+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 690 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 + − Committees (6) SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: member SD - Human Services Agency Review Title: member SD - Legislative Redistricting Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SB159 Increase the maximum allowable uniform charge relating to 911 emergency services. SD - SB169 Revise certain requirements relating to participation by tribal schools in the federal school lunch program. + − Cosponsored Bills (115) SD - HC1048 Endorsing the Read Across America program. SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. SD - HB1048 Provide for the distribution of the proceeds of certain civil fines and civil penalties. SD - SB91 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident special deer hunting licenses in central South Dakota. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HB1161 Prohibit the use of certain photo radar speed detection systems and of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - HB1213 Limit increases in state government spending. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - SB111 Extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. SD - SB128 Require the Commission of Human Rights to meet no less than annually. SD - HB1126 Revise the salary schedule for veterans' service officers. SD - HB1125 Increase the amount of certain veterans' bonus payments. SD - SB75 Revise the requirements for the annual conference held for the directors of equalization. SD - SB65 Allow nonpublic schools accredited by certain accrediting agencies other than the Department of Education to become members of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - HB1072 Provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SC12 Honoring and supporting the Isabel Celebration in Isabel, South Dakota, on the occasion of the town's centennial anniversary. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. SD - HB1124 Authorize the taking of carp by snagging. SD - SB73 Establish a preference for veterans and disabled persons when leasing residential property owned by counties. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HB1123 Provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. SD - HB1077 Establish performance standards for principals, to require an annual evaluation of principals, and to provide for the development of a model evaluation instrument. SD - HB1074 Revise the allowable time periods for use of nonresident small game hunting licenses. SD - HB1127 Repeal the requirement that rear vehicle registration plates be illuminated. SD - HB1210 Provide for the lease of hunting rights on certain school and public lands. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. SD - SB103 Revise certain provisions concerning special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events. SD - SB96 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds. SD - SB120 Revise the amount of compensation that water user district directors may receive. SD - SB174 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund the state budget shortfall and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HB1114 Revise the conditions under which contracts with local officials are permitted. SD - HJR1001 To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for the purchase, construction, and operation of a horse processing plant. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HB1184 Limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HB1092 Revise the time frame for conducting hearings to vacate municipal streets or alleys. SD - HB1181 Authorize the release of information related to users of certain state lodging facilities. SD - SB63 Repeal certain provisions regarding the reduction in state aid to education based upon the school district's general fund balance. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - SB58 Provide tuition benefits to certain National Guard members attending tribal colleges. SD - HB1063 Provide for the deposit in the general fund of the proceeds from the sale of certain contraband or abandoned items by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - HB1182 Provide for the release of information relating to persons attending or invited to certain state-sponsored events. SD - HB1137 Prohibit the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - HB1242 Authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. SD - HC1014 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing the needs of certain veterans for state assistance. SD - HB1096 Repeal certain provisions relating to the appointment of municipal officers. SD - HC1016 Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. SD - HB1212 Revise certain provisions regarding the county wheel tax. SD - SB161 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - HB1060 Revise certain provisions concerning how motor vehicle license fees are distributed in the unorganized territories of a county. SD - SB1 Make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to natural resources. SD - SB97 Revise the membership of certain local boards of equalization. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - SB92 Extend for three years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs, to include group health insurance costs among those costs, and to increase the percentage of capital outlay funds which may be expended for those costs. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. SD - HB1091 Repeal the provision requiring certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred to reorganize. SD - HB1190 Exempt certain wind farms from taxation if located in an Indian reservation on land held in trust by the United States. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - SB170 Amend the South Dakota Uniform Securities Act with certain provisions relating to fraud and civil liability. SD - SB129 Revise which county employees may assist in the execution of United States passport applications and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1205 Provide for the distribution of certain stimulus money as state aid to education. SD - HB1138 Provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - HB1179 Permit local political subdivisions with volunteer advanced life support personnel to establish deferred compensation plans. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SB98 Revise certain provisions concerning the employment of a city manager and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1073 Authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - HB1049 Require that funds from the sale of certain estrays and livestock on "hold" status be deposited in the permanent school fund. SD - HB1222 Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund education and other budget needs and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - SC5 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. SD - HB1046 Revise the composition of the State Brand Board and to provide for its election by district. SD - SB162 Provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1211 Establish provisions to enhance education in the state concerning the history of labor and collective bargaining. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - HB1057 Repeal the provision that requires the county auditor to assist in locating unregistered mobile homes. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - SB99 Revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. SD - HB1047 Revise certain prairie dog shooting season provisions. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HB1189 Impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. SD - HB1144 Create a statutory lien for certain health care providers. SD - HB1045 Authorize dental hygienists to provide preventive and therapeutic services to more persons under certain circumstances. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - SB145 Revise the provisions concerning the types of taxes that the state may enter into compacts with Indian tribes. SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HB1146 Limit copayment or coinsurance amounts for chiropractic services. SD - HCR1012 Urging local safety measures relating to horses and other animal entries in parades. SD - HCR1008 Expressing opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to levy fees for the storage of water in the Missouri River reservoirs. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1015 Honoring Mary Jo May on her participation and achievements in the Washington Internships for Native Students program. SD - SB108 Allow for the appointment of an alternate board member for the county legal expense relief board. SD - HB1100 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. SD - HC1021 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State Class B Championship and successful 2009-2010 season. SD - SB112 Repeal the provision that requires county treasurers to collect the oldest delinquent property tax first.