time in which those comments are to be made. SD - SB91 Authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1008 Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. SD - SC41 Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. SD - HB1291 Revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. SD - HCR1006 Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. SD - HB1300 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - HC1016 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HCR1008 That tobacco, alcohol, and other drug marketing have no place in the lives of the children of the state. SD - HCR1009 Encouraging awareness of alcohol as a direct cause of seven types of cancer and encourages the Department of Health to research potential awareness campaigns related to alcohol and cancer. SD - HB1167 Revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions.