+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 403 W. 11th St. Canton, SD 57013 + − Committees (6) 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 SD - Military and Veterans Affairs (Senate) Title: Chair + − Sponsored Bills (9) SD - SB167 Revise a provision regarding eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship. SD - SC805 Honoring the 2019 Canton C-Hawk High School football team as champions of the Class 11A football championship. SD - SB171 Establish term limits for members of the Commission on Uniform Legislation. SD - SC823 Honoring Mr. E.O. Lawrence for his achievements and accomplishments throughout his life and career, and encouraging our schools to recognize his achievements, and encouraging other recognitions of his life and achievements as deemed appropriate by the state of South Dakota. SD - SC824 Honoring the 2019-2020 Canton C-Hawk High School wrestling team for its outstanding accomplishments. SD - SB74 Revise provisions regarding legislative candidates. SD - SB107 Accommodate legislation enhancing basic government services in the state. SD - SB106 Accommodate legislation enhancing health care. SD - SB105 Accommodate legislation enhancing education. + − Cosponsored Bills (69) SD - HB1001 Repeal certain provisions regarding the organization of the Legislature. SD - HB1002 Revise certain provisions regarding documents of the Legislature. SD - HB1003 Repeal certain provisions regarding legislative employees. SD - HB1061 Exempt vehicles owned by improvement districts from certain vehicle registration fees. SD - HB1062 Increase the financial empowerment of state residents. SD - HB1069 Authorize certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1077 Establish certain requirements regarding funeral processions. SD - HB1083 Rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. SD - HB1105 Revise certain provisions regarding restrictions on State Investment Council members. SD - HB1106 Authorize the state investment officer to include an indemnity provision in certain investment-related documents. SD - HB1111 Revise provisions regarding the qualifications to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. SD - HB1112 Authorize the hiring of law enforcement officers by the South Dakota State Brand Board and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1114 Authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. SD - HB1123 Revise provisions regarding termination of a lease by a victim of alleged domestic abuse. SD - HB1126 Provide authority for real estate brokers to conduct real property evaluations. SD - HB1127 Revise provisions regarding real estate appraisers. SD - HB1128 Modify the penalty for causing a child to be present during methamphetamine use, distribution, or manufacture. SD - HB1138 Establish shooting course requirements for current or former law enforcement officers seeking an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1140 Provide for a regular review of parenting guidelines. SD - HB1170 Revise provisions regarding the use of certain lights by tow truck vehicles and Department of Transportation authorized vehicles. SD - HB1177 Require that school district elections occur in conjunction with the general election. SD - HB1181 Revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. SD - HB1207 Extend the termination date for the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Oversight Council. SD - HB1213 Provide a transfer of funds for critical teaching needs scholarships and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1218 Require responses and reporting regarding the testing, assessment, evaluation, or observation of students. SD - HB1220 Accommodate legislation enhancing education. SD - HB1221 Accommodate legislation enhancing health care. SD - HB1222 Accommodate legislation enhancing basic government services. SD - HJR5001 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 - HCR6003 Supporting the Electoral College. SD - HCR6005 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR6009 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan’s international participation. SD - HCR6013 Urging all South Dakotans to participate in the 2020 United States Census. SD - HCR6017 To encourage the creation of an interim legislative study to address infrastructure and funding support related to the expansion of Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - HCR6020 Denouncing the National Education Association's recent policy to support "the fundamental right to abortion." SD - HCR6022 Urging the State Trade Office in the Governor's Office of Economic Development to promote international business and trade on behalf of South Dakota exporters. SD - HC8002 Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC8011 Commending and honoring Renee Ullom, a member of the Brandon Valley School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2019. SD - HC8012 Recognizing Peace Corps volunteers and returned volunteers for their service to our country and the world. SD - HC8015 Honoring Girls State Governor Success Suehne of Sioux Falls and Boys State Governor Johnathan Smith of Sioux Falls and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. SD - HC8016 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. SD - HC8017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. SD - HC8018 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. SD - HC8019 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. SD - HC8020 To honor the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights as the 2019 Class 11 AAA State High School Football Champions. SD - HC8025 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War on the seventieth anniversary of the war. SD - HC8033 Commending and honoring Jason Hancock for his outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislature. SD - SB3 Revise certain provisions regarding documents of the Legislature. SD - SB65 Revise certain provisions pertaining to trusts. SD - SB78 Increase funding for court appointed special advocates. SD - SB79 Modify provisions regarding the building of fences across certain unimproved highways. SD - SB80 Revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. SD - SB97 Title vehicles older than thirty years with no existing record. SD - SB103 Limit the disclosure of presidential election results and to provide for a suspension of such disclosure. SD - SB109 Provide protections for health care decisions governed by conscience. SD - SB116 Establish requirements certain state entities must follow when applying for federal grants. SD - SB124 To revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. SD - SB138 Amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. SD - SB155 Provide for step therapy protocol regarding certain prescription drugs. SD - SB156 Repeal provisions regarding the South Dakota Veterans Commission. SD - SB164 Revise the penalties and provisions regarding approaching stopped vehicles. SD - SB165 Require all wind energy facilities to include an aircraft detection lighting system. SD - SR702 Calling for statewide recognition of South Dakota's military veteran entrepreneurs and Bunker Labs of Rapid City. SD - SJR502 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election, an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of the pooled local investment fund. SD - SCR604 Recognizing June as Move Over Awareness Month and urging drivers to slow down and move over for stopped vehicles. SD - SC801 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. SD - SC803 Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls. SD - SC808 Commending and honoring the 2019 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Basketball Team. SD - SC809 To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state.