+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 690 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 + − Committees (4) SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: member SD - Education Funding Formula Study Title: member SD - State-Tribal Relations Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - SB148 Reestablish the force and effect of certain administrative rules relating to underground injection control and in situ leach mining. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions relating to violations found through environmental audits. SD - SB150 Revise certain permitting requirements relating to in situ leach mining. SD - SB222 Clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. SD - SB221 Revise certain penalties relating to the possession of marijuana. SD - SB217 Exempt certain rodeo events from sales taxes. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the Wall School District Board of Education, on receiving the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2013. + − Cosponsored Bills (103) SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - HB1214 Expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1147 Transfer the administration and supervision of all trapping statutes and rules to the Department of Agriculture. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. SD - HCR1011 Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. SD - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1227 Provide for an affirmative defense of medical necessity for certain marijauna offenses. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1107 Revise certain provisions relating to drainage utility fees in municipalities. SD - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB194 Extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. SD - SR2 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - HB1064 Provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - SB202 Provide for the creation of a pilot program for public charter schools. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB215 Provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SB4 Require the Department of Labor and Regulation to determine certain job placement outcomes for graduates of all public postsecondary education institutions in the state. SD - SB96 Exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1169 Amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - HB1179 Provide for the acceptance of more than one bid for the provision of certain services to cities or counties. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - HB1173 Establish an education property tax credit program. SD - SB142 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. SD - HB1148 Revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB214 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - HB1087 Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. SD - SB5 Establish the public purpose and goals of postsecondary education, to provide for the funding of higher education, and to create the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - HB1232 Differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1146 Prohibit private trapping by conservation officers and certain Game, Fish and Parks employees. SD - SB81 Prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - HB1119 Establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - SB229 Make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - SB82 Provide for the nomination of candidates for certain constitutional officers using political party primary elections. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - SC10 Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named SD - SB129 Revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. SD - SB94 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1239 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB102 Regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - HB1187 Provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. SD - HB1188 Provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - SB3 Require the reporting of the outcomes of certain licensure and certification examinations. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.