+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 690 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (72) SD - HB1002 Make an appropriation to the Department of Revenue to provide for the electronic submission of reports and taxes related to alcoholic beverages and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1003 Repeal the alcohol wholesaler tax and to increase the occupational tax on certain alcoholic beverages. SD - HB1004 Authorize the direct sale of distilled spirits from artisan distillers to retailers and wholesalers. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. SD - HB1112 Provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks. SD - HB1123 Authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. SD - HB1126 Remove the delivery receipt requirements related to issuing certain life insurance policies. SD - HB1140 Increase the crimes and lookback period to enhance the penalty for violating a protection order. SD - HB1141 Revise and increase the penalty for multiple simple assaults over a ten-year period. SD - HB1142 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the age requirements for sex offender registry registration. SD - HB1143 Increase the criminal violations that are subject to protection orders. SD - HB1152 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1175 Prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. SD - HB1193 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1196 Revise certain driver licensing provisions. SD - HB1199 Authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1200 Revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. SD - HB1216 Repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. SD - HB1220 Provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1221 Authorize unilateral consent in certain divorce proceedings. SD - HB1225 Prohibit the unauthorized commercial use of a personality's right of publicity and provide a civil remedy therefor. SD - HB1227 Authorize counties to impose sales and use taxes. SD - HB1235 Update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HJR1005 Designating Oglala Lakota County as the new name of Shannon County. SD - HCR1006 To request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress and the President to recognize tribal identification cards as a valid form of identification for all official purposes. SD - HCR1009 Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1007 Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. SD - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - HC1019 Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. SD - HC1020 Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. SD - HC1031 Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB74 Restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. SD - SB75 Revise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency. SD - SB76 Extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - SB90 Require school districts to provide veterans a preference in employment. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SB103 Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB109 Establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB112 Revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. SD - SB120 Revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. SD - SB121 Prospectively repeal the death penalty. SD - SB122 Revise provisions related to the death penalty. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - SB144 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB147 Expand Medicaid. SD - SB152 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. SD - SB155 Establish a voluntary list of disassociated persons for exclusion or removal from licensed gaming institutions. SD - SB156 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB165 Provide that the financial responsibility policy of a self-insured car rental company is secondary to the financial responsibility policy of the renter. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB169 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - SB170 Increase legislator salary. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. SD - SC29 Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.