+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 403 W. 11th St. Canton, SD 57013 + − Committees (5) SD - Education (Senate) Title: Member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: Member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: Member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (17) SD - SC30 Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. SD - SC35 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. SD - SC36 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. SD - SC38 Honoring Alec Atwood of Beresford High School. SD - SB89 Enhance health care in South Dakota. SD - SB49 Declare void the transgender procedure adopted by the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB88 Enhance education in South Dakota. SD - SB151 Revise the course requirements for the opportunity scholarship. SD - SCR5 Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. SD - SB2 Adjust for inflation the amount of the special education appropriation that may be set aside for extraordinary expenses. SD - SB3 Create the Special Education Interim Legislative Committee. SD - SB75 Revise certain provisions regarding who is eligible to serve as a candidate in the event of a vacancy. SD - SB76 Allow a candidate for legislative or county office to be considered for nomination to statewide office. SD - SB48 Authorize counties on behalf of certain improvement districts to issue convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. SD - SB162 Require that local government bond elections be held in conjunction with the primary or general election in even-numbered years. SD - SB87 Enhance South Dakota. + − Cosponsored Bills (48) SD - HB1001 Revise the timing of the recalculation of the allocations for the disability levels in the state aid to special education formula. SD - HB1043 Require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. SD - HB1049 Revise certain provisions regarding driving after consuming certain drugs or substances. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1061 Provide for a court order to test for HIV at the request of victims of certain crimes. SD - HB1077 Revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. SD - HB1083 Revise certain programs to support education in South Dakota. SD - HB1084 Provide for specific classification of affordable housing structures for purposes of taxation. SD - HB1085 Revise certain programs to advance health care in South Dakota. SD - HB1086 Revise certain programs to expand economic development in South Dakota. SD - HB1091 Provide for the selection of a lieutenant governor by a candidate for governor. SD - HB1092 Revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - HB1137 Revise certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefit managers. SD - HB1145 Establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. SD - HB1206 Provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. SD - HB1226 Revise the distance certain wind energy systems must be set back from surrounding property. SD - HJR1005 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, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. SD - HCR1005 Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. SD - HCR1006 Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls, 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 - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for placing second in the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB1 Add a legislator to the membership of the Extraordinary Cost Oversight Board, to establish the board in statute, and to repeal the administrative rules creating the board. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - SB56 Revise certain provision regarding the regulation of fireworks and to declare an emergency. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB62 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - SB64 Require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. SD - SB70 Revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. SD - SB84 Authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB115 Authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to increase federal funding for special education. SD - SCR7 Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. SD - SC5 Congratulating and recognizing Chris Nilsen from the University of South Dakota on breaking the NCAA Championship men's pole vault meet record. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Track and Field Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first Summit League Outdoor Championship in the 2018 season. SD - SC10 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Volleyball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning the 2018 Summit League Tournament Championship. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. SD - SC13 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SC14 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - SC33 Honoring Cammack Ranch as the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award recipient.